Latest Michelle Obama News

Boulley's 'Warrior Girl Unearthed' to come out in May 2023

Aug. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Children's author Angeline Boulley will soon return her many readers to the world of her prize-winning debut novel “Firekeeper's Daughter.” Henry Holt Books for Young Readers announced Friday that Boulley's “Warrior Girl Unearthed” will come out May 2023....

Jill Biden carries out new mission in 2nd year as first lady

Aug. 04, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden barnstormed the country during her debut year as first lady as if on a one-woman mission to help her husband's administration tackle the problem of the moment: getting people vaccinated and boosted against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. New headwinds...

US begins court battle against publishing giants' merger

Aug. 01, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government and publishing titan Penguin Random House exchanged opening salvos in a federal antitrust trial Monday as the U.S. seeks to block the biggest U.S. book publisher from absorbing rival Simon & Schuster. The case comes as a key test of the Biden...

EXPLAINER: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight

Jul. 30, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of mega-mergers and flashy high-tech corporate hookups, the biggest U.S. book publisher’s plan to buy the fourth-largest for a mere $2.2 billion may seem somewhat quaint. But the deal represents such a key test for the Biden administration's antitrust policy that the...

Obama White House portrait to be unveiled at Sept. 7 event

Jul. 28, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama 's presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden. Portraits of the former president and Michelle Obama will be presented in the East Room, as is traditional, on Sept....

GOP's links to extremism surface in congressional primary

Jul. 27, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional candidate whose compelling personal story of military valor and unfathomable loss helped him win former President Donald Trump's support has connections to right-wing extremists, including a campaign consultant who was a member of the Proud Boys. ...

Michelle Obama's book 'The Light We Carry' coming this fall

Jul. 21, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama will have a book out this fall, “The Light We Carry,” in which she reflects upon her experiences and shares insights on navigating an increasingly stressful world. It's the former first lady's first entirely new work since the 2018 release of her...

Ahoy! Gonzaga, Michigan State to play on carrier deck

Jul. 13, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — They’re going to try to play college basketball on an aircraft carrier again, and nautical veteran Tom Izzo and Michigan State will get a return trip to San Diego Bay to face Gonzaga on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Veteran's Day. The game will be...

Black residents chosen to manage music venue

Jul. 02, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — West Palm Beach officials chose a local-based operator for the Sunset Lounge on Monday night, capping a protracted process that pitted a non-Black Miami-based group against one led by Black residents eager to oversee the return of a venue that was once the cultural...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...