- Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.
- Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.
- White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.
- Trump called out for appearing to mock disability
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.
- In 2016 campaign, both parties want reform in justice system
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.
- Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry."
- Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.
- Obama makes holiday appeal for acceptance of Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity."
- Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said there currently is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.