National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Homeowner Bill Of Rights For 'Flawed System'

Guest Host Maria Hinojosa talks with Kamala Harris, California's Attorney General about the state's newly passed "Homeowner Bill of Rights." The law, which was signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown, makes it harder for lenders to seize a property and allows homeowners to sue to stop a foreclosure process.
NPR

Texas Rep: Voters 'Don't Have Confidence' In System

This week, a federal panel is hearing arguments for and against a voter ID law in Texas. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Texas voter ID law is like a modern poll tax. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks more about the issue with Rep. Jose Aliseda, who testified at the hearing. He's a Republican State Representative for Texas who was born in Mexico.
NPR

Man Tries To Benefit From Fake Cat's Death

A man in Tacoma, Wash., was involved in a car crash, and two years later, he said the collision had killed his cat. He filed a $20,000 insurance claim. But now, according to KOMO News, he's been accused of fraud. Authorities say the cat never existed.
NPR

Paterno, Others Slammed In Report For Failing To Protect Sandusky's Victims

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh and his team of investigators allege that the legendary football coach and other leaders at the school "failed to take any steps" for 14 years to help the young boys who were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky.
NPR

Report Released On PSU Sex Abuse Scandal

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has released his report on an investigation into how Penn State University dealt with allegations of sexual abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report says the safety and welfare of child sex abuse victims were disregarded. Last month, Sadusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

Pages