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Pope Francis, background center, delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ′ to the city and to the world’ ) Christmas’ day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim...
In this Dec, 13, 2017 file photo, Democrat Doug Jones speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the viral story that over 5,000 of the votes for Jones in Tuesday’s special U.S. Senate election were cast by the dead. “There are not 5,000 dead people on the voters rolls unless they died today,” Merrill told the AP Thursday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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: UPDATE: Alabama Election Officials Found 5,329 More...
President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform at the St. Charles Convention Center, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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: President Trump Just Saved Christmas For 13 Million...
The star, on this screen shot from the US Geological Survey (USGS) website, shows the center of Monday’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake which, according to the USGS, occurred just before 8a.m. and was centered 225 miles west-southwest of Apia, Samoa; 289 miles west of Tafuna; and 290 miles west of Pago Pago, American Samoa.
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The agency said Monday the earthquake was centered 220 miles west of Apia, Samoa, and 290 miles west of Pago Pago,...
 Delegates take moving stairs in the convention center during the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
  BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global...
 Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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: Second Roy Moore Accuser Works For Michelle Obama...
In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, flags fly at half-staff as law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The AP reported on Nov. 10, 2017, that a story claiming a man who killed more than two dozen people at the church on Sunday was a member of an anti-fascist movement intent on causing a civil war was false. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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: Texas Church Shooter Was Antifa Member Who Vowed To...
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in New York. The AP reported Nov. 3, 2017, that a viral online story claiming Goodell had been ousted from his post leading the league was untrue. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
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: Two Clinton Employees Arrested For Destroying...
Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea never activated their emergency beacon, the US Coast Guard said, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on this harrowing tale of survival. (AP Photo)
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea on a sailboat for months never activated their emergency beacon, the U.S. Coast Guard said, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival. The women previously told The Associated Press...
In this March 7, 2015, file photo, Chadian troops and Nigerian special forces participate in the Flintlock exercises with the U.S. military and its Western partners in Mao, Chad. The Pentagon told The Associated Press on Oct. 27, 2017, that there is no truth to claims in a viral story that Sgt. La David Johnson betrayed his fellow soldiers in an ambush that killed him and three of his comrades in Niger earlier this month. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
(AP) — 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: REVEALED: La David Johnson Betrayed Fellow...

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