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Heavy rain drenches parts of the region overnight

Thunderstorms moved through the D.C. region late Tuesday and overnight, leading to thousands of power outages around the area. Scattered showers are expected to end by the morning rush hour, with Wednesday turning hot and humid. Follow the latest developments in WTOP's liveblog.

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    WASHINGTON — The District’s Department of Motor Vehicles’ Inspection Station will be closed Wednesday, July 1 due to what were described as “significant system issues.” According to the D.C. DMV, customers who have an inspection sticker expiring…

  • Orioles’ 3 HRs not enough in 8-6 loss to Rangers

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles got two home runs from Chris Davis, another from Manny Machado and had six players get hits. Unfortunately, the Texas Rangers had more than enough power to trump Baltimore’s…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Southern Maryland 37 27 .578 — Sugar Land 34 32 .515 4 Lancaster 26 39 .400 11½ York 23 42 .354 14½ Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Somerset…

  • Silver Alert issued for missing 74-year-old man

    WASHINGTON — A Silver Alert was issued late Tuesday for a 74-year-old man who hasn’t been seen for more than a week. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, George Ricks was last seen June 21…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Southern Maryland 37 27 .578 — Sugar Land 34 32 .515 4 Lancaster 26 39 .400 11½ York 23 42 .354 14½ Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Somerset…

  • Va. golfer shoots 3 holes-in-one in single round

    WASHINGTON — A Northern Virginia golfer has shot what many are calling the greatest round of golf ever. Fifty-nine-year-old Patrick Wills, of Woodbridge, Virginia, carded a 14-under-par 57, including three holes-in-one in an amateur tournament…

  • Md. restaurateur accused of following, groping customer

    WASHINGTON — The co-owner of several restaurants in Maryland has been charged with groping a customer and exposing himself to her. Dimitrios Fragoyannis, 48, is accused of accosting a woman whom he’d spotted as she…

  • Mosaic District seeks removal of restaurant

    Another R.H. Cooper Mid-Atlantic restaurant is facing eviction, this time from the Mosaic District. Gypsy Soul has been asked to leave by Eskridge (E&A), the owner of the property, The Washington Post reports. A lawsuit…

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are…

  • Schedule for pope’s visit to D.C. released

    WASHINGTON — Pope Francis will visit sites ranging from the White House to to homeless shelters during his visit to D.C. in September. At a news conference announcing the schedule for the pope’s visit, Cardinal…

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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

Officials would not say what connection, if any, the 12 had to the June 6 escape from the maximum-security prison or the failure to prevent it.

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed

As Greece’s leaders pushed new terms for a possible third bailout, they also struggled to cope with the consequences of shutting banks and the stock market this week.

When it comes to wine, it's time to think outside the bottle

Wine’s versatility doesn’t stop at a popped cork and a generous pour – it can be used as a key ingredient in a number of cocktails. Recipes for your summer soirées.

July Entertainment Guide

July is here! Time for our "Top of the Month" Entertainment Guide of fun events around town.

Remembering the longest match ever

Five years after Wimbledon played host to the longest tennis match in history, a look back at Isner-Mahut and when sport becomes madness.

O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air: study

Fireworks pollute the air and could cause breathing and other health problems for some Americans, new federal research finds.

Updated: AFGE takes OPM to court over data breach

The largest federal employee union sues OPM on behalf of data-breach victims.

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