Latest Bill Gates News

Bill Gates to honor India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Sep. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition...

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

Sep. 15, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service...

T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91

Sep. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family when he died of natural causes under hospice care at his Dallas home, spokesman Jay Rosser said....

Go ahead, dive inside the mind of Bill Gates. But strap in.

Sep. 11, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some things about Bill Gates that are unremarkable. His favorite food: hamburgers. His favorite animal: the dog. But a few minutes into a new TV series on Gates reveals a fascinating insight. The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist is asked what his worst fear is....

Experts say adapting to climate change can pay off manifold

Sep. 10, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of leaders from business, politics and science have called for a massive investment in adapting to climate change over the next decade, arguing it would reap significant returns as countries avoid catastrophic losses and boost their economies. The Global Commission on Adaptation,...

Experts say adapting to climate change can pay off manifold

Sep. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of leaders from business, politics and science called Monday for a massive investment in adapting to climate change over the next decade, arguing it would reap significant returns as countries avoid catastrophic losses and boost their economies. The Global Commission on Adaptation,...

MIT scandal highlights thorny ethics of university donations

Sep. 9, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While MIT grapples with new allegations about its financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, other universities that accepted donations from the disgraced financier say they have no plans to return the money. The turmoil at MIT has sent shockwaves through the world of education and highlights the...

The Latest: Gates' office denies gift's link to Epstein

Sep. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on how universities are dealing with past donations from Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Bill Gates' private office is denying any association with Jeffrey Epstein following a report last week that ties the disgraced financier to a donation made by the...

Director of MIT's Media Lab steps down over Epstein ties

Sep. 7, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school's president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab's ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Joi Ito, director of MIT's Media Lab,...

Richer US households fueling a hot job sector: 'wealth work'

Jul. 30, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ken McNamee has an upfront view of the river of wealth cascading through Seattle these days. A private chef, McNamee prospects for clients at the tony country club where he spends part of his week preparing luxe meals. The parking lot is dotted with Ferraris and Porsches. The members...