HOMICIDES: Murders in the D.C. region dropped 23 percent last year, part of an 8-percent drop in serious crime, according to a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report. Read the full report.

MOSQUE: D.C. police will now respond to calls for help removing female protestors from the Islamic Center, a reversal of the department’s previous policy.

BREATH ANALYZERS: A dozen drivers say their rights were violated by the District’s faulty breath analyzers. They’ve filed nearly $1 million in lawsuits against the city.

BREAKING THIS MORNING: A British citizen was arrested at BWI on charges that he stole the identity of a Senate aide who died in 1994. Baltimore resident John Skelton is accused of posing as a former aide to Sen. Mitch McConnell, R.-Ky.