WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Latest D.C. News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) The assistant attorney general who has overseen some of the most significant terrorism investigations since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is leaving the Justice Department. Assistant Attorney General David Kris will become general counsel at a firm based in Washington state.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. officials are holding a meeting tonight to discuss whether Pennyslvania Avenue should be named. It's part of a campaign to draw attention to teh fact that the district does not have a vote in Congress. No one would take down any street signs but ceremonial street designation signs would go up under the current ones.

WASHINGTON (AP) Longtime Washington board of education member William Lockridge has died at age 63. He had served on the city's board of education since 1998. Lockridge had been at George Washington University Hospital after suffering a stroke last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) A report of a suspicious package has been cleared in northeast Washington. D.C. police say no hazardous material was found and the scene was cleared shortly after noon, less than two hours after responding to the call.

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

NPR

From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

When it comes to curiosity, science writer Mary Roach describes herself as someone who is "very out there." Her new book, Grunt, looks at some scientific developments that help keep soldiers safe.
NPR

Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.
NPR

Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, "happens to be, we believe, Mexican." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.
NPR

In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

Leave a Comment

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