- Grant awarded to restore Warwick's iconic Rocky Point arch Updated: May-27-16 3:18 am
WARWICK, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation has donated a grant to help restore Warwick's iconic Rocky Point arch, which will be receiving a much-needed face-lift.
- Brees 'not stressing' about a lack of an extension Updated: May-25-16 10:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Saints star quarterback Drew Brees says he's "not stressing" about a recent lack of progress on a possible contract extension with New Orleans and said he'll approach this season the same way whether he gets a new deal or not.
- 37 cities join Rockefeller Foundation resilience effort Updated: May-25-16 11:17 am
NEW YORK - Thirty-seven cities from Addis Ababa (AH'-dihs AH'-buh-bah), Ethiopia, to Yiwu (ee-oo), China, are rounding out a Rockefeller Foundation initiative that recognizes cities worldwide for working on physical, social and economic resilience.
- Columbia seeks to decrease solar energy cost in new program Updated: May-24-16 3:35 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Columbia is set to become one of the first communities in the country to join a program seeking to decrease the cost of soaking up solar energy.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda's new honor is as sweet at dessert Updated: May-24-16 1:59 pm
NEW YORK - Lin-Manuel Miranda has already this year won a Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. What more could he get?
- More than 1,000 trees planted in Vermont, New Hampshire Updated: May-23-16 12:43 pm
POMFRET, Vermont - More than 1,000 trees and shrubs have been planted along three rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont.
- Plans shape up for actor Dick Van Dyke to visit Illinois Updated: May-22-16 5:00 pm
DANVILLE, Illinois - The executive director of Dick Van Dyke's charitable foundation says the 90-year-old actor will take part in events in Danville and suburban Chicago next month.
- Alaskans participate in yearly suicide-prevention walk Updated: May-21-16 4:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaskans participated in a yearly community walk in the state's largest city to raise awareness about suicide and remember loved ones who took their own lives.
- The Latest: Alaskans walk in yearly suicide-prevention walk Updated: May-21-16 3:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on Suicide Prevention Walk (all times local):
- Detroit Tigers Foundation to present $300,000 gift to PAL Updated: May-20-16 1:07 pm
DETROIT - The Detroit Police Athletic League will receive a $300,000 gift from the Detroit Tigers Foundation to support a new multi-sports youth complex and headquarters at the old Tiger Stadium site.
- Supreme Court: Schwan sons get hearing in foundation dispute Updated: May-19-16 8:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Two sons of the late frozen food magnate Marvin Schwan will get an opportunity to argue for court oversight of his charitable foundation after about $600 million in investment losses, South Dakota's Supreme Court said in an opinion released Thursday.
- Joint effort on Florida mental hospitals wins APME honors Updated: May-19-16 5:15 pm
NEW YORK - A joint effort of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times exposing treacherous and violent conditions in Florida's state-funded mental hospitals won top honors in the 2016 Associated Press Media Editors Innovation in Journalism Awards.
- 3 funds honoring late Buffalo Bills founder give out $250K Updated: May-19-16 9:59 am
DETROIT - Three new funds honoring the legacy of the late founder of the Buffalo Bills are giving out $250,000 in grants to Detroit-area organizations.
- NSF gives Bigelow more than $1M for microorganism study Updated: May-19-16 12:23 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - The National Science Foundation is giving Maine's Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences more than $1 million for a project about microorganisms and the chemical composition of the Southern Ocean.
- Ludacris, Hilson, Michael join effort to teach kids to swim Updated: May-18-16 7:00 pm
ATLANTA - When Chris Bridges - better known to his fans as the rapper Ludacris - was growing up, his mother made sure he knew how to swim.
- Actress Robin Wright demanded equal pay for 'House of Cards' Updated: May-18-16 8:38 am
NEW YORK - Actress Robin Wright says she demanded the same pay as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on "House of Cards" and got it.
- 'Catapult' seeks to boost southeastern Michigan nonprofits Updated: May-18-16 6:34 am
DETROIT - An initiative dubbed "Catapult" seeks to boost southeastern Michigan nonprofits by offering small grants.
- Detroit Jazz Festival gets $200K to live stream on app Updated: May-18-16 1:44 am
DETROIT - The Detroit Jazz Festival is getting a $200,000 grant to live stream performances on its mobile app.
- Massachusetts environmental advocacy group sues ExxonMobil Updated: May-17-16 8:05 pm
BOSTON - A Massachusetts environmental advocacy group is suing ExxonMobil for what it calls "a decades-long campaign to discredit climate change."
- New $60 million project to fight for 1st Amendment Updated: May-17-16 9:05 am
NEW YORK - The First Amendment is getting a new champion, with some deep pockets.
- AG: State council has no say on naming law school for Scalia Updated: May-16-16 3:18 pm
LEXINGTON, Virginia - Virginia's attorney general's office says George Mason University does not need state approval to name its law school for the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.
- Funding for UW performance center nearly complete Updated: May-16-16 12:33 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Construction on a $44 million addition to the Rochelle Athletics Center at the University of Wyoming is expected to begin this summer.
- Bigelow Lab begins construction of 32-bed dorm Updated: May-15-16 9:26 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - Construction is underway on a 32-bed dorm for students and scientists visiting the East Boothbay campus of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin wins Lincoln Prize, talks of leadership Updated: May-14-16 3:40 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has received the Lincoln Leadership Prize.
- Correction: Hawaii-Water Study story Updated: May-13-16 6:04 pm
HONOLULU - In a May 12 story about the University of Hawaii receiving an award from the National Science Foundation to study water sustainability, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the funding would help pay to drill wells. No drilling will be conducted with this money.