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Health care giants UPMC, Highmark reach 11th-hour agreement

Jun. 24, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Western Pennsylvania health care behemoths UPMC and Highmark struck a deal announced Monday that averts the looming breakup of their business relationship and prevents disruption and higher costs for some patients. The contract will extend Highmark insurance customers' in-network...

Indian soldiers recover bodies of 7 missing mountaineers

Jun. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian paramilitary soldiers have reached the bodies of seven of eight members from a team of international climbers believed killed on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain, an official said Sunday. An administrator of Uttarakhand state, Vijay Jogdande, said the soldiers reached...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to start new foundation

Jun. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be starting their own foundation to support their charitable endeavors, formally spinning off from the entity Prince Harry and Prince William established together a decade ago. The long-expected change is intended to better align the...

Former head of charity pleads guilty in embezzlement case

Jun. 20, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The former lead fundraiser of a Louisiana hospital foundation has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $550,000 for his personal use. News outlets report 49-year-old John Paul Funes entered guilty pleas Thursday on charges of wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors say the...

Mariska Hargitay: Haven't been in touch with Linda Fairstein

Jun. 18, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn't been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former "Central Park Five" prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded. In an interview...

Yankees celebrate annual HOPE Week with 10-year reunion

Jun. 17, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HOPE Week has been such a hit that it was time for a 10-year reunion at Yankee Stadium. As the New York Yankees began their annual week of surprise events to assist and illuminate various charity organizations, the team hosted more than 200 past participants for a fun afternoon and evening...

Chargers coach Lynn has busy break ahead before camp starts

Jun. 16, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24. While many in the NFL try to relax in the five weeks between minicamp and training camp, Lynn plans on getting his family foundation off the ground as well as open a new school in...

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,...

Vikings unveil community food truck to serve hungry youth

Jun. 13, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Dalvin Cook's rookie year was dominated by his rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery, and his second season included recuperation from a significant hamstring strain. The arduous process of recovery from injuries quickly made the Minnesota Vikings running back realize the...

Zach Ertz eager to cheer on wife Julie in World Cup

Jun. 11, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Ertz is cheering for his wife in the Women's World Cup from minicamp for only a few days. The Philadelphia Eagles two-time Pro Bowl tight end is heading to France on Friday to watch his wife, Julie Ertz, compete with the U.S. team. The defending champions opened with a...