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In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific…

In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
The figures obtained by The Associated Press show that the Obama administration deported just over 231,000 people during the past 12 months ending September 28.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12…

The figures obtained by The Associated Press show that the Obama administration deported just over 231,000 people during the past 12 months ending September 28.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
United States Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with United States Ambassador Samantha Power during the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Kevin Hagen/AP)

Russia urges coordinated terrorism fight as airstrikes begin

UNITED NATIONS — Russia followed its launch of airstrikes in Syria with…

United States Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with United States Ambassador Samantha Power during the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Kevin Hagen/AP)
Warriors' Stephen Curry listens to a question from a reporter during an NBA basketball media conference Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Curry’s encore: ‘We want more’

When he wasn’t beating Stephen Colbert in a sock-shooting contest, wearing a…

Warriors' Stephen Curry listens to a question from a reporter during an NBA basketball media conference Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senate propels stopgap spending bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama and Russian President President Vladimir Putin, bottom right, attend a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Obama, Putin spar over Assad’s role in Syria’s future

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin…

President Barack Obama and Russian President President Vladimir Putin, bottom right, attend a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
China's flag is displayed next to the American flag on the side of the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, the day before a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama’s personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties…

China's flag is displayed next to the American flag on the side of the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, the day before a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and his wife Peng Liyuan wave upon arrival Tuesday at Boeing Field in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Meetings with Chinese leader bring agreement on tech firms

SEATTLE — Leaders from Michigan to Beijing attended meetings Tuesday with Chinese…

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and his wife Peng Liyuan wave upon arrival Tuesday at Boeing Field in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP, Pool)

Washington crowds cheer pope; he calls for climate action

WASHINGTON — Plunging headlong into the issues of the day, Pope Francis…

Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP, Pool)
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his…

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia. (Susan Walsh/AP)
Destroyed homes and vehicles scorched by the Valley fire line Jefferson St. in Middletown, Calif, on Monday. According to fire officials, the blaze ranks as the sixth worst wildfire in California history after destroying more than 1,000 structures, burning more than 75,000 acres and leaving at least three people dead. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Scope of devastation clearer as wildfire evacuees return

The scope of devastation from one of California's most destructive wildfires is…

Destroyed homes and vehicles scorched by the Valley fire line Jefferson St. in Middletown, Calif, on Monday. According to fire officials, the blaze ranks as the sixth worst wildfire in California history after destroying more than 1,000 structures, burning more than 75,000 acres and leaving at least three people dead. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., center, speaks about the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats clinch critical votes for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Pressing their advantage, the White House and insistent Senate Democrats…

Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., center, speaks about the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sally Field is one of several artists who will receive the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Obama to award medals to Sally Field, Stephen King, Alice Waters

Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among luminaries set to…

Sally Field is one of several artists who will receive the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign…

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, steps off Air Force One after arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential…

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, steps off Air Force One after arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
President Barack Obama on Sunday said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's…

President Barack Obama on Sunday said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

WASHINGTON — The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed…

The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
President Barack Obama waves as he walks on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to…

President Barack Obama waves as he walks on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday in Nairobi.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama: Kenya at ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise

NAIROBI, Kenya — Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril,…

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, on Sunday in Nairobi.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama hugs his half-sister Auma Obama as he arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 24, 2015.  Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (Ben Curtis/AP)

Obama returns to Kenya, reunites with father’s family

NAIROBI, Kenya — Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama…

President Barack Obama hugs his half-sister Auma Obama as he arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 24, 2015.  Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (Ben Curtis/AP)