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Nonprofit to offer Texas offensive linemen $50,000 annually

Dec. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every Texas Longhorns offensive lineman on scholarship will get $50,000 annually for use of their name, image and likeness to support charitable causes, a new nonprofit entity announced Monday. Horns with Heart said “The Pancake Factory” would start in...

BP oil spill fund: $103M to projects in 3 Gulf states

Dec. 04, 2021 08:33 AM EST

Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are receiving more than $103 million in BP oil spill settlement money for new and continued coastal projects. “These projects, combined with existing investments, continue to advance our goal of protecting and restoring species and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Some of our state’s most serious crimes go unreported The rate of offenses continues to fall in Maine, but that figure doesn’t say it all. There’s a lot to learn from...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation CLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse’s $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James. THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation suit against...

UNLV, fraternity suspend chapter after fatal boxing event

Dec. 02, 2021 17:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fraternity that organized a charity boxing match where a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student competitor collapsed and later died of head injuries has been suspended both by the school and its national organization pending the outcome of investigations. ...

Donations improve how kids learn amid ongoing COVID concerns

Dec. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EST

When COVID-19 forced Claire Mansur to teach her fourth-grade reading students online instead of in the classroom, she thought about giving up as a teacher. Students at Gladstone Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, which serves a large population of immigrants and...

Foundation donating $2.25M to improve children's cancer care

Dec. 02, 2021 10:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A foundation is making the largest gift in its history to help fight children's cancer in Maine. The Sam L. Cohen Foundation will donate $2.25 million to Maine Medical Center, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and Maine Children's Cancer Program,...

NBA All-Star Kevin Love honored for mental health advocacy

Dec. 02, 2021 09:55 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Love knows the euphoria of sinking a three-pointer just before the buzzer. But the five-time NBA All-Star has had plenty of lows to offset those highs. “There are days when I don’t want to get out of bed. That’s just the truth,” the Cleveland...

Peter Prengaman to lead AP's expanding climate coverage

Dec. 01, 2021 11:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Prengaman, a multiformat journalist and newsroom leader who has led coverage of major stories around the world, was named climate and environmental editor of The Associated Press on Wednesday. This new position will lead the news agency’s expanding coverage of...

Supply chain problems hit charities' holiday gifts for kids

Nov. 30, 2021 09:51 AM EST

With less than four weeks to go until Christmas, Kristyn Begari has been rushing to find enough doll styling heads to give to kids in need. But, the purchasing coordinator for the California-based nonprofit Family Giving Tree says it's been difficult to find them, or...