- 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.
- Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage Updated: Jun-26-15 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice "arrives like a thunderbolt."
- Obama sings and eulogizes victims of South Carolina massacre Updated: Jun-26-15 8:02 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - After a string of triumphs, President Barack Obama's eulogy for those killed in a South Carolina church massacre was supposed to bring an extraordinary week to a somber close.
- The Latest: Obama in Charleston for shooting victim funeral Updated: Jun-26-15 4:24 pm
The latest in the Charleston church shooting. (All times local.)
- Michelle Obama to open 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles Updated: Jun-25-15 2:44 pm
LOS ANGELES - First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Los Angeles next month to kick off the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday.
- Former Chicago Little League team suing over stripped title Updated: Jun-24-15 7:12 pm
CHICAGO - A former Chicago Little League team announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the sport's governing body, accusing it of improperly stripping the young athletes of the national title that made them hometown heroes and nationally known and refusing to provide the information used to make the stunning decision.
- 50 Girl Scouts get ultimate campout invite - to White House Updated: Jun-24-15 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Fifty Girl Scouts will get to pitch tents at the ultimate campground next week - on the south lawn of the White House.
- De Niro lights up Armani front row as menswear goes feminine Updated: Jun-23-15 1:21 pm
MILAN - Is it a provocation or the next big thing?
- Obama says US racism 'not cured,' makes point with epithet Updated: Jun-22-15 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the history of slavery and segregation is "still part of our DNA" in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. He uttered the N-word in making his point.
- Michelle Obama recalls Charleston on visit to US base Updated: Jun-19-15 1:53 pm
VICENZA, Italy - Michelle Obama shared her dismay Friday over the killings of nine worshippers at a historic black church in the United States, telling American soldiers and their families based in Italy that she hopes such tragedies "will one day come to an end."
- Obama says church shooting shows need for reckoning on guns Updated: Jun-18-15 11:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Giving voice to intense heartache, anger and sadness, President Barack Obama said Thursday the South Carolina church shooting that left nine people dead shows the need for a national reckoning on gun violence. He acknowledged, though, that there's no appetite in Congress for tighter gun laws.
- More magazine talks to Michelle Obama and Meryl Streep Updated: Jun-18-15 6:37 pm
NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama shares a chill-out playlist, a few family photos and a chat with actress Meryl Streep as guest editor of the July-August issue of More magazine.
- Michelle Obama brings gifts for young UK prince, princess Updated: Jun-17-15 8:41 am
LONDON - Michelle Obama didn't show up empty-handed when she met Prince Harry for tea at Kensington Palace in London during an official visit to Britain.
- London love fest: Michelle Obama charms, thrills schoolgirls Updated: Jun-16-15 10:56 am
LONDON - Michelle Obama's visit to a girls' school in a diverse east London neighborhood turned into a love fest Tuesday when she was greeted with singing, poetry and interpretative dance on her mission to promote education for girls.
- 3 VIP speakers, 8 speeches: What will the grads remember? Updated: Jun-10-15 10:20 am
WASHINGTON - Graduation season is winding down. The caps and gowns are being tossed aside, the diplomas propped on the mantle. Already, memories of commencement speeches are getting fuzzy, even some of those delivered by big-name speakers. But among the eight commencement addresses given this year by three of the biggest names - President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden - a few moments stood out that may last a little longer. A look back:
- Beau Biden, VP's son, remembered for life of service Updated: Jun-06-15 5:55 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Politicians, military leaders and celebrities from across the country came to bid farewell on Saturday to former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, whose death at age 46 opened yet another chapter of grief for his father, Vice President Joe Biden.