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UK gallery, Sackler Trust agree not to proceed with donation

Mar. 20, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Portrait Gallery says it won't move ahead with a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S. opioid crisis. The gallery and the Sackler Trust issued a joint statement saying the gift for the museum's Inspiring People...

Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight

Mar. 15, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 30 years after it was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, a painting by Willem de Kooning reportedly worth $100 million is going on display back where it all began. The University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson is throwing a fundraiser and homecoming party of sorts for...

Donors pledge $7B in aid for Syria, refugees

Mar. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors have pledged around $7 billion in aid for Syria and Syrian refugees who fled the conflict-ravaged country, the European Union announced Thursday, as the war enters its ninth year. But it was unclear how or when the money would be made available to those in need. EU...

Devon Still remains focused on the fight against cancer

Mar. 14, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Cheryl Colleluori had delivered a meal at a Philadelphia children's hospital to a family touched by cancer when she noticed the 6-foot-5 hulking man with a shaved head holding the hand of a little girl. Colleluori instantly recognized Devon Still, the former Penn State star whose...

The Latest: Kentucky legislature OKs bill cutting revenue

Mar. 13, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a bill making changes to Kentucky's tax code (all times local): 10 p.m. Kentucky lawmakers have approved a bill that will help banks and nonprofits but eventually reduce revenue by $105 million. The House and Senate voted to approve House bill 354 on Wednesday. It now...

Veteran Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker got playoff cut

Mar. 11, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bob Uecker is touched the Milwaukee Brewers still consider him one of the boys. Last November, after the Brewers came within one game of going to the World Series, the players voted to give a full playoff share to their beloved radio play-by-play man. Uecker donated the $123,000 to...

Nation's oldest black college has plan to address money woes

Mar. 6, 2019 1:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation's oldest historically black college, which has struggled with plummeting enrollment and financial woes in recent years, announced a plan Tuesday to balance the school's budget and lure new, top-tier students. An ambitious fundraising campaign and sweeping changes to the...

Scholarship tax credit bill remains in House committee

Mar. 5, 2019 3:28 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House's Republican floor leader on Tuesday acknowledged that he's struggling to pick up the votes to create scholarship tax credits for private schools — a measure that's drawn outspoken opposition from many public school advocates. A House committee reviewed the...

Following teacher 'sickout,' Kentucky administrators protest

Mar. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's school superintendents held a media blitz Monday to oppose a bill in the state legislature that they say will strip millions of dollars from public education and could trigger another classroom walkout by anxious teachers. House bill 205 would grant tax credits to people...

Poland holds vote in Gdansk to elect slain mayor's successor

Mar. 3, 2019 2:17 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Residents in Poland's northern city of Gdansk voted Sunday in a by-election to choose the successor to late Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was fatally stabbed during a charity event. The slaying of the liberal longtime mayor became a platform for calls for political reconciliation but...