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

  • FILE - U.S. Secretary for Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, June 16, 2022. On Friday, July 1, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming the Pentagon stated that any abortion laws enacted as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will not be recognized.(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)

  • The Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., is seen April 7, 2021. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Kentucky is considering legislation that would require women to submit to the state every month a statement from a doctor indicating if they are pregnant — or else face penalties. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: