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

: News

Filed Under:

Latest D.C. Local News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is sure to get a friendly audience at his latest town hall -- his guests will be his supporters. Spending ever more time on political campaigning, Obama tonight will speak to an audience that includes students from host George Washington University.

WASHINGTON (AP) The former head of the District of Columbia's education agency under Mayor Adrian Fenty has been named director of education reform for the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. Kerri Briggs served as D.C. state superintendent of education for more than a year before suddenly resigning last month.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says two major D.C. Metro stations that were closed over the holiday weekend for a track overhaul have reopened on time. The Farragut West and McPherson Square stations, as well as the lower level of the Metro Center station, reopened this morning following work on the blue and orange lines.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) The investigating officer in the case of an Army psychiatrist accused in the killing of 13 military personnel at Fort Hood has adjourned the proceedings with no witnesses called. Colonel James L. Pohl says he will consider tomorrow whether to delay the hearing for a month.

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

NPR

For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
NPR

From McDonalds To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
NPR

Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

Looking for information about workers applying for security clearances, Chinese hackers successfully accessed U.S. government computer networks in March, The New York Times reports.

Leave a Comment

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