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The Latest: Obama plays golf with friends on New Year’s Eve

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama’s annual two-week vacation in Hawaii (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

President Barack Obama is spending part of New Year’s Eve playing golf with friends at Ewa Beach on Oahu.

He chose a warm, sunny day to hit the links at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club on the west side of the island.

Obama is playing with high school pals Greg Orme, Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos. All four were classmates at Punahou School in Honolulu.

Earlier in the day, onlookers waved and took photos as Obama’s motorcade left the Kaneohe Marine base after he worked out at the gym.

As the motorcade pulled into the neighborhood where the first family is staying over the holidays, a few people held up signs that said, “Open Cuba. Close Gitmo.”


11 a.m.

The White House says President Barack Obama has been doing some reading while on vacation in Hawaii.

On his vacation book list are “The Whites” by Richard Price, “Purity” by Jonathan Franzen, “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough and “The Three Body Problem” by Liu Cixin.

Thursday is the 13th day of Obama’s annual holiday vacation with his family, which will be wrapping up this weekend.


8:15 a.m.

President Barack Obama began New Year’s Eve by working out at the gym on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu.

As the president’s motorcade entered the base, the sunrise was just starting to break through the clouds.

This is the 13th day of Obama’s annual holiday vacation with his family, which will be wrapping up this weekend.

The sun is shining in Hawaii, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s.

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