Body of Missing Man, 81, Found in Wheaton Mall Parking Lot; Marriott Offends Chinese Offiicals with Email Listing Taiwan, Tibet as Separate Nations

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Missing man found dead in Wheaton mall parking lot

The body of an 81-year-old man who'd gone missing from D.C. was found Wednesday in the Westfield Wheaton mall parking lot. Montgomery County police say Delmar Mosley's death does not appear suspicious. Mosley's body was found Wednesday at about 11 a.m. He was last seen in D.C. on Tuesday. [FOX 5]

Marriott rewards members email infuriates Chinese officials  

Marriott International had to issue an apologetic statement to the Chinese government after sending out an email that listed Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as individual countries. Hong Kong and Macao are Chinese territories and Tibet is a region of China. While Taiwan is self-governing, China claims the island. The email to rewards members prompted Chinese officials to begin investigating Marriott, and some in China are thinking of boycotting the Bethesda-based hotel company. [Washington Business Journal]

Utilities promise to pass along tax savings to customers 

Some utility companies are vowing to pass on to customers their savings from the federal reduction in corporate income taxes. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans last month approved lowering the tax rate. Pepco and Washington Gas are among the utilities promising that their customers will benefit from the tax cut. [Washington Post]

Police chief reports significant increase in number of officers trained to use naloxone

Montgomery County's police chief says about 200 officers with the agency are now trained to use the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. Just a few years ago, only about 20 officers knew how to administer the drug, police Chief Tom Manger said. Officers volunteer to learn how to use naloxone, he said. Manger said the Montgomery County Police Foundation helped buy the equipment to outfit the 200 officers with the drug. [WTOP]

Rainy, warm day to end the week 

Showers and patchy fog are possible Friday morning. During the day, temperatures could climb into the 60s, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight, the area could see rain and a thunderstorm. 

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