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Musician couple host concerts to fundraise for food pantry

NEW YORK (AP) — When Erin Shields belted out “Being Alive” — the showstopper from the Broadway classic “Company” — the title had extra...

Billionaires John, Laura Arnold to give 5% of wealth yearly

Billionaire philanthropists John and Laura Arnold have committed to donate 5% of their wealth annually as part of an effort to encourage increased, timelier...

Spielberg donates Genesis Prize money to justice nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg said Thursday that he will donate his $1 million Genesis Prize to 10 nonprofits that are working for...

Lawsuit accuses Mormon church of fraud in use of donations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — James Huntsman, a member of one of Utah's most prominent families and brother of a former governor, sued The...

Banksy painting raises $23 million for UK health charities

LONDON (AP) — A Banksy painting honoring Britain’s health workers in the pandemic has sold for a record 16.8 million pounds ($23.2 million), auction...

Pandemic puts 1 in 3 nonprofits in financial jeopardy

NEW YORK (AP) — More than one-third of U.S. nonprofits are in jeopardy of closing within two years because of the financial harm inflicted...

New Orleans Museum of Art announces 3 big gifts in 1 month

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a major gift to its photography department - the third such announcement...

Kierstan Bell ringing up big numbers at Florida Gulf Coast

Kierstan Bell had never even heard of Florida Gulf Coast at this time last year. She was a freshman at Ohio State then, a...

Debate amid pandemic: Should foundations have to give more?

NEW YORK (AP) — The viral pandemic wiped out jobs and businesses and left many U.S. families unable to afford food. It also caused...

Philanthropists pledge $20M gift to HBCU in Maryland

Philanthropist Calvin Tyler Jr., and his wife, Tina, pledged $20 million Monday to his alma mater Morgan State University, which the university said is...

DIY education: Greek teacher creates TV classes for inmates

AVLONA, Greece (AP) — Setting up a television channel from scratch isn’t the most obvious or easiest thing for a math teacher to do...

Fidelity Charitable: Record-high donations fell shy of need

Fidelity Charitable, the nation’s largest grant maker, has reported a banner 2020, with donations surging 24% from 2019 to $9.1 billion — by far...

World’s longest hockey game played in deep freeze in Alberta

SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta (AP) — The world’s longest hockey game carried on in ghastly cold weather. ...

Hard-hit restaurants feed COVID doctors, nurses to survive

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was the week after Christmas and coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations were soaring in Portland, Oregon. ...

Taxing time: How the pandemic will affect filing your taxes

The pandemic has made everything a bit trickier — tax filing season is no exception. ...

Wilson relishes honor, but football concerns remain in focus

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson is tired of getting hit. Tired of taking sacks. ...

Things to Know: Catholic Church got $1.5B in US virus relief

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: ...

Sitting on billions, Catholic dioceses amassed taxpayer aid

When the coronavirus forced churches to close their doors and give up Sunday collections, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte turned to the federal...

Creator of ‘Bernie’ mittens partners with teddy bear maker

The teacher who created the recycled wool mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration — engendering countless memes — is...

Viral TikTok user gives signed juice bottle to Idaho museum

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man who rode to fame on TikTok after casually singing “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac and drinking cranberry...

Bernie Sanders’ mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity

About those wooly mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They've helped to...

Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charity

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fan Bryan Jackson says he thought his taste buds were safe when he joked last week on Twitter that...

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a...

Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charity

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fan Bryan Jackson says he thought his taste buds were safe when he joked last week on Twitter that...

10 winners announced for I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK (AP) — In Hayward, California, library director Jayanti Addleman was cited for her “inspiring optimism and extensive expertise” during the ongoing pandemic....

Russian investigators open new fraud probe involving Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday ramped up the pressure on top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny by leveling new fraud accusations against him. ...

Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert star in ‘Ratatouille’ musical

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok’s crowdsourced “Ratatouille” musical has cooked up some serious talent for its one-night-only benefit concert, including roles for Tituss Burgess,...

What the new COVID relief package means for your money

A second wave of federal coronavirus relief totaling $900 billion could begin flowing to millions of Americans as soon as the year’s end, nearly...

‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas trees lift school, spirits

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Frank Pichel’s Christmas trees will probably never be chosen to light up New York’s Rockefeller Center. They look more like...

PGA Tour hopeful for return of fans, pushing ahead without

Amid hopes for the return of fans on the PGA Tour next year, Commissioner Jay Monahan says tournaments are prepared financially to do without...

Snow days, virtual opera: The office holiday party goes on

NEW YORK (AP) — An online murder mystery. Law-themed opera arias. A snowman-building competition. ...

MacKenzie Scott says she has given $4.1 billion to charity

SEATTLE (AP) — MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced that she has given away $4.1 billion...

The Latest: More than 4,000 people hospitalized in LA County

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County has again broken a record for coronavirus hospitalizations, fulfilling the county public health director’s dire predictions in just...

Donations soar but nonprofits still struggle with pandemic

SEATTLE (AP) — The American spirit of generosity this holiday season may be no match for the coronavirus. ...

The Who concert memorial fundraiser plays on, virtually

CINCINNATI (AP) — For years, alumni of a Cincinnati-area high school have gathered to raise scholarship money in memory of three classmates killed in...

Russell Wilson, Travis Kelce among NFL Man of Year nominees

In a year impacted by a pandemic and social unrest, NFL players have spoken out and stepped up. On Thursday, the league revealed the...

Kevin Bacon brings music back to venues for charity concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Musician and actor Kevin Bacon is bringing live music back to venues that have been shuttered this year with an...

Like everything else 2020, taxes will be like no other year

It’s the time of year to start thinking about taxes — but the upcoming filing season is going to be a bit trickier for...

Adam Wainwright wins MLB’s Roberto Clemente Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for...

Farm Rescue shifts to help farmers sickened by coronavirus

The wet spring offered only a tiny window for planting, so when North Dakota farmer Paul Ivesdal fell ill with the coronavirus he knew...

Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to...

Diggs invokes “Super Freak” and has big game

Add “Super Freak” to the list of adjectives to describe Stefon Diggs’ league-leading receiving numbers. ...

Europe, Gates pledge funds to get vaccines tor poor nations

PARIS (AP) — European governments and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Thursday to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency funds...

Star-studded benefit concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan will be among the entertainers honoring nurses in a star-studded benefit virtual concert on...

McCarrick: What’s known about the abusive US ex-cardinal

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday will release its report into the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-influential American cardinal...

Norm Crosby, comic mangler of language, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norm Crosby, the deadpan mangler of the English language who thrived in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s as a television,...

How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

NEW YORK (AP) — Would you buy something you can’t see? ...

Column: NASCAR’s Johnson leaves lasting charitable mark

NASCAR’s nicest guy will run his final race this weekend and close a remarkable career that ranks among the best in history. The mark...

John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming...

Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose...

Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. ...

Pope commits to clean finances amid scandal in backyard

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis told European anti-money laundering experts Thursday that the Vatican was committed to “clean finance,” as he denounced financial speculation...

AP source: 10 Raiders players fined for COVID-19 violations

Darren Waller and several Las Vegas Raiders teammates have been fined for attending his charity event that violated COVID-19 protocols. ...

Gruden: Raiders players made ‘mistake’ not wearing masks

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said several of his players made a mistake when they didn’t wear masks or practice social distancing during...

Raiders players shown at charity event without masks

Several Las Vegas Raiders players attended a charity event held by teammate Darren Waller that violated Nevada rules for the coronavirus pandemic and might...

Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger. ...

Brad Paisley, wife fight hunger with 1 million meal pledge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After opening a free grocery store earlier this year, country music star Brad Paisley and his wife are expanding their...

City won’t waste John Oliver’s donation, on 1 condition

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke...

John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I’ll give to charity

Comedian John Oliver upped...

Zimbabwean activist and opposition leader dies of cancer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

NBA Foundation created, pledges $300 million to Black growth

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Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick fill-in

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)...

Faces in the crowd: Cutouts provide virtual MLB audience

Gabby Adamo loved the...

Dodgers selling fan cutouts for up to $299

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11

DALLAS (AP) — The...

Donors: $7.7 billion to tackle Syria humanitarian crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — The...

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