General rebuked over bungled sex-assault case

The commander of U.S. forces in Japan was reprimanded after letting sexual misconduct complaints slide, but despite being disciplined, he has been moved to an important Pentagon post.

Has the Navy learned from its $3.2B Marine One fiasco?

The president’s copters need upgrades, a process that will test whether the Pentagon can purchase major systems without busting budgets and deadlines.

Washington's Bradley Beal, right, battles Jimmy Butler. (J. McDonnell / Post)

Wizards make it two for the road

The Wizards refused to wilt in Chicago, rallying from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Bulls 101-99 in overtime.

Local News

Shooting outside zoo came after
week of ‘disorder and lawlessness’

Shooting outside zoo came after <br>week of ‘disorder and lawlessness’

Police say they are investigating whether gangs were involved.

Connor Brennan had loving parents, a bright future. Then drugs took over.

Connor Brennan had loving parents, a bright future. Then drugs took over.

Mothers’ stories of a son who died and of a son trying to live highlight a growing scourge of heroin in Va.

Government shutdown looms as Va. Assembly unlikely to solve big divides

Government shutdown looms as Va. Assembly unlikely to solve big divides

Legislators have until July 1 to come up with a plan to fund schools, colleges and local governments.

House panel wants a closer look at D.C.’s pot decriminalization law

House panel wants a closer look at D.C.’s pot decriminalization law

Eleanor Holmes Norton warns that this is a possible first step in overturning the law.

D.C. area Muslims gather to
get ‘Happy’ for the camera

D.C. area Muslims gather to <br>get ‘Happy’ for the camera

Inspired by the hit Pharrell Williams song, Muslims dance to counter the image of Islamist radicalism.

More Top Stories

Sotomayor to fellow justices: You
can’t ‘wish away’ racial inequality

Sotomayor to fellow justices: You <br>can’t ‘wish away’ racial inequality

Her dissent in the Supreme Court’s affirmative action case draws a tart reaction from Chief Justice Roberts.

Dear Kansas: Thanks, from Bob Dole

Dear Kansas: Thanks, from Bob Dole

The Republican elder goes on tour to take a gracious look at his roots — and at where his party is headed.

Stephen Colbert looks ‘right at home’
visiting Letterman on ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert looks ‘right at home’ <br> visiting Letterman on ‘Late Show’

The Comedy Central star trades one-liners with the iconic host that he’s “honored” to be succeeding.

What you need to make in every county to afford a decent one-bedroom

What you need to make in every county to afford a decent one-bedroom

MAP | Search your county to see what you’d need to earn to rent what the U.S. considers a modest home.

Editors’ Picks

North Korea's state-run television broadcast still photos of Kim Jong Un's childhood for the first time on Monday. Two photos showed the supreme leader in an air force uniform. (Reuters)

(Reuters)

Kim Jong Un’s childhood photos

VIDEO | North Korea’s state-run television broadcasts childhood photos for the first time.

April 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT — PostTV goes behind the scenes at the Washington Ballet to get six professional dancers to show off the most difficult moves in their repertoire. (Jason Aldag / The Washington Post)

(Jason Aldag)

Washington Ballet’s hardest moves

VIDEO | Six dancers show off their most difficult moves in their repertoire.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Christmas of Rome, Ukrainian journalist detained by militants, White House Easter egg roll and more.

The modern face of Kabul

Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan and several recent militant attacks, the country's capital, Kabul, is home to a vibrant youth scene.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

Paying respects to Gabriel Garciía Marquez

Thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the late Colombian author.

Scenes from the Helen Hayes Awards

The 30th annual honors for area theater got the party started earlier than usual at a new venue, the National Building Museum.

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Returning to civilian life can be a shift from camaraderie to isolation.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Politics

President Obama visits town devastated by deadly mudslide

President Obama visits town devastated by deadly mudslide

He says the nation will stand behind Oso, Wash., for “as long as it takes” to recover.

Real Estate

Town Square | Historic Hardy House in Montgomery sells

Town Square | Historic Hardy House in Montgomery sells

Also leasing begins at another luxury high rise at North Bethesda Center.

Arts

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

Orwa Nyrabia talks about “Return to Homs,” which screens at Filmfest DC on Wednesday.

Local Columnists

In D.C., pandas elicit more concern than the poor

In D.C., pandas elicit more concern than the poor

COLUMN | Many have become detached from the violence and problems plaguing the poor areas of the District.

Sports

Pujols, Angels power past the Nats

Pujols, Angels power past the Nats

Washington starter Taylor Jordan allows career homers No. 499 and 500 to Los Angeles’s Albert Pujols.

Federal Government

IRS budget cuts mean lower tax collections, poor service

IRS budget cuts mean lower tax collections, poor service

FEDERAL DIARY | The cuts have led to fewer employees, less training, bad service and a drop in revenue.

Going Out Guide

Nightlife Agenda: U Street bar crawls, tango and a beer festival

Nightlife Agenda: U Street bar crawls, tango and a beer festival

Pop into bars around U Street for drink specials on Saturday or hip-hop DJs on Sunday.

Business

Justices question whether Aereo was created as bypass for copyright laws

Justices question whether Aereo was created as bypass for copyright laws

The justices challenge the start-up’s model but cite concerns about harming cloud services.

Discussions

The Wizards are looking great. Why doesn’t D.C. care?

The Wizards are looking great. Why doesn’t D.C. care?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Sports columnist Tom Boswell took questions about the Nationals, the Wizards and more.

Obituaries

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Kevin Sharp, 43, overcame Ewing’s sarcoma in high school, then released three albums and a book.

Diversions