Philanthropy

FILE- This July 24, 2018, file photo shows a portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form for 2018 in New York. The Child Tax Credit changed considerably in 2018. The standard deduction nearly doubled for 2018, leaving many taxpayers wondering whether it's financially worth it to itemize on their tax returns anymore. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 06, 2018 - 10:15 am
Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction or spend time hunting for receipts and filling out extra forms to itemize? The decision largely boils down to whether itemizing will reduce your taxable income more than...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than costly electronic games or the latest high-tech gadgets. The advice is in a new report on selecting toys for young children in the digital era. It was published Monday, Dec. 3 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 03, 2018 - 12:25 am
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. "A cardboard...
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November 30, 2018 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it'll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention...
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Stevie Wonder performs live at the "House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert" press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
November 27, 2018 - 9:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to also help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires through his 22nd annual...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Texans owner Robert "Bob" McNair walks on the turf before an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Texans and the Oakland Raiders, in Houston. McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
November 23, 2018 - 8:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert "Bob" McNair, the man who brought football back to Houston after the Oilers left for Tennessee by founding the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA'...
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In this photo taken November 16, 2018, Stephen Meer, chief information officer from ANDE, demonstrates in Chico, Calif., his company's Rapid DNA analysis system, which is being used to try to ID victims of the Northern California wildfire. Authorities have deployed a powerful tool to aid in their race to identify the remains of 77 bodies burned in the deadly wildfire that ripped through Northern California: Rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. But the technology that can match DNA to bone fragments in as little as two hours is only as effective as the numbers of people who show up to give a sample, and so far there are not nearly enough volunteers. (Sudhin Thanawala)
November 20, 2018 - 3:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed by the Northern California wildfire. The company ANDE is donating the technology. Relatives of missing people can provide DNA samples via cheek swabs...
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A 1942 Office of War Information poster copy hangs in a hallway of the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, N.H., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. A trove of propaganda posters from World War I and II were found recently found after being lost in storage for decades in the library's basement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 10, 2018 - 9:53 am
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words "This Is the Enemy." Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting gardens and buying potatoes. Still others warned that loose lips can literally sink...
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November 04, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Football Association will honor Wayne Rooney by allowing the DC United striker to make his 120th and final England appearance against the United States at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 15. The friendly fixture will be called the Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the...
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Colombian pop star Shakira posses with children after laying the cornerstone for a school her Barefoot Foundation will build in the Aranjuez neighborhood of Cartagena, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza)
November 02, 2018 - 7:16 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Shakira has laid the cornerstones for two schools in her native Colombia as she wraps up a five-month world tour that included stops in Germany, Brazil and the United States. The famous pop singer and philanthropist visited the historic city of Cartagena on Friday and laid...
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