Philanthropy

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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May 01, 2017 - 12:13 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Germany says it will double the 70 million euros ($76 million) it has already pledged to help Somalia cope with the severe drought and hunger that is threatening millions of people across this Horn of Africa nation. The promise was made during a surprise visit by Germany's...
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Tom Hanks attends "The Circle" premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2017 - 3:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Hanks says he's going on an "NFL moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn't explain what that entails. The NFL approved the Raiders' plan to move last month. A $1.9 billion stadium is slated to be built for the team with...
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Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., left, escorts former Congresswoman Corrine Brown to the Bryan Simpson Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla,., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, for opening arguments in her trial. Brown was indicted in July on 22 counts involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and hiding income. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 6:30 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with scholarships. Testimony will continue for a second day...
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Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., left, escorts former Congresswoman Corrine Brown to the Bryan Simpson Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla,., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, for opening arguments in her trial. Brown was indicted in July on 22 counts involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and hiding income. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 4:41 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Testimony is to continue in the fraud case against former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown after prosecutors told jurors she financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with...
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Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., left, escorts former Congresswoman Corrine Brown to the Bryan Simpson Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla,., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, for opening arguments in her trial. Brown was indicted in July on 22 counts involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and hiding income. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 4:38 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Testimony is to continue in the fraud trial of Corrine Brown after prosecutors told jurors the former congresswoman from Florida financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor kids with...
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April 24, 2017 - 5:11 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter has exhausted all chance of having her five-year prison sentence overturned in court, her family said on Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is one of several dual nationals held in...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:26 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter says all efforts to appeal her five-year prison sentence in court have failed. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation,...
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April 21, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country's main public health organizations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It's the latest move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in cracking down on charities and...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2017, file photo, Seth Rogen arrives for "The Disaster Artist" at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Rogen became an honorary member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter at the University of Vermont on April 17, 2017. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2017 - 9:40 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Seth Rogen has gone from battling a fraternity to joining one. The actor who played a new dad doing battle with a rowdy fraternity in "Neighbors" has officially joined the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at the University of Vermont. Rogen paid a visit to the fraternity Monday after...
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