Latest Bill Gates News

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

May. 22, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people's personal...

AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

May. 16, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 16, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NORTH KOREA NOT INTERESTED IN 'ONE-SIDED' NEGOTIATION Infuriated by ongoing Seoul/Washington drills, Pyongyang is threatening to scrap a historic summit next month between Trump and Kim Jong Un, with a...

Wynn Resorts female directors address policies after scandal

May. 15, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ahead of Wynn Resorts annual shareholders meeting, the casino operator's four female directors sought to reassure employees the company is committed to moving onto a new chapter following the sexual misconduct scandal that engulfed its founder earlier this year. The directors, three of...

Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

May. 8, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new methods for kids with trouble learning — an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative intend to...

Bill Gates pumps $158 million into push to combat US poverty

May. 3, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates launched a new fight against systemic poverty in the U.S., with his private foundation on Thursday announcing millions of dollars toward initiatives ranging from data projects to funding for community activists. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it will spend $158 million...