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.

Logan Guralny died in January 2012. (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

Storms, some severe, expected to pass through D.C. region into early evening

Storms, some severe, expected to pass through D.C. region into early evening

CAPITAL WEATHER GANG | Heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning are possible from the storms.

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.

Four stars for a 6-year-old critic

Four stars for a 6-year-old critic

The key to Iain Armitage’s viral reviews? “I focus on the part that I do like, like, always.”

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

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

With her 240-room resort, Dixie Eng has learned how similar humans and pets really are.

Chesapeake Bay ‘dead zone,’ where nothing can survive, returns in force

Chesapeake Bay ‘dead zone,’ where nothing can survive, returns in force

A combination of hot weather and pollution has fed oxygen-depleted waters in the troubled bay.

6 things to do this week — under $10

6 things to do this week — under $10

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

Politics

Obama tries to rally labor troops for midterms

Obama tries to rally labor troops for midterms

Despite shrinking influence, labor unions and their money will be key to Democratic prospects this November.

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 | 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

During 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

For businesses, the tax side of a rebounding economy

An economy on the mend means more customers, higher sales and more jobs — but also higher taxes.

Diversions