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FILE - In this April 26, 2019 file photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rides in a car after appearing on ABC's

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

May. 29, 2020 6:34 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: ___ CLAIM: Video appears to show presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

Central Illinois fire leaves mother, 2 children dead

May. 2, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A mobile home fire early Saturday in the central Illinois community of Lexington has left a mother and two children dead, officials said. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported that the firefighters responded to the fire at Westwood Estates at about 3:30 a.m. A woman and a child...

COVID-19 prompts cancellation of spring high school sports

Apr. 21, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois High School Association on Tuesday canceled state tournaments for all spring sports because of COVID-19. The IHSA’s action comes after Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week closed the state’s public schools to in-person instruction through the end of the academic...