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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As he motorcades from hotel to conference room to arena in Africa, President Barack Obama has been fantasizing about a return trip to the continent after leaving office — one with more family, less fanfare and fewer people telling him where he can't go...
WASHINGTON (AP) — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join...
The four Marines who were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Navy Operational Support Center reportedly will only be eligible to receive a Purple Heart award if the FBI declares the shooter had ties to a terror organization. The Marine Corps Times reports Purple Heart...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama is closing an historic visit to the land that considers him a local son with an address to the people of Kenya. Obama also planned to speak with Kenyan youth and meet with civic leaders before he arrives late Sunday in Ethiopia, the...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama is closing an historic visit to the land that considers him a local son with an address to the people of Kenya. Obama also planned to speak with Kenyan youth and meet with civic leaders before he arrives late Sunday in Ethiopia, the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Special Olympic World Games kicked off Saturday in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Memorial Coliseum to cheers and roars. The athletes will participate in 25 sports over nine days, ranging from weightlifting to the...
ALTA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire raced through more than six square miles of drought-stricken timber Saturday, threatening at least 150 rural homes in the Sierra Nevada, authorities said. The blaze erupted at around 2:30 p.m. and forced evacuations of some...
GRANTSBURG, Wis. (AP) — A small Wisconsin town said goodbye on Saturday to a Marine killed in the recent attack on a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A dozen members of a Marine Corps honor guard stood watch as fellow Marines in dress blue uniforms carried...
This timeline of the life of John Russell Houser is based on police statements, court records and Associated Press interviews. Police say Houser killed two people and wounded nine others inside a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater before fatally shooting himself as police...