Latest Barack Obama News

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's selective facts on Ukraine, job myths

Dec. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call with Ukraine's president at the heart of the...

Lawmakers meeting with former Obama official on homelessness

Dec. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers hope to learn more about what strategies have worked across the U.S. to reduce homelessness. The Democratic co-chairman of the General Assembly's Housing Committee plan to hold a public conversation with Matthew Doherty, the former leader of the U.S. Interagency...

Michigan school researchers breed purple potato, make chips

Dec. 15, 2019 9:26 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University researchers have reached their goal of breeding a purple potato, and now it's being made into purple, kettle-cooked potato chips. Dave Douches, director for the MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics program, and other researchers spent 20 years crossing...

14-year-old prodigy pursues two degrees at Michigan school

Dec. 15, 2019 1:01 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Daniel Liu is used to being ahead of the curve. He learned the alphabet by age 1 and began reading by the time he was 2. At age 10, he became the youngest person to ever win the national You Be The Chemist challenge, allowing him to meet President Barack Obama. He even found time as...

At Army-Navy game, Trump touts new pro sports option

Dec. 14, 2019 6:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate and delay their active-duty...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

Dec. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown....

Obama says Paris climate deal is still the way forward

Dec. 13, 2019 6:28 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday the Paris Agreement on climate change may fall short of expectations but is still the way forward to achieve progress and encourage businesses to invest in clean energy. Nearly 200 nations pledged to cut greenhouse emissions and...

Democratic candidates unite against Trump but little else

Dec. 13, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic White House hopefuls agree President Donald Trump must be defeated next year. But the unity ends there. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, are locked in an increasingly acrimonious feud that threatens to change the tone of...

Retired goalie Tim Thomas details brain damage from hockey

Dec. 12, 2019 8:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors told Tim Thomas that two-thirds of his brain were getting less than 5% blood flow and the other third was averaging about 50%. His wife, Melissa, and oldest daughter, Kiley, started crying. Thomas didn’t react — because he couldn’t process what he was...

More people signing up for health insurance in California

Dec. 12, 2019 7:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California's state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that the state is offering more money to help people pay their monthly premiums and will begin taxing people next year who...