US NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

19:50  19 may  2017
19:50  19 may  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Bill O'Reilly on firing: "This was a hit"

  Bill O'Reilly on firing: The ousted Fox News host insisted he was the victim of an "organized left-wing cabal"Bill O'Reilly is not taking his dismissal from Fox News lying down.

Skip to content. Home. News . NOT REAL : Conservative Icon Ted Nugent Killed In Hunting Accident. THE FACTS: The rocker has been the subject of a death hoax published by numerous sites following his April 19 visit to the White House with Kid Rock and Sarah Palin.

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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo, a woman walks past a monument of Jefferson Davis on Jefferson Davis Parkway at Canal Street in New Orleans. The statue of Davis was removed by the city in May 2017. A spokesman for the city told the AP on May 19, 2017, that a story circulating online that the statue would be replaced with one of former President Barack Obama is false. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo, a woman walks past a monument of Jefferson Davis on Jefferson Davis Parkway at Canal Street in New Orleans. The statue of Davis was removed by the city in May 2017. A spokesman for the city told the AP on May 19, 2017, that a story circulating online that the statue would be replaced with one of former President Barack Obama is false. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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:

Getting closer: McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC

  Getting closer: McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White said he reached a deal with McGregor , MMA's biggest star and lightweight champion, and will now start negotiations on a mega fight with the retired Mayweather that could be one of the best selling fights in history."I'm not saying the fight will happen, but I've got one side done. Now it's time to work on the other," White said.McGregor confirmed the contract for the boxing match in a statement to Themaclife.com.

NOT REAL : Conservative Icon Ted Nugent Killed In Hunting Accident. THE FACTS: The rocker has been the subject of a death hoax published by numerous sites following his April 19 visit to the White House with Kid Rock and Sarah Palin. This Week 's Circulars. More KELO NEWS .

A roundup of some of the most wildly 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: NOT REAL : Conservative Icon Ted.

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NOT REAL: JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE TO BE REPLACED WITH OBAMA LIKENESS

THE FACTS: New Orleans took down its statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis last week as part of the city's effort to remove monuments to the Confederacy. TDAlliance.com, a spinoff of a Facebook group that spoofs Fox News, posted a story claiming a statue of former President Barack Obama would go up in its place. City spokesman Tyronne Walker says no Obama statue is planned and an American flag will be placed where the Davis statue stood.

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NOT REAL: BREAKING: FBI uncovers evidence that 62 million Trump voters are Russian spies

THE FACTS: The satirical article was republished from The Daily Stormer last week following real headlines of the investigation into the Trump campaign's connections with Russia. The original piece quoted anonymous sources in the FBI with evidence the voters were KGB agents. One truth in the headline: More than 62 million Americans did cast votes for Trump last Nov. 8 and elected him president.

Floyd Mayweather: 'I think the fight will happen' with Conor McGregor

  Floyd Mayweather: 'I think the fight will happen' with Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather ready to come out of retirement.Mayweather has been pursuing the fight with McGregor for more than year in a matchup that would likely be one of the biggest and most lucrative bouts in combat sports history.

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A roundup of some of the most wildly 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: NOT REAL : Conservative Icon Ted Nugent Killed In Hunting Accident.

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NOT REAL: McDonald's Uses Worm Meat Fillers But Can Legally Call It 100% Beef

THE FACTS: McDonald's spokeswoman Becca Hary confirms: All its burgers are 100 percent beef, no fillers. The satire site Daily Buzz Live claimed in a widely shared piece that the fast food giant uses earthworms and cow eyeballs in its patties, buying the fillers from a company called "100% Beef."

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NOT REAL: Clinton Foundation Cargo Ship Raided At Port Of Baltimore Reveals Sick Secret

THE FACTS: An account originally posted by admitted hoax site TheLastLineofDefense.org falsely cites a CNN report that port officials found 14 containers holding 460 refugees "from places like Yemen and Syria." The Port of Baltimore denied the report on Twitter last week. The Clinton Foundation also said there's no truth to it.

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NOT REAL: Conservative Icon Clint Eastwood Found Dead In His Brentwood Home

THE FACTS: A two-paragraph piece circulated by multiple sites over the past several weeks quotes the Orange County Sheriff's Office, which posted no such announcement about the 86-year-old actor-director. The office also would not investigate a death in Brentwood, which is in Los Angeles County. Eastwood, a Republican supporter in the past, is scheduled to teach a master class in an appearance at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

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This new weekly fixture is part of The Associated Press' ongoing efforts to fact-check claims in suspected false news stories.

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Alex Noren rides final-round 62 to win BMW PGA Championship .
Alex Noren shot a 62 Sunday for an 11-under-par 279 and 2-shot victory over Italy’s Francesco Molinari in the 2017 BMW PGA Championship.He got that in spades with the best round of his life.

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