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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley pokes fun at herself at NY charity

Oct. 18, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Haley was introduced as the next president of the United States by comedian Jim Gaffigan at a white-tie gala in New York Thursday evening where the outgoing U.N. Ambassador poked fun at her own Indian heritage, her boss and the current political climate. "Everyone in Washington called...

Trump lawyers: Low ratings prove charity not political tool

Oct. 18, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers are citing low TV ratings for a veterans fundraiser as proof he wasn't out to use his charity to boost his White House bid. Trump's lawyers argue in court papers filed this week that he suffered a "significant media coverage deficit" by holding the event at...

4 tax breaks for teachers

Oct. 18, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers' tax bills. 1. Educator Expense...

Smithsonian museum to receive Matthew Shepard collection

Oct. 17, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A collection of Matthew Shepard's papers and personal objects will be donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. A news release from the Smithsonian says the museum will accept the donation from Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard, in Washington on Oct. 25....

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage

Oct. 15, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as "Pocahontas." The Massachusetts Democrat...

Beyonce, Jay Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event

Oct. 12, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit "Halo" and "Ava Maria" after saluting the character of...

Musk donation to pay for school water filtration systems

Oct. 5, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A $480,000 donation from the Musk Foundation will allow schools in Flint, Michigan, to install ultraviolet water filtration systems to drinking fountains. Flint Community Schools said Friday that the donation from tech billionaire Elon Musk's foundation comes as the district works to...

Arison Foundation pledges $5 million for disaster relief

Oct. 4, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation announced a $5 million pledge Thursday to support relief efforts in communities affected by three recent disasters, including last month's Hurricane Florence. The foundation, led by the Miami Heat managing general partner and his wife, will...

APNewsBreak: 'Alt-right' group regains IRS tax-exempt status

Oct. 4, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit operated by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who has been banned from using mainstream online platforms to raise money. Spencer's Alexandria, Virginia-based National Policy Institute Inc....

John Mayer, SZA, Chance to perform at benefit for Mac Miller

Oct. 2, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are set to perform at a benefit concert for the late rapper Mac Miller. Live Nation announced Tuesday that Travis Scott, Miguel and Ty Dolla $ign will also perform at the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" concert on October 31 at the Greek Theater in...