National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Raise A Toast To Building Better Beer Bubbles Through Chemistry

Spanish scientists have identified the specific gene in yeast that's responsible for the foamy head on your glass beer. And that discovery could lead to what we've all been wishing for — more long-lasting foam on top of our ales of the future.
NPR

Should Petraeus Scandal Be A Big Topic At Obama's News Conference Today?

A week ago, the affair that led to the CIA director's resignation wasn't a story. Now, it's almost surely to be a subject at the president's first post-election news conference. Should it be?
NPR

Panetta: Don't Leap To Conclusions About Gen. Allen

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been caught up in the scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus. But the Pentagon chief cautioned today that Allen may not have done anything inappropriate.
NPR

Police Pick Up Car Thief Turned Delivery Man

A driver delivering for a Chinese restaurant left his car running while he ran in an order. He comes back and his car is gone. He called his boss who called the next customer on the route to apologize --- but they had their take out. The car thief made a few extra bucks. But at the next house, the cops were waiting.
NPR

Airline Strips Cello Of Frequent Flyer Miles

For years, professional cello player Lynn Harrell has been buying an extra seat for his cello. The instrument has collected Dela Airlines SkyMiles. Now Delta says that's a violation of policy, and sent a letter terminating his frequent flyer membership. Harrell says he'll fly other airlines with a seatmate listed as Mr. Cello.
NPR

Sandy Deals Powerful Blow To N.J. Housing Situation

Thousands of New Jersey residents remain displaced due to Superstorm Sandy which hit the Northeast more than two weeks ago. Finding temporary housing has proven to be a confusing and difficult process for many storm victims.
NPR

Florida Marlins Trade Starters To Toronto Blue Jays

The Florida Marlins have dumped much of their starting line-up, engineering a huge trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The players include high-priced free agents the team pursued for its inaugural season in its new stadium.

Pages