US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice."

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  • Written by By MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press

Missouri child abuse hotline now accepts out-of-state calls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For years, callers with out-of-state area codes couldn't connect with Missouri's toll-free hotline to report cases of potential child abuse and neglect, an issue advocates worried could discourage good Samaritans and mean some kids might not get the help they need.

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  • Written by By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press

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:

  • Written by By The Associated Press