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Foundations call for cooperation, some new pledges at COP27

Nov. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EST

As communities around the globe press their case at the COP27 conference in Egypt that climate damage is forcing migration and causing suffering as never before, philanthropic foundations pooled their resources to donate more than $2 billion to support climate adaptation projects. Overall, though...

Amazon plans new virtual care offering based on messaging

Nov. 15, 2022 09:32 AM EST

Amazon is stepping back into virtual care with a new service that uses secure messaging to connect patients with doctors for help with nearly two dozen conditions. The retail giant said Tuesday it will launch “Amazon Clinic” in 32 states to provide medication refills and care for...

MacKenzie Scott acknowledges another $2B in donations

Nov. 14, 2022 18:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Megadonor and novelist MacKenzie Scott announced almost $2 billion in donations to 343 organizations in a short blog post Monday, emphasizing her interest in supporting people from underserved communities. In her first post in nearly eight months, Scott showcased...

Jeff Bezos says he will give away most of his fortune

Nov. 14, 2022 10:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he will give away the majority of his wealth during his lifetime, becoming the latest billionaire to pledge to donate much of his vast fortune. Bezos, whose “real-time” worth Forbes magazine estimates at roughly $124.1 billion,...

Ex-housekeeper sues Jeff Bezos, claims discrimination

Nov. 03, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former housekeeper for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says she and other employees suffered unsafe working conditions that included being forced to climb out a laundry room window to get to a bathroom anytime the Bezos family was home. In a lawsuit filed in King County...

MacKenzie Scott gifts $5.7M to Urban League of Louisiana

Nov. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has given the Urban League of Louisiana a $5.7 million gift, the largest donation in the agency's 84-year history. The Urban League of Louisiana, founded in 1938, hosts a variety of programs covering youth education,...

Millions of cookies: MacKenzie Scott gives Girl Scouts $85M

Oct. 18, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches, the 110-year-old organization said Tuesday, calling it a vote of confidence. “Her support of our organization means honestly just as much as the...

Bezos family donates $710M to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Oct. 13, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

The Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center announced a $710 million gift from the Bezos family, the largest gift the center has ever received and one of the largest to go to any single cancer research organization in recent years. The donation will fund 36 new research labs,...

Today in History: October 13, Chilean miners rescued

Oct. 13, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2022. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 2010, rescuers in Chile using a missile-like escape capsule pulled 33 men one by one to fresh air and...

World's 1st space tourist signs up for flight around moon

Oct. 12, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first space tourist wants to go back — only this time, he’s signed up for a spin around the moon aboard Elon Musk’s Starship. For Dennis Tito, 82, it’s a chance to relive the joy of his trip to the International Space Station, now...