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Huanan market vendor Jiang Dafa tends to his pigeons at home in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Oct. 22, 2020. China's search for the COVID-19 virus started in the Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan, a sprawling, low-slung complex where many of the first human coronavirus cases were detected. Scientists initially suspected the virus came from wild animals sold in the market. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

Dec. 30, 2020 2:28 PM EST

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. The area is of intense scientific interest because it may hold clues to the origins of the coronavirus that has killed...

FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020 file photo, 90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the U.K. to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, receives an injection by nurse May Parsons at University Hospital, Coventry, England. On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting the first two recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine in Britain are “crisis actors.” Parsons first administered the vaccine to Keenan, then to “Bill” William Shakespeare. (Jacob King/Pool via AP)

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

Dec. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims circulating as the United States moves closer to approving a COVID-19 vaccine and distribution is underway in the United Kingdom. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No...