Philanthropy

May 22, 2017 - 1:13 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest is donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy. The 55-year-old chairman of Fortescue Metal Group and his wife, Nicola, announced Monday...
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2017 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and...
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May 19, 2017 - 1:29 pm
ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Gronk will soon be tracking down criminals, sniffing for drugs and acting as the furry face of a Massachusetts police department. No, not New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. This Gronk is the Athol Police Department's new dog. The year-old German shepherd is...
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Lexi Thompson watches her tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Kingsmill Championship LPGA golf tournament in Williamsburg, Va., Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 19, 2017 - 11:06 am
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship on Thursday, a day after skydiving with Navy SEALS onto the course. Thompson had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch and a one-stroke lead over U.S. Solheim Cup teammates Gerina...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. The Obama Presidential Center will not be a part of the presidential library network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. The former president has said construction of the center on Chicago's South Side would take about four years. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
May 12, 2017 - 9:55 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama Presidential Center won't be a part of the presidential library network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Chicago Tribune reports ( http://trib.in/2q7ae6o ) that the move will free the Obama Foundation from amassing an endowment equivalent to...
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Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., left,) escorts Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown outside the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Fla. Brown was found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 3:14 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was found guilty on Thursday of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The jury's verdict came after prosecutors put on a detailed criminal case that outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2011, file photo, Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap stands on the bench during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. Former NFL tight end Todd Heap and his family are encouraging people to "share hugs and spread love and joy through random acts of heartfelt kindness" on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in honor of their late daughter's birthday. Police say Heap was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter Holly in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home on April 15. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
May 02, 2017 - 9:31 am
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL tight end Todd Heap and his family are encouraging people to "share hugs and spread love and joy through random acts of heartfelt kindness" on Wednesday in honor of their late daughter's birthday. Police say Heap was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-...
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May 02, 2017 - 2:46 am
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL tight end Todd Heap and his family are encouraging people to "share hugs and spread love and joy through random acts of heartfelt kindness" on Wednesday in honor of their late daughter's birthday. Police say Heap was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-...
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Rick Bayless and his wife Deann arrive at the James Beard Awards on Monday, May 1, 2017, in Chicago. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
May 01, 2017 - 10:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards, and Chicago's Rick Bayless' high-end Mexican eatery Topolobampo won the outstanding restaurant honor. Another Philadelphia foodie — Stephen Starr of Starr...
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Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, smiles during a ceremonial ground breaking for the Jackie Robinson Museum, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ground was broken for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait — matching the length of the Hall of Famer's barrier-breaking major league career. Rachel Robinson, the 94-year-old widow of the Brooklyn Dodgers star, attended Thursday's ceremony in the SoHo section of Manhattan...
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