NATO: Russia firing artillery within Ukraine

The conflict is escalating after Russia sent aid convoy over the border without permission from Ukraine.

McDonnell ‘misjudged’ Williams as ‘true friend’

The former Virginia governor also said he ironed out the details of a $50,000 loan from the wealthy businessman.

Masked gunmen with three of the victims who were shot dead. (Reuters)

18 alleged collaborators killed in Gaza

The Palestinians were sentenced to death by a “revolutionary resistance court” for allegedly collaborating with Israel. Hours later, a mortar barrage killed a 4-year-old Israeli child.

    How the Islamic State is turning
    the Middle East upside down

    How the Islamic State is turning <br> the Middle East upside down

    WORLDVIEWS | It sometimes looks like enemies are becoming allies — and old friends look suspicious.

    Lawmakers, activists fight for civilian board to oversee police in St. Louis

    Lawmakers, activists fight for civilian board to oversee police in St. Louis

    Some say lack of an independent group to handle citizen complaints helped fuel protesters’ anger.

    Chinese fighter jet came within 20 feet of Navy plane, prompting U.S. protest

    Chinese fighter jet came within 20 feet of Navy plane, prompting U.S. protest

    The pilot made several close passes, at one point performing a “barrel roll” over the P-8 Poseidon.

    Washington Post editorial board
    to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

    Washington Post editorial board <br>to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

    The newspaper’s editorial board calls the team’s name a “slur.” News stories will continue to use it.

    Picks of the Week 

    Does a big, fat wedding
    help a marriage last?

    Does a big, fat wedding<br> help a marriage last?

    COLUMN | A new report suggests a tie between a bigger guest list and a happier marriage.

    I’m a cop. Don’t want to get hurt?
    Don’t challenge me.

    I’m a cop. Don’t want to get hurt? <br>Don’t challenge me.

    POSTEVERYTHING | An LAPD officer explains the job’s challenges and the importance of cooperating.

    Electric wheelchairs: The Medicare
    scam that just keeps on rolling

    Electric wheelchairs: The Medicare <br> scam that just keeps on rolling

    The U.S. has spent billions to buy wheelchairs for patients, but has no idea how many claims are bogus.

    CHEVY CHASE, MD - JULY 24: Coco Murray, 5, plays piano at her house on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Chevy Chase, MD. (Photo by Yue Wu/The Washington Post)

    Coco Murray plays piano at her home (Yue Wu/Post)

    ‘Just keep swimming’: After losing mom, sister, how 5 girls healed

    Before her death in a summer storm, Kelly Murray set up a camp to help girls become self-reliant. Her lessons are shaping her own girls’ lives.

    Politics

    Romney and Ryan on Hillary Clinton: ‘She’s beatable’

    The second-place finisher in the last presidential race railed against the frontrunner in the next.

    World

    New police force starts work in Mexico

    The president fulfills a campaign promise with the new unit, which is intended to protect rural commerce.

    Local

    Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

    Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

    Mayor Eugene Grant says he will conduct business from a tent after the council voted that he vacate.

    Sports

    Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

    Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

    REDSKINS BLOG | The preseason game Saturday will likely serve as the final dress rehearsal for the regular season for the starters.

    Arts

    ‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

    ‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

    Qui Nguyen’s play at Rorschach Theatre envelops us in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

    Federal Government

    An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

    An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

    IN THE LOOP | After The Washington Post wrote about one ambassador nominee’s long wait for confirmation, the Senate voted. Others in his same position continue to wait in limbo.

    Diversions