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In reversal, Ball State removes name of Papa John's founder

Aug. 16, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University's trustees have voted to remove the name of alumnus and Papa John's founder John Schnatter from a business institute because of his use of a racial slur. The board voted 8-1 Thursday to remove the name from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and...

Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament elections

Aug. 16, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president on Thursday vetoed legislation on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to win seats. Andrzej Duda said the legislation would have left "a large number...

UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21

Aug. 14, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 2007. UConn will host Tennessee during the 2019-20 season, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Pat Summitt...

Issa Rae, Childish Gambino part of Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Aug. 13, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will benefit...

Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs

Aug. 8, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Kevin Hart, KIPP schools and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to give scholarships to 18 students to attend historically black colleges and universities. Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity" and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by...

Eisenhower Museum renovation gets $1M in donations

Aug. 7, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Two organizations have each donated $500,000 to renovation efforts for the Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Kansas. The Salina Journal reports that the DeBruce Foundation along with the Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust have donated to a capital campaign to fund the...

Chris Paul donates $2.5M to Wake Forest basketball program

Aug. 7, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team. The donation announced Tuesday is the school's largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player. School officials say it will assist a project to...

Random fundraisers could dine with Patrick Dempsey

Aug. 4, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey is offering to have dinner with five, randomly selected individuals who raise money for families affected by cancer. The Sun Journal reports that those who raise more than $1,000 by Sept. 1 for what's known as the Dempsey Challenge could be picked for the...

The Latest: Counting underway in Zimbabwe's historic vote

Jul. 30, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The last of Zimbabwe's voters have cast their ballots by the light of lanterns, candles and mobile phones as counting is underway in a historic election. The final results are expected within five days in the first...

Correction: Shootings-Newspaper-Benefit Concert story

Jul. 30, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a story July 28 about a concert to raise money for the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron saying of those killed, "Not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy because of...