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Obamas’ publisher makes new pledge to education organization

Dec. 3, 2019 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Barack and Michelle Obama has pledged to donate 300,000 children’s books to a leading educational organization, adding to the 1 million copies already given. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that it had joined with the former president and former first lady in...

Millennial Money: Give back without busting your budget

Dec. 3, 2019 11:20 AM EST

It may not come as a surprise that millennials are passionate about giving back. Millennials as a generation believe in supporting causes more than individual organizations, are likely to be influenced by peer networks when it comes to giving and want to give back in terms of money, time and leadership, according...

Kid's new coats needed for hip-hop artist's fundraiser

Dec. 1, 2019 12:27 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — As hip-hop artist Devine Carama was checking out of Macy's department store in Lexington on Black Friday with 30 coats that he will donate to children in need this Christmas, he said two families approached him and said "it was put upon their hearts" to help out. One family purchased...

Albania’s search for quake victims ends; death toll up to 51

Nov. 30, 2019 8:52 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The search and rescue operation for earthquake survivors in Albania has ended, the prime minister said Saturday, with the death toll at 51 and no more bodies believed to be in the ruins. Prime Minister Edi Rama said preliminary figures showed more than 1,465 buildings in the capital,...

No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations

Nov. 27, 2019 12:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a smile on her face and a bell in her hand, trying to convince shoppers along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue that there was “no line, no wait.” Despite her prodding, half a dozen people apologetically...

Grand Valley revives pledge for student government meetings

Nov. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EST

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — After a backlash, student government at Grand Valley State University is reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings. Student Senate President Eric-John Szczepaniak says there were reports that families were reconsidering whether a son or daughter would enroll at the Michigan...

Jury awards $58M in lawsuit against body donation firm

Nov. 19, 2019 4:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A civil jury has awarded $58 million Tuesday to 10 people who alleged a now-closed body donation facility mishandled the donated remains of their relatives and deceived them about how the body parts would be used. The trial against Stephen Gore, owner of the Biological Resource Center of...

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: First statue honoring women

Nov. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An internationally-known sculpture artist whose work has exhibited at The Smithsonian Institute and The Bronx Museum in New York City has been picked to design Lexington's first-ever statue honoring women. The design of Barbara Grygutis of Tucson, Arizona, was picked from four...

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...