The Latest: Obama encourages Trump to visit new museum
Politics

The Latest: Obama encourages Trump to visit new museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential election campaign (all times EDT): 7:30 a.m. President Barack Obama says it would good for Donald Trump to visit the Smithsonian Institution’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture that is opening this weekend. Obama was disputing the Republican presidential candidate’s assertion that “African-American … Continue reading

Obama honors Mel Brooks, others in arts and humanities
Art / Arts & Entertainment / Celebrities

Obama honors Mel Brooks, others in arts and humanities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to comedian Mel Brooks, chef Jose Andres, NPR interviewer Terry Gross and others at a White House ceremony celebrating “creators who give every piece of themselves to their craft.” The three were among two dozen artists, writers, playwrights and performers awarded the 2015 National Medals … Continue reading

Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory
National / Politics

Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s latest accusation against President Barack Obama — that he’s putting U.S. enemies ahead of America’s own people — is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate of any major political party. Trump spent the first days following the Orlando nightclub massacre hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even … Continue reading

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Politics / U.S. News

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is running out of time and options to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, so officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible and considering novel legal strategies that include allowing some men to strike plea deals by video-teleconference. Another option would be to send … Continue reading

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board
Education / National / Politics

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won’t have a vote. Mary Lou Bruner lost her Republican primary runoff for a seat on the powerful Texas State Board … Continue reading

Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills
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Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday May 15, urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump. Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers … Continue reading

Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya
Technology

Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with French, British, Italian and German leaders in Hannover next week for discussions expected to touch on Syria, Libya, the Islamic State group and migration, European officials said Wednesday. Obama, French leader Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron and Italy’s Matteo Renzi will attend … Continue reading