Obama joins E.U. in new sanctions against Russia

The European sanctions are the strongest against Russia since the Cold War, with the potential to sway Russian decision-making in a way that previous penalties have not.

Impeaching Obama is just
a fantasy — for both parties

Hardly anyone thinks the president is about to get impeached. But both Democrats and Republicans can’t stop talking about the idea.

Maureen McDonnell, center, arrives at the courthouse. (AP)

Defense: Maureen McDonnell craved attention as her marriage soured

As the McDonnells’ marriage began to break down, the former Virginia first lady developed a crush on the man who is the star witness at the couple’s corruption trial, her attorney said.

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza, targets family home of Hamas chief

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza, targets family home of Hamas chief

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed calls for a truce and warned of a long fight.

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million
in suit against slain Navy SEAL

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million <br>in suit against slain Navy SEAL

The sniper alleged he punched the former Minnesota governor in a bar in 2006 for disparaging Navy SEALs.

In Tennessee, it’s the tea party vs.
the legacy of the state’s GOP godfather

In Tennessee, it’s the tea party vs. <br>the legacy of the state’s GOP godfather

Sen. Alexander is sticking with his state’s long legacy of pragmatic politics in the upcoming primary.

The rash wouldn’t go away. The cause was something she never imagined.

The rash wouldn’t go away. The cause was something she never imagined.

MEDICAL MYSTERIES | The maddening red bumps started on her hands, then spread.

Local

Ruling that lifted D.C.’s ban on handguns is temporarily halted

Ruling that lifted D.C.’s ban on handguns is temporarily halted

The 90-day stay will give officials time to respond to the ruling that overturned the city’s main gun law.

Lifestyle

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

In D.C.-area maternity wards, some suspect a baby boomlet has to do with government furloughs.

Arts

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

The National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal were awarded Monday at the White House.

Real Estate

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Check with management companies on their policies and consider renting a single-family house.

Sports

Terps football plans to be physical in Big Ten

Terps football plans to be physical in Big Ten

TERRAPINS INSIDER | While some coaches and players say the Terps’ new conference has grown out of its traditional smash-mouth reputation, Coach Randy Edsall says games will still be won on the offensive and defensive lines.

Business

Amazon adds a YouTube-like “Video Shorts” section that turns video browsing into a shopping opportunity

Amazon adds a YouTube-like “Video Shorts” section that turns video browsing into a shopping opportunity

A new component of Amazon’s Instant Video Web site, called Video Shorts, offers free video browsing and chance to purchase items related to the video clips.

Federal Government

A simple summary of the new VA bill

A simple summary of the new VA bill

FEDERAL EYE | The legislation, which is expected to pass this week, comes with an estimated price tag of about $17 billion. What would it pay for?

Discussions

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Dr. Gridlock collected stories - good and bad - from the Silver Line’s first commute.

Diversions