Broken Down: A D.C. ambulance carrying a man shot by police shut down yesterday, thanks to a device meant to keep the ambulance within environmental standards. -3

Touchdown: Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee’s thank-you notes to fans who bought gifts from their registry make the best of an awkward situation. +1

Eat at the Bar: Will you ever get a table in D.C.? Probably not. -2

Lights Out: Some 5,000 Pepco customers in Logan Circle lost power late this afternoon after two lines malfunctioned.  -3

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 36 Today’s score: -7 Today’s Needle rating: 29