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Debt forces hunt for Lincoln-item auctioneers

Aug. 15, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The hunt for auctioneers to settle a $9.7 million debt by selling off parts of a valuable collection of Lincoln artifacts, including an iconic stovepipe hat and gloves bloodied the night he was assassinated, began Wednesday, but the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum...

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...

American Book Awards honor cultural diversity

Aug. 13, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity. The American Book Awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus Foundation, founded in 1976 by author-poet Ishmael Reed. Winners...

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...

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

Aug. 12, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative it's...

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

Aug. 10, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing. Collins, a New York Republican, has denied any...

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

Aug. 10, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing. Collins, a New York Republican, has denied any...

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...

Ms. Foundation strategic plan to focus on women of color

Aug. 7, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ms. Foundation for Women will put $25 million over five years toward organizations that are led by and focus on women and girls of color and also form its first-ever fund that will allow it to take a stronger stance on political and policy issues, the organization said Tuesday in...

Purdue drops, Ball State keeps name of Papa John's founder

Aug. 3, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is dropping the name of the Papa John's founder from a business school program amid controversy over his use of a racial slur, while his Indiana alma mater announced Friday it is keeping its public ties with John Schnatter. Purdue's Board of Trustees voted...