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Army Dog Handler Sentenced to 90 Days Hard Labor

An Army dog handler who worked at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has been sentenced to 90 days hard labor and a reduction in rank for his role in the prisoner abuse scandal. On Thursday, the soldier was convicted of aggravated assault and dereliction of duty. Army Sgt. Santos A. Cardona was the 11th soldier convicted of crimes related to Abu Ghraib.

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Ari Shapiro has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, since 2015. During his first two years on the program, listenership to All Things Considered grew at an unprecedented rate, with more people tuning in during a typical quarter-hour than any other program on the radio.