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: NOT REAL: Oprah Winfrey on Racism "Old White People Need to Die"
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in stare-down over federal spending and legislation to protect some 700,000 younger immigrants from deportation. The two New Yorkers, who pride themselves on their deal-making abilities, emerged from the meeting at the White House without an agreement, and Republicans and Democrats in Congress continued to trade blame as the midnight deadline approached.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned how to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday. But almost four months after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 others with a barrage of bullets from the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel, investigators still have not answered the key question: Why did he do it?
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved. But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead, experts say, as they learn to live in a world that, until a week ago, they never really knew. Since arresting David and Louise Turpin earlier this week, authorities said they have learned the children were confined to the house, chained to furniture, starved and often deprived the use of a toilet. Some of the children were so detached they didn't understand the concept of a police officer or medicine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened America's military advantage around the world. Laying out a broad new strategy for the Defense Department, Mattis warned that all aspects of the military's competitive warfighting edge have eroded.
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. "This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought," said Dr. Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are because of a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. Thirty-two states reported high patient traffic last week, up from 26 the previous week. Overall, it was the busiest week for flu symptoms in nine years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions necessary for Americans' security against challengers who claim it is illegally aimed at Muslims and stems from Trump's campaign call for a "complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the U.S. The justices plan to hear argument in April and issue a final ruling by late June on a Trump policy that has been repeatedly blocked and struck down in the lower courts.
NEW YORK (AP) — A proposal to charge motorists nearly $12 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan provoked protests and complaints even before it was released Friday, though there are signs the idea of congestion pricing is quietly gaining momentum in the nation's largest city. London, Stockholm and Singapore already have congestion surcharges. But calls to impose similar tolls in New York as a way to address gridlock while raising funds for public transportation have been rejected in the past over concerns about the cost to middle-class and poor commuters.
NEW YORK (AP) — A tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star's 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue, four former employees of the tabloid's publisher told The Associated Press. In Touch magazine published its 5,000-word interview with the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels on Friday — more than six years after Trump's long-time attorney, Michael Cohen, sent an email to In Touch's general counsel saying Trump would aggressively pursue legal action if the story was printed, according to emails described to the AP by the former employees.
It's Chicago — where Kanye West was raised — as the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West. Mom made the announcement Friday on her app without explanation. Chicago was born Monday, weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She joins big sister North and middle brother Saint. Chicago was born Monday via gestational carrier, meaning Kardashian West's fertilized egg was implanted into a surrogate.
Lebanese army says 10 people crossing from Syria into Lebanon die after after snowstorm hits border area.
Images capture living conditions the Greek island's largest camp, home to thousands of refugees and migrants.
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Amid Trump's ongoing attacks on the press, rights groups and journalists ring the alarm on declining press freedoms.
The government will shut down at midnight Eastern Time if lawmakers fail to get an agreement on a spending bill.
Writers from across the political spectrum denounced the impasse on Capitol Hill and the possibility of a shutdown.
A deal to avoid closing the federal government hinges on Senate Democrats, and some Republicans, who want to include protections for young undocumented immigrants.
Senate Democrats appear ready to block legislation to keep the government funded past midnight, gambling that President Trump will offer concessions in the face of a crisis.
President Trump’s third attempt to impose restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim nations will face a test in the Supreme Court this spring.
Agents were given little notice and conflicting guidance on how to enforce President Trump’s first travel ban last year, leading to chaos at airports.
President Trump’s public airing of grievances with John Kelly was perhaps an inevitable clash between two temperamentally similar but philosophically different alpha males.
In an interview, Senator Richard J. Durbin says President Trump’s private immigration comments shed new light on his policy motivations.
A long-running fight over spending and immigration was headed for a showdown Friday, as Senate Democrats prepared to reject a short-term spending bill just hours before the government’s funding expires at midnight.
The Supreme Court agreed to consider the legality of President Trump’s latest ban on travelers from certain countries, giving the justices a chance to settle a yearlong legal battle over one of the White House’s most controversial initiatives.
The U.S. Air Force is considering forming international squadrons of low-cost fighter planes to strike terrorist targets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Surging U.S. crude oil production this year is expected to surpass output in Saudi Arabia and rival that of Russia, the world’s two largest oil producers, the International Energy Agency said.
Ross Levinsohn, the publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times, will take an unpaid leave of absence while parent company Tronc Inc. investigates allegations of workplace misconduct at his prior places of employment, a person familiar with the matter said
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to scale back or discontinue its work to prevent infectious-disease epidemics and other health threats in 39 foreign countries because it expects funding for the work to end, the agency told employees.
Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest ad agencies, is trying to force old-school ‘creatives’ to work more closely with new technology hires to hang on to big clients. One tool: an algorithm dubbed ‘Marcel’ that selects teams from across the company’s sprawling operations.
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump met at the White House Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the deadline for a government shutdown, but congressional leaders still faced a daunting math problem to keep the government open.
The Senate is racing to reach a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown on Friday, ahead of the one-year anniversary of Trump's presidency. Follow here for live updates
With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
President Donald Trump told Fox News in 2013 that the blame for a government shutdown ultimately goes to the president.
The shutdown of 2013 cost the economy an estimated $20 billion and led to layoffs of hundreds of thousands of workers. As another shutdown looms, a look back on the impact of the last one.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) about the impending government shutdown.
Donald Trump's personal lawyer formed a private company just before the 2016 election to pay $130,000 in exchange for a porn star's silence about her alleged 2006 relationship with the now-President of the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump's lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
A 58-year old Kentucky man is being charged with assaulting a member of Congress connected with the November assault of GOP Sen. Rand Paul
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The showdown shifted to the Senate with a midnight deadline to reach a deal.
Independents say Trump and Republicans are more responsible for situation.
"The people who need to develop guidance will instead be at home."
Most of the senators listed here are ready to vote against a spending bill to keep the government open.
A shutdown complicates the lives of federal workers and the millions of Americans who rely on them.
Democrats criticized the president’s plan to leave town for a party before the midnight deadline.
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Authorities say Stephen Paddock acted alone in carrying out the mass shooting, but they still don't know why he did it.
A simpler filtering experiment reveals Amazon's key selection criteria and points to the cities that missed out big.
Filing to court comes after New Jersey Democrat dared prosecutors to ‘bring it on.’
Most Senate Democrats oppose the short-term spending bill because it does not address immigration.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was officially listed as limited on Friday but refused to talk about his injury.
The photo comes just over two months after she injured herself in a fall that also left her needing 40 to 50 stitches on her face.
The body of Roy Halladay showed evidence of morphine and the sleeping medication Ambien when it was examined after his fatal plane crash.
Look back to 2013 — when Obama was sitting where Trump is now — and Trump seemed to have very different ideas about a government shutdown.
Interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the watchdog had sufficient operating funds left from FY 2017.
Kim Kardashian posts the name for her baby girl: It's Chicago West, a nod to daddy Kanye's hometown.
The photographer told the family she used a smoothing tool to get rid of shadows.
Residents must limit their showers to one-and-a-half minutes.