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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 29, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. September 25, 2022. Editorial: College isn’t the only path to success As the cost of college continues to skyrocket and enrollment continues to plummet, the nation’s post-secondary institutions are being forced to evaluate their value...

Gates Foundation prods UN, honors inspiration as Goalkeepers

Sep. 21, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined characteristic optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals that the Gateses' foundation convened on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. ...

Global Fund gets powerful help with $18 billion funding goal

Sep. 20, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will get some high-powered help this week to reach its $18 billion goal to fund another three years to slow the spread of these diseases. President Joe Biden will host The Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment...

Once McCain's party, Arizona GOP returns to far-right roots

Sep. 18, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Simmering discontent among a segment of Arizona Republicans over John McCain's famous penchant for bucking his party boiled over in the winter of 2014 with the censure of the longtime U.S. senator. McCain's allies responded with an all-out push to reassert control...

Bill Gates: Technological innovation would help solve hunger

Sep. 13, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates says the global hunger crisis is so immense that food aid cannot fully address the problem. What’s also needed, Gates argues, are the kinds of innovations in farming technology that he has long funded to try to reverse the crisis documented in a report released...

Fighting bogus claims a growing priority in election offices

Sep. 11, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

Election officials preparing for the rapidly approaching midterm elections have one more headache: trying to combat misinformation that sows distrust about voting and results while fueling vitriol aimed at rank-and-file election workers. Some states and counties are devoting more...

Christie's to auction Paul Allen's art trove, valued at $1B+

Aug. 26, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 150 artworks from the collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen will be auctioned at Christie's in New York this fall and are expected to bring in more than $1 billion in total, Christie's and Allen's estate announced Friday. The works to be auctioned...

Prince William charity invests with bank tied to dirty fuels

Aug. 19, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The conservation charity founded by Prince William, second in line to the British throne and who launched the Earthshot Prize, keeps its investments in a bank that is one of the world's biggest backers of fossil fuels, The Associated Press has learned. The Royal...

Gates Foundation adds Gayle, Dhawan as independent trustees

Aug. 19, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

As the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to expand its governance, it announced Thursday that it has added two trustees to its board. Helene Gayle, president of Spelman College, and Ashish Dhawan, founder and CEO of the Convergence Foundation in India, will join the three other outside...

Gates eyes partnership with South Korea over global health

Aug. 16, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Gates on Tuesday called for South Korea to become more involved in international efforts to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19 as he stressed the need for the world to be better prepared for the next pandemic. Representing the Bill and Melinda...