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Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

May. 23, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — It's been two years since the University of North Dakota unveiled its new Fighting Hawks logo that put it in good standing with the NCAA, but a familiar cheer at its hockey games shows what many students and alumni still think of the switch: "Let's go Sioux!" Administrators knew it would...

Australian lawmaker accuses billionaire in UN bribe scandal

May. 23, 2018 7:46 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government lawmaker has accused a China-born Australian billionaire who generously donates to Australian political parties of conspiring to bribe a top United Nations official, threatening to further inflame diplomatic tensions between Australia and China. Lawmaker Andrew...

Rauners move back to renovated Illinois governor's mansion

May. 21, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning to the Illinois Governor's Mansion after $15 million in renovations on the historic home. The Rauners led the fundraising campaign to restore the 1855 home, which is one of the nation's oldest...

George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library

May. 21, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive. The Academy of Motion...

Kim Davis challenger: Man whose marriage license she denied

May. 18, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Shelly Phillips works in an office at the First United Methodist Church in Laramie, Wyoming, and rarely donates to political candidates. But in December, she sent a small donation to David Ermold, who wants to be the next clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, about 1,200 miles (1,900...

Superintendent apologized to billionaire over school naming

May. 11, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The superintendent of a Philadelphia-area high school told parents she understood why they opposed renaming the school after an alumnus who made a $25 million donation, but then told the billionaire she was disappointed in their reaction. The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained emails from...

Where to contribute to help relief efforts in Yemen

May. 10, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

International and local relief groups are working on delivering humanitarian aid to Yemen's most needy population. The Associated Press provides a list of links of organizations that receive donations from individuals who want to contribute to lifting the suffering of the Yemeni people. These groups are founded...

Documents show ties between university, conservative donors

Apr. 30, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason University and...

Funerals set for 3 of 4 slain in the Waffle House shooting

Apr. 26, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for three of the four fatal victims of the Waffle House shooting rampage, their deaths mourned as donations poured in Thursday for victims of last weekend's attack. A gunman identified as Travis Reinking, naked save for a green jacket, opened fire...

3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

Apr. 25, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain. Employees wore orange...