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:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Massive Northern California wildfire kills 2nd firefighter

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An explosive wildfire raged through several Northern California communities, killing two firefighters and destroying dozens of homes after thousands of terrified residents fled in miles-long traffic jams.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN J. COOPER and AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press

Church mirror replaces caged Holy Family immigration protest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis church that displayed statues of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in a cage to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy has a new display — a mirror.

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  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Official: Russian hackers targeted 2016 Montana election

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's top elections official said Friday that Russian hackers unsuccessfully probed the state's election systems for weaknesses in 2016, an acknowledgment that contradicts his staff's previous comments that Montana was not among the 21 or more states targeted.

  • Written by By MATT VOLZ , Associated Press