ABC7 WEATHER: Limited sun, sultry, mainly PM showers/downpours with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. http://wj.la/1ivsSwP
‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports –A man, along with two of his neighbors who tried to rescue him, were injured in a house fire in Clifton early Wednesday http://wj.la/1qIB66U; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m. M-F.
MARYLAND PRIMARY: Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November, and state Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination to face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker in the state's attorney general race.
Brown's victory puts Gov. Martin O'Malley's partner of more than seven years up against the founder of a grassroots political organization from Anne Arundel County in November's race for the job of Maryland's chief executive.
Brown's victory marked a major step toward his becoming Maryland's first black governor in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 margin. Brown also would be the state's first lieutenant governor to win the governorship. http://wj.la/1qIHuLo
CRISIS IN IRAQ: .U.S. officials are trying to persuade Sunni militiamen in Iraq to fight back against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as they did nearly 10 years ago against al-Qaida.
The Sunni militiamen sided with U.S. troops and were a pivotal force in defeating al-Qaida during the war.
But they've been sidelined by Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who's lost much of Iraq to Sunni insurgents. http://huff.to/1jNEfLa
RUSSIA ANNULS SANCTION: On Russian President Vladimir Putin's request, the upper house of Russian parliament has canceled a resolution allowing the use of military in Ukraine.
Today's vote comes a day after Putin asked lawmakers to rescind his March 1 request for using troops in Ukraine. He said that his move is intended to help support peace process in Ukraine, which began with a weeklong cease-fire Friday.
Putin's action is driven by his desire to avoid another round of Western sanctions, which is set to be discussed at the European Union summit Friday. http://apne.ws/VmUPwh
BOOZ ALLEN SUES DELOITTE: Two federal contracting heavyweights are embroiled in a lawsuit, with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. accusing Deloitte Consulting LLP of using stolen proprietary information to recruit an entire team of employees and then target Booz Allen’s contracts and clients.
Deloitte denies the accusations.
McLean-based Booz Allen added Deloitte and four of its managers to a complaint it filed more than a year ago against two former Booz Allen employees now working at Deloitte. According to the amended complaint, filed June 17 in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, a Booz Allen investigation showed Deloitte directors and managers conspired with the Booz Allen employees beginning in 2012 to steal proprietary information about salaries, roles and security clearances of the team that supports Booz Allen’s delivery of 3D models, animations, interactive simulations, games and videos to government customers. That team — part of Booz Allen's Instructional development and immersive learning (IDIL) capability — has been a key investment for Booz Allen during the last four years. http://bit.ly/1lP5B7W
D.C. POT DECRIMINALIZATION: Advocates for local autonomy in the District of Columbia are vowing to fight any effort by Congress to undo the District's recent liberalization of marijuana laws. Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill in March that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of pot. The bill would become law in July if Congress doesn't intervene.
Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill in March that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of pot. The bill would become law in July if Congress doesn't intervene.
District advocates say Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican, plans to introduce an amendment to a spending bill on Wednesday that would block the nation's capital from implementing the new marijuana law. http://wj.la/1lRTgBp
CHRIS BROWN: Singer Chris Brown is expected to be in Washington for a hearing on the assault charge he faces.
Brown is scheduled Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.
Brown was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in October, accused of hitting a man outside the W hotel. That man says Brown hit him after he tried to get in a photograph that the singer was taking with two women. http://wj.la/1nCBE83
DYLAN DRAFT SELLS FOR $2M: draft of one of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," sold Tuesday for $2 million, which the auction house called a world record for a popular music manuscript.
A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand went to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby's. The selling price, $2.045 million, included a buyer's premium.
The manuscript is "the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem," Sotheby's said. http://apne.ws/1laLixo
SPORTS, BRIEFLY: The Washington Nationals played their longest game in history when they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 in 16 innings; The UVA Cavaliers beat Vanderbilt 7-2 in the NCAA College World Series to force a game 3 http://wj.la/1rps9gt
TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash, but a child in a stroller appears to be miraculously uninjured.
The stroller was destroyed, witnesses tell ABC7, but it was an all-in-one with a car seat in it and that probably saved the child’s life. http://wj.la/UI8hu2
NEWSTALK: Among Monday’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) are Washington Post columnist Bob McCartney and former state Senator David Harrington discuss the Maryland primaries. Former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie will also talk about his campaign to unseat Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)