Latest Virginia Regional News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Latest Virginia Regional News

Play associated audio

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's fourth- and eighth-graders perform better in mathematics than their peers nationwide, but less than half have a solid grasp of the subject. The tests are considered the best gauge of public schools' student performance in core subjects.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The state Department of Education says personal information about more than 103,000 former adult-education students has been lost. Officials are notifying many of them about the issue and how they can protect themselves from identity theft.

WASHINGTON (AP) A female soldier convicted of maltreating Abu Ghraib detainees says she hopes her appeal to the military's highest court will exonerate all whose reputations were tarnished by the scandal. Former Army Reserve Specialist Sabrina Harman spoke before her hearing today in Washington before a federal armed forces appeals court.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Not My Job: 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Gets Quizzed On Glad Men

The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we've decided to ask the show's creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.
NPR

Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
NPR

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.