Philanthropy

Sydney Lang, 16, of Edmonton, Alberta, seated center, poses with cast members from "Teen Wolf" during a meet-and-greet arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. Pictured from front row left, Colton Haynes, Shelley Hennig, Charlie Carver, Tyler Posey and Khylin Rhambo, and from back row left are Cody Christian, Linden Ashby, Melissa Ponzio, and Dylan Sprayberry. (AP Photo/Sandy Cohen)
July 21, 2017 - 10:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The stars of "Teen Wolf" made a special appearance at Comic-Con Friday for an audience of one. Nine members of the MTV show's cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation...
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July 21, 2017 - 8:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The stars of "Teen Wolf" made a special appearance at Comic-Con Friday for an audience of one. Nine members of the MTV show's cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation...
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July 21, 2017 - 7:24 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The stars of "Teen Wolf" made a special appearance at Comic-Con on Friday for an audience of one. Nine members of the MTV show's cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation...
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Musician and actor Common and his mother Dr. Mahalia Hines visit the Renaissance School of the Arts as Ambassadors for AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in New York. Common will be fulfilling all the wish lists that teachers and faculty put together for the school's needs for the upcoming year. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
July 20, 2017 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the...
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July 20, 2017 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia has given $50 million to the Roman Catholic university, the largest gift in the school's history. The university plans to bolster its endowment and increase scholarships with the gift announced Thursday from 83-year-old James...
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In this June 26, 2017 photo, Martin Kober displays literature and copies of a family heirloom that he believes was painted by Renaissance master Michelangelo, at his home in Tonawanda, N.Y. Kober is convinced the painting of a dying Jesus that hung above the mantel in his upstate New York childhood home is the work of Michelangelo. Getting experts to agree remains the $300 million hurdle. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
July 20, 2017 - 12:35 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Martin Kober is convinced the painting of a dying Jesus that hung above the mantel in his upstate New York childhood home is the work of Michelangelo. Getting experts to agree remains the $300 million hurdle. That's the potential value of the 19-by-25-inch (48-by-64-...
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In this Jan. 2017 photo Chechnya's chief mufti Salakh Mezhiyev, foregroind, leads a prayer for a delegation of Chechen officials, with Chechen lawmaker Adam Delimkhanov third right, in the courtyard of the damaged Great Mosque of Aleppo in the Old City of Aleppo in Syria. Russia’s mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. (AP Photo)
July 18, 2017 - 10:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. A...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi talk to reporters outside the Vatican City from the Perugino gate. Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there's hardly better real estate in this tiny city state than the sprawling penthouse apartment in the Vatican gardens, where the rooftop terrace has in-your-face views of the dome itself and overlooks the Vatican hotel that Pope Francis calls home. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 18, 2017 - 2:45 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two former executives of the Vatican's pediatric hospital are going on trial on charges they diverted 422,000 euros ($485,000) in hospital donations to renovate the retirement home of the Catholic Church's retired second-in-command. Former hospital president Giuseppe Profiti and...
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Chris Paul waves to fans after being introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets Friday, July 14, 2017, in Houston. The nine-time All-Star was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers late last month. Joining Paul on stage, from left to right, are Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman, coach Mike D'Antoni and basket hall of fame member Calvin Murphy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 17, 2017 - 6:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets are going up for sale. Rockets CEO Tad Brown made the announcement Monday, hours after owner Leslie Alexander made the decision. "It's been my great joy and honor to own the Houston Rockets for the past 24 years," Alexander said in a statement. "I've had the...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen. Eight of the largest U.S.-based aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to address what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years. More than 20 million people are at risk of famine in nine African nations and Yemen, but Richard Stearns, president of Federal Way, Washington-based World Vision, says it has been overshadowed amid the controversies surrounding President Donald Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
July 17, 2017 - 2:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Eight of the world's biggest aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to get more attention in the U.S. for what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years. More than 20 million people are at risk of famine in nine African nations...
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