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Bill Clinton recovering from urological infection, aide says

Oct. 15, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton will remain hospitalized overnight as he recovers from a urological infection. But a spokesman said Friday that he was doing better and was in good spirits. “All health indicators are trending in the right direction, including his...

Made in India virus kits boost testing, and local industry

Oct. 14, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the first wave of the pandemic began to take hold in India, Sanchi Jawa and her 59-year-old father, Harish Jawa, realized that they had the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. They decided to isolate and get tested — but this was no easy task during the spring of 2020. ...

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Oct. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said Thursday. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday...

Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka earn women's sports awards

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in...

Foundations back new effort to ignite Americans' generosity

Oct. 14, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

In a new effort backed by more than $2 million in grants from the nation’s biggest foundations, a group of philanthropy leaders Tuesday announced the public kickoff off a campaign to drive greater giving of time and money, especially from middle- and low-income Americans. Noting that...

Women left behind: Gender gap emerges in Africa's vaccines

Oct. 14, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

SARE GIBEL, Gambia (AP) — The health outreach workers who drove past Lama Mballow's village with a megaphone handed out T-shirts emblazoned with the words: “I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE!” By then, the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media:...

Ms. Foundation focuses funds on groups led by minority women

Oct. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ms. Foundation for Women unveiled $4 million in funding Wednesday for more than 100 groups that are working for social justice. But the nation’s oldest women’s foundation says it hopes its grants will exert an even larger impact by helping reshape philanthropy. ...

University of Washington settles DOJ claims of grant fraud

Oct. 12, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington has agreed to pay more than $800,000 to settle Justice Department allegations that a professor submitted false documentation relating to a highly competitive grant. The grant documents were submitted to the National Science...

MacKenzie Scott gifts help bolster nonprofit infrastructure

Oct. 12, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

Umbrella groups that serve and advocate for nonprofits or grant makers and donors are an unsexy part of the charitable world. They act as scaffolding to strengthen organizations that do good by bringing nonprofit leaders and philanthropists together to learn from one another, conducting...

$1M grant will help expand Maine children's center

Oct. 12, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine foundation has pledged a $1 million grant to help expand a children's center in the state's capital city. The grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation is slated to provide the money to Children's Center, which is an early childhood...