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 is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:


Mars on Earth: Simulation tests in remote desert of Oman

DHOFAR DESERT, Oman (AP) — Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars by dragging the flat box across the rocky sand.

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  • Written by By SAMUEL McNEIL , Associated Press

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes might be good thing for Miami


SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Mosquitoes are a year-round downside to living in subtropical Miami, but millions of bacteria-infected mosquitoes flying in a suburban neighborhood are being hailed as an innovation that may kill off more bugs that spread Zika and other viruses.

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  • Written by JENNIFER KAY , Associated Press