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The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

O'Rourke says he gave more to charity than tax returns show

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Facing questions about his relatively meager charitable giving, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he and his family had donated more than reported on past tax returns because they weren't interested in taking deductions. Speaking to reporters...

Notre Dame donating $100K to renovation of Paris cathedral

Apr. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The president of the University of Notre Dame says the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the donation Tuesday, a day after the fire destroyed the cathedral's spire and roof....

Obama Foundation draws high-dollar, international donations

Apr. 16, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's foundation collected contributions of more than $1 million from 11 firms and individuals in the first three months of 2019, records show. The Obama Foundation's donor list, which is updated quarterly, included the AT&T Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg...

'Hannah Montana' costumes, props going up for auction

Apr. 11, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costumes, props and tour items from the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" TV series are going up for auction. The teen sitcom featured Miley Cyrus, who portrayed schoolgirl Miley Stewart by day and international pop star Hannah Montana by night. It helped launched Cyrus' career and the...

Principal who went into coma after bone marrow donation dies

Apr. 10, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school principal who had agreed to donate bone marrow to a 14-year-old stranger in France has died, weeks after he lapsed into a coma during the procedure, his family said. Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson, 44, told the school's newspaper that he found...

Marilynn Smith, Hall of Famer and LPGA founder, dies at 89

Apr. 9, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilynn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA Tour...

Avengers help unveil $5M donation for seriously ill children

Apr. 5, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some of Marvel's top Avengers have assembled to support a $5 million donation to benefit seriously ill children in hospitals around the globe. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson helped unveil the donation of money and toys...

Bennett and Belafonte among those honored at Apollo gala

Apr. 5, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing. Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America. Introduced by Ben Stiller to a capacity audience at the Apollo Theater, Bennett didn't have a...

The Latest: 1st parent guilty plea in college scam imminent

Apr. 3, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances for prominent parents, including Hollywood actresses, charged in the sweeping college admissions scam (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A California entrepreneur has become the first of 33 parents charged in a college admissions scam to agree to plead guilty. Peter...