Philanthropy

In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than costly electronic games or the latest high-tech gadgets. The advice is in a new report on selecting toys for young children in the digital era. It was published Monday, Dec. 3 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 02, 2018 - 11:25 pm
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. "A cardboard...
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Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, right, accompanied by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, second right, take take part in a discussion at the The Bridge Way School for students who are working a recovery program for a substance abuse addiction in Philadelphia, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic, with Pennsylvania getting at least $10 million. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 30, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through a benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires at the 22nd annual House Full of...
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November 27, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released tax records show an obscure nonprofit last year gave nearly $15 million it received from anonymous donors to a conservative advocacy group that backed Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. The Wellspring Committee made the contributions to the Judicial...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Texans owner Robert "Bob" McNair walks on the turf before an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Texans and the Oakland Raiders, in Houston. McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
November 23, 2018 - 7:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert "Bob" McNair, the man who brought football back to Houston after the Oilers left for Tennessee by founding the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in...
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In this photo taken November 16, 2018, Stephen Meer, chief information officer from ANDE, demonstrates in Chico, Calif., his company's Rapid DNA analysis system, which is being used to try to ID victims of the Northern California wildfire. Authorities have deployed a powerful tool to aid in their race to identify the remains of 77 bodies burned in the deadly wildfire that ripped through Northern California: Rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. But the technology that can match DNA to bone fragments in as little as two hours is only as effective as the numbers of people who show up to give a sample, and so far there are not nearly enough volunteers. (Sudhin Thanawala)
November 20, 2018 - 9:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are using a powerful tool in their effort to identify the scores of people killed by the wildfire that ripped through Northern California: rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours. The system can analyze DNA from bone fragments or other remains...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 4:45 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation. Stephanie Parker, her husband and four young children spent nearly months living in shelters provided by the American Red...
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November 18, 2018 - 12:05 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. The Saturday night concert followed a forum on protecting albino people in Africa that Keita assembled. More than 100...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever — $200 million. The Rochester-based medical center announced Tuesday that its School of Medicine will be named for the philanthropist, Jay Alix, of Birmingham, Michigan. He also has been named...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Miley Cyrus, left, and Liam Hemsworth arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Though Cyrus and Hemsworth lost their home in the deadly wildfire blazing California, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus’ charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
November 13, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. A Cyrus representative tells The Associated Press that the couple's "community and state...
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