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Gates Foundation prods UN, honors inspiration as Goalkeepers

Sep. 21, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined characteristic optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals that the Gateses' foundation convened on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. ...

Norman won't be part of his QBE Shootout tournament

Sep. 21, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Greg Norman says he has been asked not to attend the QBE Shootout in December, a PGA Tour-sanctioned event he started in 1989 as the Shark Shootout that is held at the Tiburon Golf Club course he designed. It was not clear who asked that he not attend the...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg auction brings in nearly $517K

Sep. 16, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gold judicial collar made of glass beads that belonged to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has sold at auction for $176,775. The piece was part of a collection of about 75 items of Ginsburg's that were sold to benefit charity. In total, bidders paid nearly...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, others seek Puerto Rico silver lining

Sep. 14, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five years after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and exposed the funding problems the Caribbean island has long faced, philanthropists warn that many of those issues remain unaddressed, just like the repairs still needed for the American territory’s physical...

'Come From Away' readies for 9/11 anniversary by giving back

Sep. 09, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This Monday, the cast and crew of the Broadway musical “Come From Away” have an appointment, as usual, with an aircraft carrier. Every year to honor Sept. 11, they help box thousands of meals for food banks across the city and perform for the volunteers aboard...

RBG's fashion collar highlights children's charity auction

Sep. 07, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gold judicial collar made of glass beads that belonged to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being auctioned to benefit a charity, the first time any of the her signature neckwear will be available for purchase. The piece is part of a collection of about 100 items...

Benefit concert organized to help fellow Appalachians

Sep. 04, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — When West Virginia experienced catastrophic flooding in 2016, Kentuckians were some of the first to help; now some mountaineers are returning the favor. Rob Lackey, a local folk musician and dulcimer player, recently organized a benefit concert to raise money...

Texans to host Uvalde high school team at season opener

Sep. 03, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans will host the Uvalde high school football team and wear “Uvalde Strong” decals on their helmets when they open the season Sept. 11 against Indianapolis. A contingent from the team, including coach Lovie Smith and linebackers Christian Kirksey...

Louisiana inmates donate money for school supplies

Sep. 03, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Fourteen Terrebonne Parish jail inmates donated their own money to buy school supplies for four elementary schools. Amounts ranged from $20 to $500. Unprompted, the inmates donated nearly $1,200 combined, Sheriff Tim Soignet said. “I am extremely...

Wisconsin GOP candidate calls for 'pitchforks and torches'

Sep. 02, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican candidate for governor in Wisconsin endorsed by Donald Trump is calling for people to take up “pitchforks and torches” in reaction to a story that detailed his giving to anti-abortion groups, churches and others — rhetoric that Democrats say amounts to...