At least 15 dead after U.N. school in Gaza hit by shells

A Palestinian boy mourns following the air strike in Khan Younis. (AP)

Palestinian officials said more than 200 people were wounded in a school sheltering women and children who were trying to escape the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

2 die as tornado rips through Va. Eastern Shore

A Weather Service meteorologist said the apparent twister that injured 30 touched down near Cape Charles at 8:30 a.m.

Wreckage of missing Air Algerie plane spotted in Mali

The MD-83, carrying 116 people, disappeared from radar for hours before the news was made public.

Arizona execution: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this’

In an execution that lasted nearly two hours, witnesses said Joseph R. Wood III gasped more than 600 times before dying by lethal injection.

Local News

Parents are furious when local kids’ play space stumbles into Gaza conflict

Parents are furious when local kids’ play space stumbles into Gaza conflict<br>

The Playseum invited kids to send letters to impacted Israeli children. Then, 2 hours later, to Palestinians.

Who is living in D.C.’s low-income housing? Sometimes, the middle class.

Who is living in D.C.’s low-income housing? Sometimes, the middle class.

A shortage of units means lower-income families are competing against the more affluent.

Bethesda and Rockville get ranked among nation’s ‘snobbiest’ small cities

Bethesda and Rockville get ranked among nation’s ‘snobbiest’ small cities

The Montgomery Co. communities’ wealth and education push them onto a Movato.com list.

Ex-Redskin Fred Davis surrenders
to D.C. police on assault warrant

Ex-Redskin Fred Davis surrenders <br>to D.C. police on assault warrant

Police on Wednesday announced a manhunt for Davis, accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in June.

RGIII not sharp in first team practice

RGIII not sharp in first team practice

INSIDER | The Redskins’ defense outplayed the offense, but the QB says he’s upbeat as camp begins.

More Top Stories

Four journalists, including a Post reporter, appear to be detained in Iran

Four journalists, including a Post reporter, appear to be detained in Iran

It is unclear who detained Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian, his wife and two others, the paper says.

Ukraine’s prime minister announces resignation after coalition falls apart

Ukraine’s prime minister announces resignation after coalition falls apart

Meanwhile, artillery explosions could be heard around Donetsk.

Sen. John Walsh plagiarized from me

Sen. John Walsh plagiarized from me

POST EVERYTHING | A researcher says he’s not that outraged about it, but is instead a little flattered.

Does the NFL have a women problem?

Does the NFL have a women problem?

EARLY LEAD | Reaction to Ray Rice’s two-game suspension would seem to indicate that it does.

Politics

Do 10,000 baby boomers retire daily?

Do 10,000 baby boomers retire daily?

FACT CHECKER | Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says 10,000 baby boomers retire every day. It turns out his math is accurate.

Local Columnists

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.

Sports

Observations from Thursday’s practice

Observations from Thursday’s practice

REDSKINS BLOG | The team didn’t have a flawless practice, but players classified the day as a good start to camp and said they believe improvement will naturally come.

Real Estate

Ask the Builder | Here are the tools and supplies you’ll need in a natural disaster

Ask the Builder | Here are the tools and supplies you’ll need in a natural disaster

These items can help you secure your home in the event that first responders are delayed in reaching you.

Lifestyle

For White House interviews, it’s never one-on-one

<b>For White House interviews, it’s never one-on-one</b>

A press staffer almost always attends when reporters sit down with administration officials.

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

Office of Congressional Ethics activity dropped off after first two years

Office of Congressional Ethics activity dropped off after first two years

IN THE LOOP | A new report from the Office of Congressional Ethics shows the activity of the more than five-year-old independent panel since it was created.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Food critic Tom Sietsema took your dining questions, rants and raves.

Business

How not to shut down coal plants

How not to shut down coal plants

Colorado is racing ahead with clean energy. But the transition is sending some citizens’ bills skyrocketing.

Diversions