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It’s gotten a lot hotter, and the morning temperatures didn’t exactly remind us of a chilly spring morn. The hottest part of the day is ahead, so please, take care out there.

A major accident snarls the Beltway

That may sound like a daily occurrence, but this crash involved a tractor-trailer and some serious injuries on the inner loop of the Beltway at Georgia Avenue.

Four killed, more than 50 hurt on I-95 near Kings’ Dominion

A passenger bus that overturned Monday morning on I-95 North in Caroline County was traveling from North Carolina to New York. The accident happened about 50 miles from Richmond.

Motorcycle accident kills local pastor

Elijah A. Byrd, 59, of Dale City died shortly after the crash Saturday near Triangle, Va. Byrd was traveling southbound when he lost control of the 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was riding and struck a tree.

Albert Haynesworth settles assault charges

Redskins lineman Albert Haynesworth reached an out-of-court settlement Monday with a man he allegedly punched in a road rage incident in February.

Reclined seat leads to a costly airline brouhaha

Late Saturday night, a United 767 bound for Ghana took off from Dulles. An inconsiderate passenger reclined into the lap of the person behind him or her, and that person slapped the recliner’s head. That led to a scuffle, the plane turned back to the airport, dumping as much as 16,700 gallons of fuel, and the Air Force scrambled two fighters. See what a simple “please, may I?” would have saved?

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.

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