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Homeless man in $400,000 GoFundMe benefit arrested

World / Crime & Legal Nov 16, 2018

Homeless man in $400,000 GoFundMe benefit arrested

A homeless man who benefited from a GoFundMe page set up by a New Jersey couple who said he helped them with a disabled car has been arrested, and a prosecutor planned to announce developments Thursday in the criminal investigation of the couple. Burlington County ...

Founder of Feed My Starving Children, Richard Proudfit, dies at 88

Business Nov 15, 2018

Founder of Feed My Starving Children, Richard Proudfit, dies at 88

Richard Proudfit, the founder of Feed My Starving Children, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that has delivered billions of nutritious meals to malnourished children worldwide, has died. He was 88. A spokesman for Feed My Starving Children says Proudfit died Tuesday at a nursing home in Bloomington, ...

Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

Business / Tech Sep 14, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet, announced Thursday he was creating a philanthropic fund to help homeless families and launch preschools in low-income communities, committing an initial $2 billion. Bezos made the announcement on Twitter a year after asking for ideas ...

New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'

Business Jun 15, 2018

New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'

The New York state attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his foundation on Thursday, saying he illegally used the nonprofit as a personal "checkbook" for his own benefit, including his 2016 presidential campaign. Barbara Underwood, the attorney general, asked ...

Business / Tech Feb 25, 2018

Pioneering nonprofit aims to steer AI toward the greater good

As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity, two Indian-American entrepreneur brothers are out to ensure the emerging technologies don't just benefit the richest in society. Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani last week launched what is billed as ...