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

French president commemorates deadly World War II massacre

ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called on young people to remember past wars and use democratic means to fight against today's barbarities during a commemoration at the site of the deadliest massacre in Nazi-occupied France.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

1,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean; 2 dead

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday during a rescue operation that saved more than 1,000 others who were attempting the dangerous crossing to Europe, according to a Spanish aid group.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI chief he fired called the president a liar, but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug. The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of accomplishing its legislative agenda and winning elections, and it's going to take more than James Comey's testimony to shake them.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent