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U of Michigan gets $40M gift to help 1st-generation students

Oct. 28, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Before New York real estate developer Fred Wilpon would become part-owner and then sole owner of the New York Mets for over 30 years, he was a 17-year-old first-generation college student who had gotten off an airplane for the first time in his life to attend the...

Tennessee State Museum building named for ex-Gov. Haslam

Oct. 28, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The building that houses the new Tennessee State Museum now bears the name of former Gov. Bill Haslam. The Republican was joined by Gov. Bill Lee and other officials Wednesday as they unveiled signage for the building, designating it the Bill...

Alaskans raise funds for library amid cries of censorship

Oct. 27, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An impromptu fundraiser to allow an Alaska library to purchase books amid cries of censorship has twice surpassed its goal. The fund was established after the Kenai City Council delayed accepting a grant until the library director provide a list of...

Texans' McNair apologizes for use of phrase 'China virus'

Oct. 26, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair has apologized for referring to the novel coronavirus as the “China virus” during the team's charity golf tournament in May. The phrase, used frequently by former president Donald Trump, was considered by...

Mississippi school honors namesake, respected Black educator

Oct. 26, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — A racially diverse school in central Mississippi is honoring its namesake — a woman who was a leader in ensuring Black children received education when the state was deeply segregated. Descendants of Rosa Scott were on campus Monday at Rosa Scott...

Mutual aid groups ponder future of community-based help

Oct. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

More than a decade ago, Erin Barnes came across data that drove home the importance of grassroots, volunteer-led groups. The U.S. Forest Service was trying to document all the groups that maintain green space in New York City, of which there were nearly 3,000 in 2007....

Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees

Oct. 26, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

A campaign that began with ordinary people donating frequent-flyer miles has raised enough in two months to provide 40,000 flights for refugees from Afghanistan, and organizers and the White House are looking to nearly double that figure. About 3,200 flights with donated...

Charities benefit from fans' return to golf tournament

Oct. 26, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Travelers Championship announced Tuesday that June’s golf tournament, with limited fans in attendance, raised more than $2.2 million for Connecticut charities. That was up from $1.6 million raised during 2020 when the tournament in Cromwell...

More than 1,600 donated coats delivered to Afghan refugees

Oct. 25, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — More than 1,600 coats donated by the Salvation Army have been delivered to Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana as part of the effort to provide warm clothing and other essential items to Afghan refugees. Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard...

Iowa superintendent's wife donates to school board candidate

Oct. 24, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of the Des Moines school district's superintendent is raising eyebrows with her $400 donation to a local school board candidate's campaign. School board experts and government watchdogs say the donation Jami Bassman Ahart made is legal...