Obama Declares Washington's 250,000-Acre Wildfire An Emergency

President Obama signed an emergency declaration Wednesday, providing federal support to help contain the largest set of wildfires in Washington state's history.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security will coordinate relief efforts and provide equipment to manage the 400-square-mile blaze, which has destroyed 150 homes in north-central Washington.   More ...

Obama congratulates Indonesia's Widodo on election

US President Barack Obama has called Joko Widodo to congratulate him on his victory in Indonesia's "free and fair" presidential elections, the White House said Wednesday. During the conversation on Tuesday night, "President Obama told President-elect Widodo that he looks forward to meeting him at the earliest opportunity and to working with him to deepen the US-Indonesia partnership, expand ties ...