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


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
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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. AP checked these out; here are the real facts:

NOT REAL: JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE TO BE REPLACED WITH OBAMA LIKENESS

THE FACTS: New Orleans took down its statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis last week as part of the city’s effort to remove monuments to the Confederacy. TDAlliance.com, a spinoff of a Facebook group that spoofs Fox News, posted a story claiming a statue of former President Barack Obama would go up in its place. City spokesman Tyronne Walker says no Obama statue is planned and an American flag will be placed where the Davis statue stood.

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NOT REAL: BREAKING: FBI uncovers evidence that 62 million Trump voters are Russian spies

THE FACTS: The satirical article was republished from The Daily Stormer last week following real headlines of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia. The original piece quoted anonymous sources in the FBI with evidence the voters were KGB agents. One truth in the headline: More than 62 million Americans did cast votes for Trump last Nov. 8 and elected him president.

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NOT REAL: McDonald’s Uses Worm Meat Fillers But Can Legally Call It 100% Beef

THE FACTS: McDonald’s spokeswoman Becca Hary confirms: All its burgers are 100 percent beef, no fillers. The satire site Daily Buzz Live claimed in a widely shared piece that the fast food giant uses earthworms and cow eyeballs in its patties, buying the fillers from a company called “100% Beef.”

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NOT REAL: Clinton Foundation Cargo Ship Raided At Port Of Baltimore Reveals Sick Secret

THE FACTS: An account originally posted by admitted hoax site TheLastLineofDefense.org falsely cites a CNN report that port officials found 14…

  1. Police: Suspect in Portland stabbings ranted about Muslims

    Ksl.com - US
    05.27 / 19:25 ksl.com
    A man who police say fatally stabbed two people who tried to stop him from yelling anti-Islamic slurs on a Portland light-rail train spent time in prison for robbery and kidnapping charges years ago, according to court records and a defense…
  2. CA Forecast

    SFgate.com-National
    05.27 / 19:23 sfgate.com
    CA Forecast CA Forecast for Monday, May 29, 2017 City/Town;Weather Condition;High Temp (F);Low Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index Alturas;Mostly sunny, warm;84;43;SW;5;21%;3%;9 Arcata;Partly cloudy;58;48;NNW;6;88%;44%;6 Auburn;Mostly sunny;83;57;S;5;45%;2%;8 Avalon;Clouds, then sun;72;58;W;6;61%;0%;8 Bakersfield;Sunny and very warm;92;65;NE;7;35%;0%;9 Beale AFB;Plenty of sunshine;88;56;SE;5;50%;0%;8 Blue Canyon;A t-storm in…
  3. Judge blocks construction of airstrip by actor Bruce Willis

    SFgate.com-National
    05.27 / 19:23 sfgate.com
    Judge blocks construction of airstrip by actor Bruce Willis The Idaho Mountain Express (http://bit.ly/2r6T4Gr ) reports that 5th District Judge Robert Elgee ruled that Camas County commissioners violated state law when drafting an ordinance allowing individuals to obtain conditional-use permits to build a private airport in agricultural-zoned county…
  4. Former Colorado worker wins about $15K in whistleblower case

    SFgate.com-National
    05.27 / 19:23 sfgate.com
    DENVER (AP) — Federal safety officials have awarded a former Colorado worker who was fired after reporting railroad track safety issues nearly $150,000. The railroad company sent a statement which claimed that ensuring safety is the most important thing it d…
  5. County College of Morris holds first off-campus graduation

    New Jersey - Time News
    05.27 / 19:22 nj.com
    The ceremony was moved to Mennen Sports Arena to accommodate a larger number of students who decided to participate in the graduation program, officials…
  6. Jersey Shore alive with summer life despite cool temps, threat of rain

    New Jersey - Time News
    05.27 / 19:22 nj.com
    No one was out swimming in the ocean, but dozens lined the beaches to enjoy the sun as clouds slowly moved in from the…
  7. Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and ex-U.S. senator, dies

    USAToday-US
    05.27 / 19:21 usatoday.com
    The staunchly conservative Kentucky Republican brought his no-nonsense competitiveness from the baseball diamond to the halls of…
  8. Video: Glenn Greenwald: Ousting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Empowered Criminality & Corruption

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:53 rinf.com
    https://democracynow.org – We spend the hour looking at the growing political crisis in Brazil and air an exclusive interview with former Brazilian President Dilma … Via…
  9. Video: Info-leak era? Intel sharing scandal amid Manchester attack probe

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:53 rinf.com
    The UK has resumed sharing intelligence with the Pentagon after receiving fresh assurances. This comes after unauthorized leaks splashed across US media … Via…
  10. British Airways flights grounded due to global system outage

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:53 rinf.com
    British Airways has grounded all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports because of “a major IT failure” that is causing severe disruption to its global operations. The airline said Saturday that its terminals at the two airports had become “extremely congested” due to the computer problems, adding that all flights scheduled before 1700 GMT [……
  11. RNC officials gripe after Trump sons show up to plan ‘strategy’ to boost president’s profile

    Rawstory.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:52 rawstory.com
    According to a report by the Washington Post, Eric and Donald Trump, Jr., the business protégés and sons of President Donald Trump, went to the headquarters of the Republican National Committee to air frustrations about the party’s treatment of their dad. After “having met privately with GOP leaders to share their concerns and outlook,” some Republicans were [&#…
  12. Jim Bunning, former US senator, dies at 85

    Wcpo.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:46 wcpo.com
    Former U.S. senator and baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has…
  13. Ben Stiller, wife Christine Taylor separate

    Wcpo.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:46 wcpo.com
    Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of…
  14. AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his mistold NATO tales

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:39 billingsgazette.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. That respite may have come to a close, though, as he w…
  15. Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:39 billingsgazette.com
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man fatally shot a Virginia State Police special agent in a Richmond public housing project before fleeing on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with his arrest on Saturday, authorities s…
  16. Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:39 billingsgazette.com
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 8…
  17. Soldier from Georgia killed when vehicle rolls over in Syria

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:39 billingsgazette.com
    ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. military officials say a soldier from Georgia has been killed in a vehicle crash in S…
  18. Jim Bunning, former US senator, dies at 85

    Abc.go.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:36 abc.go.com
    Former U.S. senator and baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has…
  19. Ben Stiller, wife Christine Taylor separate

    Abc.go.com - U.S.
    05.27 / 18:36 abc.go.com
    Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of…
  20. Trump declares first foreign trip 'a home run'

    Upi.com -US
    05.27 / 18:33 www.upi.com
    President Donald Trump wrapped up his first foreign trip, calling it a "home run" to U.S. troops stationed at a naval air base in Sicily,…