Fund backed by DiCaprio pledges $5M to Amazon amid fires
NEW YORK (AP) — A new environmental foundation backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires .
Leonardo DiCaprio helps create new environmental alliance
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environmental powerhouse charged with...
State partners with nonprofit to revamp local high schools
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced a new partnership with a nonprofit to help revamp the state's high school curriculum.
The Providence Journal reports that five high schools will be selected to receive grants of up to $500,000 from the organization XQ to redesign their schools.
Hillary Clinton to help immigrants reuniting with children
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton is offering a helping hand to immigrants looking to reunite with their families: She says she'll help organize transportation they might not be able to afford.
Big-name charter school backers donate to key governor races
Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest.
June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that could change how public resources flow into charter and private schools in the coming years.
The Atlantic removes an editor over harassment claims
NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic magazine has removed contributing editor Leon Wieseltier from its masthead after allegations emerged this week that Wieseltier harassed numerous women during his years with The New Republic.
In a staff memo issued Friday, and shared with The Associated Press, Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg wrote that the magazine has "zero tolerance" for workplace harassment.
Laurene Powell Jobs to buy stake in Wizards, Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
A spokeswoman for Monumental confirmed to The Associated Press that there is an agreement in place with Powell Jobs pending approval from the NBA and NHL. Monumental owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and the Arena Football League's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade.
The slippery slope of the oligarchy media model
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NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine.
The value of the sale, made through Jobs' organization, Emerson Collective, was not disclosed.
Soros recently gave $2 million to group opposing Joe Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) — A political group funded largely by liberal hedge-fund tycoon George Soros has recently raised $2.9 million in its bid to oust Sheriff Joe Arpaio, including getting a $250,000 contribution from the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Records released Friday say Soros contributed $2 million to Maricopa Strong over the five-week period ending on Oct. 27. He previously contributed $300,000.