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Singer Chris Brown, center, leaves District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, after pleading guilty on a misdemeanor assault. Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in this case.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

- Associated Press

Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

FILE PHOTO: Col. John York pilots an F-15 Eagle ahead of Lt. Col. Sean Navin, who flies an F-16 Falcon on its final mission for the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard. The F-16s have been transferred to the 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson, Ariz., as a result of the 144th Fighter Wing receiving the F-15 Eagle as their new airframe. York is the 144th Operations Group commander. Navin is the commander of the 194th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. David J. Loeffler)

Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

Associated Press

A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation’s capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, second from left, arrives at federal court with his attorneys Danial Small, left, Henry Asbill second from right, and John Brownlee, right,  Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Richmond, Va.,  The defense in his corruption case is expected to rest today. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplements.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Lawyers in McDonnell case haggle over bribery definitions

- The Washington Times

Jurors in the federal corruption case against Bob McDonnell are being asked to consider whether the former Virginia governor took gifts and loans in exchange for performing “official acts,” but late Thursday lawyers were still haggling over how that term should be defined.

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An artist's rendering envisions a transformed New York Ave. in Northeast. (WARD 5 INDUSTRIAL LAND TRANSFORMATION STUDY)

D.C. officials unveil plans to transform Ward 5

- The Washington Times

D.C. officials unveiled a plan Wednesday that they hope will lay the groundwork to transform the District's Ward 5 and change its reputation as a dumping ground for businesses other neighborhoods don't want.