Pro-Russian militants killed in Ukraine clash

Three militants were killed in what seems to be the most intense encounter yet as Ukrainian forces battle separatists.

Putin admits Russian troops were in Crimea before vote

“Of course,” the Russian president says about troops in Crimea. But he says no soldiers are in eastern Ukraine.

A video captured McAllister with an office staffer. (The Ouachita Citizen)

Rep. Vance McAllister might have been one of the GOP’s ascendant stars right now. But then there was a kiss. Then a video. Then a leak.

Taxpayers loaned the U.S. $192 billion. Where did people overpay the most?

Taxpayers loaned the U.S. $192 billion. Where did people overpay the most?

WONKBLOG | For the amount of griping from taxpayers, it's incredible that so many of them overpay.

Lawyer who defended Prop 8 planning daughter’s gay wedding, book says

Lawyer who defended Prop 8 planning daughter’s gay wedding, book says

Charles J. Cooper learned of his daughter’s sexual orientation during the legal battle over Proposition 8.

Divers unable to pry way into ferry that sank off South Korea’s coast

Divers unable to pry way into ferry that sank off South Korea’s coast

No new survivors were located Thursday, and the death toll, which stands at 14, was expected to grow.

The secret to treating your allergies may lie in your stomach

The secret to treating your allergies may lie in your stomach

INNOVATIONS | Scientists are investigating how bacteria in our bodies can contribute to allergies.

Editors’ Picks

A closer look at masterpeeps

INTERACTIVE | Get a 360-degree view of this year’s Peeps Show winners and finalists.

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Daniel Patterson’s Poached Omelet photographed in Washington, DC.  Tableware from Crate and Barrel. Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

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The best ways to cook eggs

PHOTOS | Turn one of the most versatile foods into a nutritious meal, from breakfast to dinner.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Ukrainian crisis, Iranian mother spares the life of her son’s killer just before his execution, Easter play and more.

Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

PHOTOS | Judges whittled 700-plus dioramas in our annual contest to select these top five entries.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Press preview of the 2014 New York auto show

The show opens to the public on April 18.

After the apocalypse

Photographer Lori Nix’s hand-crafted dioramas are fictional scenes of a post-apocalyptic world in which plants and decay reclaim manmade structures.

Boston Marathon bombing commemorated

Survivors, officials and relatives of victims observe the first anniversary.

‘Dancing With the Stars’

A look at the performances of Season 18.

Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast

As many as 290 remain unaccounted for as rescuers fear many were still trapped onboard.

Politics

Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’

Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’

The president says Vladimir Putin recognizes the superior military of the United States.

More Opinions

Hammerin’ Hank for speaking a racial truth

Hammerin’ Hank  for speaking a racial truth

POST PARTISAN | We rightly revel in how far we have come on race, but let’s not kid ourselves that we are anywhere close to harmony.

Lifestyle

William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

The “Star Trek” legend doesn’t have a financial stake -- his reason is more personal.

Arts

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

Studio Theatre 2ndStage mounts playwright Declan Greene's drama of painful adolescence.

Local

Drug courier found guilty in execution-style shootings of 2 women, 2 kids

Drug courier found guilty in execution-style shootings of 2 women, 2 kids

Darrell Bellard’s killings in Pr. George’s came after his marijuana stash disappeared, lawyers say.

Sports

Wizards take the fifth

Wizards take the fifth

Six players score in double figures to lead rout in Boston as Wizards move up to No. 5 and will meet Chicago in playoffs.

Technology

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

Valve’s own games are the source of its incredible staying power.

Business

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Fed chairman stresses that flexibility is crucial to adjust to possibly changing conditions.

Real Estate

What you can rent in Logan Circle

What you can rent in Logan Circle

We highlight three apartments for rent at three price ranges in the Northwest Washington neighborhood.

Federal Government

IRS signals commitment to new nonprofit rules

IRS signals commitment to new nonprofit rules

Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday that new guidelines are needed for clarity.

World

U.S.-Burma thaw threatened by violence against Muslims

U.S.-Burma thaw threatened by violence against Muslims

American officials warn that attacks on Rohingya and foreign aid groups could undermine rapprochement.

Diversions