VIA WASHINGTON POST: The Dow closed above 10,000 moments ago, pushing above a psychological barrier it has not recorded in more than a year. The Dow briefly crossed 10,000 at about 1:15 p.m. today, then retreated, then punched above 10,000 after 3 p.m. and held on until closing. The Dow staged a strong rally today, […]

OSLO — Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday’s announcement, four members of the five-seat panel told The […]

VIA CNN: WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate Finance Committee passed a long-awaited $829 billion health care bill Tuesday by a 14-9 vote. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was the lone committee member to cross party lines, breaking with other Republicans to vote for the measure. All the committee’s Democrats supported the bill. The plan is projected […]

It’s often said that life, like the music industry, goes in cycles. So it is for Kevon Edmonds — singer, songwriter, producer and proud carrier of the R&B torch. His new album, Who Knew, marks another milestone in the career of a man who embodies the word artist: recording only the finest material, putting his […]

VIA NPR: President Obama on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize, a stunning choice of an official who had been in office for less than two weeks before this year’s nomination deadline. Obama won the prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced, saying it […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range […]

VIA PAMELA ON POLITICS: The job numbers weren’t good news for the Obama administration Friday as the unemployment rate climbed and Republicans blamed the president’s policies for lagging improvement. Who’s right about what can spur job growth? President Obama told folks in his weekly internet address that one of his policies that will help create […]

VIA CNN: COPENHAGEN, Denmark (CNN) — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday. The announcement brought tears to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who dabbed his eyes with a handkerchief several times in a news conference afterward. “Our hour has arrived,” he said. […]

VIA HEALTH NEWS: When you think of October images of pumpkins, spider webs, ghosts, ghouls, and goblins often spring to mind. However, there is one uninvited ghoul that lingers throughout this month waiting to claim another victim: Breast Cancer. In 2005 alone, there were over 188,000 people (both men and women) diagnosed with breast cancer […]

VIA WUSA: WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — Nearly 6,000 dead and half a million injured; there is carnage on our roads. At a national summit that just kicked off, experts blamed texting, emailing and web browsing while driving. But a little more technology may solve the problem caused by all that stuff on your phone. A […]