Ukraine snubs Russia’s calls
for a cease-fire

Ukraine refuses to “give up” its war against rebels in the east, and against Russia, saying it is fighting on behalf of Europe in a battle unlike any the continent has seen since World War II.

Israel takes more West Bank land for Jewish settlers

The formal process of converting the West Bank area into “state land” for Jews has begun. People opposed to the appropriation have 45 days to object.

Christina and Stephen Guralny, with son Logan. (Family photo)

A 3-month-old died in unregulated
day care. His parents want answers.

PART 2 | Logan’s parents weren’t sure what to ask when they were searching for child care. Now their questions don’t end.

Local News

Five questions facing the Redskins
as they enter Week 1 vs. the Texans

Five questions facing the Redskins <br>as they enter Week 1 vs. the Texans

INSIDER | We hope to find answers before the team’s season opener in Houston on Sunday.

Want a better, smaller government? Hire another million federal workers.

Want a better, smaller government? Hire another million federal workers.

OUTLOOK | How hiring many more bureaucrats could actually solve some of Washington’s ills.

SPRINGFIELD, VA - JULY 1, 2014: Brian Wahlquist (facing away) drops off Thibo, left, and Roger, right, at Olde Town Pet Resort in Springfield, Va. on July 1, 2014. (Photo by Lance Rosenfield/Prime for The Washington Post)

Brian Wahlquist drops off Thibo and Roger. (L. Rosenfield for Post)

The guests at this Va. ‘Ritz Carlton’ are demanding. And have 4 legs.

With her 240-room resort, Dixie Eng has learned there are few differences between humans and pets.

Mayor’s race may turn on education

Mayor’s race may turn on education

One thing is settled as the sprint begins to Nov. 4: the candidates see the issue as decisive in the District.

7 things to do this week — under $10

7 things to do this week — under $10

GOING OUT GUIDE | Catch a science fiction film festival or rock at Sneaker Pimps.

More Top Stories

They had similar struggles and shared a love of music. Then one was killed.

They had similar struggles and shared a love of music. Then one was killed.

Key witness Dorian Johnson said that when Michael Brown talked, “you heard the kid in his voice.”

After fatal gun attacks, Connecticut Arizona went radically different ways

After fatal gun attacks, Connecticut Arizona went radically different ways

Conn. stiffened laws following Newtown. After Gabby Giffords’s shooting, Ariz. moved to ease them.

Racy Jennifer Lawrence photos spark reports of massive hack on celebrities

Racy Jennifer Lawrence photos spark reports of massive hack on celebrities

The actress’s publicist confirmed that the posts were stolen photos and promised legal action.

Politics

Obama foreign policy sparks bipartisan criticism

Obama foreign policy sparks bipartisan criticism

Key Democrats and Republicans on Sunday criticized President Obama’s approach to dealing with international turmoil.

Local Columnists

Thank you, and I hope we passed the audition

Thank you, and I hope we passed the audition

COLUMN | Ringo a mediocre drummer? Just try walking a mile in his Beatle boots. Also: Ringing the cathedral’s bells.

Sports

Nationals and Orioles’ leads should
be exciting . . . and exhausting

Nationals and Orioles’ leads should <br>be exciting . . . and exhausting

COLUMN | COLUMN | With leads this big, Beltway-area fans can be confident and nervous at the same time.

Real Estate

$12.9 million McLean home tries to replicate famous France chateau

<b>$12.9 million </b>McLean home tries to replicate famous France chateau

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Château de Chambord.

Lifestyle

More stars react to the massive celebrity-photo leak

More stars react to the massive celebrity-photo leak

Amidst a Twitter explosion, Lena Dunham and Seth Rogen voice their support of the leak victims

Arts

Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

New releases from popular artists showcase everything fans might love or detractors detest about the groups.

Federal Government

At GSA, an ‘Internet of Things’ experiment

At GSA, an ‘Internet of Things’ experiment

GSA is experimenting with sensors to create a “Smart Buildings” strategy for federal buildings.

National

Feminists take on race and police conduct post-Ferguson

Feminists take on race and police conduct post-Ferguson

SHE THE PEOPLE | “Wouldn’t it be great if the activists who have those traditional feminist platforms took seriously the right to raise a child as they did their right to have birth control?“

Business

Fares are up, but that’s not stopping Labor Day vacationers from flying

Fares are up, but that’s not stopping Labor Day vacationers from flying

AAA attributed the strong demand for Labor Day travel to consumers’ willingness to take on debt.

Diversions