Barack Obama mulling options for closing Guantanamo prison: White House

The White House is considering a "wide array" of options for closing the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, declining to rule out executive action as an option. 

Scores more Hillary Clinton e-mails retroactively classified: Official

 Around 150 more of the e-mails that former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server have been retroactively deemed classified, the State Department said Monday.

North America's tallest mountain Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali
North America's tallest mountain Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America's mountains, is officially being renamed Denali, the White House has said, on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

US considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft: Report

The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of US trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Tallest mountain in North America renamed: White House

 Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America`s mountains, is officially being renamed Denali, the White House said Sunday, on the eve of President Barack Obama`s historic visit to Alaska.

Wall between US, Canada `legitimate` idea: White House hopeful

 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the White House, said Sunday that building a wall between the US and Canada was a "legitimate" idea to explore.

Barack Obama invites Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to White House on October 22
Barack Obama invites Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to White House on October 22

US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan`s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Washington October 22, the White House said in a statement Sunday.

Obama invites Sharif to White House in October: Susan Rice

President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a meeting at the White House in October, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Sunday.

White House presses Congress to act on gun control after TV shooting

The White House on Wednesday issued a rapid call for Congress to pass gun control laws, in the wake of the killings of two journalists shot to death during a live television broadcast.

Dedicated New York State police unit to tackle campus sex assault

New York state is launching a specialised police unit to help crack down on sexual assault on college campuses, but some victims` advocates are wary, saying law enforcement has not been effective in tackling the issue in the past.

US sheriff kills court intruder who scaled White House wall

A knife-wielding intruder, who scaled a wall on the White House perimeter earlier this year, was shot dead by a US sheriff at a Pennsylvania county court house Tuesday, an official said.

Red tapism of Indian bureaucracy poses hurdle to red carpet: US

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made "remarkable" progress in his first 15 months in office by rolling out a red carpet for foreign companies, but the infamous red tapism of Indian bureaucracy continues to pose hurdles to investments, the White House has said.

Biden meets liberal leader Warren while mulling White House run

US Vice President Joe Biden met on Saturday with Senator Elizabeth Warren, a popular progressive leader with a big support base among Democrats, as he mulls whether to run for president, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Republican barbs raise nuclear deal doubts in Iran

 Fierce criticism of the Iran nuclear agreement by Republicans seeking the US presidency has raised a big question in Tehran -- will future American leaders keep their side of the bargain?

Obama praises US service members'' action on French train: White House

President Barack Obama expressed his gratitude on Friday for the "courage and quick thinking" of the passengers on a high-speed train in France, including U.S. service members, who overpowered a gunman.

US air strike kills `IS number two`: White House
US air strike kills `IS number two`: White House

The second-in-command of the Islamic State jihadist group has been killed in a US air strike in northern Iraq, the White House said Friday.

No decision yet on Obama-Sharif meeting: White House

 Amid reports that US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a meeting at the White House in October, a top American official has said this was "news" to him.

White House hires first transgender official

The White House said Tuesday it had hired its first openly transgender official, a move which supporters said underscored the administration`s drive against inequality.

What will Barack Obama do after leaving the White House?
What will Barack Obama do after leaving the White House?

The next president of the United States of America may not be due till January 2017 but Barack Obama has already begun planning life after leaving the White House.