National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Census: U.S. Continues To Get Older And More Diverse; Though More Slowly

The nation's population is now projected to become "majority-minority" in 2043, the Census Bureau says. Meanwhile, the average age will continue to rise as Americans live longer, birth rates continue to decline and immigration slows.
NPR

As Shots Rang Out In Oregon Mall, Shoppers And Santa Dove For Cover

An estimated 10,000 people were in the Clackamas Town Center mall when a gunman opened fire. Shoppers, store employees and the mall's Santa scattered. When the attack was over, two people and the gunman were dead. Another person was shot and seriously injured.
NPR

Magnet Turns Pet Into A Cat Burglar

A Londoner opted for a new way to thwart neighborhood cats from stealing her pet's food. She hung a magnet to Milo's collar that unlocked a fancy cat-door. It turns out Milo had been slipping into neighbors' homes. And the magnet started picking up their spare keys, eventually scattering more than 20 sets of keys around her owner's home.
NPR

For Alabama Boy 12-12-12 Is Special

Kiam Moriya was born in 2000 at 12 minutes past noon. So Wednesday afternoon, the young man can say: I turned 12 at 12:12 on 12-12-12. He told Yahoo News he's marking the occasion with donuts arranged in the shape of the number 12.
NPR

Scientists Mourn Popular Wolf Shot By A Hunter

The wolf known as 832F was taking a rare jaunt outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park when she was killed last week. Though her death is a blow to those who followed her story, some say hunting is a necessary part of the future of wolves in the West.
NPR

Group Probes Delayed Power Restoration Post Sandy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to hold the Long Island Power Authority accountable for its performance after Superstorm Sandy. He appointed a special commission to look at how the utility performed. The commission had a meeting Tuesday night on Long Island, where thousands lost power, in some cases for weeks.

Pages