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George Zimmerman Prepared to Flee US with $130,000, Judge Says

George Zimmerman Prepared to Flee US with $130,000, Judge Says

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — George Zimmerman was preparing to flee the U.S. with his wife and $130,000 donated by supporters while he was out of jail on bond awaiting his murder trial for the death of Trayvon Martin…

Obama Camp Says It Outraised Romney After Supreme Court Ruling

Obama Camp Says It Outraised Romney After Supreme Court Ruling

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/PeteSouza/White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s campaign claims to have outraised Mitt Romney in online donations since the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the president’s health law was hand…

Romney to Host Campaign Donors, GOP Stars in Utah

Romney to Host Campaign Donors, GOP Stars in Utah

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While most Americans will be enjoying the first weekend of summer outside and away from work, Mitt Romney will host his richest campaign donors at a retreat in Utah where they’ll have access to high-profile …

NY Bride Who Faked Cancer Alleges Accomplice But Won’t ‘Snitch’

NY Bride Who Faked Cancer Alleges Accomplice But Won’t ‘Snitch’

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York woman who faked a cancer diagnosis and scored thousands of dollars in wedding donations now says she didn’t act alone.In her first broadcast interview, Jessica Vega told ABC’s 20/20 co-anchor Elizabet…

George Zimmerman’s Donations Spike on His Return to Jail

George Zimmerman’s Donations Spike on His Return to Jail

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office(MIAMI) — Donations to the legal defense fund of George Zimmerman have surged since the accused killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has been ordered back to jail, his lawyer told ABC News on Monday. Attorney Mark …

‘A Cry for Help’: Hunger and Drought Crisis in West Africa

‘A Cry for Help’: Hunger and Drought Crisis in West Africa

Two-year-old Ouobra Kompalemba, who suffers from severe malnutrition and bronchitis, receives milk through a catheter at a hospital in Diapaga, eastern Burkina Faso. RAPHAEL DE BENGY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — According to the United Nations, the Sa…

Mitt and Ann Romney Donate $150K to Campaign

Mitt and Ann Romney Donate $150K to Campaign

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Mitt and Ann Romney have given a combined $150,000 from their personal fortune to aide the candidate’s bid for the White House.This is the first time the candidate or his wife has contributed monetarily to…

Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman Judge Looks at Donations, Bail Amount

Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman Judge Looks at Donations, Bail Amount

ABC News(SANFORD, Fla.) — Prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin shooting case asked a Florida judge Friday to increase the bail amount for George Zimmerman after news that the 17-year-old’s killer had raised more than $200,000 through a Paypal account on …

Corporations Pour Big Money into 2012 Election

Corporations Pour Big Money into 2012 Election

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As Americans begin to divide down party lines over their presidential preferences in the 2012 election, so too are many of the country’s largest corporations.From Google to Marriott and Dreamworks Animation to…

Pig Sells for $20K — Money Goes to Cancer Patient

Pig Sells for $20K — Money Goes to Cancer Patient

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(TRENTON, Fla.) — One Florida 10-year-old had big plans for his 255-pound pig. Chandler Beach, with help from the Suwannee River Fair, has raised more than $20,000 from the sale of his pig, all to help an 18-year-old boy who is ba…

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $2M in February, Trails Pro-GOP Peers

Pro-Obama Super PAC Raises $2M in February, Trails Pro-GOP Peers

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Obama, raised $2 million in February, including a $1 million donation from comedian Bill Maher, the group’s co-founder and spokesman Bill Burton…

LA-Area Little League Rejects Strip Club Donation

LA-Area Little League Rejects Strip Club Donation

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Apparently having a patron in “The Best Gentleman’s Club near LAX” was a bit too much for a Los Angeles-based Little League, which decided to decline a $1,200 donation from the Jet St…

Kim Kardashian Keeps Wedding Gifts, Makes Charitable Donation Instead

Kim Kardashian Keeps Wedding Gifts, Makes Charitable Donation Instead

Don Arnold/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Rather than return her wedding gifts to her guests following her brief marriage to Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian is showing her appreciation by making a charitable donation on their behalf.The reality TV star, who …

Mystery Philanthropist Leaves Envelopes of Cash in German Town

Mystery Philanthropist Leaves Envelopes of Cash in German Town

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany) — A secret philanthropist has been hiding envelopes stuffed with thousands of euros around the tiny German town of Braunschweig.So far, the donor has left 19 envelopes totaling 190,000 euros — or $250,256 -…

Obama Trumps Romney With Small Donors

Obama Trumps Romney With Small Donors

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the scramble for campaign cash, President Obama has proved once again that he’s king, at least among American small-dollar donors.Nearly half — 48 percent — of Obama’s $118 mill…

Women Skipping Both Banks for Free Online Sperm

Women Skipping Both Banks for Free Online Sperm

Michael Abbey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Using a sperm bank can quickly break the bank. That’s why a growing number of women have turned to the underground, online world of free sperm donation.There are websites such as knowndonorregistry.com that…

Romney Hauls $24 Million in Fourth Quarter

Romney Hauls $24 Million in Fourth Quarter

James Devaney/WireImage(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — The Romney campaign announced Wednesday that it raised $24 million during the fourth quarter, surpassing the amount of money raised in the previous quarters of the campaign and bringing the grand total of pr…

Jonah Hill Turns Birthday into Charitable Cause

Jonah Hill Turns Birthday into Charitable Cause

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — For his 28th birthday, Jonah Hill is asking fans to make a donation to the U.N. Foundation’s Nothing But Nets program, which supplies insecticide-treated bed nets to African nations battling malaria. You can make a don…

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