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thinking of giving to an international charity? new irs regs clarify requirement


when it comes to charities, giving internationally is not the same as giving domestically. because it is governed by a complex set of u.s. government rules and regulations, certain types of international giving should be undertaken only after consultation with legal and tax experts.






ex-congresswoman guilty of taking money from sham charity


former u.s. rep. corrine brown was found guilty on thursday of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students.






miley cyrus takes to instagram to clarify hip-hop remarks


miley cyrus says she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to “more uplifting, conscious rap,” with an eye to giving the younger generation a more positive message with her own music. the pop star took to instagram over the weekend to clarify remarks in a recent interview that some have […]






toilet charity’s plan for trump-named indian village blocked


new delhi (ap) — a toilet-building charity says its efforts to rename a north indian village after president donald trump are being blocked by local officials. the sulabh international charity said residents of the dusty village of maroda were worried they wouldn’t receive free toilets if they were forced to abandon the new name “trump […]






resist tattoos a big hit in minneapolis


what began as in impulsive idea blossomed into something more when nora mcinerny had the idea to get a tattoo of the now infamous quote from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell about sen. elizabeth warren. thinking other like-minded women might also want to join her, she created a facebook event that quickly had more than 375 rsvp's. on tuesday afternoon, three tattoo artists were giving the tattoos at brass knuckle tattoo studio in minneapolis, for a cost $75 each with the net proceeds being donated to charity.






hotel tries to clarify "misinformation" about vegas timeline


for the first time, mgm resorts international is providing specific details about the shooting






arizona governor: drop charges against guy giving free haircuts to homeless


in arizona, an act of charity became a possibly criminal act when a state board took issue with a cosmetology student giving free haircuts to the local homeless community.






still no charity money from leftover trump inaugural funds


president donald trump's inaugural committee has contributed leftover funds to renovations at the white house and the vice president's residence. but the committee has yet to start giving money to charity, as it promised.






cps considers new science requirements for hs graduation


the chicago board of education on wednesday is set to approve a series of changes to high school graduation requirements that will make one credit each in biology, chemistry and physics — plus a financial literacy course — compulsory. those new requirements are in addition to a previously announced...






trump's inaugural committee still hasn't donated leftover funds to charity as pr


president donald trump's inaugural committee has contributed leftover funds to renovations at the white house and the vice president's residence. but the committee has yet to start giving money to charity, as it promised. eight months after raising $107 million, trump insiders tell the associated...






hotel tries to clarify "misinformation" about timeline of las vegas shooting


for the first time, mgm resorts international is providing specific details about the shooting






new graduation requirements considered for campbell school district


at a may 4 meeting, the governing board and the district’s superintendent robert bravo discussed aligning the school’s graduation requirements with a-g requirements in order to graduate.






us asks hawaii judge to clarify ruling on trump travel ban


honolulu (ap) — the government is asking a federal judge to clarify his order blocking president donald trump’s revised travel ban, arguing it shouldn’t apply to a global freeze on refugees entering the united states. a justice department motion filed friday asks u.s. district judge derrick watson to clarify that the temporary restraining order only […]






cps considers new science requirements for high school graduation


the chicago board of education on wednesday is set to approve a series of changes to high school graduation requirements that will make one credit each in biology, chemistry and physics — plus a financial literacy course — compulsory. those new requirements are in addition to a previously announced...






trump's mar-a-lago club loses its ninth big charity event this week


another palm beach, florida, charity announced saturday that it was canceling plans to hold a gala at president donald trump's mar-a-lago club — the ninth to cancel a big-ticket charity event at the club this week. the preservation foundation of palm beach, a charity focused on the ritzy island's...






us asks hawaii judge to clarify ruling on trump travel ban


honolulu (ap) — the government is asking a federal judge in hawaii to clarify his order blocking president trump’s revised travel ban, arguing that it shouldn’t apply to new rules on refugees. a justice department motion filed friday asks judge derrick watson to clarify the scope of his temporary restraining order, arguing it should only […]






pope francis reveals he saw a psychoanalyst for six months to ‘clarify a few thi


he did not specify exactly what 'things' he wanted to clarify or why he felt the need to seek psychiatric help but he did say the treatment was successful






trump-loving former congressman hauled off in handcuffs for allegedly looting hi


tea partier and trump supporter steve stockman has been charged with violating federal election law by misusing money from a charity that he created. the former texas congressman allegedly started the non-profit life without limits, then channelled $350,000 in charity donations back to his own accou...






beatty urges academy president to clarify oscar fiasco


warren beatty says academy of motion pictures president cheryl boone isaacs should "publicly clarify" what happened during sunday night's best picture presentation "as soon as possible."






month-old cub born to rescued syria zoo lion dies in jordan


amman, jordan (ap) — an international animal charity says a month-old lion cub whose mother had been rescued from a defunct zoo in war-stricken syria has died. the four paws charity says hajar, born a day after its mother dana arrived at a wildlife refuge in jordan, died friday. the group says that at some […]






miley cyrus takes to instagram to clarify hip-hop remarks


miley cyrus says she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to "more uplifting, conscious rap," with an eye to giving the younger generation a more positive message with her own music.






anoka nonprofit reaches final round of charity bracket challenge


the charity with the most votes wins $5,000. voting ends thursday night.






anoka nonprofit reaches final round of charity bracket challenge


the charity with the most votes wins $5,000. voting ends thursday night.






us asks hawaii judge to clarify ruling on trump travel ban


the government is asking a federal judge to clarify his order blocking president donald trump's revised travel ban, arguing it shouldn't apply to a global freeze on refugees entering the united states.






pope went to psychoanalyst to ‘clarify a few things’


the pope’s past continues to be a source of surprises after a new book revealed that he previously took weekly psychoanalysis sessions to “clarify a few things.” the former nightclub bouncer and chemical engineer discussed this previously unknown chapter in his life—along with many more—in a series ...






taller buildings coming: seattle council approves upzone in downtown, south lake


the seattle city council voted monday to approve an upzone of downtown, south lake union and part of the chinatown international district. it triggers requirements for developers to help create affordable housing. the requirements are lower than those in other neighborhoods.






judge rejects us request to clarify order halting travel ban


a federal judge on sunday rejected the u.s. government's request to clarify his temporary order blocking president donald trump's revised travel ban.






facebook now lets you hold fundraisers with your friends


to help enable more peer-to-peer giving, facebook is offering a way to set up your own charity drives.






facebook now lets you hold fundraisers with your friends


to help enable more peer-to-peer giving, facebook offers a way to set up your own charity drives.






charity worker returns to us after being detained in egypt


washington (ap) — the white house says an egyptian-american charity worker freed after nearly three years of detention in egypt has returned to the united states. earlier this week a court acquitted the charity worker, 30-year-old aya hijazi, of charges of child abuse that were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and u.s. […]






former islamic charity’s assets transferred to charity


jefferson city, mo. (ap) — a missouri-based islamic charity that was shut down after the federal government called it a global terrorist organization was sentenced in federal court for violating u.s. sanctions by transferring nearly $1.4 million to iraq. the u.s. attorney’s office said in a news release thursday that the islamic american relief agency, […]






dear jeff bezos, remember that charity begins at home


amazon.com founder jeff bezos asked for help giving away his billions. how about paying his workers a living wage?






funeral set for slain nyc medic; charity gives $100k to kin


funeral plans have been scheduled for a new york fire department medic run over by a stolen ambulance, and a foundation that honors first responders is giving $100,000 to her family.






andrew coyne: take the politics out of charity? far better to just cancel the ta


why should donations to charity be tax free? why, especially when so many of these organizations aren’t charities, they're advocacy organizations






moore’s compensation from charity includes $540,000 mortgage


montgomery, ala. (ap) — alabama senate candidate roy moore had a deal to collect $180,000 in annual salary for part-time work from the legal charity he founded and ended up with a half-million-dollar stake in the group’s headquarters, records and interviews show. property, charity and tax records reviewed by the associated press show that the […]