Philanthropy

August 07, 2017 - 7:56 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor and his Vermont counterpart are talking about facing off on the race track. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tweeted a challenge to fellow GOP Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont on Monday, saying that "rumor on the street is that you race cars." Mentioning his...
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August 04, 2017 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Debut novelist Yaa Gyasi and longtime author-activist Nancy Mercado are among this year's winners of American Book Awards for contributions to diversity in American literature. Gyasi was cited Friday for her acclaimed "Homecoming." Mercado, a key member of the Nuyorican literary...
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Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman speak at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2017 - 6:59 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual grants dinner, Chelsea Handler said she relished the chance to leave political talk aside for an evening of good news. "Let's celebrate the three things Donald Trump hates the most: Foreigners, the press...
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Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman speak at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2017 - 3:03 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual grants dinner, Chelsea Handler said she relished the chance to leave political talk aside for an evening of good news. "Let's celebrate the three things Donald Trump hates the most: Foreigners, the press...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 1970, file photo, Navy head coach Rick Forzano, left, and Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian talk on the sideline during a football game in Philadelphia. Notre Dame defeated Navy 56-7. Parseghian died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at his home in Granger, Ind. he was 94. (AP Photo/File)
August 02, 2017 - 9:48 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ara Parseghian, who took over a foundering Notre Dame football program and restored it to glory with two national championships in 11 seasons, has died. He was 94. University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins announced in a statement that Parseghian died at home at 1...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 30, 2017 file photo Britain's Prince Philip, in his capacity of Colonel, Grenadier Guards, chats to Sergeants from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards in their Mess at Lille Barracks in Aldershot, England. Britain's Prince Philip on Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017 retires from solo official duties. Over the decades he has become renowned for his stalwart support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 02, 2017 - 3:57 am
LONDON (AP) — For over 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain's longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative. On Wednesday Prince Philip will make his 22,219th — and final — solo public engagement. He will be meeting Royal Marines who have...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 file photo, Tom Hiddleston arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Kong: Skull Island" at the Dolby Theatre. Thor" star Tom Hiddleston is to play Hamlet on the London stage _ but fans will need a bit of luck to get a ticket. Hiddleston is set to play the moody Danish prince for three-weeks in September at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's 180-seat theater, it was announced on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2017 - 7:51 am
LONDON (AP) — "Thor" star Tom Hiddleston is to play Hamlet on the London stage — but fans will need a bit of luck to get a ticket. Hiddleston is set to play the moody Danish prince for three weeks in September at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's 180-seat theater. The production, directed by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Amal Clooney, left, and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Hail, Caesar!" in Los Angeles. Clooney’s foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday, July 31, 2017, with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2017 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George and Amal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Amal Clooney, left, and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Hail, Caesar!" in Los Angeles. Clooney’s foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday, July 31, 2017, with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2017 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George and Amal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks at the PBS's Executive Session at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Kerger is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed. She said Sunday, July 30, that stations dependent on federal funds couldn’t survive without it, including many in rural or underserved areas. President Donald Trump has called for an end to federal money for PBS and National Public Radio. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2017 - 2:56 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump. "PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," CEO Paula Kerger said Sunday. "There is no Plan B for that...
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