Philanthropy

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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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 17, 2017 - 8:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City 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 hotel that Pope Francis calls home. The 300-...
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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks at the commemoration for the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon and a gala for his non-profit space education foundation, ShareSpace Foundation, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
July 16, 2017 - 2:11 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty-eight years after he landed on the moon, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday rolled out a red carpet for the red planet at a star-studded gala at the Kennedy Space Center. Aldrin, 87, commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon...
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FILE - This April 1, 2016 file photo shows a view of the Vatican-run Bambin Gesu' pediatric hospital, in Rome. On Thursday, July 13, 2017 Vatican prosecutors indicted the former president and ex-treasurer of the Vatican-run children's hospital for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's foundation to pay for renovations on a top cardinal's apartment. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, files)
July 13, 2017 - 5:47 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The scandal was remarkable even by Vatican standards: The president of the "pope's hospital" for sick children had taken nearly a half-million dollars in hospital donations and used them to spruce up the penthouse apartment of the Vatican cardinal who had appointed him. On...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and his daughter Ivanka Trump arrive for a working session at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 12:00 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and other support. Ivanka Trump joined World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines...
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World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Ivanka Trump, daughter of the U.S. President Donald Trump attend the Women's Entrepreneur Finance Initiative launch event held in conjunction with the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Michael Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 9:57 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and other support. Ivanka Trump joined World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a blacklegged tick - also known as a deer tick. With a bumper crop of blacklegged ticks possible this season, researchers in a Lyme disease-plagued part of New York's Hudson Valley are tackling tick problems across entire neighborhoods with fungal sprays and bait boxes. (CDC via AP)
July 05, 2017 - 1:30 am
RED HOOK, N.Y. (AP) — Maybe it will take a village to fight Lyme disease. Or a bunch of them. With a bumper crop of blacklegged ticks possible this season, researchers in a Lyme disease-plagued part of New York's Hudson Valley are tackling tick problems across entire neighborhoods with fungal...
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After gathering to celebrate around their own goal, Team White players head to center ice to shake hands with their Blue Team counterparts at Buffalo's downtown HarborCenter on Monday morning, Monday, July 3, 2017, after playing for more than 250 hours to set the world record for the longest continuous hockey game. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)
July 03, 2017 - 11:18 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fatigue gave way to emotion for Les Kuntar on Monday when he attempted to put into perspective spending the past 11 days playing one continuous hockey game. Standing at center ice and sipping a beer, the 47-year-old former professional goalie's eyes welled with tears as he...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis greets children from the Vatican's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital. During the audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall, Francis exhorted hospital caregivers not to fall prey to corruption, which he called the “greatest cancer” that can strike a hospital. “Bambino Gesu has had a history that hasn't always been good,” the pope said, jettisoning his prepared remarks to decry the temptation to “transform a good thing like a children's hospital into a business, and make a business where doctors become businessmen and nurses become businessmen, everyone's a businessman!” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 03, 2017 - 5:34 am
ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase pediatric hospital were angry: Corners were being cut. Safety protocols were being ignored. And sick children were suffering. The Vatican's response was swift. A secret three-month investigation in early 2014 gathered testimony and...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai ruler, attends the summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea in Jordan. The Godolphin Cross village in southwest England reached out to the Dubai ruler because his famous Godolphin horseracing stables share the town’s name, and now because of a generous donation the village can purchase a former Methodist chapel for the town’s new community center building it is announced Thursday June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, FILE)
June 29, 2017 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — A community center in southwest England has found an unlikely source of funds after reaching out to the wealthy ruler of Dubai. The Godolphin Cross Community Association announced Thursday that a donation from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was enough to secure the purchase of...
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