- Miranda Lambert becomes Country Living's first cover girl Updated: May-06-15 8:52 am
NEW YORK - Country Living's choice for the first person ever to be on the cover of the magazine is apropos: Miranda Lambert.
- Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' Updated: May-04-15 11:41 pm
NEW YORK - In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."
- Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay Updated: May-04-15 6:33 pm
NEW YORK - Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately - far from it.
- White House chooses Antioch company to make tableware Updated: May-04-15 4:05 am
ANTIOCH, Illinois - Anyone from Illinois visiting the White House who's lucky enough to stay for dinner might just see something from back home: the tableware.
- Obama among guests helping Letterman wrap up 'Late Show' Updated: May-01-15 3:45 pm
- First lady touts academics in Detroit college signing speech Updated: May-01-15 2:12 pm
DETROIT - First lady Michelle Obama told more than 2,000 Detroit students they should commit to getting an education beyond high school and celebrate academics like many do sports during a speech Friday at the city's first college signing day.
- First lady: I "fell in love" with NYC's new Whitney museum Updated: Apr-30-15 6:34 pm
NEW YORK - Michelle Obama praised New York's Whitney Museum of American Art for its outreach to the community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the museum's new downtown home Thursday and said she "fell in love" with the Renzo Piano-designed building.
- The hottest guy in New York right now? Alexander Hamilton Updated: Apr-30-15 4:29 pm
NEW YORK - Alexander Hamilton's face proudly adorns the $10 bill. But it's hard to imagine the founding father and treasury secretary, with all his famous ambition, ever anticipating just how many of those bills people would delightedly fork over one day to see a musical about his life.
- Japanese state dinner surprises with haiku, sake and R&B Updated: Apr-29-15 3:43 am
WASHINGTON - The first White House state dinner in more than a year served up some surprises: a president reciting haiku, toasts using sake instead of champagne and the leader of Japan describing relations between the countries using the words of a popular R&B classic.
- The Latest: 'Jersey Boys' serenade guests at state dinner Updated: Apr-28-15 10:59 pm
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- Michelle Obama dons Tadashi Shoji gown at Japan state dinner Updated: Apr-28-15 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to the nation of honor at Tuesday's White House dinner for Japan by wearing a gown by Japanese-born designer Tadashi Shoji.
- First lady promotes student foreign exchanges Updated: Apr-28-15 12:53 pm
GREAT FALLS, Virginia - Michelle Obama said Tuesday that all of America's students should have the opportunity to interact with kids from other countries so they can learn about each other and realize what they have in common, instead of focusing on their differences.
- White House to unveil Barack Obama state china Updated: Apr-27-15 6:04 am
WASHINGTON - A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House.
- First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90K military vets Updated: Apr-23-15 4:42 pm
MANASSAS, Virginia - Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years - the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans.
- Michelle Obama to give commencement speech at Chicago school Updated: Apr-21-15 9:40 am
CHICAGO - First lady Michelle Obama will give the commencement address at a Chicago high school this spring.
- Michelle Obama honors New Orleans' work in housing veterans Updated: Apr-20-15 7:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' success in moving homeless veterans off the streets and into housing is an example and challenge for the nation, first lady Michelle Obama said Monday.
- Michelle Obama, Jill Biden visit Maryland veterans center Updated: Apr-17-15 6:33 pm
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Wayne Miller was 18 when he lost his leg and became temporarily paralyzed after being hit by a mortar round during the Vietnam War.
- Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry Updated: Apr-17-15 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday.
- White House promotes deputy social secretary to top job Updated: Apr-16-15 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON - There's a new social director at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Correction: Obama-Gospel story Updated: Apr-15-15 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story April 14 about a gospel music celebration at the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Loretta Lynch would be the first female U.S. attorney general. She would be the first black female attorney general.
- Can you rock a jumpsuit? 2 sides to trendy one-pieces Updated: Apr-14-15 11:10 am
NEW YORK - Awards nights are usually reserved for showstopping gowns, but it one swoop, Robin Wright resisted the norm in a backless Ralph Lauren custom jumpsuit done in ivory as a contemporary take on the lady tuxedo.
- Pesky spring guest buzzes Obama's Easter egg roll Updated: Apr-06-15 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON - A flying, buzzing harbinger of spring briefly upstaged President Barack Obama at the annual White House Easter egg roll Monday.