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Italians come out to demand support for Afghan women

Sep. 25, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Italy on Saturday to support Afghan women and demand continued international pressure on the country’s Taliban leaders to let women participate in the educational and political life of the country. Among...

Church spreads the wealth years after getting large gift

Sep. 25, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A large gift to a small church continues to provide benefits to people in Shiawassee County. Nearly 10 local organizations recently got grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 from Juddville United Methodist Church, The Argus-Press reported. ...

Nonprofits try to meet 'staggering' needs of Afghan refugees

Sep. 25, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a garage behind the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse, volunteers sort through donations for the thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan, now staying at Fort McCoy in Monroe County. Much of the work involves opening a mountain of Amazon and Target...

He's a viral GIF. So he's using it to fundraise for charity

Sep. 24, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

If you’ve been on social media, or texted with GIF-loving friends, you know Drew Scanlon’s face. His GIF, known as “ Blinking Guy " or “Blinking White Guy," is estimated to have been used more than 1.7 billion times across the internet to express disbelief or...

Harry and Meghan visit with students at a Harlem school

Sep. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, offered lots of hugs to kids at a Harlem public school Friday where she read her children's book to about two dozen students who sat cross-legged with her husband in the play yard. The hourlong visit to...

National Book Awards ceremony will again be held online

Sep. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, the National Book Awards ceremony will be held online. The National Book Foundation, which presents the awards each fall, announced Friday that it had decided to make the Nov. 17 event virtual because of the pandemic. The...

Foundations offer cities help convincing workers to relocate

Sep. 24, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

A year ago, Robin Bruce never thought she would be living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and liking it. That was before she took advantage of a program, largely financed by the Walton Family Foundation, that is offering $10,000 incentives to entice new residents to the Ozarks region. ...

Memorial or high-rise? Future of condo collapse site argued

Sep. 23, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

The fight over whether the site of June's deadly Florida condominium collapse should be sold for development or turned into a memorial boiled over at a court hearing Thursday, with some victims' relatives begging for time to find a buyer who won't put a new luxury high-rise there. ...

Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

Sep. 23, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbs aboard a motorhome complete with carpet and drapes. At his side, his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, quizzes a family who has just donated the recreational vehicle, appropriately called Residency. In the...

Philanthropies pledge billions during UN meeting

Sep. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans Thursday to spend more than $900 million over the next five years to curb global malnutrition, a move to stem the rise in world hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's one of several pledges private donors made this week as world leaders...