Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donation...

Bloomberg spending tens of millions more on new ad campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg is putting tens of millions of more dollars behind a new television ad casting himself as uniquely qualified to defeat President Donald Trump. ...

Millennial Money: Give back without busting your budget

It may not come as a surprise that millennials are passionate about giving back. Millennials as a generation believe in supporting causes more than individual organizations, are like...

Paul Simon and Peter Singer discuss 'The Life You Can Save.'

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world renowned singer-songwriter, has a lot to say about a book called "The Life You Can Save," and its author, Peter Singer. Singer is the philosopher an...

No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a smile on her face and a bell in her hand, trying to convince shoppers along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue that ...

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspec...

Free e-book aims to spark talk on ‘culture of health’

NEW YORK (AP) — Roxane Gay, Pam Belluck and Martha Wells are among the contributors to a free e-book story compilation supported by the public health philanthropy the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. ...

Atlanta Falcons owner to donate $6.8M for international aid

ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is making his first major drive into international philanthropy. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is expected to anno...

Rosalynn Carter says husband doing 'really well' after fall

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter says her husband is doing "really well" after a fall. Carter said Tuesday that she's been a lifelong caregiver, and now she's, helpin...

Apple commits $2.5B to combat California housing crisis

Apple on Monday said it will put up $2.5 billion toward easing California's housing crisis. The sum from Apple eclipses pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook fo...

Fashion show lets Down Syndrome models strut their stuff

NEW YORK (AP) — One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat. ...

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That's what the speechmaking at the U.N...

Leading Democrats gather for funeral of SC's Emily Clyburn

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders are gathering for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of So...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Ph...

Women's Hall of Fame to induct Justice Sotomayor, Jane Fonda

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among the latest inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame. The Class of 2019 being...