ABC7 WEATHER: Partly Sunny. Oppressive heat and humidity, possible scattered storms later on. http://wj.la/1ivsSwP
‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports –A 13-year-old female was struck and killed by a car in Silver Spring; a drunk driver grazed a police officer who was directing traffic at a Beltway accident; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m.
‘BOTTLE BOMB’ SUSPECTS INDICTED: Two men accused of setting off a "bottle bomb" at a Maryland movie theater have been indicted by a grand jury.
Prince George's County prosecutors said Tuesday that 20-year-old Manuel Joyner-Bell and 23-year-old Michael Hollingsworth were indicted on charges including possession of a destructive device, assault, and reckless endangerment
Both were arrested after a May explosion at the Magic Johnson Theater in Largo. Authorities say Joyner-Bell confessed to setting off six bottle bombs at five theaters in the Washington area this spring. Officials say sealed soda bottles combining acid and a base inside were detonated, panicking moviegoers and leading to evacuations but causing no serious injuries.
Authorities say Hollingsworth is believed to have been Joyner-Bell's accomplice in the incidents.
Both are being held without bond and also face charges in Virginia. http://wj.la/1iUN1ws
BENGHAZI SUSPECT IN COURT: The first person to be prosecuted in the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Washington, D.C., today for a detention hearing.
The September 11, 2012 assault killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. http://wj.la/VbXyZ2
FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION: Two people are in critical condition after a propane tank on a food truck exploded into a fireball in Philadelphia.
Police say a mother and daughter working on the truck were burned across a substantial portion of their bodies.
At least nine other people sustained less serious injuries Tuesday night.
Surveillance video from two businesses near the food truck captured the blast. http://abcn.ws/1lxIMl0
MAN GETS 41 YEARS IN TEEN SLAYING: A man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for fatally shooting a teenager in a revenue killing.
Twenty-two-year-old Joshua Andrews of Washington had been convicted of first-degree premeditated murder while armed in the slaying of 17-year-old Durand Lucas. Andrews was sentenced Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court.
Prosecutors say in June 2010, Andrews, who believed Lucas had shot at him in an earlier incident, waited for Lucas outside a building in southeast. http://wj.la/1mTtoEn
UNDERGROUND NATIONAL MALL PARKING GARAGE: A local non-profit that wants a parking garage built underneath the National Mall is now urging Congress to get involved.
Board members of the National Coalition to Save Our Mall said the cost – between $168 and $248 million dollars – would be funded through a public-private partnership with a timeline of just five years.
First, they said they need Congress to create an independent commission to study the proposal.
They said a National Mall Underground, to be built between the Smithsonian Castle and the Museum of Natural History, would create more parking for tourists and tour buses and provide more amenities: public restrooms, food service, a welcome center and other venues. http://wj.la/VEI5kM
SPORTS, BRIEFLY: The Nationals beat the Rockies 7-1; the Capitals add 2 Penguins defensemen in free agency. http://wj.la/1rps9gt
TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: It's a question that can start an instant argument between motorists in the region: Are the worst drivers from D.C., Maryland, or Virginia?: http://wj.la/1pHQZeL
NEWSTALK: Among Wednesday’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) are Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), who will discuss President Obama's decision to send American military personnel to Iraq and the debate over whether Virginia should expand Medicaid; Politico's Katie Glueck will talk about Hillary Clinton's jumbled description of her financial situation; and Prince George's County CAO Nick Majett will talk about the slope failure that threatens to leave two dozen families homeless.