Individual giving

FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson, right, talks with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before a speech by President Donald Trump at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at least part of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press, and the Trump administration is considering the offer. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of the highly unconventional proposal to cover part or all of the embassy’s costs through private donations, the administration officials said. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 23, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda pose for a photo before an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. Gates and his wife, head the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider an unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press: GIVING PLEDGE Bill Gates says he's met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn't asked...
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Randall Margraves, left, father of three victims of Larry Nassar, background right, lunges at Nassar in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The incident came during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on sexual abuse charges. The charges in this case focus on his work with Twistars, an elite Michigan gymnastics club. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 12:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom is thanking people who donated $31,000 online but says he doesn't want the money. Randy Margraves says refunds are available. After March 9, any money in the GoFundMe account will be donated...
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File - In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Blackstone Group chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, in New York. Schwarzman, CEO of private equity firm Blackstone, with an estimated net worth of $13 billion and serves as economic consultant to Trump, donated $10 million to the Israel's National Library. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An American billionaire and confidant of President Donald Trump is making a major donation to Israel's National Library. Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of private equity firm Blackstone, says the $10 million donation is his first in Israel. The donation will fund classrooms...
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February 03, 2018 - 10:42 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A state prison will use equipment seized from an illegal marijuana grower to cultivate vegetables for poor people. The Vindicator of Youngstown, Ohio, reports tens of thousands of dollars' worth of hydroponic equipment seized by police in Campbell has been donated to the...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signs decrees creating vast new national parks using lands donated by the Tompkins Conservation, in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country, at a ceremony in Patagonia Park, Chile, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 29, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PARQUE PATAGONIA, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed decrees Monday creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country. The agreement was...
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January 29, 2018 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending broadly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in technology companies. Apple slid 2 percent as investors continued to worry that its new iPhone hasn't been that big of a hit with customers. Industrials companies also posted big losses. Energy stocks declined as...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:53 am
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — An anonymous donor has paid a more than $600 veterinarian bill for a cat rescued from a Massachusetts apartment fire. The Daily Item reports that the 1-year-old cat named Christopher survived the fire earlier this month that left his owner homeless, but required a week at an...
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FILE - This Oct. 8, 2017 photo shows Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) warming up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Houston. Watt, along with Greg Olsen and Benjamin Watson, is a finalist for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)
January 21, 2018 - 5:21 pm
J.J. Watt, Greg Olsen and Benjamin Watson are finalists for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The recipient of the award that recognizes a player's contribution in his community and to society in general will be revealed on Feb. 3 at NFL Honors, when The Associated Press announces its...
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This combination photo shows director Woody Allen at the premiere of "Cafe Society in New York on, July 13, 2016, left, and Timothee Chalamet at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Jan. 3, 2018, in New York. A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Allen, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct. Chalamet said he’ll donate his salary for an upcoming Woody Allen film to charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse. The breakout star of "Call Me By Your Name" announced Tuesday on Instagram that he didn't want to profit from his work on Allen's "A Rainy Day in New York," which wrapped shooting in the fall. (Photos by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 16, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct. Timothee Chalamet on Tuesday said he will donate...
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