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Maine supermarket chain launches school food pantry drive

Nov. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A Maine-based supermarket chain says it’s launching a new initiative to tackle hunger and food insecurity in children, starting with a $1 million donation. Hannaford Supermarkets says it’s calling the project “Fuel Kids at School.” The company says it...

Case of former Phoenix body donation facility goes to jury

Nov. 13, 2019 12:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have started deliberations in the civil trial involving a now-closed body donation facility in Phoenix. The relatives of 23 people whose remains were donated to the Biological Resource Center contend in a lawsuit that the facility mishandled their deceased loved ones and misled them...

Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance

Nov. 12, 2019 5:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. The donation to the University of...

Historical societies in Wisconsin towns seek new members

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

DEERFIELD, Wis. (AP) — The collection includes a typewriter from the train depot, a clock from the old post office, a wooden crate from the now-defunct Johnson Hardware and a yardstick from the former Deerfield Motor Co. There are trophies won by athletes at Deerfield High School when it competed in the...

4 men walk across the country to help shooting victims

Nov. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Daryl Fischer didn't want to simply buy a VB Strong T-shirt or donate a few dollars after the May 31 mass shooting. So when a friend challenged him to walk across the U.S. to raise money for the victims' families, he knew he would need some help. He enlisted three guys: Robert...

Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby gala

Nov. 10, 2019 5:40 AM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. No kid should not go without the basics in their home." Teigen — a model, television host and cookbook...

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg going up in San Francisco

Nov. 9, 2019 1:28 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is staring down at pedestrians in the heart of San Francisco where an artist is painting a massive mural of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Argentine muralist Andres Iglesias, who signs his art with the pseudonym Cobre, is set to finish the artwork...

UFC fighter Jon Jones adds $25K to reward for missing woman

Nov. 1, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A reward has risen to $80,000 for information about the missing stepdaughter of an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight. News outlets report UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones announced Thursday on Instagram that he would donate $25,000 in the case of 19-year-old Aniah...

Cajun Navy leader arrested, accused of stealing donations

Oct. 23, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say the head of a group called America's Cajun Navy has been accused of taking money donated to buy Christmas presents for children. News outlets report 39-year-old John Adam Billiot Jr. was arrested Tuesday on charges of theft by fraud and misappropriation of...

Massachusetts Christian college gets anonymous $75M gift

Oct. 21, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — A small Christian liberal arts college in Massachusetts has received a donation of more than $75 million. Gordon College in Wenham says the gift from an anonymous donor is designated for the school's endowment and directed to fund student scholarships. The gift is part of the school's...