The Associated Press
Footage of ballot processing on election night in Atlanta fueled a false social media narrative of "suitcases filled with ballots" tallied without supervision, even as officials confirmed nothing was awry.
In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, social media users interpreted a clerk's error in a small, Republican-leaning county as vote rigging by Dominion Voting Systems. Wild theories spiraled from there.
Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest fought misinformation along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming extremists for the fires.
Self-proclaimed internet sleuths matched up the names of Wayfair products to those of missing children in a baseless conspiracy theory that overran social media and a national trafficking hotline.
An AP investigation revealed that in the decade since his required registration as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, including an all-girls' school in Manhattan.
A deputy who was assigned to guard Jeffrey Epstein told the AP he remembered young women visiting, and records show Epstein returned to his Palm Beach mansion several times while in jail.
As librarians contended with a surge in patrons experiencing homelessness, drug use or mental illness, some felt unprepared to take on new responsibilities.
A ticker-tape parade ran through lower Manhattan to celebrate the U.S. women's national soccer team.
The reigning winner held onto his title in the annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island.
Phoenix New Times
Alex Murillo served his country. Then he was kicked out.
Arizona's cannabis industry is a strategic game — with huge payouts.
The trooper held women at traffic stops and asked them what they were “willing to do” to stay out of jail, according to court documents.
Trump spent his Phoenix visit touting his successes, patting Republican allies on the back and and poking fun at his Democratic rivals.
The vice president boasted of economic gains among the Latino community in Arizona as an impeachment inquiry charged on in Washington.
The Phoenix Police Department unveiled a "Quiet Room" for 911 dispatchers to unwind — but employees say their staffing shortage is the bigger problem.
A 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals ruling means Phoenix's homeless should be allowed to sleep outside without fear of repercussions. City policy doesn't yet reflect that.
ICE officials deported Jose Segovia-Benitez overnight, before his lawyer arrived for a scheduled visit.
The suit refers to footage of officers joking around and “blowing bubbles with their chewing gum” while Fitzpatrick bled to death just inside the house.
It's a lose-lose decision: Carry needles and risk a felony conviction, or dispose of them improperly, putting the public at risk.
Los Angeles Times
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