- Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78 Updated: May-24-15 5:44 pm
DETROIT - Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.
- Senate budget writers restore many cuts in House plan Updated: May-24-15 12:06 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - With the benefits of more time and money, Senate budget writers are crafting a two-year state spending plan that restores many of the cuts made by their House counterparts in April.
- Politics in paradise: Alabama governor mansion in disrepair Updated: May-24-15 11:58 am
GULF SHORES, Alabama - With boarded-up windows, peeling paint and a rooftop tarp that flaps in the ocean breeze, the beachfront retreat at the end of Gulf Way Drive is a $1 million eyesore in paradise.
- Program working to provide beds for Iowa children Updated: May-24-15 10:56 am
FORT DODGE, Iowa - The United Way of Greater Fort Dodge's Bridging the Gap program is working to provide beds for children who need them.
- RI Foundation awards health-care groups more than $250,000 Updated: May-23-15 4:28 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants to five health-care organizations to expand and improve primary care services.
- Money to help with Workforce renovation Updated: May-23-15 10:41 am
MERIDIAN, Mississippi - The Riley Foundation is giving $3.7 million to Meridian Community College to help renovate the school's Workforce Development Center.
- Marlins players fail to show for charity event Updated: May-22-15 6:30 pm
MIAMI - Mired in a seven-game losing streak, Miami Marlins players further disappointed their fans by failing to show as advertised for a charity event.
- Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents Updated: May-22-15 5:58 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
- Regents approve UM law school name change, tuition freeze Updated: May-22-15 3:18 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - The University of Montana School of Law will be renamed within the next month for a Great Falls attorney who donated $10 million, after the state Board of Regents approved the plan on Friday.
- Era ends in Charleston as mayor opens his last Spoleto Updated: May-22-15 2:59 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped establish the internationally known Spoleto Festival USA in South Carolina nearly four decades ago, took a final bow Friday as he opened his last festival.
- Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala Updated: May-22-15 2:42 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France - Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamorous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama - with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.
- France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets Updated: May-22-15 7:29 am
PARIS - France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste.
- Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade Updated: May-22-15 1:09 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.
- Board selling naming rights for rooms inside planned library Updated: May-21-15 4:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Nebraska - The Columbus Public Library board hopes to raise more than $7 million by allowing people to name large spaces inside a proposed downtown library and cultural arts center.
- Minnesota attorney general sues Savers over charity claims Updated: May-21-15 12:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it's misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.
- Road for logging project challenged in Selway River corridor Updated: May-20-15 6:33 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho couple and an environmental group have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging the agency's decision to designate a road as public and opening it to trucks for a logging project on state land.
- Great Falls attorney makes $10M donation to UM law school Updated: May-20-15 4:46 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - The University of Montana is proposing naming its law school in honor of Alexander Blewett III after the Great Falls personal injury attorney donated $10 million to the school.
- University of Oregon drops riverfront property project Updated: May-20-15 4:31 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The foundation that manages the University of Oregon's endowment has stunned civic leaders by pulling out of a project to turn the former operations yard of the local public utility into a mix of riverfront apartments, condos, offices, shops and restaurants.
- Brett Favre playing football again - for charity Updated: May-20-15 3:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Brett Favre will be playing football again in Wisconsin, just not at Lambeau Field.
- Koch, Kravis donate total of $250M for hospitals, research Updated: May-20-15 9:38 am
NEW YORK - Industrialist David H. Koch (kohk) and financier Henry R. Kravis have made separate donations totaling $250 million for hospitals and medical research in New York City.
- Gov. Inslee donating raise to school fundraising site Updated: May-19-15 5:45 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee says that he's donating his pay raise to a fundraising site that helps with school expenses.
- President of $3.3 billion Templeton Foundation dies Updated: May-19-15 3:41 pm
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - John M. Templeton, president and chairman of the $3.34 billion John Templeton Foundation, has died. He was 75.
- FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves Updated: May-19-15 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON - A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
- Maryland part of FTC complaint against charity fraud Updated: May-19-15 1:08 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland is joining a Federal Trade Commission complaint against four cancer charities that are accused of misusing $187 million nationwide raised by deceptive fundraising practices.
- Pot law firm endows marijuana law professorship Updated: May-18-15 9:38 pm
DENVER - A Colorado law firm specializing in marijuana law has endowed a professorship at the University of Denver. The three-year endowment is believed to be the first funded by the new marijuana industry.