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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. June 21, 2022. Editorial: The Black Lives Matter movement drives a resurgence at NC’s HBCU’s On this Juneteenth the Black Lives Matter movement can claim a major accomplishment: It has helped to reinvigorate...

US charitable giving hit record in 2021 but inflation looms

Jun. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

Charitable giving in the United States reached a record $485 billion in 2021, though the increase did not keep pace with inflation, according to a report Tuesday offering a comprehensive look at American philanthropy. The Giving USA report says donations in 2021 were 4% higher than...

Former sheriff gets 12 years for bribery, money laundering

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for bribery and money laundering. Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe apologized to the court before the sentence was issued, news outlets reported. McCabe was ordered into custody in...

Hyde, Bills commit to helping victims of Buffalo shooting

May. 15, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Micah Hyde considered canceling his charity softball game after hearing about the shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket. The Bills safety knew he and his teammates could try to help the families of the victims and a stunned community. A...

Baseball signed by Zelenskyy sells at auction for $50,000

May. 12, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has sold at auction for more than $50,000, a portion of which will go toward providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainians displaced by the nation's war with Russia, auctioneer RR Auction of Boston said Thursday. ...

Retrial delayed for ex-Arkansas senator accused of bribery

Apr. 29, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The federal retrial of a former Arkansas lawmaker accused of bribery and wire fraud has been delayed until later this year. A federal jury in August had acquitted former state Sen. Gilbert Baker on one count of conspiring to bribe an ex-judge. ...

Mother, son plead guilty in Mississippi welfare misspending

Apr. 26, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A mother and son who ran a nonprofit group and an education company in Mississippi pleaded guilty Tuesday to state charges of misusing public money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the nation. Nancy New and Zachary New acknowledged...

Johnson acknowledges his company, others benefited from law

Apr. 11, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told backers at a recent event in Wisconsin that his plastics company benefitted from a key provision he pushed for in former President Donald Trump's tax bill in 2017, addressing a line of attack being made against him during his reelection bid....

St. Louis mayor signs bill allowing voluntary reparations

Apr. 02, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis mayor has signed a bill allowing taxpayers to voluntarily donate to a slavery reparations fund. Tishaura Jones, the city’s first Black female mayor, described the move in a statement Friday as an effort to “reverse generational wrongs," the St....