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Zach Appel, right, Acalanes High School Varsity Lacrosse player, coaches 11-year-old Noah Shacklford on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Orinda, Calif. Zach and his friend Owen Estee have launched Lacrosse Against Hunger, to offer lacrosse coaching sessions to 7-14 year olds in exchange for a charitable donation to White Pony Express. All money raised goes directly to White Pony Express through Lacrosse Against Hunger's GoFundMe page. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

2 teen lacrosse players score goal in fight against hunger

Aug. 3, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Owen Estee and Zach Appel found a way to both teach the sport that they love and help feed people in need when their lacrosse season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The two teenage lacrosse players in the San Francisco Bay Area launched “Lacrosse Against Hunger,” an initiative...

FILE - This June 27, 1967 file photo shows Milan Kundera, a Czech-born author living in France. Kundera, the Czech-born author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” has decided to donate his private library and archive to a public library in the Czech Republic. The Moravian Library in the second largest Czech city of Brno, Kundera’s hometown, said on Thursday, July 30, 2020 all the items will be transported form Kundera’s apartment in Paris to Brno in the fall. (Jovan Dezort/CTK via AP, file)

Writer Milan Kundera donating archive to Czech library

Jul. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Milan Kundera, the 91-year-old author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and other acclaimed novels, has decided to donate his private library and archive to a public library in the Czech city where he was born and spent his childhood. The Moravian Library in the city of...

Historically Black Louisiana university gets $20M donation

Jul. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historically Black university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The gift is the largest private contribution in the school's history and part of hundreds of millions of dollars Scott announced that she...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump's fate in the November election. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting

Jul. 27, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump's fate in the November election. In the battleground of Wisconsin, cash-strapped...

This undated photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com.  (NerdWallet via AP)

Liz Weston: What to do with your stuff the kids don't want

Jul. 20, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

Parents who are downsizing or simply decluttering may have to get creative at finding homes for all their unwanted possessions – particularly these days. The generations that came after the baby boom are famously less interested than their predecessors in the trappings of domestic life, says Elizabeth...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, senior rabbi of Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego, Calif., addresses the United Nations General Assembly's meeting on combating antisemitism and other forms of racism and hate in the digital age at U.N. headquarters. The rabbi who had part of his hand shot off in a deadly attack at his Southern California synagogue pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 14, 2020, to federal charges of tax and wire fraud, according to a newspaper report. Rabbi Goldstein, 58, acknowledged his role in a scheme in which donors made large contributions to Chabad of Poway but then secretly got most of the money back, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Rabbi hurt in California synagogue shooting admits fraud

Jul. 14, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The longtime leader of a Southern California synagogue who was wounded in a deadly attack at the house of worship he founded pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a multimillion-dollar fraud that disguised charitable contributions for personal gain. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein faces a...

Basma Mostafa, a 30-year-old journalist who founded an initiative that sends freshly home cooked meals to quarantined coronavirus patients, package food at her friend's apartment, in Cairo, Egypt. Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Mostafa, who works with others to coordinate the volunteer effort, said she got the idea of helping out when she was going through a difficult time.

In Egypt, volunteers make meals with love for virus patients

Jul. 13, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

Fatma Youssef stuffs rice, chicken or meat and vegetables into boxes spread on her dining table -- tens of them in the last few weeks. On some, she scribbles “Be well” in Arabic; on others, she writes “Together, we will get through this.” Youssef doesn’t know who will eat her...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020 file photo, people raise their fists during a rally, in Las Vegas, against police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. A flood of donations during the surge of global protests following the death of Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be in: figuring out what to do with a surplus of cash.   (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

Jun. 24, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A flood of donations following the death of George Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be in: figuring out what to do with a surplus of cash. Floyd, a Black man who died May 25 pleading for air as a white Minneapolis...

Mainz's  Pierre Kunde Malong kneels as he celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht and Mainz, in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Alexander Hassenstein/Pool Photo via AP)

Mainz gets support after member quits with racist comments

Jun. 19, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bundesliga club Mainz has received widespread support from fans and new members have joined since a former member quit with racist comments about the team last week. On June 8, the club published part of a resignation note it received from the club member, saying it wasn’t concerned...

FILE - In this June 6, 2020, file photo, demonstrators protest at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the group behind the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, has established a more than $12 million fund to aid organizations fighting institutional racism in the wake of the George Floyd protests. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Black Lives Matter network establishes $12M grant fund

Jun. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has established a fund worth more than $12 million to aid organizations fighting institutional racism, in the wake of the George Floyd protests. On Wednesday, the foundation, which has been influential in the emergence of the broader Black...