Barack Obama

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo Bob Graham speaks in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part…

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo Bob Graham speaks in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman walk together to a meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with…

President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman walk together to a meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Judge rejects request to block passport marker law

A federal judge declined Wednesday to immediately block a law that requires…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

LOS ANGELES — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
President Barack Obama hugs Crystal Oertle after a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem

ATLANTA — The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is…

President Barack Obama hugs Crystal Oertle after a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
In this file photo, a protester holds a placard during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Presidential campaign roils Obama’s free-trade plans

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except…

In this file photo, a protester holds a placard during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, arrives for a visit with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the only Republican senator to meet the embattled nominee, Tuesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Garland holds first meeting with GOP senator, Kirk of IL

WASHINGTON — Mark Kirk on Tuesday became the first Republican senator to…

Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, arrives for a visit with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the only Republican senator to meet the embattled nominee, Tuesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., right, meets with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, becoming the only Republican senator to meet the embattled nominee, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Tied 4-4 after Scalia’s death, high court gives unions a win

WASHINGTON — In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice…

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., right, meets with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, becoming the only Republican senator to meet the embattled nominee, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A taxi driving a classic American car passes a billboard that reads in Spanish: "Long live free Cuba" in Havana, Cuba, on Monday. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Obama administration punches new holes in embargo on Cuba

HAVANA — The Obama administration punched a new series of holes in…

A taxi driving a classic American car passes a billboard that reads in Spanish: "Long live free Cuba" in Havana, Cuba, on Monday. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question about the Obama administration's announcement that it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US bars Atlantic drilling; Obama builds environmental legacy

WASHINGTON — In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it…

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question about the Obama administration's announcement that it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Rose Garden of White House in Washington on  Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

It’s personal: Obama says GOP hostility to him led to Trump

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama blames years of knee-jerk GOP hostility toward…

President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Rose Garden of White House in Washington on  Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home

WASHINGTON — Searching for a way to put a new justice on…

President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks to the locker room after the team arrives at an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, on Wednesday. Calling it an experience he won't forget, Curry was part of a group of Golden State Warriors who got to play the course Tuesday, and the NBA's 3-point leader and reigning MVP even made a 10-footer for birdie on his opening hole. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Steph Curry ticks off another bucket list item

MIAMI — Stephen Curry makes 3’s everywhere — even at Augusta National.…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks to the locker room after the team arrives at an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, on Wednesday. Calling it an experience he won't forget, Curry was part of a group of Golden State Warriors who got to play the course Tuesday, and the NBA's 3-point leader and reigning MVP even made a 10-footer for birdie on his opening hole. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in…

The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives for a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Senate Republicans, most vocally Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are facing a high-stakes political showdown with President Barack Obama sparked by the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell shuts door on Senate action on Obama court pick

WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emphatically ruled out any Senate action…

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives for a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Senate Republicans, most vocally Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are facing a high-stakes political showdown with President Barack Obama sparked by the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In this Feb. 17 file photo, President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama to raise human rights during historic trip to Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he'll raise human rights issues…

In this Feb. 17 file photo, President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
In this 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino. Faced with a federal judge's order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Fight over gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

WASHINGTON — An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications…

In this 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino. Faced with a federal judge's order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
The flag flies at half-staff outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is leaving open…

The flag flies at half-staff outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama, center, waves as he poses for a group photo with leaders of ASEAN, the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, SE Asian leaders seek resolution to maritime disputes

RANCHO MIRAGE — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Southeast Asia…

President Barack Obama, center, waves as he poses for a group photo with leaders of ASEAN, the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference following the conclusion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders summit at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Will name indisputably qualified nominee for court

RANCHO MIRAGE — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would nominate a…

President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference following the conclusion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders summit at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)