Harvard gets $400 million from Wall Street alum

Jun 4, 2015

Harvard gets $400 million from Wall Street alum

Harvard has received its biggest gift in school history: a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire and alumnus John Paulson, the university said Wednesday. The endowment from Paulson will support the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has led technology ...

Former starlet helps raise money to save rural U.S. abbey

May 24, 2015

Former starlet helps raise money to save rural U.S. abbey

Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey. The former starlet, who walked away from Hollywood in 1963 to become a nun, spun her tale into a ...

Romney lasts two rounds against Holyfield in charity boxing match

May 16, 2015

Romney lasts two rounds against Holyfield in charity boxing match

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City. Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two ...

May 15, 2015

With goats and chickens, program helps the poorest get by

The poorest of the poor can be helped with a program that includes providing goats, sheep, chickens or other livestock and training in how to make money from them, a large six-nation study concludes. That approach didn’t wipe out poverty for participants, but they ...

Art collector leaves NY waitresses $100,000

May 15, 2015

Art collector leaves NY waitresses $100,000

A longtime patron at a New York steak house chalked up a surprising addition to his final tab: $100,000, given to his favorite waitress and her niece. Maureen Donohue-Peters, 53, got a call from a lawyer after Asian art collector Robert Ellsworth passed away, ...

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

Apr 9, 2015

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

Thousands of dogs facing euthanasia, some just hours from death, get loaded on planes each year and flown to new homes in places across the United States with shortages of adoptable pets. Groups such as California-based Wings of Rescue or South Carolina-based Pilots N ...

Tim Cook joins roster of rich giving away their wealth

Mar 27, 2015

Tim Cook joins roster of rich giving away their wealth

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world’s largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity ...