Philanthropic foundations

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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FILE - In this May 5, 2016, file photo, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Bezos said Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that he will start a $2 billion charitable fund to help homeless families and open new preschools in low-income neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 13, 2018 - 2:15 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he'll call...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Democratic Candidates for the office of New York Attorney General take part in a debate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Manhattan borough of New York. From left are Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve, and Zephyr Teachout. The candidates squared off in what will likely be their final debate at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
September 13, 2018 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump might want to keep an eye on Thursday's Democratic primary for attorney general in his native New York. There's a chance he'll be sparring with the winner in court. All four candidates have vowed to be a legal thorn in the Republican president's side, if...
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September 10, 2018 - 8:53 am
MILAN (AP) — An international children rights charity based in Switzerland has been awarded the 2018 Balzan Prize for humanitarian achievement. The Balzan Foundation announced Monday that Terre des Hommes will receive 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million) for a project in the African nation of Mali...
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September 04, 2018 - 2:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford and Lady Gaga are being honored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation with the Artists Inspiration Award for their contributions to humanitarian and philanthropic causes. The non-profit organization says Tuesday that the awards will be presented at its third annual Patron of...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:34 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Researchers in the United States and Britain are sharing a 1 million-euro ($1.16 million) prize from a Portuguese scientific foundation for developing revolutionary gene therapy that has restored the sight of children. The Lisbon, Portugal-based Champalimaud Foundation's...
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August 29, 2018 - 1:53 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have arrested three members of a charity helping migrants on the eastern island of Lesbos for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization that directly facilitated migrant smugglers for financial profit. Police said Wednesday that a total of 30 Greek...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:51 am
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is providing $3 million to the National Park Foundation's effort to encourage people to get outside and explore some of the more than 400 national parks. It's called the "Find Your Park" initiative. L.L. Bean's great-grandson, Chairman Shawn Gorman, said the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen praised himself for providing “critical information” in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday. Attorney General Barbara Underwood has requested a criminal referral from the state...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen praised himself for providing “critical information” in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:54 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Cohen personally called tax officials in New York on the same day he received a subpoena from state investigators looking into the Trump Foundation. A state official confirmed the call from the former personal attorney and "fixer" for President Donald Trump, but would...
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