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

Jul. 29, 2022 11:12 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. Here are the facts: ___ Post spreads baseless claim about...

FEMA report: Flood insurance hikes will drive 1M from market

Jul. 22, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When questioned by members of Congress, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said its new update to the nation's flood insurance program will prompt more people to sign up for coverage, even though many will pay more for it. But in a FEMA report obtained by The...

Black veteran groups seek policy agenda on racial inequities

Jun. 23, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

As a young man in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Dabney Jr. wanted to blaze a path that could set his family up for a better life. So two weeks after high school graduation in 1998, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army. During nine years of service that included two tours in Iraq, Dabney...

UConn self-reported 15 minor NCAA violations in 2021

Jun. 14, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's athletic department self-reported 15 minor NCAA violations in 2021, including a women's basketball player accepting cash from fans. The violations were first reported Tuesday by Hearst Connecticut Media, which obtained details of them through a Freedom...

Sanctions sought against FBI over Civil War gold dig videos

Jun. 13, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

The FBI either lied to a federal judge about having video of its secretive 2018 dig for Civil War-era gold, or illegally destroyed the video to prevent a father-son team of treasure hunters from gaining access to it, an attorney for the duo asserted in new legal filings that allege a government...

GOP candidate's security clearance becomes issue in SC

May. 22, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — After losing a high-profile bid for a South Carolina congressional seat in 2018, Republican Katie Arrington took a job at the Defense Department, where she focused on securing military supply chains, ensuring thousands of companies that contract with the federal...

Fort Wayne pays $100K to settle lawsuit with 12 protesters

May. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Fort Wayne has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit with 12 people who claimed their constitutional rights were violated during protests two years ago, a report Tuesday said. The city provided details of the settlement to The Journal...

For Supreme Court justices, secrecy is part of the job

May. 11, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was hospitalized, his health failing, when he gave his son Hugo Jr. an order: Burn the papers. Worried that the publication of certain of his private notes could harm the court or his colleagues, he insisted on their destruction. ...