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Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

Jun. 20, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder. To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line , a...

Eric Trump's charity remains under investigation

Jun. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general isn't done taking on Trump family charities after suing the president over allegations he treated his nonprofit like a personal piggy bank. Barbara Underwood's spokeswoman said Friday that a separate investigation remains open into the Eric Trump Foundation, run...

Kirin investigates if donations went to Myanmar's forces

Jun. 15, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether donations intended for charity instead went to Myanmar's military, which is accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International has urged Japanese authorities to look into donations Kirin's subsidiary Myanmar Brewery...

Seattle divided as leaders halt tax on companies like Amazon

Jun. 12, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis. A divided crowd chanted, jeered and...

The Latest: Seattle repeals tax on companies like Amazon

Jun. 12, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a Seattle tax on large businesses aimed at combating a growing homelessness crisis (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Seattle leaders have repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after businesses fought the measure aimed at combating a growing homelessness...

Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time

Jun. 12, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, said giving...

Illinois to spend $30 million on practice facility upgrade

Jun. 11, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois says it will spend $30 million on renovations to its 20-year-old basketball practice facility. The school said Monday the project will more than double the building's square footage and benefit both the men's and women's teams. Among the improvements: Added court space,...

Craigslist founder donates $20 million to journalism school

Jun. 11, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating $20 million to the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism . The institution will be renamed the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Newmark says it's important to build a...

Tennessee State Museum selling commemorative stones

Jun. 11, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new Tennessee State Museum that's expected to open this fall is offering a chance to purchase commemorative stones for a pathway leading to the facility. Donations starting at $1,000 will reserve a space on a paver through June 30. Gifts above $25,000 will be recognized inside...

First lady attends annual Ford's Theatre gala in Washington

Jun. 10, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump has attended an annual gala benefiting the Washington theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The first lady's office says she delivered remarks at the conclusion of Sunday's performances thanking Ford's Theater and the artists. She also congratulated this year's...