Putin likens Ukraine troops to Nazi invaders

The Russian president praised separatists, as the Ukrainian government raised the prospect of joining NATO.

McDonnell prosecutor: ‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

As closing arguments ended, lawyers for the former Virginia governor said that the government’s star witness lied.

Jeff Gates takes a photo of his daughters on the Cape May ferry each year.

I was taking pictures of my daughters. A man thought I was exploiting them.

OUTLOOK | How an encounter with a stranger during a family vacation to the Jersey Shore left a bad taste in this dad’s mouth.

    ‘Coolest’ cooler inventor failed often before $11 million Kickstarter project

    ‘Coolest’ cooler inventor failed often before $11 million Kickstarter project

    Ryan Grepper’s duds included the Jello “shotslinger,” a foldable dog bowl and a picture-hanging device.

    Kirsten Gillibrand’s story didn’t surprise any woman on Capitol Hill

    Kirsten Gillibrand’s story didn’t surprise any woman on Capitol Hill

    SHE THE PEOPLE | Her new book reveals boorish behavior women in Congress face from colleagues.

    State Department taps Texas lawyer to be ‘America’s ambassador to Muslims’

    State Department taps Texas lawyer to be ‘America’s ambassador to Muslims’

    His challenge? “A Muslim guy with the U.S. government is going to have limited credibility,” he said.

    Fares are up, but that’s not stopping Labor Day vacationers from flying

    Fares are up, but that’s not stopping Labor Day vacationers from flying

    AAA attributed the strong demand for Labor Day travel to consumers’ willingness to take on debt.

    Picks of the Week 

    The town where you must own a gun

    The town where you must own a gun

    It’s the culture — and the law — in Nucla, Colo., where the nearest stop light is two hours away.

    Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

    Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

    COLUMN | How to interpret a report on women, happiness and sexual partners before marriage.

    The college majors most and least
    likely to lead to underemployment

    The college majors most and least <br>likely to lead to underemployment

    WONKBLOG | Engineering and physics majors report success; English majors, not so much.

    VIENNA, VA - AUGUST 21:
Tim Donaldson and Anna Whiston-Donaldson, whose son Jack died when he was swept away by a flash flood three years ago, stroll down the street August 21, 2014 in Vienna, VA.   She wrote a memoir titled 'Rare bird' detailing her ordeal.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

    (Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

    She let her son play in the rain.
    He never came back.

    After Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s son died, she wrote a memoir about her slow emergence from grief.

    Local

    Missing military jet pilot killed in crash, official says

    Missing military jet pilot killed in crash, official says

    The pilot, who was with the Mass. National Guard, was on his way to a base in the New Orleans area.

    Sports

    An unholy alliance?

    An unholy alliance?

    In South, college football and religion are conjoined in a way that is natural for some, uncomfortable for others.

    Lifestyle

    What was fake on the Internet this week: Date-rape nail polish, ‘two moons’ and the return of ‘Breaking Bad’

    What was fake on the Internet this week: Date-rape nail polish, ‘two moons’ and the return of ‘Breaking Bad’

    The 26th installment in a weekly series that debunks the Web’s hoaxes, rumors and exaggerations.

    Arts

    Tales from a ship wreck, a war and a nightclub

    Tales from a ship wreck, a war and a nightclub

    Ishmael Beah, Lisa See and Tiphanie Yanique among others bringing tales of other cultures to D.C.

    Federal Government

    Justice Dept. inspector investigates DEA payments to Amtrak secretary

    Justice Dept. inspector investigates DEA payments to Amtrak secretary

    FEDERAL EYE | DEA agents allegedly paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 for passenger information that the agency could have obtained for free.

    Diversions