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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C.'s attorney general says his office won't use breath test results in drunken driving prosecutions until he's been assured that the results are accurate. That's because last year police in D.C. revealed problems with the equipment that sometimes said people had higher blood-alcohol concentrations than they actually had.

WASHINGTON (AP) The military says overnight training flights will be held tomorrow in the Washington area to test the region's aerospace defenses. The flights are expected to be held between midnight and two a-m.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police have reportedly promoted an assistant chief of police to the rank of chief. The move gives assistant chief Alfred Durham a bump in pay, to $178,000. It's not clear whether he will take on any new responsibilities. Cathy Lanier is D.C.'s police chief.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

This post was updated at 6:45 p.m.

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