Arlington Woman Among 80 People Killed In Spain Train Derailment | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Arlington Woman Among 80 People Killed In Spain Train Derailment

Play associated audio

Ana-Maria Cordoba, a benefits specialist for the Diocese of Arlington, was among the 80 people killed in a train derailment in Spain earlier this week.

According to the Catholic News Service, Cordoba was traveling with her husband, Philippe, and daughter, Christina, a rising senior at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington. Both are listed in stable condition in a Spanish hospital.

The family was on their way to see their son, who had completed a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

A church service is being held this morning in Arlington.

NPR

Comedian Andrea Martin: 'I Don't Think Age Has Anything To Do With It'

Now in her late 60s, Martin says she's still "excited and enthusiastic" about her work and doesn't have any intention of retiring. She published a memoir in September called Lady Parts.
NPR

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
WAMU 88.5

Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
NPR

Facebook Finds That Not All Users Want To Review Their Year

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

Leave a Comment

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