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NH GIVES raises record $3.7M in 24-hour online event

Jun. 12, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A record $3.7 million was raised in 24 hours for New Hampshire nonprofits through NH Gives, an annual online fundraising event. More than 13,000 people contributed to the event run by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits held June 8-9. ...

Outdoor theater gets $10 million donation

Jun. 10, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An outdoor theater struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic has received a massive donation. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation has handed the American Players Theatre $10...

Vandals deface billboard that honored slain Chicago cop

Jun. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A billboard honoring a Chicago police officer who was killed on duty in 2018 was defaced with the word “propaganda.” The billboard, sponsored by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, showed a photo of Officer Samuel Jimenez and a positive message...

Senators push measure to accelerate DAF, foundation giving

Jun. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Two key U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday designed to spur faster payouts from donor-advised funds and foundations, giving new momentum to an effort that has deeply divided philanthropy. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, a former chairman of the...

Sardinia charity linked to ousted Vatican cardinal searched

Jun. 09, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police searched the offices of a Sardinian charity and diocese on Wednesday on behalf of Vatican prosecutors who are investigating a once-powerful cardinal on alleged embezzlement charges. Lawyers for Cardinal Angelo Becciu said in a statement that...

Port Huron seeks to resume summer firework show

Jun. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A popular firework show in Port Huron could return a year after it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A notice to proceed with the show has been authorized as part of the Blue Water Festival, according to City Manager James Freed. ...

Feds: Pennsylvania man faked Trump family personas in fraud

Jun. 08, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged Tuesday with creating fake online identities for ex-President Donald Trump's brother and youngest son to dupe hundreds of people nationwide into donating thousands of dollars to what prosecutors described as a phony political organization. ...

$3.9B Louisiana school funding formula with raises approved

Jun. 08, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $3.9 billion financing formula to pay for K-12 public schools and give those schools' workers a pay raise in the upcoming year received final legislative passage Tuesday with a unanimous vote from the House. Teachers, principals and other...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 08, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 5, 2021. Editorial: Clock is ticking on 2021 Minnesota Legislature Hurdles remain, but divides must be overcome to avoid a damaging shutdown. Legislative leaders appear cautiously optimistic that...

Expansion planned for giraffe facility at Topeka Zoo

Jun. 08, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Zoo is expanding and upgrading its giraffe facility, a move that also will provide new housing for other animals. Zoo officials say the project is expected to cost $7.75 million. Private donations will cover $6.25 million of the cost, and...