Philanthropic foundations

FILE - This May 30, 2017 file photo shows 650 5th Avenue in New York. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard on Monday, June 26, 2017 urged a jury to conclude a charity must give up majority ownership the a Manhattan skyscraper, saying it is secretly controlled by Iran. Lockard told New York federal court jurors in closing arguments that testimony proves the Alavi Foundation violated sanctions imposed in 1995.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
June 26, 2017 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. government lawyer told jurors Monday that a monthlong trial has revealed the secret long-time owner of a Manhattan skyscraper: Iran. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard expressed confidence that the government had proven through witness testimony, documents and other...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015 file photo, construction workers chat in front of a billboard for state investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to recover $540 million in assets, including penthouse apartments, paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and a yacht known as the Equanimity, that it says were stolen from Malaysia's troubled sovereign wealth fund, prompting objections from Malaysian officials who said Friday, June 16, 2017 there was no evidence of such crimes. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
June 16, 2017 - 12:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to recover $540 million in assets, including penthouse apartments, paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and a yacht known as the Equanimity, that it says were stolen from Malaysia's troubled sovereign wealth fund, prompting objections from Malaysian...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015 file photo, construction workers chat in front of a billboard for state investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to recover $540 million in assets, including penthouse apartments, paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and a yacht known as the Equanimity, that it says were stolen from Malaysia's troubled sovereign wealth fund, prompting objections from Malaysian officials who said Friday, June 16, 2017 there was no evidence of such crimes. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
June 16, 2017 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to recover $540 million in assets, including penthouse apartments, paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and a yacht known as the Equanimity, that it says were stolen from Malaysia's troubled sovereign wealth fund, prompting objections from Malaysian...
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In this frame grab from video, a doctor attends to a small girl who was taken ill with suspected food poisoning in the Hassan Sham U2 camp for displaced people located about 20 kilometers (13 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Iraq’s health minister, Adila Hamoud, told The Associated Press in Baghdad that 752 people had been taken ill and at least two died after they took part in a Monday night meal to break the Muslim dawn-to-dusk fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko)
June 13, 2017 - 6:34 am
HASSAN SHAM U2 CAMP, Iraq (AP) — A mass food poisoning at a camp for the displaced near the northern city of Mosul has killed at least two people and sickened over 700, Iraq's health minister said on Tuesday. The incident quickly became new fodder for a diplomatic dispute between several Arab...
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June 04, 2017 - 3:28 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is auctioning off a private lunch in the hopes of raising millions of dollars more for a charity helping the homeless in San Francisco. The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has raised nearly $24 million for the Glide Foundation over the past 17 years...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump talks to House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington after the House pushed through a health care bill. Women’s groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 31, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. The White House refused comment, calling the 125-page...
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Alexei Navalny attends hearings in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hearings have opened in the defamation case between Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Usmanov, estimated to be worth $15 billion, has sued Navalny over his investigation into Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's alleged wealth. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 31, 2017 - 8:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov has won a defamation lawsuit against Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The judge at Moscow's Lyublinsky district court on Wednesday ordered Navalny to remove his YouTube documentary about Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's alleged wealth from...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Callista Gingrich prepares to speak in National Harbor, Md. President Donald Trump says that he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican. Callista Gingrich has been the President and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company in Arlington, Va., since 2007. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 20, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican. Callista Gingrich has been the president and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company in Arlington, Virginia, since 2007...
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FILE- In this May 5, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown walks to the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla. Brown was found guilty on Thursday, May 11, 2017, of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 3:29 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The Thursday verdict came after prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown...
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CORRECTS SOURCE TO KALAMAZOO GAZETTE, NOT BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER-W.K. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron announces a $51 million dollar grant to the public schools in Battle Creek, Mich., Friday, May 5, 2017, at Battle Creek Central High School. (Jake Green /Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP)
May 05, 2017 - 4:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Friday that it's giving $51 million over five years to the public schools in its southwestern Michigan hometown of Battle Creek, in the hopes of tackling low academic performance that has been linked to longstanding racial inequality and...
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