Philanthropy

February 22, 2019 - 9:18 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Venezuela's foreign minister says about 60 countries have backed its campaign to promote the U.N. Charter's principles of non-interference in a nation's internal affairs and opposition to threats to...
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February 19, 2019 - 5:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling local news industry is getting a boost. The Knight Foundation said Tuesday it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, doubling its existing commitment. It wants to use the money primarily to seed programs serving an industry that has...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 file photo, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs during the Jose Carreras Gala rehearsal in Leipzig, eastern Germany. American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019, won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, file)
February 13, 2019 - 5:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly...
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Trisha Yearwood, left, and Garth Brooks perform "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You" at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 4:48 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers. The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San...
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Volunteers distribute donations to those affected by last week's tornado in El Roble, on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. More than a week after a rare tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to devastated homes. There are also hundreds of young people in jeans and designer t-shirts hauling black plastic bags full of clothes, food and water donated by entrepreneurs, artists and other members of Cuba's independent upper-middle class. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
February 07, 2019 - 1:26 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a devastating tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to decimated homes. There's also a far rarer sight: Hundreds of young people in designer T-shirts and jeans...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, then-University of New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs answers questions during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Krebs has been charged with fraud and money laundering. The New Mexico Attorney General's Office filed a criminal complaint Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, against Krebs in connection with a 2015 golf trip to Scotland and allegations he tried to conceal a $25,000 donation. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
February 06, 2019 - 2:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, was charged Wednesday with fraud, money laundering and other felonies, state prosecutors said. The attorney general's office said in a criminal complaint that Krebs...
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FILE- This Aug. 17, 2010, file photo shows William H. Gross founder and Managing Director of PIMCO at the Conference on the Future of Housing Finance at the Treasury Department in Washington. Janus Henderson Investors says that "Bond King" William H. Gross is retiring to concentrate on his personal assets and private charitable foundation. The 74-year-old Gross will retire on March 1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 04, 2019 - 2:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — William H. Gross, the famed and colorful bond investor who once controlled the world's largest mutual fund, is closing his professional career of more than 40 years and retiring to focus on managing his personal assets and private charitable foundation. Gross, 74, was nicknamed the "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. From the “Boycott Bowl” to the “Dunk the Referee” dunk tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend their Sunday instead of watching the Super Bowl. Fans are still angry over how the Jan. 20 NFC championship game ended. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 01, 2019 - 4:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From the "Boycott Bowl" to the "Dunk the Referee" tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend Sunday doing anything but watching the Super Bowl. As the rest of the country gathers to watch the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the biggest...
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January 31, 2019 - 12:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by spending increases. A survey of more than 800 schools found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 percent in 2018, a decrease over the year before...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 photo, a glove used by Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson is displayed at the exhibit "In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend" at the Museum of City of New York in New York. The 100th anniversary of Robinson's birth is celebrated Thursday, Jan. 31, with the opening of the exhibit. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 30, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the 100th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birth approached, Sharon Robinson is sure her father would have a lot to say about the current political climate in the United States if he were still alive. "I know he would be outraged," she said. Jackie Robinson, who died at age 53 in...
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