Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Christmas tradition, Obama honors US military

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what’s become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make […]

12/26/2013

In this March 18, 2013, file photo, Shane Mercer points to a photo of his father, Airman Will Small, as his mother Alecia Mercer looks on at their home in Kinston, N.C. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)

Organ donor with rabies had 2 raccoon bites

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, […]

07/23/2013

Emilio Morenatti

Photographer’s loss offers hope for Boston wounded

BARCELONA (AP) — In the first horrific moments after the Boston bombing, with smoke still billowing around the wounded, I know what is going through the minds of the maimed victims. They are at once conscious and unconscious. They want to scream, but they cannot scream.

04/23/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

First lady bears Easter gifts to military families

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Michelle Obama marked the first day of spring with an early Easter celebration as she delivered holiday treats to military families and children at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as they decorated Easter cards.

03/20/2013

Obama to observe 9/11 anniversary in Washington

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) – President Barack Obama will mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a series of commemorations in and near Washington. Obama and first lady Michelle […]

09/07/2012

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