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University of California invested $68M in Hawaii telescope

May. 27, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of California system has invested more than $68 million in the Thirty Meter Telescope project in Hawaii, a report said. The contributions were divided between the university’s private funds and grants received from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The Honolulu...

Black Hills Community Foundation grants fight hunger

May. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills Area Community Foundation is awarding over $17,000 in grants to three western South Dakota school districts that provide free summertime meals to children — and often to their parents and grandparents too. While the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food...

Philanthropist, Kansas State supporter Donna Vanier dies

May. 25, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A prominent philanthropist at Kansas State University and several Salina organizations has died. The family of Donna Vanier said she died Saturday at the age of 85. A cause of death was not released. Vanier was awarded the Kansas State University Medal of Excellence, which recognizes...

FC Cologne's Anthony Modeste shoots at goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  (Thilo Schmuelgen/pool via AP)

The Latest: NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

May. 25, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team...

Disturbance of Gulf Shores sea turtle nest draws police

May. 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Police in Gulf Shores are investigating after a sea turtle nest was vandalized. Alabama Coastal Foundation executive director Mark Berte said that a predator screen protecting the nest on West Beach was taken off and a hole was dug into the sand, according to Al.com. No eggs were disturbed. Foundation employees...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 20, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: We’re using a machete to fight the coronavirus, when a scalpel might be better Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com May 16 Dr. Asif Ilyas just might be right. We’ve been using a machete to attack the...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey during

Oprah Winfrey gives grants to ‘home’ cities during pandemic

May. 20, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore;...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

McIlroy delivers the winner as live golf returns to TV

May. 17, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a Skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who had not won a skin since the sixth hole, had a chance to win the final six skins worth $1.1...

Under new leadership, USSF settles 1st of 4 lawsuits

May. 15, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation under new president Cindy Parlow Cone settled the first of several long-running lawsuits. The USSF and the U.S. Soccer Foundation reached an agreement that ended a lawsuit filed by the charitable organization in December 2018. Established in 1991 to receive the...

Follett novel, others to be excerpted in free e-compilation

May. 14, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Ken Follett, Matt Haig and Sue Miller will be among the dozens of upcoming releases excerpted in two free e-book compilations. “Buzz Books 2020: Fall/Winter” and “Buzz Books 2020: Romance” were released Thursday by the online industry publication...