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#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

Jan. 17, 2022 10:53 AM EST

The late Betty White was a tireless lifetime advocate for animals, from caring for those without homes to launching her own weekly TV show, “The Pet Set,” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets. Her most far-reaching contribution, though, may be yet to come: On Monday,...

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead science museum gets $1 million gift

Jan. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed science museum in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and...

Maryland businessman retires after 50 years with McDonald’s

Jan. 16, 2022 09:06 AM EST

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Back in January 1972, President Richard Nixon announced his bid for re-election. The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl. The first Iowa Caucus was conducted. And 15-year-old Stan Neal of Hagerstown began a career with the best-known fast-food company in the...

Ex-provost new U of South Carolina leader after tough search

Jan. 14, 2022 17:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina on Friday named a former professor and provost as its new president, turning toward a familiar person to end another problematic search for the school's next leader. University of Illinois Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis...

University of Hawaii to build student entrepreneur center

Jan. 14, 2022 15:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is expanding its flagship Manoa campus to build a learning center and dorm for students who want to be entrepreneurs. The complex, called the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, or RISE, will be a six-story building set to open...

Steelers fans add winning feat after Carlson's clutch kick

Jan. 14, 2022 14:11 PM EST

Daniel Carlson’s latest clutch field goal for the Las Vegas Raiders earned him some fans from across the country. Carlson’s overtime winner from 47 yards on Sunday gave the Raiders a 35-32 win over the Chargers and clinched a playoff berth for the Pittsburgh Steelers by avoiding...

Senate committee approves new Florida congressional map

Jan. 13, 2022 17:11 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Senate Reapportion Committee approved a new Florida congressional map Thursday with no discussion or debate. Only one committee member, Democratic Sen. Audrey Gibson, voted against the plan, which adds a new 28th district in central Florida which should...

Tax credit measure for private school donations fails

Jan. 12, 2022 18:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal that would have indirectly subsidized private K-12 schools in Nebraska by offering tax credits to scholarship donors stalled Wednesday in the Legislature. Supporters fell five votes short of the 33 they needed to overcome a filibuster and force a...

University of Missouri hall named after graduate Sheryl Crow

Jan. 11, 2022 12:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has named a choral hall after musician Sheryl Crow, who graduated from the school in 1984 with a degree in music education. The Columbia Missourian reports that the newly named hall is located inside of the Jeanne and Rex...

Home Depot Foundation gives $1M to civil rights center

Jan. 11, 2022 08:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot Foundation said it will give $1 million to the Atlanta-based National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which plans to use the donation to expand its museum and increase community education and training. The foundation, established by the...