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

Apr. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: Man who threw boy over Minnesota mall balcony is a Somali immigrant....

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg

Apr. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. Discussions between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials about its...

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Apr. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said Thursday it plans...

Winners of 2018 Florida AP Broadcasters Association awards

Apr. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Winners of the 2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association Pro Contest have been announced in Orlando, Fla. Thirty-seven radio and television stations submitted 581 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories from 2018. A list of the winners announced...

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 US mass shootings in 2018

Apr. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated Press...

Jonathan Wolman, Detroit News editor, former AP exec, dies

Apr. 15, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

Jonathan Wolman, who over more than 45 years in journalism served as editor and publisher of The Detroit News and previously worked as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive editor at The Associated Press, died Monday in Detroit. He was 68. His family told the News that Wolman died of complications...

Yemeni-Americans to boycott NY Post over 9/11 front page

Apr. 14, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yemeni-Americans are criticizing the New York Post over its front page last week that featured a photograph of the burning World Trade Center and a quote from Democratic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar that some say was dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. On Sunday, The New York Times...

Winners announced in Kentucky AP broadcasters contest

Apr. 13, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Winners were announced Saturday in the annual Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition to honor the best in college and professional broadcast journalism in 2018. The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing thousands of U.S. newspapers broadcasters. The...

The Latest: Same-day voter registration passes Senate panel

Apr. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a bill deadline at the Nevada Legislature (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A same-day voter registration bill has passed a state Senate committee in Nevada. The legislative panel approved the measure on Friday. The bill, with a proposed conceptual amendment, would allow...

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

Apr. 12, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: Rep. Ilhan Omar files $100 million lawsuit against Fox News host...