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

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:


Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions


SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk of a crackdown and are warily watching developments.


  • Written by By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press

Latest revelation of Trump action opens new avenue in probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel Robert Mueller yet another avenue to explore as his prosecutors work to untangle potential evidence of obstruction.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.

  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Hurricane Harvey survivors feel grief, distress months later


DALLAS (AP) — People in Texas who were displaced or lost their homes during Hurricane Harvey are realizing they need help that can't be provided by construction crews and insurance companies.

  • Written by By JAMIE STENGLE , Associated Press