Individual giving

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) carries for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Gurley, last year's Offensive Player of the Year, leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns. the fourth-year pro has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Rams' nine games this season. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
November 09, 2018 - 1:20 pm
The Bears and their players raised $813,850 in social justice donations, with matching grants. With money donated primarily by players, and matched by the team and the NFL Foundation, five recipients will benefit. By the Hand Club for Kids; Kicks 4 the City; SAGA; YWCA Lake County; and My Block, My...
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 1979, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers' Kermit Washington gains control of a loose ball during an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Washington was sentenced Monday, July 9, 2018, in Kansas city, Mo., to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
July 10, 2018 - 10:10 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release...
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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 - 12:49 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 - 11:58 am
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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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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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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January 03, 2018 - 7:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic California lawmakers are exploring ways to blunt the impact of the new federal tax law on the state's taxpayers. Federal law has long allowed people to deduct their state and local taxes from their federal tax bill, but the tax overhaul signed last month by...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:00 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, Brandeis University (THE CONVERSATION) Even though only about one in 50 Americans is Jewish, U.S. Jews donate at high levels, both as individuals and as a...
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This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover for the December issue of the magazine, featuring Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Texans' J.J. Watt. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, the two were honored by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine’s prestigious Sportsperson of the Year award. (Sports Illustrated via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 1:56 am
HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On Monday night the two were honored by Sports...
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