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Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NEWS | Oct 24
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

A Magical Trove of Ricky Jay Ephemera Hits Auction Block

A Magical Trove of Ricky Jay Ephemera Hits Auction Block

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Oct 24
When Ricky Jay died in 2018, he left behind a vast trove of rare books, posters, broadsides and other artifacts that honored many who came before him. Some of those artifacts are going up for auction.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

NEWS | By Patrick Whittle | Oct 24
Depending on whom you ask, Maine's proposed "right to food" constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies.

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

NEWS | By Marc Levy | Oct 23
Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there.

Harrison Ford Reunited with Lost Credit Card in Sicily

Harrison Ford Reunited with Lost Credit Card in Sicily

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 23
Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday.

1st Big New Orleans Parade Since Pandemic a Go: Krewe of Boo

1st Big New Orleans Parade Since Pandemic a Go: Krewe of Boo

ENTERTAINMENT | By Rebecca Santana | Oct 23
Parade-loving New Orleans is about to get its groove back.

Erdogan Orders Removal of 10 Ambassadors, Including U.S. Envoy

Erdogan Orders Removal of 10 Ambassadors, Including U.S. Envoy

NEWS | Oct 23
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata.

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

NEWS | Oct 23
An Ohio high school canceled an upcoming play because it suggested a character was a lesbian.

Has Margot Robbie's Barbie Found Her Ken in Ryan Gosling?

Has Margot Robbie's Barbie Found Her Ken in Ryan Gosling?

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 23
Ryan Gosling is said to be signing on to play Ken in the upcoming Barbie movie.

California Travel Blogger Among 2 Killed in Mexico's Tulum

California Travel Blogger Among 2 Killed in Mexico's Tulum

NEWS | Oct 23
A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Tulum.


News

What's In, and What's Out, as Democrats Reshape Biden Bill

What's In, and What's Out, as Democrats Reshape Biden Bill

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking | Oct 23
Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming.


Entertainment

Peter Scolari of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies,' Dies at 66

Peter Scolari of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies,' Dies at 66

CELEBRITIES | By Lynn Elber | Oct 23
Peter Scolari, whose television roles included a yuppie producer on "Newhart" and a closeted dad on "Girls" and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in "Lucky Guy," has died. He was 66.


Business

Lyft Report: Sexual Assaults Rose Sharply in Recent Years

Lyft Report: Sexual Assaults Rose Sharply in Recent Years

Oct 23
Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company.


Technology

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

PERSONAL TECH | By Sheikh Saliq and Krutika Pathi | Oct 24
Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents.


Finance

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

By Randa Kriss | Oct 21
Here are some of the government funding options that are still available to help small businesses in the time of COVID — and how to get them.


Cars

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

AUTO NEWS | Oct 23
These entry-level crossovers provide lots of utility in a relatively small package and offer many features found in larger SUVs. Cutting back on size doesn't mean cutting back on convenience.


Health/Fitness

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

HEALTH | By Christina Larson | Oct 23
New variants can emerge as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn't mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they'll be more dangerous.


Nightlife

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

SEX | Oct 18
Just because you are in the middle of staying healthy and safe during the pandemic does not mean you have to forget about your sex life; you are your safest sex partner, and this toy can help you become your best partner, too.