WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin tries to get around Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller during the first period Tuesday. The Sabres won 5-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Gingrich to WTOP: I’m not quitting: Less than a day after announcing he was cutting a third of his campaign staff, Newt Gingrich compared himself to a sports team coming from behind at the end of a season. http://bit.ly/GZhrU9

Virginia the ‘go-to’ state for terrorism cases: If it seems like a lot of terrorism cases are popping up in Virginia, they are — and there is a good reason for that. http://bit.ly/GT7r1b

JetBlue captain has meltdown on flight: Watch video of the scene aboard a JetBlue plane where a captain appears to have had a meltdown, and hear audio of the plane requesting medical and security attention. http://bit.ly/GZEOgX

Working overtime might actually be a waste of time: Those who work a lot of overtime and think they are getting more done might want to reevaluate their routines. Studies show that always clocking more than 40 hours a week can make people unproductive. http://bit.ly/HiLPfp

Upsides of being a Mega Millions loser: Nobody won Tuesday’s $363 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, so losers, uh, players, may be looking for rationalizations to help them get over disappointment of not being able to walk into work to announce an instant retirement. http://bit.ly/HdDTtd

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