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Scholarship helps first-generation law students buy books

Sep. 20, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Yelky Perez set up her book scholarship for first generation lawyers. It's a noble project, considering Perez, 27, is just like them. Not only is the Teaneck resident the first in her family to attend law school, Perez is only one year ahead of the incoming Rutger Law School students...

Eastern Washington gets $5M donation for football stadium

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington University has received the largest individual donation in school history, a $5 million gift aimed at renovating its football stadium. The donation came from businessman Jack Gillingham of Cheney. Gillingham called it a rallying cry intended to spur more gifts...

Vanderbilt helping kick off fundraiser in memory of Cockrell

Sep. 20, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are helping kick off a fundraiser for a new nonprofit named Turner's Heroes to help pediatric patients and fund research in honor of their former teammate Turner Cockrell. Coach Derek Mason will match $25,000 of donations in an 82-hour fundraiser that...

Dalton expects cooler reception in latest visit to Buffalo

Sep. 19, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Andy Dalton fondly recalls the warm welcome he received a little over a year ago, when the Bengals traveled to Buffalo for a preseason game. The Cincinnati quarterback drew several ovations after winning over Bills fans' hearts for his last-minute touchdown to beat Baltimore in...

Senior citizens raising money for charity with bake sales

Sep. 19, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) — Residents at a Utah senior citizens' community have raised more than $22,000 for charity through bake sales. The Standard Examiner reports that a group gathers nearly every week to bake together at Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield, and for six years they've sold the sweet treats at...

Benefit concert to feature "Supergirl" co-stars, newlyweds

Sep. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Supergirl" co-stars and real-life newlyweds Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood will join performers Jane Lynch, Wayne Brady and Laurie Metcalf for a concert being livestreamed Saturday to benefit low-income migrants. The show will also feature Marcia Cross, Grant Gustin, Cheyenne Jackson,...

Former congressman gives $10M to Saint Peter's University

Sep. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former U.S. congressman has given $10 million to Saint Peter's University's business school. The school will be named after Frank J. Guarini, a Jersey City native who represented New Jersey in the House of Representatives from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. He also is a...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

Sep. 18, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing, it depends on which Sackler. "There are people...

Trump says he will do 'something' about homelessness

Sep. 18, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump began a California visit on Tuesday, saying he will do "something" about homelessness but offering no specifics beyond the mention of creating a task force. "We can't let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what's...

Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog recovering from stroke

Sep. 17, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog is recovering from a minor stroke. The 87-year-old Herzog became ill Monday at his charity golf tournament at Forest Hills Country Club in suburban St. Louis. The Cardinals say Herzog is "currently resting and doing well." The team provided an update on...