Beirut explosion: Pompeo says US is ready to help, Australia donates $1.4M as international community responds

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of a number of high-ranking international officials to offer help to Lebanon in the wake of a devastating explosion that tore through Beirut on Tuesday, leaving at least 100 people dead and injuring thousands more. “We are closely monitoring and stand ready to assist the people of Lebanon as they[…]

California man gets liver, nephew donates liver — in separate operations: report

After two years of searching, a California man finally received a new liver during a live donor transplant earlier this year – just a week after his nephew donated his liver to another man, according to a report. George Rogers of Fresno, Calif., was diagnosed with liver failure in November 2018 and after several failed attempts to get a[…]

MacKenzie Scott donates $1.7bn since Bezos divorce

Image copyright Reuters Image caption MacKenzie Scott with ex-husband Jeff Bezos prior to their split MacKenzie Scott, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife, says that she has given $1.7bn (£1.3bn) to charity to date. She has made donations to historically black US colleges, climate change groups and health organisations. Ms Scott posted about the gifts on[…]