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Koch network touts latest charity work, downplays politics

Jun. 5, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — If a billionaire's approach to philanthropy is a reflection of himself, Charles Koch's latest initiative tackling poverty embodies both the wealthy industrialist's business acumen and his distaste for big government. The 3-year-old Stand Together Foundation has lately taken center stage in...

Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke to supporters Monday at a small event space tucked away...

Prosecutors sue feds to stop courthouse immigration arrests

Apr. 29, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts sued Monday to block federal authorities from making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, arguing the practice is making it harder for them to hold defendants accountable and get justice for victims. The top prosecutors for...

Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste

Apr. 28, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese. The two meals have something in common: Both came from the kitchens of Sin City's opulent...

George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

Apr. 20, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder. An emailed statement from Tinder cited users' safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile. An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing...