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

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 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: ___ Biden is not...

Rhode Island focuses vaccination effort on high schoolers

Sep. 15, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee and other state officials urged high school students Wednesday to get a coronavirus vaccine if they want to ensure a normal school year that includes a full range of extracurricular activities including sports. “One key piece of...

Advocates, 2 women sue in bid to close Nevada legal brothels

Sep. 13, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A national advocacy group and a Nevada lawyer have filed a sweeping federal lawsuit aimed at convincing a judge the nation’s only legal brothels are dens of illegal sex trafficking and unconstitutional slavery. The case filed Friday in Las Vegas by...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 19-24

Sep. 13, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 19-25: Sept. 19: Actor Rosemary Harris is 94. Actor David McCallum (“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “NCIS”) is 88. Singer Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers is 81. Singer Sylvia Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 81....

Arlo Parks wins Mercury Prize for 'Collapsed in Sunbeams'

Sep. 10, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Soulful British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks has won the prestigious Mercury Prize for her debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams.” The 21-year-old Londoner beat acts including singer Celeste, rapper Ghetts and bands Wolf Alice and Mogwai to the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 12-18

Sep. 07, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 12-18: Sept. 12: Actor Linda Gray (“Dallas”) is 81. Singer Maria Muldaur is 79. Actor Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) is 70. Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley of America is 69. Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is 69. Actor...

Remembering Tupac: Las Vegas killing unsolved after 25 years

Sep. 05, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The last scene of his life unfolds in 12 grainy seconds. Tupac Shakur’s swinging hard in the final footage captured of him alive. It’s 8:49 p.m. on Sept. 7, 1996. Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has just broken...

Elton John pairs with Nicki, Miley, many more on new album

Sep. 01, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is releasing an album of collaborations with artists from several generations and genres, including Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder. “The Lockdown Sessions,” a collection of 16 songs...

Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with 'Volume One'

Aug. 31, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If anyone questions being too old to try something new, look no further than iconic music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “As you get older in life, we realized that there’s less first times you get to actually experience things,” said Jam....

Review: A revival for Kanye West on divorce album 'Donda'

Aug. 31, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

“Donda” by Kanye West (Def Jam/UMG) Kanye West donned a full face mask to host three livestreamed listening parties for his 10th studio album. Beyond that, he didn't say a word, or even tweet. After years of alienating longtime fans with forays into conservative...