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FILE – In this April 6, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York. The AP reported on Aug. 4, 2017, that a headline casting doubt on millions of votes for Clinton falsely describes the gist of a National Public Radio story published four years before the 2016 presidential election. Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election but won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes, according to a count by the AP. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 04, 2017 - 11:38 am
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: NOT REAL: NPR: 25 Million Votes For Clinton 'Completely Fake...
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Michelle Carter awaits her sentencing in a courtroom in Taunton, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. Carter was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter.(Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
August 04, 2017 - 11:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amanda Knox is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself. In an op-ed piece published Friday in the Los Angeles Times, Knox wrote that Michelle Carter deserves sympathy and help, not a jail...
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The beach in Avon, N.C., on Hatteras Island is nearly empty, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Workers building the replacement Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet accidentally severed two underground power lines on July 27, that led to the mandatory evacuation of vacationers at the height of the tourist season. Utility officials say they expect to restore power to two North Carolina islands by the weekend. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 10:51 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Businesses on two North Carolina islands geared up for the return Friday of tourists after a weeklong power outage that struck at the height of summer tourism season. Visitors were allowed to return to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands at noon. Power was restored Thursday to all...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets are mostly higher on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, as upbeat U.S. jobs data from a week earlier and signs of progress in the Brexit talks continued to support investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 04, 2017 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday following a jobs report that was better than most experts expected. Bond prices fell and yields rose, which sent shares of banks and financial companies surging. Technology companies also climbed. Investors remained focused on corporate earnings. Weight...
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This combination of photos provided by Elyria Police Department shows from left, Jamie Adkins and Brian Dekam. Authorities say Adkins and Dekam, two baby sitters, have been charged with putting five children infested with fleas, bedbugs and lice into the back of a U-Haul truck in Ohio. Both were arrested Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Elyria, Ohio after they were spotted loading the children into the U-Haul. (Elyria Police Department via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 10:40 am
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two baby sitters have been charged with putting five children infested with fleas, bedbugs and lice into the back of a U-Haul truck in Ohio. The Chronicle-Telegram reports ( http://bit.ly/2feSFy2 ) 25-year-old Jamie Adkins and 55-year-old Brian Dekam were...
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FILE - This January 2017 file photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows German Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt. Schmidt, a former manager of a VW engineering office in suburban Detroit, pleaded guilty Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 04, 2017 - 10:35 am
DETROIT (AP) — A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. Shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing red prison garb, Oliver Schmidt appeared before U.S. District Judge Sean...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:27 am
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — The Obamas are taking their annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard, this time as private citizens. Former President Barack Obama and his family are heading to the Massachusetts resort island this weekend. Martha's Vineyard Airport manager Ann Richart confirmed the visit...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has reached a deal with prosecutors who charged him with striking a security guard at Madison Square Garden. The Daily News ( http://nydn.us/2wrXJ5a ) reports that charges against Oakley will be dismissed and sealed after six months of good...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2006 file photo, Maria Elena Salinas poses at the Univision studio in Miami. Salinas announced on Thursday, August 3 2017, that she was leaving UNIVISION after more than 35 years. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)
August 04, 2017 - 10:10 am
MIAMI (AP) — Maria Elena Salinas, one of the most recognizable and respected journalists in Spanish-language media in the U.S., is leaving Univision's nightly newscast at the end of the year. The anchor announced her decision to leave her anchor's chair in December at the end of Thursday's newscast...
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This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo courtesy of Antonia Juhasz shows San Francisco Police officers and paramedics at Dolores Park in San Francisco. Police say three people were shot at a popular San Francisco park. The San Francisco Police Department says people should stay away from Dolores Park, where the shooting happened Thursday afternoon. (Antonia Juhasz via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 9:52 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police hunting for a shooter or shooters who opened fire at a crowded San Francisco park wounding three people say Friday that they will increase patrols there day and night. KTVU reports ( http://bit.ly/2fdBhcN ) that it's not clear when the extra patrols will begin at Dolores...
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