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Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Jul. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five-year term, but Culture...

Rescue ship captain held in Italy attracts donors, defenders

Jun. 30, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High-level support and almost three-quarters of a million dollars in donations poured in Sunday for the German captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after she defied repeated orders to stay out of Italy and struck a police boat while bringing 40 people to port. Carola Rackete...

Supreme Court to review Montana school choice program

Jun. 28, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state's highest court had struck down the program because it violated the Montana constitution's ban on state aid to religious organizations. The...

Wealthy donation to state raises concerns about transparency

Jun. 27, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — So excited about a pledge of $100 million for public education from Barbara and Ray Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund, Connecticut state officials agreed to add $100 million in taxpayer money, along with some concessions that have raised concerns over transparency. At...

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

Jun. 26, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas. Acting Commissioner John Sanders' departure deepened the sense of crisis and added to the...

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Jun. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its vast potential to change society as we know it. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private...

Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

Jun. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday,...

College students' leftover meal plan money helps the needy

Jun. 15, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the last 15 years, Bloomsburg University students have been quietly stocking the shelves of a town food cupboard, donating more than a ton of food and thousands of dollars in meal-plan funds each year. With the help of those donations, volunteers at the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard...

Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

Jun. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly proclaimed they would give hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it's mainly American and French individuals,...

$100M private schools bill starts budget season fight

Jun. 11, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to substantially expand taxpayer support for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania won passage Tuesday in the Republican-controlled Legislature, although Gov. Tom Wolf is signaling that he will block it. The public dust-up ramps up a fight between supporters of...