Michelle Obama

Boys participate in 100 meter race during two-day World Athletics Day meet in Bangalore, India in 2007. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Study finds that today’s kids are less fit than their parents were

DALLAS (AP) — Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did […]

11/19/2013

On Sept. 5, 2012 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide's helmet visor), flight engineer, installed a camera on the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. (AP Photo/Nasa, Aki Hoshide, File)

‘Selfie’ is declared word of the year (PHOTOS)

(AP) – Smartphone self-portraits are now so prevalent that Britain’s Oxford University Press has crowned “selfie,” the name the public has given them, as the word the year for 2013. “Selfies” are especially popular with […]

11/19/2013

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to students about committing to education to create a better future for themselves and their country, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First lady undertakes new education initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging into a broader policy role, Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to get the United States on track to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020. Mrs. […]

11/12/2013

Sesame Street character Big Bird

Big Bird, Elmo to encourage kids to eat produce

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.” Under an agreement being announced Wednesday by Michelle Obama, the nonprofit organization behind the popular […]

10/30/2013

The White House, seen from the South Lawn in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Public tours of White House to resume Nov. 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public tours of the White House, canceled earlier this year because of budget cuts, are resuming next month on a limited basis, officials said Friday in a welcome announcement for the many […]

10/18/2013

Film director and producer Amardeep Kaleka poses for a photo at Neverending Light, his Emmy Award winning film and television production company in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Son of slain Sikh to challenge Ryan

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The son of a slain Sikh temple president plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in next year’s congressional election, in a Wisconsin district where support for the 2012 Republican vice presidential […]

10/14/2013

President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, to speak about the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama hails ‘historic’ launch of health exchanges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing it as an “historic day,” President Barack Obama pressed forward his flagship health care program Tuesday, inaugurating new insurance exchanges to expand access for those without coverage despite the shutdown taking […]

10/01/2013

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a luncheon at The Studio Museum of Harlem Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Michelle Obama calls Harlem a cultural gem

NEW YORK (AP) — Extolling the virtues of Harlem’s rich cultural history, Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon for the spouses of foreign dignitaries Tuesday in the historic New York City neighborhood she described as “quintessentially […]

09/24/2013

In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton are seen at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Health care law reuniting Obama, Bill Clinton

NEW YORK (AP) — Health care is reuniting President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama’s health care law at a session sponsored by […]

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama lowers his head during a moment of silence at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, during a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor. Sunday’s late-afternoon service is being held at […]

09/22/2013

First lady Michelle Obama gestures during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

First lady hosts summit on food marketing to kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster. […]

09/18/2013

U.S. First lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

First lady: Obama will ‘shake his groove thing’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says the beats and melodies in Latin music are so irresistible that even President Barack Obama “will shake his groove thing” Monday night. Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Lila Downs, Marco […]

09/16/2013

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