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Correction: Egypt filmmaker story
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a Sept. 12 story about a film that sparked deadly protests in Libya and Egypt, The Associated Press quoted a man who identified himself in several phone conversations as Sam Bacile, and who said he wrote and directed the film. The AP story quoted him saying he was an Israeli Jew....

Correction: Space Shuttle-Last Stop story
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In a story Sept. 13 about the space shuttle Endeavour's trip to California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the type of shuttle equipment made at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. It made external fuel tanks, not booster rockets....

Correction: Israel-Brain Research Fund story
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a Sept. 12 story about an Israeli research fund, The Associated Press reported erroneously that President Shimon Peres had launched a $1 million grant for brain research. The program is actually a prize that is being awarded by Israel Brain Technologies, a private nonprofit group....

Clarification: Maldives-Politics story
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- In a story Aug. 30, The Associated Press reported that former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed had rejected a report concluding he had not been forced to resign at gunpoint earlier this year. The story should have made it clear that it was Nasheed's party spokesman who rejected the report, rather than Nasheed himself....

Correction: Obit-Hal David story
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In an obituary Sept. 2 about songwriter Hal David, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David co-wrote the song "That's What Friends Are For" with longtime collaborator Burt Bacharach. The song was co-written by Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager....

Correction: Aruba-Refinery story
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- In a story Sept. 3 about a refinery in Aruba that is being converted into a fuel storage facility, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hess Corp. closed the Hovensa oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this year. Hovensa, a joint venture of Hess and Venezuela's state-owned oil company, closed the refinery....

CORRECTION: Mali-Lashing story
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- In some versions of a story published on Aug. 31 about the whipping of a man in northern Mali, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 30,000 people have fled the conflict in northern Mali. The 30,000 figure is the number of people displaced from northern Mali to the region of Mopti. The total number of displaced is over 440,000 people, according to a U.N. agency....

Clarification: Egypt-Garbage Politics story
CAIRO (AP) -- In a story Sept. 1, The Associated Press reported that a government study cited by the waste management expert Laila Iskandar put the recycling rate at 3 percent. The story should have clarified that 3 percent is the rate of recycling by government and private companies nationwide without factoring in recycling by traditional collectors known as zabbaleen....

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