Barack Obama

The hearse which transported Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's body to the airport from Sunset Funeral Home departs the Atlantic Aviation hangar at El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday,. (VIctor Calzada/The El Paso Times via AP)

Texas judge disclosed details about Scalia’s health

WASHINGTON — The Texas county judge who decided no autopsy was needed…

The hearse which transported Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's body to the airport from Sunset Funeral Home departs the Atlantic Aviation hangar at El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday,. (VIctor Calzada/The El Paso Times via AP)
President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirageon Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON — The presidential election just got real. The unexpected death of…

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirageon Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
White House Press secretary Josh Earnest, left, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, center, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, listen as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH/NIAID, answer questions from members of the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washingto on Monday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8…

White House Press secretary Josh Earnest, left, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, center, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, listen as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH/NIAID, answer questions from members of the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washingto on Monday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Smith have had to overcome personal obstacles to get to the Super Bowl 50. (AP)

Broncos forced to overcome tumultuous upbringings

A letter from the president. So few are sent. Katrina Smith had…

Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Smith have had to overcome personal obstacles to get to the Super Bowl 50. (AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined on stage by former Republican vice presidential candidate, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a campaign event Monday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Game On: Iowa caucuses kick off 2016 presidential election

DES MOINES, Iowa — After a long year of campaigning, Republican and…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined on stage by former Republican vice presidential candidate, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a campaign event Monday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Warriors to celebrate 2015 championship at the White House

The Golden State Warriors will take a trip to the White House…

Michigan National Guard Specialist Lonnie Walker unloads bottled water and filters to distribute to residents, Thursday in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community?

FLINT, Mich. — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water…

Michigan National Guard Specialist Lonnie Walker unloads bottled water and filters to distribute to residents, Thursday in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Flint resident Ollie Peterson, 87, strokes her chin while listening to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder deliver his State of the State address on television Tuesday. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

Snyder appeals Obama’s denial of disaster aid for Flint

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released his own emails Wednesday…

Flint resident Ollie Peterson, 87, strokes her chin while listening to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder deliver his State of the State address on television Tuesday. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking about the release of Americans by Iran on Sunday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Triumph or travesty, US-Iran ties warming over nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Diplomatic triumph or travesty, America's relationship with one of its…

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking about the release of Americans by Iran on Sunday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, U.S. Secretary of State Ash Carter said Thursday.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

MIAMI — Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay,…

Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, U.S. Secretary of State Ash Carter said Thursday.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how it treats immigrants, as the GOP used its formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough stance embraced by some of the GOP's leading presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In GOP response to Obama, SC governor defends immigrants

WASHINGTON — Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices"…

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how it treats immigrants, as the GOP used its formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough stance embraced by some of the GOP's leading presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism

WASHINGTON — Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans…

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington as Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner listen. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Obama’s State of the Union address seeks to frame 2016 race

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address will…

In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington as Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner listen. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters as Congress begins the new year on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress sends health law repeal to Obama for first time

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama Wednesday…

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters as Congress begins the new year on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In this file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

US seeks strong finish on health care sign-ups amid doubts

WASHINGTON — Seeking a strong showing in President Barack Obama's last year…

In this file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
President Barack Obama wipes away tears from his eyes as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

‘It gets me mad’ – Obama acts alone on gun control

WASHINGTON — Tears streaking his cheeks, President Barack Obama launched a final-year…

President Barack Obama wipes away tears from his eyes as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s move on guns may have only modest effect on violence

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could…

President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Monday.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama moves to require background checks for more gun sales

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Monday to require all gun sellers…

President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Monday.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘bright and talented’

MOSCOW — In Vladimir Putin's view, Donald Trump is "bright and talented."…

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
In this Dec. 3, 2015 photo, flowers are left by the side of the road as a San Bernardino police officer blocks the road leading to the site of the mass shooting in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Obama to meet with San Bernardino shooting victims

WASHINGTON — Continuing a grim ritual of his time in office, President…

In this Dec. 3, 2015 photo, flowers are left by the side of the road as a San Bernardino police officer blocks the road leading to the site of the mass shooting in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)