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

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:38
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:...

Judge: Pennsylvania State Police tried to avoid scrutiny

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:29
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge has leveled harsh criticism at state police over the agency's attempt to shut down a grand jury looking into how it investigates shootings by on-duty troopers....

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:22
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Democrat Party chairman resigned Friday after a report of anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made after four of his party's candidates for governor said he should step down....

Wife of Alabama Senate candidate Moore goes on offense

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:20
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said Friday her husband won't quit the race in the face of allegations that he sexually assaulted young women years ago....

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:14
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy....

2 charged after dad killed defending young son from theft

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:03
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed....

The Latest: Moore's wife defends husband, says he will fight

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:36
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local):...

The Latest: Party chairman resigns over sexual comments

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel (all times local):...

'Friendship' defense, lack of 'smoking gun' aided Menendez

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:44
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jurors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez didn't think the government's case was strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend, according to interviews with members of the panel after a mistrial was declared Thursday....

New $1.6B Atlanta stadium rises; now old one to be destroyed

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:34
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's new $1.6 billion stadium - home to the NFL's Falcons and the city's hugely popular pro soccer team - has successfully risen, despite a series of construction delays over its complex retractable roof....