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Not a New Yorker? Yang family bristles at 'tourist' mockery

May. 24, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, who has drawn fire for not voting in city elections and for having a second home upstate, was mocked as a “tourist” by some people on social media Monday for naming Times Square as his favorite subway station. ...

Bloomberg gives Hopkins $150M to diversify science programs

May. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A $150 million gift from billionaire Michael Bloomberg aims to help Johns Hopkins University boost the representation of certain minorities in science, technology, engineering and math. The donation announced Tuesday help create 100 new slots for...

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

May. 11, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business. The judge was tasked with...

Florida inquiry clears Bloomberg over felons voting case

May. 05, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities on Wednesday closed a criminal investigation into fund-raising efforts by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pay off the outstanding fines of thousands of the state's felons seeking to reclaim their voting rights, finding no...

UN calls on countries to take action to prevent drowning

Apr. 28, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly encouraged all countries Wednesday to take action to prevent drownings, which have caused over 2.5 million deaths in the past decade, over 90% of them in low-income and middle-income countries. The resolution, co-sponsored...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Vartan Gregorian, longtime president of Carnegie Corp., dies

Apr. 16, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vartan Gregorian, the noted scholar and philanthropic leader who led the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997, died Thursday after being hospitalized for stomach pain. He was 87. “The Corporation has lost a devoted and tireless leader — an...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation." The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The...

Four Black medical schools get $6M to widen vaccine outreach

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four historically Black medical schools are getting $6 million to expand coronavirus vaccination efforts in minority communities. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy announced the gifts Tuesday, giving $2.1 million to Morehouse School...