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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

  BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been […]

08/13/2014

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a cafe on Martha's Vineyard, MA.  on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a […]

08/13/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks with Sayyed Amar Al-Hakim, head of Supreme Islamic Council, during a meeting in Baghdad, Monday, June 23, 2014.  (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

Officials: US to send 130 more advisers to Iraq

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants, officials said Tuesday. The move shows the Obama administration is […]

08/12/2014

President Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that "walks" on wheels and is powered by a 12-horsepower hybrid fuel-engine motor, during his tour on the South Lawn of the White House to meet with students, entrepreneurs and inventors, during the first ever White House "Maker Faire", Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, inventors check out electric giraffe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of […]

06/18/2014

First lady Michelle Obama looks to the audience as she and Jill Biden hosted their annual Mother’s Day tea to honor military mothers, Monday, May 12, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo)

First lady praises her mom at Mother’s Day event

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extending the Mother’s Day celebration by a day, Michelle Obama on Monday saluted military mothers for the sacrifices they make both for their families and their country, and she honored her own […]

05/12/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival for his three-day visit in Malaysia, at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Obama pushes again for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says increasing the pay for […]

04/26/2014

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

Discrimination potential seen in ‘big data’ use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as […]

04/26/2014

This screen grab from the website WhiteHouse . gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse . gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. (AP Photo/WhiteHouse . gov)

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether […]

04/18/2014

Boston Red Sox player David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background are pitchers Junichi Tazawa, left, Koji Uehara, right.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Olympians say selfies were banned at White House

A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way. Some of America’s Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President […]

04/07/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are presented with flags signed by the entire US Olympic team during a ceremony welcoming members of both teams from the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the East Room of White House in Washington. With the Obama’s are, Julie Chu from Fairfield, Conn., a member of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, right, and Jon Lujan, from Littleton, Colo., Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are presented with flags signed by the entire US Olympic team during a ceremony welcoming members of both teams from the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the East Room of White House in Washington. With the Obama’s are, Julie Chu from Fairfield, Conn., a member of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, right, and Jon Lujan, from Littleton, Colo., Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Olympic athletes get their White House moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at […]

04/03/2014

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