WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week by the largest amount in three months. The surge is evidence of how volatile the job market remains, even as the economy grows.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House promised tighter security for Wednesday’s state dinner — and it delivered.

Rev. Al Sharpton is the featured guest speaker in Baltimore today for a town hall meeting addressing issues that affect the African American community. Hosted by Radio One’s own morning talk show host of WOLB1010 AM and National Action Network’s Baltimore chapter President , Larry Young,and on the agenda of topics to be discussed are […]

PHOENIX — The doctor accused of administering a powerful anesthetic that killed pop star Michael Jackson helped stabilize a young woman who fell unconscious on a US Airways jet on Saturday.

Science Teacher Fired for Beating Up Student, 13 Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 By: A teacher at a Houston charter school has been captured on video beating a student. A fellow student at Jamie’s House Charter School used her cell phone camera to capture 40-year-old science instructor Sheri Lynn Davis physically attacking 13-year old […]

From The Loop 21: Yesterday, President Obama nominated United States Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Few were surprised by the choice, as Kagan has long been viewed a frontrunner for the high court. While many observers have applauded Obama’s decision, others like myself were left with a […]

Roland Martin appears on CNNs Rick’s List with Rick Sanchez. Roland explains the origins of wearing an ascot on air as well as the ascot war between he and Jon Stewart. Sanchez states that he has sent out emails and calls to Wolf Blitzer, Larry King, Jon Kline, Anderson Cooper in an attempt to make […]

From (CBS) President Obama delivered the commencement address today at Virginia’s Hampton University – his first as president to a predominantly African-American school.