Putin likens Ukraine troops to Nazi invaders

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

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Ben Carson, left, at a fundraiser in Cedar Rapids. (Scott Morgan/Post)

He’s a famous surgeon. So why’s he toying with a longshot 2016 bid?

Ben Carson has been in Iowa, courting conservatives, raising money for local Republicans and sharing his life story.

    Experimental Ebola drug halts virus in monkeys five days after infection

    Experimental Ebola drug halts virus in monkeys five days after infection

    The research marks the first time ZMapp has cured a test subject after such a delay.

    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.

    ‘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.

    Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

    Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

    The move follows revelations on her salary, plus her pivot toward work at the Clinton Foundation.

    Local

    Military pilot killed after fighter jet
    crash in remote area of Va. mountains

    Military pilot killed after fighter jet <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

    Projecting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Projecting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    REDSKINS BLOG | The toughest decisions for Washington are going to be at safety and running back.

    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

    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

    23 states still haven’t expanded Medicaid. Which could be next?

    23 states still haven’t expanded Medicaid. Which could be next?

    WONKBLOG | A few more states could soon follow in Pennsylvania’s footsteps.

    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.

    Diversions