Obama is set to ‘rebalance’ ties with allies in Asia

The Obama administration ultimately wants to reinvigorate its relationship with the economically dynamic region at a time when China expands its influence.

Fatal gunfight at checkpoint raises tensions in Ukraine

The Russian Foreign Ministry quickly seized on the Easter Sunday clash as evidence that the new Ukrainian government could not keep order.

Elyse Morehead, 3, hunts for Easter eggs in Paducah, Ky. (AP)

Five myths about Easter

OUTLOOK | When death and resurrection mix with bunnies and chocolate eggs, you get the most misunderstood of holy days.

Local News

Despite ‘sick game,’ autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of abusing him

Despite ‘sick game,’ autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of abusing him

A16-year-old autistic student says he still yearns for the friendship of his alleged tormenters.

Why did it take so long for people to notice damaged trees in D.C.?

Why did it take so long for people to notice damaged trees in D.C.?

COLUMN | Someone carved holes and circles into more than 750 trees. Who saw him and did nothing?

Md. spent $90M on technology for failed health-care exchange Web site

Md. spent $90M on technology for failed health-care exchange Web site

The state spent a total of $130M on the first system, and will spend another $40M on its replacement.

Site preparation and paperwork get rolling for National Harbor casino

Site preparation and paperwork get rolling for National Harbor casino

Pr. George’s processes usually take a bit longer, but not for the $925M luxury casino slated to open in 2016.

High school career academies provide hands-on training before graduation

High school career academies provide hands-on training before graduation

A new spin on vocational education lets students learn about fields like health care and criminal justice.

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Denard Span hits a walk-off sacrifice fly and Washington forces a series split against St. Louis.

Wizards beat Bulls, 102-93

Wizards beat Bulls, 102-93

Join the discussion about the Wizards’ first playoffs win in Chicago in the best-of-seven series.

More Top Stories

One year after horrific bombings,
fear is far from the finish line

One year after horrific bombings, <br>fear is far from the finish line

Every hotel room in Boston is booked and tens of thousands are expected to run in the marathon.

Once the Sunday king, ‘Meet the Press’ drops to third place in the ratings

Once the Sunday king, ‘Meet the Press’ drops to third place in the ratings

The show is no longer morning ratings king, and that means plenty of questions for host David Gregory.

Hope fades as bodies pulled from S. Korean ferry

Hope fades as bodies pulled from S. Korean ferry

Korean officials release a transcript that sheds light on confusion aboard over evacuations as the ship tipped.

Navy looks at sleep research to
address fatigue on submarines

Navy looks at sleep research to <br>address fatigue on submarines

Study shows that sailors, who typically work every 18 hours, aren’t as tired on a more natural schedule.

Editors’ Picks

Washington, DC - March 27, 2014: Peep diorama's were photographed at The Washington Post in Washington, DC on Thursday March 27, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik/Post)

Peeps worthy of a president

PHOTOS | From Peeps in the Oval Office to Peeps painting, here are some of this year’s best.

ROCK SPRINGS, WY - FEBRUARY 08:  Army veteran, Derric Winters Jr. sits in his trailer that he lives in with his wife, Yolanda Winters on Saturday February 8, 2014 in Rock Springs, WY.  (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

From camaraderie to isolation

When some vets return, they find they miss more than anything the soldiers they fought side-by-side with.

Featured Photo Galleries

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

The former boxer was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1967, spending almost two decades in jail before being exonerated.

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Returning to civilian life can be a shift from camaraderie to isolation.

Celebrating Easter around the world

With candles, angels, decorated eggs and straw, people remember the traditions of Easter and attend religious services.

Families mourn Nepalese Sherpas

The deadly avalanche on Mount Everest was a brutal reminder of the risks they face.

Best news photos of the week

A look at some of our favorite images from the week of April 13.

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and son in New Zealand, Australia

The British royal family are visiting New Zealand and then Australia.

Landslide in Wyoming picks up speed

The slide in Jackson, first noticed April 4, had been moving at a rate of about an inch a day.

A change in justice on Indian reservations

Pascua Yaqui is one of three tribes chosen for pilot project allowing prosecution of non-tribal men.

Politics

Inside the Romney retreat

Inside the Romney retreat

THE FIX | The former presidential candidate will gather presidential aspirants in Utah this summer.

Real Estate

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

The houses are well-priced and the tales well-told in this North Laurel neighborhood.

Arts

Spirit of Professor Longhair alive at annual jazz festival

Spirit of Professor Longhair alive at annual jazz festival

Two film projects are in the works to tell the life story of Henry Roeland “Fess” Byrd, who died in 1980.

Local Columnists

The return of the ring(s)

The return of the ring(s)

COLUMN | David Copperfield has nothing on this amazing magic trick, 30 years in the making.

Sports

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Denard Span hits a walk-off sacrifice fly and Washington forces a series split against St. Louis.

Going Out Guide

Free and Easy: Ella Fitzgerald and Spring Arts Festival

Free and Easy: Ella Fitzgerald and Spring Arts Festival

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

Technology

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

The FCC expects to set aside at least 18 megahertz of spectrum for unlicensed uses in its upcoming broadcast auction.

Business

The small business guide to success

The small business guide to success

We turn to the experts for advice on how to get and stay ahead in this ever-evolving economic climate.

Discussions

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

TRANSCRIPT | Tips for dealing with a cluttered house and annoying stains.

Obituaries

Boxer whose wrongful conviction came to symbolize racial injustice dies at 76

Boxer whose wrongful conviction came to symbolize racial injustice dies at 76

“Hurricane” spent 19 years in prison for the deaths of three whites before the convictions were overturned.

Diversions