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Indiana governor solicits donations for Afghan refugees

Sep. 18, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is asking Hoosiers to donate new clothing, powdered baby formula and other items for thousands of Afghan evacuees temporarily housed at Camp Atterbury. Nine Indiana National Guard armories will serve as regional collection...

MacKenzie Scott dominates donations to racial equity

Sep. 17, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

Shock. That’s what Ruth Simmons, the president of a historically Black university in Texas, felt in December when she received a call informing her that the school would be gifted $50 million — many times the size of the previous largest contribution it has received....

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 15 The Boston Herald on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's “Tax the Rich” dress: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a woman of the people. So much so...

Chair of Prince Charles' charity quits amid donor scandal

Sep. 15, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Prince Charles’ charitable foundation has resigned after reports the organization was offered a donation of more than 500,000 pounds ($692,000) from a Russian banker seeking British citizenship. Douglas Connell stepped down Wednesday...

Confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts top 18,000

Sep. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts has topped 18,000. New daily cases of COVID-19 increased by more than 1,400 Tuesday while newly confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 24. The new...

Met Gala returns in style with Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rihanna

Sep. 14, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish went full glam in a huge peach ball gown at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night, while fellow host of the evening Amanda Gorman was breathtaking in cobalt blue custom Vera Wang with a diamond laurel wreath in her hair. Rihanna,...

Tickets available for November Conservation Foundation hunt

Sep. 11, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Tickets are available for the annual Illinois Conservation Foundation Director's Hunt. The two-day controlled pheasant and quail hunt will be Nov. 29-30 at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area in southern Illinois. The event is co-sponsored...

Group raises $8.2M to preserve land along East Lake Okoboji

Sep. 08, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A preservation group has raised enough money to buy and preserve 50 acres on the East Lake Okoboji shoreline in northwest Iowa. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation announced Tuesday it had raised $8.2 million to buy the land near Spirit Lake,...

UMass Medical School gets $175M donation, new name

Sep. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is getting a $175 million donation that will more than double its endowment, officials said Tuesday. The gift is from Morningside Foundation established by the family of T.H. Chan, the late Hong Kong real estate developer,...

Nashville concert will benefit Tennessee flood victims

Sep. 07, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music songwriter Paul Overstreet is hosting a concert this week to benefit victims of Tennessee flooding last month in Waverly County. Other songwriters and artists joining Overstreet include Jeffrey Steele, Lee Thomas Miller, Rory Feek,...