Authorities did not reveal how the people were injured, other than to say they were critically hurt in the lightning strike.
Is there still a mystery surrounding the bright red glow under the clouds seen by a pilot flying over the north Pacific Ocean? No, that's not true: Pilot Dustin Maggard spotted the red glow on July 16, 2022. Although there was initially s
Four property management companies accounted for nearly 15,000 eviction filings in the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, according to a House investigation — nearly triple the amount that had previously been reported. Their practic
Consuming “rice and beans, milk, cheese, butter and eggs” causes disease by age 30.
Suggests root canals are linked to breast cancer.
Does a video shared on Facebook and YouTube show a guesthouse of the Russian ministry of defense under attack? No, that's not true: The clip reuses shots of a fire in a Moscow residential building that took place more than a week earlier,
Two people who were critically injured in a lightning strike outside the White House have died.
Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a countersuit over his aborted $44 billion deal for the social media company, which he said held back necessary information and misled his team about its true user base.
Is monkeypox an airborne disease that causes paralysis? No, that's not true: While its transmission might occur during prolonged face-to-face contact, the particles do not stay in the air for long and thus it cannot be classified as an ai
SciCheck Digest It’s estimated that COVID-19 vaccines have saved millions of lives, but false claims continue to cast doubt on their safety and efficacy. One such claim that has spread around the world falsely suggests that three Canadian doctors
Did the Facebook page Tiny House give away a home to "everyone who shared and signed 'Done' before August 5rd [sic] at 6pm"? No, that's not true: The real owners of the home have told Lead Stories that the owners of this Facebook page do
Did COVID vaccine trials skip animal testing and go straight to people because all the animals were dying? No, that's not true: In an email to Lead Stories, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, "The claim is completely false.
The video in question dates back to at least April 2021. It is not connected to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
On August 2 2022, a Reddit account shared a Twitter screenshot to r/WhitePeopleTwitter, which claimed that Sen. Rand Paul ((R-Kentucky) opposed veterans’ health care benefits because “they can’t prove they got their health problems”
SADS or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome does not appear to have increased in the UK in 2021.
A Utah man has been arrested on accusations he started a wildfire while trying to burn a spider with his lighter.
REVIEW On 26 July 2022, businessman Brad Lea posted a video excerpt of his interview with Gary Brecka, CEO of Streamline Medical Group, on Facebook. The caption of the video claimed that “The MTHFR gene mutation inhibits the way the body processes
This is a doctored video. Biden made no such statements in his Massachusetts speech on July 20.
A viral tweet with a picture of a sign said, "Fascists attacking drag bars, meanwhile Applebee's has specific signage welcoming child brides."
Did Secret Service agents use prosthetic arms to conceal their real hands and weapons during former President Donald Trump's January 20, 2017, inaugural parade? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for the U.S. Secret Service told Lead Sto
SciCheck Digest There is “unequivocal” evidence that humans are causing global warming, the U.N. climate change panel has said. But viral posts revive a 2014 video of Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman falsely claiming “climate c
Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tension between China and the United States.
The atmospheric condition is the scientific reason behind this view of the Chicago skyline. The Earth is not flat.
Aphelion happens every year. It does not and will not cause extreme cold weather.
An online article reported that an Illinois morgue assistant named Linda Anders made use of an unusual "secret ingredient" in a local cooking competition.
Are disposable COVID-19 testing swabs that have been sterilized using ethylene oxide (EO) gas considered carcinogenic and dangerous when used daily? No, that's not true: Only minuscule amounts of EO remain after processing. Matthew J. Ard
A viral July 30 2022 tweet showed an image of a purported sign at an Applebee’s restaurant, advising patrons that minors were not permitted in an area without a parent or “adult spouse”: Fascists attacking drag bars, meanwhile Appl
When many Arizona voters show up to cast a ballot in the Aug. 2 primary, they will be able to choose from several vote c
Once banned in the U.S., the high-powered firearms are now widely blamed as the weapon of choice among young men responsible for many of the most devastating mass shootings.
In its July “red alert” for extreme heat, the U.K.'s Met Office warned that high temperatures could cause blood clotting.
Are the food additives found in Dairy Queen's soft serve harmful to the human body? No, that's not true: The amount of food additives in a Dairy Queen soft serve is not enough to cause the health problems in this claim. A chemist told Lea
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder testified before a congressional committee investigating the NFL team’s history of workplace misconduct.
“The legislature has long maintained that the law never allowed these illegal drop boxes.”
"Apparently the White House is changing the definition of recession this week so we can pretend that we’re not in one," said one prominent Biden critic.
Barack Obama's presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden.
"We've cut the deficit by a record $1.5 trillion this year."
A new law makes it easier for military veterans, but not their spouses, to obtain a teaching certificate without a bachelor's degree.
A Hawaii man accused of using counterfeit bank checks totaling $1.2 million to try to bail three people out of a jail has been arrested and ordered held without bail.
A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government.