Michelle Obama - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Michelle Obama Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Ki... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:47:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:47:00Z The Latest: Trump gets royal treatment from Saudis. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 4:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is getting the kind of royal treatment in Saudi Arabia that must be a welcome change from the tense atmosphere he left behind in Washington. In the capital of Riya... Sun, 21 May 2017 01:52:00 GMT 2017-05-21T01:52:00Z Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the capital, Abuja, and embraced. One small ... Sat, 20 May 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-05-20T18:12:00Z Michelle Obama Slams Trump School Lunch Delay Former first lady Michelle Obama is criticizing a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunches healthier. Fri, 12 May 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-05-12T19:35:00Z Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump. After dropping out of sight for a pair of glamorous island getaways, Obama is emerging for a series of paid and unpaid speeches, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump even as he avoids saying the new president's name. He's wielding his influence overseas, offering his ... Tue, 09 May 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-05-09T13:46:00Z Nigeria leader meets Chibok girls, leaves for medical trip ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy Sunday night at meeting with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists — then jolted the country by announcing he was leaving for London immediately for medical checkups as fears for his health continue. "We've always made it clear that we will do everything in ... Sun, 07 May 2017 21:32:00 GMT 2017-05-07T21:32:00Z Nigeria says 82 Chibok girls free in Boko Haram exchange MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government announced early Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save nearly 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting threat posed by the Islamic State-linked fig... Sun, 07 May 2017 00:35:00 GMT 2017-05-07T00:35:00Z Michelle Obama accidentally tweets former staffer's number WASHINGTON (AP) — Having former first lady Michelle Obama tweet your telephone number is one way to get a lot of attention. The telephone number of a former White House staffer was shared on the @MichelleObama Twitter account on Friday. Michelle Obama has 7.67 million Twitter followers. The telephone number apparently belongs to Duncan ... Fri, 05 May 2017 23:32:00 GMT 2017-05-05T23:32:00Z Michelle Obama: My passion for education will linger on NEW YORK (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her departure from the White House won't end her passion for education. She made the comment at a New York City event marking College Signing Day, a nationwide tradition she began participating in as first lady to encourage young people to seek higher education. It was the fourth year she had participated. ... Fri, 05 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-05-05T19:42:00Z Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career. Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty ... Wed, 03 May 2017 20:03:00 GMT 2017-05-03T20:03:00Z Bayless wins restaurant, Solomonov best chef at Beard Awards CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards, and Chicago's Rick Bayless' high-end Mexican eatery Topolobampo won the outstanding restaurant honor. Another Philadelphia foodie — Stephen Starr of Starr Restaurants — won the outstanding restaurateur award at a cere... Tue, 02 May 2017 02:50:00 GMT 2017-05-02T02:50:00Z Former US Ambassador Samantha Power writing a memoir NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is writing a memoir about her transition from writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning condemnation of foreign policy to becoming a leading public advocate for the government. Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it had acquired Power's "The Educat... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:25:00 GMT 2017-04-25T12:25:00Z Havana named as host city for 2017 International Jazz Day NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock has twice before visited Havana to perform intimate solo-duet concerts with his Cuban counterpart Chucho Valdes, but at the end of April the two renowned jazz pianists will be collaborating on a grander scale. Hancock and Valdes will be serving as artistic directors for the 6th International Jazz Day. On Monday, the United N... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT 2017-04-10T14:21:00Z Bob Dylan archives open in Oklahoma; public center planned TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Part of music icon Bob Dylan's once-secret 6,000-piece archive, including thousands of hours of studio sessions, film reels and caches of unpublished lyrics, has opened in Oklahoma, curators announced this week. More than 1,000 pieces spanning Dylan's six-decade career are available to scholars at the Gilcrease Museum's Helmerich Cente... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:17:00 GMT 2017-03-29T23:17:00Z Obama books to be published worldwide, from Ireland to India NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing of the upcoming books by Barack and Michelle Obama will be a global event. Penguin Random House announced Monday that it has lined up publishers from Ireland to South Africa for the two books, to be released by the Crown imprint in the U.S. and Canada. Titles and release dates have not been announced. The ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:57:00 GMT 2017-03-13T10:57:00Z John Kerry, former secretary of state, writing memoir NEW YORK (AP) — John Kerry, the former secretary of state, U.S. senator and presidential candidate, has a book deal. Kerry, 73, has signed with Simon & Schuster, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The book, a memoir covering his life from childhood through his recent time as secretary of state, does not yet have a title or release date. ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:04:00 GMT 2017-03-09T15:04:00Z 10 Things to Know for Wednesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. PRESIDENT OUTLINES AMBITIOUS AGENDA Trump, addressing Congress, calls for overhauling the nation's health care system, significantly boosting military spending and plunging $1 trillion into upgrading crumbling infrastructure. ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:14:00 GMT 2017-03-01T04:14:00Z Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals. The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed for the books, which several publishers had competed for, although the deals are likely in the tens of millions of dollars. Both Obamas ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:53:00 GMT 2017-03-01T00:53:00Z Michelle Obama surprises students on visit to DC high school WASHINGTON (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama has made a surprise visit to a Washington high school. Students and staff at Ballou STAY High School in southeast Washington were told their special guest Tuesday would be Antwan Wilson, the new chancellor of D.C. public schools. Then Mrs. Obama walked in, continuing her practice of dropping in unannounced at local schools t... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:46:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:46:00Z Melania Trump says she'll keep predecessor's produce garden WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's garden stays. First lady Melania Trump says through a spokeswoman that she is committed to preserving gardens at the White House, including the bountiful one planted by her immediate predecessor. "As a mother and as the first lady of this country, Mrs. Trump is committed to the preservation and continu... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-02-14T21:47:00Z Politics and poetry reign at NY Fashion Week NEW YORK (AP) — There's bad Fashion Week weather, and there's REALLY bad Fashion Week weather. Fashion lovers had to be careful not to slip and break major bones Sunday as they maneuvered along slippery, slushy streets. Inside the shows, there was plenty of talk about politics, social change, and womanhood. There were even some soulful poetry readings. So... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-02-12T23:40:00Z Calvin Klein show delivers political message at Fashion Week NEW YORK (AP) — Crunchy snow and ice greeted designers, models and fans at New York Fashion Week on Friday, a day after a snowstorm pummeled the city. What visitors got was a high-profile debut and a political message at Calvin Klein, some psychedelic designs (and more politics) from Jeremy Scott, a focus on femininity from Jason Wu, and not one but two collections by Kate S... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 04:44:00 GMT 2017-02-11T04:44:00Z Obama hires agency for speaking gigs, lawyers for book deals WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama announced Friday they have picked the prestigious agency that represents Bill Clinton, Mia Farrow and others to handle their post-White House speaking gigs. The Harry Walker Agency will represent both Obamas for speaking appearances, said Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president. ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:39:00 GMT 2017-02-10T21:39:00Z Marley Dias, young diversity advocate, working on book NEW YORK (AP) — A 12-year-old advocate for diversity in literature is working on a book about activism and social justice. Scholastic told The Associated Press on Thursday that it had a deal with Marley Dias, whose hashtag #1000BlackGirlBooks is part of her mission to collect stories about women of color. Her book is not yet titled and is scheduled for 2018. ... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:36:00 GMT 2017-02-02T15:36:00Z Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A school board member in Hillary Clinton's hometown resigned after making a derogatory reference on Twitter to the female anatomy in describing women marching against President Donald Trump. An Illinois teacher was pulled from the classroom for a tweet deemed sexist. And a freshman Indiana lawmaker was inundated with criticism over a Facebook post mocking... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:10:00 GMT 2017-01-25T15:10:00Z Timeline of inauguration events Friday Timeline of Friday's events as Donald Trump is inaugurated president of the United States (all times EST): BEFORE THE CEREMONY — 8:30 a.m.: Donald and Melania Trump attend service at St. John's Church — 9:40 a.m.: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome the Trumps to the White House — 9:45 a.m.: O... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:49:00 GMT 2017-01-20T08:49:00Z The Latest: Peace Ball an alternative inauguration party WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 12:20 a.m. Some 3,000 people crowded into the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture for an energetic and enthusiastic evening of alternative inauguration programming. Among the high-wattage guests at the black... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:26:00 GMT 2017-01-20T05:26:00Z The Latest: Obama lashes out at Congress over Guantanamo WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Barack Obama is staffing up for his life and work as former president. Obama has selected White House principal deputy press secretary Eric Schulz to be a senior adviser. Schultz is starting his own public affairs practice but will focus on managing Obama's transition to ex-presiden... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-01-19T21:42:00Z Obama praised for bridging gap between hip-hop, politics ATLANTA (AP) — Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief. Obama embraced hip-hop more than any of his predecessors: He's referenced Jay Z's lyrics and Kanye West in speeches, released playlists on Spotify that included Nas, Chance the Rapper, Mos Def and Method Man, and w... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:47:00 GMT 2017-01-19T06:47:00Z The Latest: Obama chats with leaders of India, Afghanistan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST): 9:15 p.m. The White House says President Barack Obama has placed a pair of farewell telephone calls to the leaders of Afghanistan and India. Obama thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his partnership and congratulated him on India's upc... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:26:00 GMT 2017-01-19T00:26:00Z