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WASHINGTON (AP) The former chief of staff for D.C. Council member Jim Graham has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a bribery case. Ted Loza pleaded guilty this afternoon to two counts of accepting an illegal gratuity and one count of making a false statement.

WASHINGTON (AP) Several steps of an escalator at Metro's Foggy Bottom station have apparently collapsed into the machinery. Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel says there were no reports of injuries at the station today. He says the transit agency is still trying to determine what happened.

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

This post was updated at 5:10 p.m., Feb. 18, 2011.

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