Latest Michelle Obama News

Tickets to see Obama portraits in Atlanta to go on sale

Oct. 09, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tickets will soon be available for people who want to see portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in Atlanta. The High Museum of Art is set to host the portraits as part of a five-city tour organized by the Smithsonian's...

Jill Biden wears bracelet made by South Carolina designer

Oct. 02, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When Natalie Holst saw the glint of gold, her hands began to shake. It was Sept. 18, and the designer had just shuffled through security at Charleston International Airport. She was on her way to New York City, the fashion capital of America, but...

After 5 years, Obamas break ground on Presidential Center

Sep. 28, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama dug shovels into the ground Tuesday during a celebratory groundbreaking on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park. Construction on the...

Gen. Milley: Whisperer to presidents, target of intrigue

Sep. 27, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. Mark Milley has been the target of more political intrigue and debate in two years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff than any of his recent predecessors were in four. One after another, firestorms have ignited around him — unusual for an officer who by law is...

Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

Sep. 21, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is a familiar name on bestseller lists, but her personal reading tastes run to books most haven't heard about. “I start every conversation about books with 'What's the weirdest things you've read this year? What's...

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach to plead guilty in college scam

Sep. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes to help kids get into the school will plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scandal, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Gordon Ernst's...

Maxwell brings shimmer, shine and smiles to NY Fashion Week

Sep. 11, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of Brandon Maxwell's show at New York Fashion Week, his models were doing something models don't usually do on runways: They were smiling. Maybe that's because Maxwell had dressed them in clothes meant to project joy and fun — psychedelic...

Jill Biden heads back to classroom as a working first lady

Sep. 07, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden has gone back to her whiteboard. After months of teaching writing and English to community college students in boxes on a computer screen, the first lady resumed teaching in person Tuesday from a classroom at Northern Virginia Community...

Civil rights museum honors Michelle Obama, grassroots group

Sep. 02, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama and The Poor People's Campaign have been chosen to receive Freedom Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee. The museum said Wednesday that Obama and campaign's two leaders, the Rev. William Barber...

Time's Up CEO Tina Tchen resigns in wake of Cuomo scandal

Aug. 26, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive of the sexual harassment victims’ advocacy group Time's Up resigned Thursday amid outrage over revelations that its leaders advised former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration after he was first accused of misconduct last year. ...