Philanthropic foundations

October 05, 2017 - 6:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have raided the homes of at least five people working for an exiled oligarch, in connection with a decades-old dispute over what was once the country's largest oil producer. In a statement, the Investigative Committee said that the Thursday morning raid relates...
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September 28, 2017 - 6:25 pm
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the image of a large Christian cross on the flag and seal of a Pennsylvania county is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Judge Edward Smith ruled Thursday against Lehigh County in a suit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and...
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Minnesota Lynx's Jia Perkins, center, shoots as Los Angeles Sparks' Chelsea Gray defends during the first half of Game 2 in the WNBA basketball finals Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 28, 2017 - 2:21 am
Chelsea Gray was driving to lunch with a Los Angeles Sparks teammate last year when she noticed a large number of homeless children near where she was going to eat. The guard wanted to help them, so she partnered with HavASole , a group that works with at-risk youth and the homeless, and donated...
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U.S. Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission Edward Drusina, right, seated, announces the expansion of a far-reaching water conservation agreement that governs how the U.S. and Mexico manage the overused Colorado River, at a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
September 27, 2017 - 9:54 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages amid drought and climate change. The United...
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September 14, 2017 - 12:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, and the disparate groups are trying to decide on priorities while some storm victims still await help. Distrust of large...
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September 06, 2017 - 12:06 pm
MADRID (AP) — A paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the daughter of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, the deceased painter's foundation announced Wednesday. The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation said in a written statement that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test...
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September 06, 2017 - 11:54 am
MADRID (AP) — The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation says a paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the surrealist artist's daughter. The foundation said Wednesday that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test informed it that Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader, has...
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August 22, 2017 - 12:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to fight hate groups. The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in the United States. George Clooney says in a...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the...
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August 17, 2017 - 12:07 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs did not offer any...
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