Virtually any time President Obama has opened his mouth in public this month, it has been to talk about the debt ceiling. On Monday, he shifts his focus — at least for an hour — to address the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the country.
It's the latest effort in the president's intense campaign to win the hearts and minds of Latinos. In the White House, he has met with Hispanic celebrities, activists and policy groups for summits, lunches and parties.
Larry Holzman — avid mountain-biker, skier and guitarist in a band — plays hard. And he didn't want to give it all up due to a "spot of pain" in his elbow. "This wasn't a traumatic injury," explains Holzman. It came on gradually and escalated from annoying to excruciating over the course of a couple months.
In New York, on the distant end of the city from Manhattan, the Rockaways sit on a thin strip of land at the southern edge of Queens, bounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and on the other by Jamaica Bay. It has recently become a destination for young adults, and now there's a hip new place to stay, right on the water.
The man accused of killing more than 90 people on Friday in Norway is expected to be arraigned on terrorism charges Monday. The 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, has not pleaded guilty and said he acted alone with no accomplice.
The man who confessed to the twin attacks that killed 93 people in Norway will be arraigned in court for the first time Monday and has requested an open hearing so he can explain the massacre to the public.
Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has confessed he was behind the bombing in downtown Oslo and shooting massacre at a youth camp outside the capital, but denies criminal responsibility. His lawyer Geir Lippestad told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that Breivik has requested to appear in a uniform during the hearing, but didn't know what kind.
An interracial couple in Berea says they’re overwhelmed by community support since they were victimized by a hate crime two weeks ago. Melanie Stamper, who is white, and her African-American boyfriend, Damon Dunson, awoke to find their vehicles spray painted with racial slurs. Stamper says she’s been surprised by the response.
A growing shortage of dentists who specialize in the treatment of children worries health experts at the University of Kentucky. Children once waited until they were three years old before they made their first trip to the dentist. The dean of the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry says that first trip should now come at age one. But, Dr. Sharon Turner is increasingly worried finding a dentist qualified to treat toddlers will grow difficult. Turner says both U-K and the University of Louisville graduate about eight pediatric specialists each year.
"Broetry is poetry for dudes," Brian McGackin writes in the introduction to his new collection of poems. "It's poetry for people who don't like poetry."
The slim volume draws inspiration from non-broets, McGackin tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered. Even the cover poem mirrors the famous William Carlos Williams work "This is Just to Say;" which Williams wrote as a sort-of refrigerator note to his spouse, apologizing for eating plums left in their icebox.
Thousands of refugees continue to flee drought, famine and conflict in Somalia, seeking shelter and food in neighboring Kenya. But Kenya too is suffering from drought in the arid and semi-arid north of the country.
The northeastern Kenyan town of Dadaab is already home to more than 400,000 Somali refugees. Many younger Somalis have never been to Somalia or have spent almost their entire lives in the refugee camps in Kenya. In the past few weeks, thousands more Somalis have crossed the border to escape hunger and famine at home.