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

: News

Latest D.C. Local News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro officials say manually operated trains are running slower and dozens of track problems are adding to the delays. Transit agency officials say trains have been late 11 percent of the time, mostly because they have been run manually since the fatal red line crash last year.

WASHINGTON (AP) The woman who operated the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape to freedom, will have a prominent place at the Smithsonian's future black history museum. Today the National Museum of African American History and Culture will add about 40 objects from Harriet Tubman's life to its collection.

WASHINGTON (AP) Same-sex couples are now able to marry in Washington. Marriage bureau officials say 42 couples returned to pick up their licenses by the time the bureau closed yesterday. At least a dozen couples married and returned the licenses the same day.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

No Small Feat: The NBA's Shortest Player Never Gave Up

At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.
NPR

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.
NPR

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.
NPR

Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.

Leave a Comment

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