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$39 billion state budget quickly passed by state Senate

May. 18, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $39 billion state operating budget that includes teacher pay raises and a down payment on a proposed bridge across the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge was approved with little discussion Wednesday afternoon by the state Senate. The House-passed bill,...

Obama, Airbnb's Brian Chesky launch $100M in scholarships

May. 16, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, has donated $100 million to the Obama Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in public service and includes multiple stipends for travel. The Voyager Scholarship will grant $50,000 to rising...

Missouri lawmakers approve more charter school funding

May. 12, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri charter schools are set to get a funding increase under legislation sent to the governor's desk Thursday. The Republican-led House voted 116-29 to pass the bill, which calls for at least $62 million more for those schools per year. ...

Baseball signed by Zelenskyy sells at auction for $50,000

May. 12, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has sold at auction for more than $50,000, a portion of which will go toward providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainians displaced by the nation's war with Russia, auctioneer RR Auction of Boston said Thursday. ...

High inflation leaves food banks struggling to meet needs

May. 11, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Kendall Nunamaker and her family of five in Kennewick, Washington, faced impossible math this month: How to pay for gas, groceries and the mortgage with inflation driving up prices? Like many other working families, the Nunamakers are grappling with the 8.3% inflation in the...

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

May. 10, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a U.N. target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive. European Union Neighborhood...

$25M donation to help establish College of Dentistry

May. 10, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An anonymous donor gave a $25 million gift to the University of Pikeville, school officials said. University of Pikeville President Burton Webb said the gift will help establish a College of Dentistry and expand access to health services in Appalachia. Webb...

The AP Interview: BLM's Patrisse Cullors denies wrongdoing

May. 09, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, insists Patrisse Cullors, former leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation: Despite allegations of financial improprieties, neither she nor anyone else in leadership misused millions of dollars in donations. But in an interview with The...

‘For the welfare of mankind’: Hospital celebrates 95 years

May. 07, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Dozens gathered May 2 to mark the 95th anniversary of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro with a celebration led by president and CEO Gordon Ferguson. Murfreesboro native Betty Loveless, granddaughter of founding hospital board...

Maroon 5, Usher to headline benefit to honor Rep. John Lewis

May. 05, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maroon 5 and Usher will headline a benefit concert in Atlanta to honor the legacy of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The Grammy Award-winning pop band and singer will perform during the Beloved Benefit at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 7, concert officials...