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

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM 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. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

Report accuses Columbus Zoo top executives of misusing funds

Apr. 07, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president and chief financial officer of the Columbus Zoo arranged for relatives to live in houses owned by the zoo and used its marketing sporting event tickets for their own personal use, according to findings released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the...

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

Apr. 07, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday. Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV...

As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access

Apr. 07, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents 16 and older. But across the state, more than 70,000 people still don’t have access to the vaccine. Those men and women are Florida state prisoners. More than half the country has opened up...

AP's Nixon wins News Leader of the Year award from NLA

Apr. 05, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Nixon, global investigations editor at The Associated Press, has won the first-ever News Leader of the Year award from the News Leaders Association. Nixon's investigative team produced an award-winning series on labor abuses in the palm oil industry....

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

Apr. 02, 2021 14:10 PM 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. Here are the facts: ___ Delivering...

After blank front page, newspaper learns it's appreciated

Apr. 01, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories are back on the cover of Kansas City’s Northeast News this week after the newspaper intentionally printed a blank front page of its previous edition to show community members what they'd miss if the newspaper folded. On this week's cover of the...

BBC correspondent leaves China amid safety concerns

Mar. 31, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A veteran BBC correspondent whose coverage angered China has left the country amid concerns for his safety, the BBC and a journalist organization said. The BBC said Wednesday that John Sudworth had relocated to Taiwan and would continue to be the British...

An unwelcome prank: Volkswagen purposely hoodwinks reporters

Mar. 30, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists are used to being wary about odd pranksters pulling April Fool's Day hoaxes at this time of year. Few expect it from a multi-billion dollar corporation. Volkswagen admitted Tuesday that it had put out a false news...

Newsmax keeps most, not all, of post-election samplers

Mar. 30, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trajectory of the conservative network Newsmax is a clear example of how statistics can tell different stories, depending on how you look at them. After former President Trump suggested post-Election Day that his fans check Newsmax out, the network's...