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

Apr. 19, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

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. ___ Trump says New York judge won’t let...

A Nigerian chess champion is trying to break the world record for the longest chess marathon

Apr. 19, 2024 08:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate is attempting to play chess nonstop for 58 hours in New York City’s Times Square to break the global record for the longest chess marathon. Tunde Onakoya, 29, hopes to raise $1 million for children's education...

Police arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia, including congresswoman's daughter

Apr. 18, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police removed a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University on Thursday and arrested more than 100 demonstrators, including the daughter of a prominent Minnesota congresswoman. Several students involved in the protest said they also were...

Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users

Apr. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facebook parent Meta Platforms unveiled a new set of artificial intelligence systems Thursday that are powering what CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls “the most intelligent AI assistant that you can freely use.” But as Zuckerberg's crew of amped-up Meta AI...

Not only New York casinos threaten Atlantic City. Developer predicts Meadowlands casino is coming

Apr. 18, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casinos are facing threats on multiple fronts from new competitors not just in New York, but from within their own state. That's not great news for a seaside resort in which the amount of money won from in-person gamblers continues to lag,...

Ellen Ash Peters, first female chief justice of Connecticut Supreme Court, dies at 94

Apr. 17, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ellen Ash Peters, who was the first woman to serve as Connecticut's chief justice and wrote the majority opinion in the state Supreme Court's landmark school desegregation ruling in 1996, has died. She was 94. Peters, who also was the first female faculty...

Catholic officials in Brooklyn agree to an independent oversight of clergy sex abuse allegations

Apr. 17, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent monitor will oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's handling of sexual abuse allegations under a settlement between the diocese and New York Attorney General Letitia James. The agreement announced Tuesday will address “years of mismanaging...

The Latest | First 7 jurors seated at the end of the second day of Trump’s hush money trial

Apr. 16, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Following a protracted questionnaire phase and hours of questioning on Tuesday, seven jurors were seated by the time the court adjourned on the second day of Donald Trump ’s hush money trial. Jury selection will resume Thursday morning. The jurors are picked by...

Black immigrant rally in NYC raises awareness about racial, religious and language inequities

Apr. 16, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black immigrants turned out in the hundreds on Tuesday across from New York City Hall during a hearing about racial inequities in the city's shelter and immigrant support systems. Over 1,500 immigrants, mostly from Guinea, assembled in City Hall Park, after it...

Mets' turnaround from 0-5 start coincides with Bader's emergence from season-opening slump

Apr. 15, 2024 23:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harrison Bader walked into a new clubhouse for the third time in 18 months and felt empowered as he introduced himself to Mets teammates. “They might hear some stories about your personality. They might know your game or they might look on Baseball Reference at...