Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday.
Federal authorities are investigating suspicious packages sent to the White House, former US president Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the US Secret Service and a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Former US president Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration's "abuses of power" and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November's elections.
Former US president Barack Obama mounted a passionate defense of democracy and warned against the rise of "strongman politics," in a speech in South Africa a day after his successor, Donald Trump, was heavily criticized for a humiliating news conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
A former top aide to ex-US president Barack Obama says Saudi Arabia gave a delegation of United States officials visiting the kingdom for the first time large suitcases containing jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars.
The former US president is expected to meet French President Emmanuel Macron and his predecessor, François Hollande, on Saturday as he wraps up a five-day global tour with a speech to elite opinion-makers in Paris.
A tweet from Barack Obama drew more than two million "likes" by Monday as the former US president offered a message of tolerance following a deadly weekend clash at a white supremacist rally, AFP reported.