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Feds: Pennsylvania man faked Trump family personas in fraud

Jun. 08, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged Tuesday with creating fake online identities for ex-President Donald Trump's brother and youngest son to dupe hundreds of people nationwide into donating thousands of dollars to what prosecutors described as a phony political organization. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 08, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 5, 2021. Editorial: Clock is ticking on 2021 Minnesota Legislature Hurdles remain, but divides must be overcome to avoid a damaging shutdown. Legislative leaders appear cautiously optimistic that...

Expansion planned for giraffe facility at Topeka Zoo

Jun. 08, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Zoo is expanding and upgrading its giraffe facility, a move that also will provide new housing for other animals. Zoo officials say the project is expected to cost $7.75 million. Private donations will cover $6.25 million of the cost, and...

Lawsuit challenges key part of new Kentucky education law

Jun. 07, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new law allowing scholarship tax credits to support private school tuition drew a court challenge Monday from an education group, which argues that the program is unconstitutional and undermines support for public schools. The legal...

MacKenzie Scott’s no-strings gifts extend beyond grantees

Jun. 02, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

MacKenzie Scott stormed the philanthropy world last year with $5.7 billion in unrestricted donations to hundreds of charities. The seven- and eight-figure gifts were the largest many had ever received. At the time, few people understood the multiplier effect those gifts would have or how...

Negotiations revive education debates in Nevada statehouse

May. 31, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A mining tax proposal introduced in the Nevada statehouse has revived longstanding debates about charter schools and tax credits that help pay for private school tuition. With less than a day remaining before the Legislature adjourns, Democrats...

Maine children's support center will grow thanks to $1M gift

May. 31, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A family has donated $1 million to grow a services organization in Maine that works with children with special needs. Charlie and Nancy Shuman made the gift to the Children's Center, which provides early childhood intervention and family support...

San Diego gives vaccines to Mexican workers at border plants

May. 25, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — San Diego County and private businesses have donated 10,000 coronavirus vaccine doses for workers at U.S.-owned border assembly plants in Tijuana known as maquiladoras, Mexico’s top diplomat said Tuesday. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard...

Anonymous donor gives $1M for Bainbridge Island bike trails

May. 25, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — New mountain bike trails are coming to Bainbridge Island, thanks to an anonymous donor. The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation has purchased 10 acres of land next to Strawberry Hill Park after receiving a $1 million donation, according to...

West Virginia pilots give kids a first flight

May. 22, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

PLEASANT VALLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A love of aviation usually starts at a young age. “I wish there was something like this when I was younger,” said Tim Ridley, who’s been a pilot for 24 years. “I can’t imagine having the opportunity that (these kids) have.” ...