WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Latest D.C. News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) Eight people have been taken to the hospital after a van carrying special needs passengers crashed into the 3rd Street Tunnel. D.C. fire officials say the crash happened this afternoon in the tunnel's northbound lanes. One person from the van and one person from the vehicle it collided with were taken to a hospital in serious condition.

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to keep the job permanently. Mayor Vincent Gray and former Mayor Adrian Fenty chose Henderson to lead the system for the rest of the school year after Michelle Rhee's resignation.

WASHINGTON (AP) A freshman Georgetown University student was injured but conscious after falling from a fifth floor residence hall room window. D.C. police say the incident happened early this morning.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
NPR

Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
NPR

Sanders Gaining On Clinton. '2008 All Over Again'?

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the energy, the enthusiasm and now showing strength in the poll numbers as the Democratic nomination contest looks more and more like a race every day.
NPR

Uber Hires Hackers To Secure Driverless Cars

NPR's Rachel Martin reports that the ride-sharing service Uber is hiring experts to protect driverless cars from being hacked.

Leave a Comment

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