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

: News

Filed Under:

Latest D.C. Local News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) Ten spellers have advanced to the finals of the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee. But one of the favorites, a teenager from Virginia, did not make the finals. Thirteen-year-old Tim Ruiter of Centreville was last year's runner-up.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say a 4-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed after he chased a ball into the street. Police say the boy darted out between cars yesterday evening in the 1600 block of Montello Avenue northeast before anyone could stop him.

WASHINGTON (AP) Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the District of Columbia is the region's lone jurisdiction that does not participate in a program that provides immigration authorities with access to fingerprint data. She says she's concerned that 16 jurisdictions surrounding Washington are participating in the program.

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

NPR

Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
NPR

From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
NPR

Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.
NPR

In Silicon Valley, Paying For Access To Peace Of Mind

The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.

Leave a Comment

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