Philanthropy

File - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, Bishop Patrick McGrath blesses and dedicates the new Holy Cross Church in San Jose, Calif. The Catholic Diocese of San Jose has purchased a five-bedroom, $2.3 million home in Silicon Valley for its retiring bishop, which is raising some concerns among the diocese's 640,000 Catholics, given the church's mission of charity and serving the poor. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
August 28, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The bishop for the Catholic Diocese of San Jose has reversed course and said he will not live in a $2.3 million Silicon Valley home that the diocese bought for his retirement. Bishop Patrick J. McGrath acknowledged he "erred in judgment" and said he plans instead to live in...
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August 27, 2018 - 1:35 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, making it one of the largest gifts in the school's history that comes as the Taiwan-based electronics giant builds a factory...
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills' Tre'Davious White (27) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
August 26, 2018 - 9:14 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday. The donation he made to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he received from Bills fans before the...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:51 am
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is providing $3 million to the National Park Foundation's effort to encourage people to get outside and explore some of the more than 400 national parks. It's called the "Find Your Park" initiative. L.L. Bean's great-grandson, Chairman Shawn Gorman, said the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen praised himself for providing “critical information” in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday. Attorney General Barbara Underwood has requested a criminal referral from the state...
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FILE- In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Midtown Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, center, are seen from the observatory at One World Trade Center in New York. The Trump administration announced new rules Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 23, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen praised himself for providing “critical information” in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:54 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Cohen personally called tax officials in New York on the same day he received a subpoena from state investigators looking into the Trump Foundation. A state official confirmed the call from the former personal attorney and "fixer" for President Donald Trump, but would...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows "City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965," by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, from left, "The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits," by Tiya Miles and "South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s," by Kellie Jones, which are among this year’s American Book Award winners for works reflecting the country’s diversity. (University of North Carolina Press, from left, The New Press and Duke University Press via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity. The American Book Awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus Foundation, founded in 1976 by author-poet Ishmael Reed...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, singer and actress Rihanna arrives at the premiere of "Ocean's 8" in central London. Rihanna’s fourth annual Diamond Ball will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. and "Insecure" actress Issa Rae will host. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will...
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