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

Dec. 02, 2022 10:58 AM 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. Here are the facts: ___ Arizona election equipment was...

China lockdown protests pause as police flood city streets

Nov. 29, 2022 00:11 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — With police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities where online calls to gather had been issued were also reportedly...

AP fires reporter, reviews sourcing rules after Poland error

Nov. 22, 2022 17:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has fired a reporter and is reviewing its standards on use of anonymous sourcing following an “egregious” error in a story about a fatal missile strike that killed two people in Poland. The national security reporter, James LaPorta, was...

Report: Welding sparked central China fire that killed 38

Nov. 22, 2022 03:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Investigators said that sparks from welding work appears to have been the cause of a fire that killed 38 people at a company dealing in chemicals and other industrial goods in central China’s Henan province. Two other people were injured in the blaze that tore...

Turkey strikes in Syria, Iraq a week after Istanbul bombing

Nov. 20, 2022 11:43 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey launched deadly airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Sunday, targeting Kurdish groups that Ankara holds responsible for last week’s bomb attack in Istanbul. Warplanes attacked bases of the outlawed Kurdistan...

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

Nov. 18, 2022 10:39 AM 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. Here are the facts: ___ Split-ticket voting in Arizona...

Review: ‘She Said’ chronicles the scoop that fed a movement

Nov. 17, 2022 18:52 PM EST

Those old Hollywood newspaper flicks are great, but today’s journalists don’t run around newsrooms yelling “Get me rewrite!” Nor do they sprint across the room shouting “Stop the presses!” over the click-clack of teletype machines and manual typewriters. But that...

Boston Globe names first woman to serve as paper's editor

Nov. 14, 2022 19:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe named Nancy Barnes as its next editor on Monday, elevating a woman to serve in the top job for the first time in the newspaper's 150-year history. Barnes has worked as the chief news executive at NPR and has run major newspapers. She announced in...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 11, 2022 15:26 PM EST

The Herald-Dispatch. November 7, 2022. Editorial: Even in a digital world, the permanence of print media matters With another election nearly over, professional pundits, amateur commentators and everyone else are offering their opinions on what happened and why. The...

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

Nov. 11, 2022 10:26 AM 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. Here are the facts: ___ Arizona officials correct false...