Downing of jets shows force of Ukrainian rebels

The attack on the two Ukrainian warplanes came just six days after the Flight 17 crash, which has showcased the advanced firepower that is apparently available on the ground in the region.

U.S. releases intelligence
in Malaysia Airlines crash

Officials describe the information on the downing of the plane as evidence of Russia’s and the rebels’ roles.

Russian theories: Planted corpses? Assassination plot?

The Russian media have repeated or originated several theories about why the Malaysia jet crashed.

Jealousy remains one of humanity's most baffling emotions. (Bigstock)

Dogs want your attention. All of it.

A new study suggests that dogs can feel jealousy, marking an important shift in the way scientists study the emotion.

Israelis express anger over U.S. flight ban

Israelis express anger over U.S. flight ban

Secretary of State John Kerry presses for a cease-fire even as Israel signals plans to expand its offensive against Hamas.

Local News

After 4-decade fight, Alexandria boat club accepts deal to sell its property

After 4-decade fight, Alexandria boat club accepts deal to sell its property

The city will buy the club, which has anchored King Street at the Potomac since the 20s, for $5 million.

CT scan technician pleads guilty to Arlington hospital rape

Roy Anthony Jones, 30, of Washington, was matched to the crime by DNA evidence.

Ex-Redskins player Fred Davis sought on domestic violence-related charge

Ex-Redskins player Fred Davis sought on domestic violence-related charge

The former tight end, who the NFL suspended in February, is wanted in connection with a June incident.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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Arizona death-row inmate dies
nearly 2 hours after execution began

Arizona death-row inmate dies <br>nearly 2 hours after execution began

Joseph Wood was “gasping and snorting for more than an hour” after a stay of execution was denied.

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.

Looking at the other side of the infamous ‘Auschwitz selfie’

Looking at the other side of the infamous ‘Auschwitz selfie’

THE INTERSECT | The funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them.

Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

WONKBLOG | Luke, I am more popular than Hillary Clinton and all of Congress.

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.

Local Columnists

An ‘act of God’ affected their homes. But it brought a community together.

An ‘act of God’ affected their homes. But it brought a community together.

COLUMN | Compassion and acts of kindness are flowing in Piscataway Hills following a natural disaster.

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

U.S. premiere of ‘The Veil’ from Quotidian Theatre

U.S. premiere of ‘The Veil’ from Quotidian Theatre

With solid acting, the staging of Conor McPherson’s play can stand against any BBC America miniseries.

Federal Government

Critics: Federal security efforts chill whistleblowers

Critics: Federal security efforts chill whistleblowers

Some fear the programs designed to stop government leaks may also keep employees from reporting problems.

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