Latest Barack Obama News

Biden, Iraqi PM to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq

Jul. 26, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce on Monday that they’ve agreed to end the U.S. military’s combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, according to a senior Biden administration official. ...

AP Interview: PM says Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 26, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Jul. 25, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses, who was widely...

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

Jul. 23, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. It said his appointment with U.S. immigration services about his application to join the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the one he had been waiting on...

LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun

Jul. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton’s quest to become the new host of “Jeopardy!” has been a confident, upbeat effort by the actor and those who rooted him on with a petition drive. But when the day came to tape the first of his week's share of episodes as one of a...

Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets

Jul. 22, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a reporter. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to be...

Bill Russell to auction most of his prized NBA memorabilia

Jul. 22, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The most decorated man in NBA history will be giving the public a chance to own some of the prized memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career. Bill Russell announced Thursday he is offering hundreds of items from his personal collection, including trophies,...

Amazon's mission: Getting a 'key' to your apartment building

Jul. 22, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells. The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device. ...

Spain: Judge jails suspect wanted by US in 2020 Twitter hack

Jul. 22, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A British man wanted in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack that compromised dozens of influential accounts has been jailed in Spain while he awaits possible extradition. Joseph O’Connor, 22, appeared before a Spanish National Court judge...

Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in October

Jul. 22, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new chapter in the friendship between Barack and the Boss. "Renegades: Born in the USA" is a bound edition of the popular “Renegades” podcast featuring conversations on everything from fame to cars to the country itself between former...