In U.S.-Israel ties, a mixed blessing for talks

Gazans question whether Americans can be an honest broker for peace in light of the military support, plus billions in aid, that the United States provides.

Israelis express anger over U.S. flight ban to Tel Aviv

Kerry presses for a cease-fire as Israel signals plans to expand its offensive.

Pro-Russian rebels claim credit for downing warplanes

The attack on Ukrainian military aircraft came six days after the Flight 17 shoot-down, which showcased the advanced firepower apparently available.

Acurio has a franchise of 44 restaurants. (Dominic Bracco II/Prime)

A chef ‘more trusted than a politician’

Gastón Acurio elevated Peru’s culinary senses from ketchup and blandness to an era of enlightened and emboldened palates. He has turned cuisine into his nation’s proudest export.

Inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Joseph Wood’s lawyer said of watching the client “gasp and breathe heavily” at an Arizona prison.

Local News

The Silver Line is finally arriving, but Va. almost missed its connection

The Silver Line is finally arriving, but Va. almost missed its connection

Fights over track elevation and the threat of money drying up nearly killed the project, opening Saturday.

Despite environmentalists’ objections, Md. board approves wetlands permit

Despite environmentalists’ objections, Md. board approves wetlands permit

Dominion Resources needed the approval to build a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County.

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

COLUMN | The Md. governor said that the state should be prepared to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

‘For too many of our students, D.C. is a much different place than Washington’

‘For too many of our students, D.C. is a much different place than Washington’

A new program introduces students to different careers in the city and excites them for life after graduation.

Her grandfather gave the Redskins their name. She wants to change it.

Her grandfather gave the Redskins their name. She wants to change it.<br>

Jordan Wright, a relative of George P. Marshall, who brought the team to D.C. in 1937, still goes to games.

Beck brought his Common Core attack to a Md. theater. 17 people showed up.

Beck brought his Common Core attack to a Md. theater. 17 people showed up.

The conservative star led a simulcast strategy session in hopes of killing the academic standards.

Nationals catch a chill in Colorado

Nationals catch a chill in Colorado

Washington rallied, but couldn’t overcome blown chances and a shaky start in a loss to the Rockies.

More Top Stories

Report: Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized thesis at War College

Report: Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized thesis at War College

The New York Times reported part of the piece comes word-for-word from a Harvard scholar’s 1998 paper.

The days of easy space discoveries are gone. Now, science is facing a ‘crisis.’

The days of easy space discoveries are gone. Now, science is facing a ‘crisis.’

A breakthrough can take years of labor, and the final result might be a graph of data that can create doubt.

Why Michele Bachmann should
run for president — in 2 charts

Why Michele Bachmann should <br>run for president  — in 2 charts

SHE THE PEOPLE | The Minnesota congresswoman joins a list of people contemplating a 2016 bid.

Quiz: How many Hill fixtures can you recognize in photos from their youth?

Quiz: How many Hill fixtures can you recognize in photos from their youth?

THE FIX | They used to be so idealistic and unwrinkled. See how well you know your politicans.

Migrant kids bring a governor to tears. For others, they bring a liability.

Migrant kids bring a governor to tears.  For others, they bring a liability.

The child migrant dilemma is forcing leaders to have emotional and politically difficult conversations.

A solar storm nearly destroyed life
as we know it two years ago

A solar storm nearly destroyed life <br>as we know it two years ago

WEATHER GANG | Plasma clouds barely missed a catastrophic encounter with Earth’s atmosphere.

A decade ago, ‘Project Runway’ set out to find a star. That hasn’t happened.

A decade ago, ‘Project Runway’ set out to find a star. That hasn’t happened.

The reality show promised to find new fashion talent, but the industry’s hard truths have stolen the spotlight.

Local Columnists

Moss Hollow campaign comes to an end

Moss Hollow campaign comes to an end

COLUMN | Generous readers push us toward our Moss Hollow goal. Plus: a Smart Car helps out in a tight parking spot.

Sports

Five areas to monitor on special teams

Five areas to monitor on special teams

REDSKINS BLOG | We’ve tackled offense and defense. Here’s a look at the five areas to monitor on the special teams units this training camp.

Real Estate

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Real estate agents have differing views on whether to wait until fall or take the plunge now.

Lifestyle

Pity D.C.’s anti-pot crusaders.
Their clout has gone up in smoke.

Pity D.C.’s anti-pot crusaders. <br>Their clout has gone up in smoke.<br>

Opponents of marijuana find themselves in a lopsided battle as decriminalization goes into effect.

Arts

Tapman needs a sidekick: A sound designer

Tapman needs a sidekick: A sound designer

Capital Fringe’s “The Adventures of Tapman” has great dancing, but the production values keep it from flying.

Federal Government

Army: We had no choice on ‘pink slips’

Army: We had no choice on ‘pink slips’

CHECKPOINT | Officials said that deployed U.S. commanders knew the separation notices were coming.

Discussions

Ask Boswell: The Nats have good players, but no superstars

Ask Boswell: The Nats have good players, but no superstars

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Tom Boswell took questions on D.C. and local sports.

Business

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

ON LEADERSHIP | An unusual alliance of managers and rank-and-file employees at a northeast grocery chain is rallying to prompt the return of a former executive.

Diversions