Philanthropic foundations

September 16, 2019 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander are among the 10 authors on the young people's literature longlist for the National Book Awards. The wide-ranging list, which includes graphic fiction, historical narratives and stories in verse, was announced Monday by the...
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September 09, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oren Teicher, who as head of the American Booksellers Association presided over a resurgence of independent bookstores, is receiving an honorary National Book Award. Teicher has won the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, announced Monday by...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the "Great Dome" atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he'd served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab's Center for Civic Media, said director Joi Ito had failed to disclose the deceased financier's funding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology incubator as well as investments Epstein made in Ito's personal venture capital fund, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 21, 2019 - 9:03 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he'd served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab's...
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August 01, 2019 - 6:00 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Connecticut Senate wants private donors to pick up the cost of UConn's departure from the American Athletic Conference. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano wrote on Wednesday to the school's new president, Tom Katsouleas, urging him to have the UConn...
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Eight-year-old August Wold (19) compares his haircut to Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman's, left, during batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. All this 8-year-old Little Leaguer wants is to play for the A's. They gave Wold the closest next thing with a mock contract and signing, complete with a news release announcing the deal, in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 27, 2019 - 8:34 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — August Wold pulled on his tiny green No. 19 Athletics jersey, began swinging a Khris Davis bat from both sides while standing in front of his very own locker, then made sure everyone knew something was still missing. "I hope I get to use batting gloves," the boy said. "Do I...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A foundation that specializes in journalism is pledging nearly $50 million for research in how social media and technology impacts democracy. The grants announced Monday by the Knight Foundation partly respond to the manipulation of tech giants like Facebook and Twitter during the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, file photo, NFL player Larry Fitzgerald, left, and Senior Director of Research and programs at The Women's Sports Foundation, Dr. Marjorie Snyder, serve as panelists at the DICK'S Sports Matter Panel Event in New York. Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, that trio announced a pledge to provide access to sports for one million youngsters over the next five years. DICK’S will match up to $1 million in donations made by customers to its foundation. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods, File)
July 22, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 19 story about the Sports Matter initiative, The Associated Press erroneously identified the RAND Corp. as the RAND Institute. A corrected version of the story is below: NFL 2019: Camps set to open in sweltering conditions As teams settle in at sweltering...
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In this May 2, 2013 photo the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mesdar is seen at an unknown location. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed Friday July 19, 2019 that Iran had seized one British, the Stena Impero, and one Liberian-flagged vessel, Mesdar, in the Strait of Hormuz. It was the latest escalation of tension in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West. (John Pitcher via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
July 20, 2019 - 7:04 pm
Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a serious risk even without war, energy and maritime...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 27, 2019, file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the NRA Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis. Former NRA President Oliver North says in court filings that he was thwarted at every step as he tried to raise alarm bells about alleged misspending at the gun lobbying group. He denied that he had tried to stage a coup to oust LaPierre. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 12, 2019 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct inside the powerful gun lobbying organization. The subpoenas add to a host of...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. At the center of Epstein's secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence the financier built decades ago, complete with plans for a 4,000-square-foot (372-square-meter) courtyard, a living room roughly the size of the average American home and a nearby private airplane runway. Known as the Zorro Ranch, the high-desert property is now tied to an investigation that the state attorney general's office says it has opened into Epstein with plans to forward findings to federal authorities in New York. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program near his retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and an all-girls' school a few blocks from his Manhattan...
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