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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 23, 2024 16:58 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Executive Order 9066 authorized...

'They are shooting at us.' A fleeing Gaza family is killed along with the medics sent to find them

Feb. 11, 2024 09:05 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The sound of gunfire crackled over the phone as the teenage girl hid in the car and spoke. An Israeli tank was near the vehicle as she and her family were trying to heed Israel’s call to evacuate their home in Gaza. Israeli troops were firing on the car, the teen...

Snubbed by Netanyahu, Red Cross toes fine line trying to help civilians in Israel-Hamas conflict

Jan. 18, 2024 16:03 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has been losing influence, funding and staff, and disparaging remarks from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are just the latest headache for the Geneva-based humanitarian group. Netanyahu said he...

For years, he couldn't donate at the blood center where he worked. Under new FDA rules, now he can

Dec. 22, 2023 11:15 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Over the last six years, blood center employee Dylan Smith was often asked how frequently he gave blood himself. His answer was always the same: As a gay man, he couldn't. That changed this month. Thanks to new federal guidelines finalized in...

Global Red Cross suspends Belarus chapter after its chief boasted of bringing in Ukrainian children

Dec. 01, 2023 16:42 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The International Red Cross on Friday suspended the Belarusian chapter after its chief stirred international outrage for boasting that it was actively ferrying Ukrainian children from Russian-controlled areas to Belarus. The International Federation of Red...

Red Cross bus carrying Palestinian prisoners released by Israel arrives in West Bank town of Ramallah

Nov. 27, 2023 18:36 PM EST
Ramallah, WEST BANK (AP) — Red Cross bus carrying Palestinian prisoners released by Israel arrives in West Bank town of Ramallah.

Red Cross bus carrying freed Palestinian prisoners arrives in West Bank town

Nov. 25, 2023 19:26 PM EST
AL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — Red Cross bus carrying freed Palestinian prisoners arrives in West Bank town.