• Is North Korea Ready For Hip Hop?

    In an industry where standing out is important, DC rappers Pacman and Peso are traveling to North Korea to create buzz.
  • Redskins Name Change

    Is A Redskins Name Change In Order? Washington Mayor Wants To 'Do The Right Thing'

    A Redskins name change has long been a topic of discussion among football fans and others who find the name offensive to Native Americans. And the issue is getting a new round of attention, as Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday that in order for the team to return to the nation's capital, there would need to be a "discussion" about changing the moniker to one that does not have the negative racial associations that come with the "Redskins" moniker.
  • U.S. states, counties struggle to deliver H1N1 shots

    States and counties will be struggling to vaccinate people against the swine flu pandemic well into December and January -- long after the first peak of the virus in the United States, officials said on Wednesday.
  • Proposed law would require pay for sick workers

    U.S. employers who tell workers to stay home when they are sick will have to give them paid time off for up to five days under new federal legislation proposed on Tuesday.
  • Tests show flu spreads from schools

    Results of tens of thousands of flu tests indicate that the pandemic H1N1 virus is spreading from school-aged children to the rest of the U.S. population, makers of the tests say.
  • U.S. school swine flu event shows vaccine challenge

    A U.S. government media event to promote H1N1 school vaccinations on Friday included VIPs, cute kids and a phalanx of television cameras -- but only one in five children at the school had proper parental consent to get immunized.