- Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles Updated: Jul-26-15 1:23 am
LOS ANGELES - Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.
- Obama returns to Kenya, reunites with father's family Updated: Jul-24-15 3:22 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father's homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local son.
- Airway Heights votes no confidence in mayor over racist post Updated: Jul-21-15 6:19 am
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Washington - The city council of a Spokane suburb has approved a resolution that expresses no confidence in their mayor after he refused to resign despite posting racist comments about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
- 'Hamilton' cast 'thrilled' after Obama and his girls see it Updated: Jul-18-15 7:06 pm
NEW YORK - The current American president took a trip back in time Saturday to visit some of the country's early leaders in the hip-hop musical "Hamilton" on Broadway, leaving the young cast jazzed and beaming.
- Bonding time for Obama, teenage daughters during NYC getaway Updated: Jul-18-15 6:42 pm
NEW YORK - It's inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren't that into their parents anymore.
- 3 presidents in 'Hamilton' put 'blood into the statues' Updated: Jul-17-15 10:45 am
NEW YORK - Christopher Jackson was doing fine stepping into the boots of George Washington during rehearsals of "Hamilton" - until he had to actually put on the boots, breeches and frock coat.
- The Latest: Lots of hugs - and work - await Emmy nominee Updated: Jul-16-15 3:48 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Here's the latest on the 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations announced Thursday in West Hollywood, California, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (all times local):
- Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama Updated: Jul-16-15 12:56 pm
DETROIT - A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that includes meeting President Barack Obama. There's just one glitch: She wants a jacket to wear with her official trip T-shirt, because she doesn't have "Michelle Obama arms."
- Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom Updated: Jul-15-15 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.
- First lady treats recipe contest winners to 'state dinner' Updated: Jul-10-15 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - It was smaller than the average White House state dinner but still had many of the trappings: seating in the East Room, meals on fine china, appearances by the president and first lady. But student winners of a nationwide recipe contest were on the VIP guest list, not celebrities and elected officials.
- Standing Rock among 7 tribes getting federal education grant Updated: Jul-10-15 8:11 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Standing Rock Sioux is one of seven tribes nationwide sharing a nearly $1.5 million federal grant to improve education and school governance.
- First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit Updated: Jul-09-15 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that "each of you was put on this earth for a reason."
- Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for detainees Updated: Jul-08-15 2:28 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government, a human rights activist has told The Associated Press.
- America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades Updated: Jul-05-15 2:46 am
Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:
- Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military Updated: Jul-05-15 12:47 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "incredible blessings" in the greatest country on earth.
- First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn Updated: Jul-01-15 1:49 am
WASHINGTON - Some lucky Girl Scouts were set for the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Until late-night rain and thunder washed out the campout.