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

January 19, 2018

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. more »»

Ex-employee: Michael Douglas fondled himself in front of her

January 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who worked for Michael Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her — an allegation the actor has vigorously denie. more »»

Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter

January 19, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for an award-winning journalist trying to win asylum in the United States because he says he received death threats in Mexico accused U.S. more »»

St. Paul's School says lawsuit settled in sex assault case

January 19, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The elite St. Paul's School has settled a lawsuit accusing it of failing to protect a girl who was sexually assaulted by a fellow student as part of a conquest ritual. more »»

13-year-old charged with murder in boy's crossbow killing

January 19, 2018

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) — A 13-year-old Oklahoma boy accused of fatally shooting his 10-year-old friend with a crossbow in anger has been charged with first-degree murder. more »»

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space

January 19, 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. more »»

Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska

January 19, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest — and usually coldest — stat. more »»

Baltimore police leader fired after record year in homicides

January 19, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — Following a record year in per-capita homicides, Baltimore's mayor on Friday fired the city's police commissioner after roughly 2 ½ years at the helm, saying a change in... more »»

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. more »»

California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

January 19, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. more »»

APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

January 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. more »»

Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1

January 19, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. more »»

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

January 19, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. more »»

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

January 19, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. more »»

Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

January 19, 2018

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. more »»

 
 
 

 

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