Putin: Trapped Ukrainian troops should be freed

Russia’s president calls for a “humanitarian corridor” on the heels of moves that U.S. officials say are tantamount to a Russian invasion.

    Islamic State waterboarded U.S. journalist and others

    At least four hostages held by militants, including Jim Foley who was executed, were allegedly waterboarded.

    Red Cross members prepare a burial. (Pete Muller/Prime for The Post)

    Birthplace of an outbreak

    PHOTOS | A portrait of Sierra Leone in the wake of the Ebola virus.

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    Ukraine says these are captured Russian paratroopers. (AFP)

    Ukraine says these are captured Russian paratroopers. (AFP)

    The chilling indifference of Russia to its soldiers in Ukraine

    What does Russia tell the mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine? As little as possible.

    Landrieu claims parents’ La. home as her own, raising residency questions

    Landrieu claims parents’ La. home as her own, raising residency questions

    Opponents of the Louisiana
    senator say she primarily lives in
    a $2.5 million brick home in D.C.

    ‘I just don’t think a kid has any business with a weapon like that’

    ‘I just don’t think a kid has any business with a weapon like that’

    An accidental Uzi death at the hands of a 9-year-old renews debate on how young is too young for firearms.

    ‘The audacity of taupe’: A nation distracted by the president’s tan suit

    ‘The audacity of taupe’: A nation distracted by the president’s tan suit

    THE FIX | While Obama talked about Ukraine and the Islamic State, Twitter freaked out about his attire.

    McDONNELL TRIAL 

    After days of analyzing their marriage, McDonnells’ trial nears its endgame

    After days of analyzing their marriage, McDonnells’ trial nears its endgame

    Closing arguments are scheduled for today in the corruption trial.

    How Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pulled off a paparazzi-free wedding

    How Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pulled off a paparazzi-free wedding

    Two awards shows and the NFL may have helped turn attention away from Hollywood’s biggest couple.

    Give your house an easy makeover.
    Try these 6 tips from home stagers.

    Give your house an easy makeover. <br> Try these 6 tips from home stagers.

    Even if you’re not yet planning to sell, these ideas will help you enjoy your space — now.

    Local

    Military pilot found dead after F-15
    crash in remote area of Va. mountains

    Military pilot found dead after F-15 <br>crash in remote area of Va. mountains

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

    Sports

    Redskins win preseason finale, 24-10

    Redskins win preseason finale, 24-10

    Colt McCoy throws for 321 yards and Washington’s running backs impress in final game before roster cuts.

    Lifestyle

    Joan Rivers hospitalized after throat surgery scare

    Joan Rivers hospitalized after throat surgery scare

    The 81-year-old comedian was undergoing a procedure at a clinic when she stopped breathing and was taken to the hospital.

    Arts

    Elmore Leonard muscles his way into Library of America series

    Elmore Leonard muscles his way into Library of America series

    The master of the American crime novel will have his work collected in three volumes.

    Business

    Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone

    Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone

    Most workers saw pay decline over the past year. And the only workers breaking even since before recession are those with college degrees.

    Federal Government

    A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

    FEDERAL EYE | A VA employee is still on the payroll more than a year after allegedly helping a patient purchase illegal drugs.

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