Social groups and organizations

January 23, 2020 - 12:55 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles, and a doctors' group on Thursday said it was encouraging members to embrace the money and return to work. But Dr. Masimba...
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Rapper and singer MIA, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, is made an MBE by Prince William Duke of Cambridge, left, at Buckingham Palace, in London, Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020. The honorary award is conferred in recognition of contributions to the arts, sport, sciences, and charitable works. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
January 14, 2020 - 10:00 am
LONDON (AP) — British singer M.I.A. has received a prestigious award from Prince William at a Buckingham Palace. She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, at the palace ceremony Tuesday hosted by William as a representative of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The 44-year...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2020 file photo shows actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. DiCaprio's environmental organization will donate $3 million to help the efforts toward the wildfire relief in Australia. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 09, 2020 - 3:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief efforts in Australia. DiCaprio's Earth Alliance said in a statement Thursday that the organization started the Australia Wildfire Fund to help with an “international response to the...
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January 09, 2020 - 7:34 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The body of a Mexican radio journalist was found more than a month after his disappearance, authorities in the state of Michoacan said. Fidel Ávila Gómez had disappeared Nov. 29, 2019 after leaving Huetamo, Michoacan for an event in the city of Altamirano, Guerrero on the border...
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FILE - In this is an April 25, 2018, file photo, NCAA headquarters is viewed in Indianapolis. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that only 38% of Americans said colleges and universities with major athletic programs should give athletes a salary but 52% believe college athletes should receive a cut of the millions of dollars the NCAA, conferences and schools make annually from media rights deals involving football and basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
January 06, 2020 - 7:30 am
As the NCAA grapples with how to provide athletes opportunities to be compensated for their fame, about two-thirds of Americans support college players being permitted to earn money for endorsements. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...
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January 02, 2020 - 6:45 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state of North Carolina says it has secured an agreement with Duke Energy to excavate nearly 80 million tons (72.5 million metric tons) of coal ash at six facilities. The Department of Environmental Quality said in a Thursday press release that it will be the largest coal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, an empty shopping cart sits outside a Sears store in the Streets of Southglenn mall in Littleton, Colo. Nine months out of bankruptcy, Sears is limping into the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 04, 2019 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 10 months out of bankruptcy, Sears is limping into the holiday shopping season. Eddie Lampert, the hedge fund billionaire who promised to save 425 Sears and Kmart stores and roughly 45,000 jobs when he bought the company out of bankruptcy, has seen his $5.2 billion lifeline...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at the Federalist Society's 2017 National Lawyers Convention in Washington. A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, including Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn and Facebook, target major law firms that were sponsored the Federalist Society’s annual dinner. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
November 28, 2019 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on...
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November 27, 2019 - 9:19 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Massachusetts becoming the first state to ban flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes (all times local): 12:15 p.m. An industry group is criticizing Massachusetts’ new statewide ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, students walk on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ, along with the UC system's chief academic officer, said Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, that research has convinced them that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family income, parents' education and race, that using them for admissions decision is unfair. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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November 23, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system’s chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced...
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