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

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Latest D.C. News

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington man who went on a shooting rampage after an argument that killed one person and injured three has been sentenced to 105 years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Seneca Benjamin was sentenced today.

WASHINGTON (AP) House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Joe Lieberman are introducing legislation to revive a school voucher program for District of Columbia students nearly two years after Congress began phasing out the program. Boehner says the D.C. voucher program is a model that can work well in other cities across the nation.

WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government is letting employees get a head start on the commute home. Heavy snow is expected to fall during the evening rush hour today and school systems that were not already closed for the day are canceling evening programs.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro's red line trains are sharing a single track near Friendship Heights, but the transit agency says earlier delays have been resolved. This morning, there were significant delays a track insulator caused smoke near the Dupont Circle station. The problem was discovered about 8:30 a.m. Trains were delayed until late morning.

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

NPR

Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

The British mystery writer was known for her Inspector Wexford series and in her later years became active in Labour Party politics. NPR's Petra Mayer has this remembrance.
NPR

'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
WAMU 88.5

Planned Alexandria Metro Station Is About To Get A Vote

Members of the Alexandria City Council are about to cast a major vote that could give a green light to building a new Metro station at Potomac Yard.
NPR

People's Republic Of Uber: Driving For Connections In China

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.

Leave a Comment

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