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. AP checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dutch group says it will soon start cleaning up ocean trash

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch foundation aiming to rid the world's oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months, two years earlier than planned.

  • Written by MIKE CORDER , Associated Press

Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out in a series of tweets Friday morning amid a firestorm over the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, defending the shifting narrative and timeline his administration has offered for the decision.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

Report paints harrowing picture of Central America migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Migrants from Central America's violence-plagued Northern Triangle region endure harrowing abuses while trying to make their way through Mexico toward the United States, a report from an international medical group said Thursday.

  • Written by PETER ORSI , Associated Press