Philanthropic foundations

November 04, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Football Association will honor Wayne Rooney by allowing the DC United striker to make his 120th and final England appearance against the United States at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 15. The friendly fixture will be called the Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the...
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October 25, 2018 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday mothballed a lawsuit over President Donald Trump's charitable foundation until a higher court rules in an unrelated case whether a sitting president can be sued in state court. State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla commented after hearing...
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In this photo taken with a phone on Friday, Oct 12, 2018, students of More Than Me Academy play outside their school in Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia's government on Tuesday announced is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)
October 16, 2018 - 10:28 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's government on Tuesday announced is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care. A rape case has been re-opened in order to determine new evidence, the information ministry said,...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows "Florida," written by Lauren Groff, "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai and "The Friend," by Sigrid Nunez. The novels are three of the five fiction finalists for the National Book Awards. Winners will be revealed Nov. 14 during a dinner ceremony in Manhattan. (Riverheas Books/Viking via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 10:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Judges selected by the National Book Foundation chose five nominees in each of five categories —...
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File - In this Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Human rights activist Nadia Murad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Denis Mukwege and Murad have been named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
October 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 15, 2018, file photo, acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood speaks to Legislative leaders in Albany, N.Y. Underwood says in a new court filing that New York state has a strong case that President Donald Trump ran his charitable foundation with disregard for state and federal law. Underwood is suing the foundation, saying it broke rules prohibiting charities from engaging in political activity. Trump's lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss the case, saying it was politically motivated. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
October 04, 2018 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York has a strong case that President Donald Trump ran his charitable foundation with disregard for state and federal law, the state's attorney general said Thursday in a new court filing. Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing the foundation, saying it broke rules...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, a portrait of President Donald Trump's father Fred Trump, and three un-signed Executive orders are seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 03, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Though President Donald Trump insists he did nothing wrong on his taxes, experts say he could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in civil fines if state and federal authorities substantiate a New York Times report that found he and his family cheated the IRS for decades...
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File - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Bill Gates speaks during the Goalkeepers Conference in New York. Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "Goalkeepers" report on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, urging for more comparable student assessment data worldwide and getting girls through their schooling. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 18, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
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September 18, 2018 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If you're a fan of "Hidden Figures" and Margot Lee Shetterly's story of three black female mathematicians' contributions to the space program, you should thank in part the efforts of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "We made a grant to Margot Lee Shetterly when she was unknown," said...
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Pope Francis leaves s at the end of his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 13, 2018 - 3:42 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church. The...
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