Latest Bill Gates News

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Aug. 18, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his...

Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

Jul. 27, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of families still apart and warning that a better system must be in place. U.S. District...

Administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

Jul. 27, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families. The federal government was under a Thursday deadline to...

Today in History

Jul. 27, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 27, the 208th day of 2018. There are 157 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged...

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

Jul. 16, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private...

New UN panel to make proposals to ensure safe digital future

Jul. 12, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is establishing a high-level panel co-chaired by Chinese e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma and the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates to make recommendations on ensuring "a safe and inclusive digital future." Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a news...

Barbs for Bezos but Bill Gates largely admired in Seattle

Jun. 30, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city. While Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing...

Some boosters want South Dakota's Augustana on bigger stage

Jun. 24, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

Perhaps the biggest proponent of taking a small private university in South Dakota into the realm of big-time college athletics is a longtime hospital administrator who thinks as big as his 6-foot-6 frame. Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and schmoozed with...