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UMaine AD is headed to Division III Southwestern University

Aug. 08, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine athletics director Ken Ralph is departing to serve at a Division III college in Texas. Ralph, who came do NCAA Division 1 Maine from Colorado College, will wrap up his duties at month’s end before reporting for duty at Southwestern...

Nonprofits launch $100M plan to support local health workers

Aug. 08, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers, who serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnson &...

Dodgers to honor Vin Scully in pre-game ceremony

Aug. 04, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor Vin Scully in a ceremony before Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. The Hall of Fame broadcaster died Tuesday at age 94. He called games in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years as the longest tenured broadcaster...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 04, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. August 2, 2022. Editorial: Reeves Digs A Deeper Hole Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves needed to explain why he “called the dogs off” the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation for being one of the top beneficiaries in the...

Oil-funded Rockefeller Foundation centers fight for climate

Jul. 26, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Foundation, created with wealth generated from the oil industry more than a century ago, plans to make the fight against climate change central to all of its work, including its operations and investments. In a public letter released Tuesday,...

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators

Jul. 25, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

Hollywood film producer Dan Lin — known for movies such as Disney’s live action “Aladdin” and “The Two Popes” — is launching a nonprofit with more than $1 million from the Ford and MacArthur foundations as well as several other philanthropies. His goal is to help more people of color...

How Bald Head Island’s first school was born

Jul. 23, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — About 3 miles off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina, perched at the end of the Cape Fear River, lies Bald Head Island. Home to over 10,000 acres of preserved land, encompassing marshes, beaches and maritime forests, the island is an ecological...

WHO moves to roll out first malaria vaccine in Africa

Jul. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — As the World Health Organization announces the next step in its rollout of the world’s first authorized malaria vaccine in three African countries, concerns about its value have come from an unlikely source: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, arguably the vaccine’s...

US health insurers raise rates to match increase in usage

Jul. 19, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — After putting off routine health care for much of the pandemic, Americans are now returning to doctors' offices in big numbers — a trend that's starting to show up in higher insurance rates across the country. Health insurers in individual...

Gun violence leads community groups to take bolder action

Jul. 19, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dominique Davis was inside a Seattle-area church one day in March 2021 when a man with a handgun opened fire during a meeting of Community Passageways, a group he founded that works to curb gun violence. The gunman shot 19-year-old Omari Wallace several times before...