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Organizations launch yearlong campaign on lung health

Oct. 19, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of organizations are launching a yearlong educational campaign about lung health issues in Kentucky. The Kentucky Medical Association, the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care and the Anthem Foundation aim to educate residents through...

Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

Oct. 18, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going. A spokesperson with Powell...

Ford Foundation to divest millions from fossil fuels

Oct. 18, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

The Ford Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, announced Monday that it will divest millions from fossil fuels, following similar investment decisions made by other sizable foundations in recent years. For years, climate activists have...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: We blame legislative meddling for the Holocaust controversy in Southlake If any American community embodies the national frenzy about how we teach race in schools, it’s Southlake. The acrimony over...

Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

Oct. 17, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program that aims to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth's most pressing challenges. ...

Rhode Island Foundation to pay for thousands of Narcan kits

Oct. 17, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation is providing a $250,000 grant to purchase thousands of opioid overdose prevention kits until a more sustainable source of state funding is in place. The grant announced recently to the University of Rhode Island will...

Bill Clinton recovering from urological infection, aide says

Oct. 15, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton will remain hospitalized overnight as he recovers from a urological infection. But a spokesman said Friday that he was doing better and was in good spirits. “All health indicators are trending in the right direction, including his...

Made in India virus kits boost testing, and local industry

Oct. 14, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the first wave of the pandemic began to take hold in India, Sanchi Jawa and her 59-year-old father, Harish Jawa, realized that they had the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. They decided to isolate and get tested — but this was no easy task during the spring of 2020. ...

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Oct. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said Thursday. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday...

Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka earn women's sports awards

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in...