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Tap and pray: Churches using card readers for donations

Aug. 6, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of Christian churches across the world are now using portable card readers or apps to take donations as people increasingly stop carrying cash on them. The Church of England says 16,000 religious sites now have access to portable card readers. In the U.S., hundreds of churches have...

Texas district accepts gun donations after school shooting

Jul. 31, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area school district where 10 people were shot to death in May has accepted about $220,000 worth of guns, ammunition and weapons training donated for its security staff. The Daily News reports that the Santa Fe Independent School District also received tens of thousands of...

Prankster puts Putin's portrait in Trump's place in Colorado

Jul. 28, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Capitol's wall of presidential portraits is missing one — President Donald Trump. KUSA-TV reports the group that collects private donations for the portraits hasn't received a single dollar needed to hang Trump's picture. But on Thursday, a prankster placed a portrait of...

The Latest: Boat victims mourned

Jul. 21, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats capsized in storm-tossed water. The mourners Friday night sang Amazing...

Correction: Young Entrepreneur-Minnesota story

Jul. 20, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story July 18 about a Minneapolis teenager's hot-dog stand, The Associated Press misidentified the agency that helped Jaequan Faulkner get his stand properly permitted. It was the Minneapolis Department of Health, not the Minnesota Department of Health. A corrected version of the...

Millions from anonymous donors to influence Kavanaugh fight

Jul. 12, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as Republicans and Democrats undertake a bruising battle for ideological control of the nation's loftiest tribunal. Even before Trump's announcement Monday that he had...

Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Jul. 11, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer's and other diseases. Now, a study that used their gifts is giving some clues. It reveals that high blood pressure late in life might...

Former NBA player Washington sentenced for charity fraud

Jul. 10, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that the...

Judge rules against group seeking Koch Foundation gift info

Jul. 5, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge Thursday ruled against a group seeking details of the Koch Foundation's gifts to a Virginia university. The Koch Foundation has given tens of millions of dollars over the years to George Mason University, more than any school in the country. The relationship faced increased...

Man's final wish fulfilled: dozens of shoes for kids

Jul. 3, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Shoes, not flowers. The final wish of a Michigan man was fulfilled Monday when dozens of children's shoes were donated at his funeral in Saginaw. Dennis Wright of Perry died of cancer at age 61. He had asked mourners to skip flowers and instead give something that could make a...