Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.

Wichita compiling amateur World Series board

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Wichita officials have been working to put a board of directors in place to take over operation of the National Baseball Congress World Series.

Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.

Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

NBA plans expanded programs with military

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.

Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust.

Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.