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Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

Oct. 16, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's government on Tuesday announced is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care. A rape case has been re-opened in order to determine new evidence, the information ministry said, adding...

Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding

Oct. 15, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups, chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, are focused on marginalized and underserved communities, including immigrant...

Mountain Home Education Foundation honors Nashville chef

Oct. 14, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — To understand professional chef Robert Newton's career, you start with a base of Mountain Home and throw in a dash of Germany and a pinch of Vermont. Then add in almost two decades' worth of New York City before topping it off with a bit of Nashville, Tennessee. Newton, a former...

Obama Foundation aims to boost education of girls worldwide

Oct. 11, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama Foundation is launching an initiative aimed at boosting educational opportunities for girls around the world. Former first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday announced the launch of the Global Girls Alliance that will work with organizations worldwide to increase public awareness and...

Lauren Groff, Jhumpa Lahiri among book award finalists

Oct. 10, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Judges selected by the National Book Foundation chose five nominees in each of five categories —...

The Latest: Lawyer Clooney says client's Nobel sends message

Oct. 5, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney says the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her client Nadia Murad "sends a message that survivors of sexual violence must not be ignored, and that their abusers must be held to...

The Latest: Nobel winner stands up for persecuted minorities

Oct. 5, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the world." She...

New York AG fires another salvo at Trump Foundation

Oct. 4, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has a strong case that President Donald Trump ran his charitable foundation with disregard for state and federal law, the state's attorney general said Thursday in a new court filing. Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing the foundation, saying it broke rules prohibiting...

Arison Foundation pledges $5 million for disaster relief

Oct. 4, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation announced a $5 million pledge Thursday to support relief efforts in communities affected by three recent disasters, including last month's Hurricane Florence. The foundation, led by the Miami Heat managing general partner and his wife, will...

2018 MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners

Oct. 4, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People from a wide range of fields are among this year's MacArthur fellows . The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday named 25 people, including academics, activists, artists, scholars and scientists, who will receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The...