Latest D.C. Local News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Latest D.C. Local News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Administration is warning several companies it says are still selling banned flavored cigarettes to U.S. consumers online. The agency sent letters to more than a dozen Web-based companies directing them to stop selling the products and asking the companies to describe in writing what action they have taken.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned yesterday's shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, though it's not known whether the shooter was Muslim. The group issued a statement condemning the shootings as a "cowardly attack." They say no political or religious ideology could ever justify or excuse such violence.

WASHINGTON (AP) The biological father of one of two girls whose bodies were kept in their adopted mother's freezer in Maryland has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the District of Columbia and the Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church. Michael Muhammad's lawsuit seeks $75 million in damages.

WASHINGTON (AP) First lady Michelle Obama asked middle-school children about science during a visit to the Energy Department. She visited the department yesterday, praising agency employees for their role in energy security.

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

NPR

From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent English-Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.
NPR

If You've Ever Looked For Faces In Your Potato Chips, Thank Myrtle Young

The Potato Chip Lady, aka Myrtle Young, died in August of this year. She was 90. Young became famous after showing her collection of unusually shaped chips to Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1987.
NPR

Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
NPR

Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

Leave a Comment

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