Dow Jones Industrial Average passes 40,000 for the first time ever

The Dow Jones Industrial index exceeded 40,000 for the first time Thursday, extending a strong year of stock market gains. The Dow hit 40,000.54 before dropping back, but it was the first time it had crossed that threshold; The Dow is now up about 6% so far this year. Markets were bolstered by gains from …

Sen. Bob Menendez reveals wife Nadine has breast cancer and will undergo mastectomy

Embattled New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez revealed on Thursday that his wife Nadine Menendez has breast cancer. Senator and Mrs. Menendez are charged separately in a case alleging the senator abused his position to act as a foreign agent for Egypt and Qatar and accepted bribes from several New Jersey businessmen. Senator Menendez, 70, …

NY Rangers beat Hurricanes to clinch series; Canucks defeat Oilers 3-2 in Game 5

The NY Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 at PNC Arena on Thursday night, clinching the series in Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference Final. The Rangers rallied after trailing 3-1 heading into the third period, with Chris Kreider scoring a hat trick in the comeback win for NY. The Rangers will meet …

Minnesota Timberwolves defeat Denver Nuggets 115-70 to tie series, force Game 7

The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 115-70 in Thursday’s Game 6 at Target Center. The series is now tied 3-3, to force the decisive Game 7 in Denver. Anthony Edwards led the Wolves with 27 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals, while Jaden McDaniels had 21 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 10 …

2024 ACM Awards: See the full list of winners

The 2024 ACM Awards were held on Thursday evening, with the annual country music awards show airing live on Prime Video from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, hosted once again by Reba McEntire. Lainey Wilson won the coveted ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award, and was also awarded “Female Artist of the …

Snoop Dogg, Michael Bublé, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani named ‘The Voice’ Season 26 coaches

NBC confirmed that Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé will join Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani for Season 26 of the singing competition series The Voice this fall. Snoop previously appeared as a mega mentor in The Voice Season 20, while Bublé served as an adviser to Blake Shelton’s team in Season 3; however both artists …

Snoop Dogg, Michael Bublé, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani named ‘The Voice’ Season 26 coaches

NBC confirmed that Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé will join Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani for Season 26 of the singing competition series The Voice this fall. Snoop previously appeared as a mega mentor in The Voice Season 20, while Bublé served as an adviser to Blake Shelton’s team in Season 3; however both artists …

Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan to star in ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ adaptation

Helen Mirren and Pierce Brosnan have joined the cast of The Thursday Murder Club, starring alongside Ben Kingsley in the new film, which is based on British TV host and producer Richard Osman‘s novel of the same name. Chris Columbus (‘Home Alone’, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’) will write and direct the file adaptation. The Thursday Murder Club …

Barge strike causes partial collapse of bridge between Galveston and Pelican Island, Texas

Officials confirmed on Wednesday that a barge slammed into a bridge pillar in Galveston, Texas on Wednesday, spilling oil into surrounding waters and closing the only road to a small island. Ronnie Varela with the Galveston’s Office of Emergency Management said that the bridge leading to Pelican Island, located just north of Galveston, was hit …

Biden and Trump agree to two presidential debates in late June and September

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump agreed to participate in two general election debates, on June 27 and Sept. 10. Biden and Trump accepted an invitation from CNN to debate on June 27, with Biden sharing in a post on X: “I’ve received and accepted an invitation from @CNN for a …