: News

Memorial Day Travel Expected To Be Heavy

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

Memorial Day travel in the D.C. region is expected to be up this year. More than 800,000 people from the area are expected to travel more than 50 miles this weekend, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Spokesman Lon Anderson says that's a 6 percent increase from last year.

"It's clear," he says, "we are shedding that recession mentality."

Gas prices have fallen some in the recent weeks, though Anderson says they're still 40 cents more per gallon than at this time last year.

"The last two weeks, we've seen gas prices fall a dime," says Anderson. "Our average right now in the region is about $2.80 a gallon."

Eighty-five percent of travelers this weekend, close to 700,000 people in the area, are expected to drive to their destinations.

NPR

Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
NPR

Domino's Pizza Tests Drone Delivery In New Zealand

Don't expect the service soon. The head of a drone company told Reuters they have to figure out how to navigate "random hazards like power lines, moving vehicles and children in the backyard playing."
NPR

In Stunning Reversal, Trump Suggests He'd 'Work With' Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Donald Trump courted hard-liners on immigration in the primary campaign. But he signaled Wednesday night he'd be in favor of a path to legalization for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
WAMU 88.5

A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

Leave a Comment

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