News

Obama To Visit Dakotas On Friday

Obama To Visit Dakotas On Friday

Photo: clipart.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his first visit to Indian Country as president for an in-person look at the often bleak conditions on tribal lands.

The president and first lady are scheduled to visit Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Friday during an annual event known as the Flag Day Celebration. The reservation straddles the border between North Dakota and South Dakota. About 1,000 residents there struggle with a lack of housing, health care and education, among other problems familiar on reservations nationwide.

Obama pledged to help improve conditions in Indian Country when he was running for president. The White House says he will recognize that more work needs to be done and outline steps to improve Native American education and economic conditions.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

rainman

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in National

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

in National

Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.