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 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump's young presidency.

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  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is under federal investigation and appeared to single out a senior Justice Department official for criticism, firing off tweets underscoring his growing frustration with the persistent focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possibly his campaign.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

Cubans brace for worst as Trump takes aim at Obama opening

MARIEL, Cuba (AP) — Church bells rang out and Cubans strung American flags from their windows when President Barack Obama announced in December 2014 that the U.S. would stop trying to push Cuba toward collapse.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON , Associated Press

London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims

LONDON (AP) — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims.

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  • Written by By MARIA CHENG , AP Medical Writer