Patriots likely deflated balls, NFL probe finds

A league investigation also concluded that quarterback Tom Brady probably “was at least generally aware” that the team deliberately used under-inflated footballs during the AFC title game.

Inside Jeb Bush’s long game: A bet on peaking late

The former Florida governor’s go-slow strategy has some donors jittery, but his advisers believe that amassing as much money as possible now will enable him to outlast his competitors.

Endangered San Joaquin kit fox. (iStock)

Wild animals in drought-stricken Western states are dying for a drink

As the baking landscape becomes hotter and drier, land animals are forced to seek water and food far outside their normal range.

Local News

D.C. firefighter dies after fighting
2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

D.C. firefighter dies after fighting <br>2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

Two residents and another firefighter were also injured in a morning blaze on the 9th floor of the building.

Prince George’s teacher arrested on charges of abuse of 9-year-old student

A William Paca Elementary school student reported kissing and inappropriate touching by the teacher.

Baltimore mayor seeks Justice
review of police department

Baltimore mayor seeks Justice <br> review of police department

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to know whether the department has a pattern of excessive force.

Strong to occasionally severe storms possible throughout the area tonight

Strong to occasionally severe storms possible throughout the area tonight

WEATHER GANG | Today’s warm and muggy air is fueling weather that may be more robust than yesterday.

Mayor Bowser: There’s just one place for the Redskins, ‘and that’s at RFK’

Mayor Bowser: There’s just one place for the Redskins, ‘and that’s at RFK’

She says she’s spoken to the team about returning, and their “heart’s desire is to be in Washington.”

What about John Wall’s wrist injury? He’s getting a third opinion.

What about John Wall’s wrist injury? He’s getting a third opinion.

The Wizards are calling it a bad sprain, but the point guard usually plays through injuries.

Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

The compound’s iron fencing apparently wasn’t enough; now it’s topped with razor wire.

Police: Bethesda woman, 87, suffered abuse under the care of her son

Police: Bethesda woman, 87, suffered abuse under the care of her son

The woman’s compression socks were fused to her feet and had to be surgically removed.

Who needs to text words when
there’s new D.C.-centric emoji?

Who needs to text words when <br>there’s new D.C.-centric emoji?

If it’s too hard to type “Washington Monument” into your phone, Destination DC has the app for you.

Seniors revolt: Tensions at health club as old fear they’re being pushed out

Seniors revolt: Tensions at health club as old fear they’re being pushed out

As Equinox Fitness appears to aim for a younger crowd, 40 senior and middle-aged and members protest.

Bryce Harper’s three homers jet the Nats to 7-5 win over Marlins

Bryce Harper’s three homers jet the Nats to 7-5 win over Marlins

Wednesday was the finest day in his baseball career, and Washington took all three games against Miami.

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Report: Co-pilot practiced deadly descent before French Alps crash

Report: Co-pilot practiced deadly descent before French Alps crash

The report sheds new light on the amount of planning by Andreas Lubitz before the March crash.

‘Shawshank’ prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

‘Shawshank’ prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

Unlike the film, there was no happy ending for escaped felon Frank Freshwaters.

House speaker who resigned amid
an ethics investigation dies at 92

House speaker who resigned amid <br> an ethics investigation dies at 92

Jim Wright was a dominant figure in the House and expanded the role of the speaker into foreign affairs.

Federal Government

Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

FEDERAL DIARY | A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.

National

The FAA’s baby step to embrace drone innovation

The FAA’s baby step to embrace drone innovation

INNOVATIONS | It approves two companies for flying out of line of sight, a critical issue for drone advocates.

Business

Your favorite organic brand is actually owned by a multinational food company.

Your favorite organic brand is actually owned by a multinational food company.

WONKBLOG | With annual sales rising about $32 billion, the organic food companies have been swallowed up by larger corporations best known for conventional products. The effects of “organic” food remains a matter of debate.

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