Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In climate deal, Obama sees legacy he hopes won’t be undone

WASHINGTON — For President Barack Obama, many of his victories have been…

President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin, speaks at the Pentagon on Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama vows to hit IS harder, says commandos now in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to accelerate the U.S.-led…

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin, speaks at the Pentagon on Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this Dec. 6 photo, President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington.  (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Obama aims to allay concerns about terror-fighting strategy

WASHINGTON — Fears of terrorism are hanging over America's holiday season, so…

In this Dec. 6 photo, President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington.  (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, above, for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, famous for his blustery rhetoric…

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, above, for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
Khadija Zadeh lights candles set up next to the framed photos of 14 victims killed in in Wednesday's shooting rampage before the start of the memorial service at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands on  Sunday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

San Bernardino mourns its dead, calls for unity, not rancor

SAN BERNARDINO — At a church, a mosque, a makeshift street-corner memorial…

Khadija Zadeh lights candles set up next to the framed photos of 14 victims killed in in Wednesday's shooting rampage before the start of the memorial service at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands on  Sunday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, front row third from right, applaud as they pose with world leaders for a group photo at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris on Monday. (AP Photo/Jacky Naegelen, Pool)

World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

LE BOURGET, France — With dramatic vows to save future generations from…

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, front row third from right, applaud as they pose with world leaders for a group photo at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris on Monday. (AP Photo/Jacky Naegelen, Pool)
President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and…

President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
White House press secretary Josh Earnest arrives for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House asks allies to step up in IS campaign

WASHINGTON — The White House urged allies on Monday to do more…

White House press secretary Josh Earnest arrives for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a news conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)

Despite Paris, Obama rejects calls for shift in ISIS fight

ANTALYA, Turkey — President Barack Obama on Monday firmly rejected calls for…

U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a news conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.  (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Obama, Netanyahu minimize differences, renew call for peace

WASHINGTON — Minimizing sharp differences, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister…

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.  (Andrew Harnik/AP)
In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb.  (Nati Harnik/AP)

Killing Keystone XL, Obama says pipeline not in US interests

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rejected an application to build the Keystone…

In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb.  (Nati Harnik/AP)
The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules

WASHINGTON — Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced…

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress on track to OK budget and debt deal

WASHINGTON — The Senate marched Thursday toward a final vote on a…

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back deal

WASHINGTON — Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and…

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill and President Barack Obama, announces that he will not run for the presidential nomination, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Biden says he won’t run for president, a boost for Clinton

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday he won't run for…

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill and President Barack Obama, announces that he will not run for the presidential nomination, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau greets supporters at the Liberal party headquarters in Montreal on Tuesday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada to return to its honest broker role under Trudeau

TORONTO — The stunning victory of Justin Trudeau will reverberate beyond Canada's…

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau greets supporters at the Liberal party headquarters in Montreal on Tuesday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
Afghan employees of a Doctors Without Borders hospital move debris of its damaged gate in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim)

US analysts knew Afghan site was hospital

WASHINGTON — American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan…

Afghan employees of a Doctors Without Borders hospital move debris of its damaged gate in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim)
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, above, is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad "Dream On" at campaign events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Aerosmith frontman Tyler tells Trump to ‘Dream On’

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to…

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, above, is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad "Dream On" at campaign events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday…

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that…

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)