Obama is set to ‘rebalance’ ties with allies in Asia

The Obama administration ultimately wants to reinvigorate its relationship with the economically dynamic region at a time when China expands its influence.

Fatal gunfight at checkpoint raises tensions in Ukraine

The Russian Foreign Ministry quickly seized on the Easter Sunday clash as evidence that the new Ukrainian government could not keep order.

Clockwise left: M. Shepherdson, B. Beach and B. Cotter. (L. Davidson/Post)

A chance to finish what they started

After the bombs at the Boston Marathon, 5,633 runners did not reach the 26-mile mark.They hope to complete their race today.

Local News

Despite ‘sick game,’ autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of abusing him

Despite ‘sick game,’ autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of abusing him

A 16-year-old autistic student says he still yearns for the friendship of his alleged tormentors.

Wizards breeze past Bulls in playoffs

Wizards breeze past Bulls in playoffs

Nene lifts Washington past Chicago, 102-93, in the Wizards’ long-awaited return to the postseason.

Why did it take so long for people
to notice damaged trees in D.C.?

Why did it take so long for people<br> to notice damaged trees in D.C.?

COLUMN | Someone carved holes and circles into more than 750 trees. Who saw him and did nothing?

Woolly cancels fall theater festival amid chilled U.S.-Russian relations

Woolly cancels fall theater festival amid chilled U.S.-Russian relations

The major festival would have brought about 90 Russian actors, directors and designers to D.C.

Md. spent $90 million on technology for failed health-care exchange site

Md. spent $90 million on technology for failed health-care exchange site

The state spent a total of $130M on the first system, and will spend another $40M on its replacement.

High school career academies provide hands-on training before graduation

High school career academies provide hands-on training before graduation

A new spin on vocational education lets students learn about fields like health care and criminal justice.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

The father of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, who died in the avalanche waits for his son's body. (EPA)

The father of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, who died in the avalanche waits for his son's body. (EPA)

Sherpas considering strike after devastating Everest avalanche

Nepalese guides say they’ll stop working if compensation and conditions don’t improve.

Site preparation and paperwork get rolling for National Harbor casino

Site preparation and paperwork get rolling for National Harbor casino

Pr. George’s processes usually take a bit longer, but not for the $925M luxury casino slated to open in 2016.

More Top Stories

S. Korean president: Ferry captain’s actions ‘tantamount to murder’

S. Korean president: Ferry captain’s actions ‘tantamount to murder’

Park Geun-hye’s comments come in the face of criticism about her government’s response.

A culture of fitness at the White House

A culture of fitness at the White House

At 1600 Penn, there are no more Tex-Mex Thursdays or vending machines. But there is hummus.

Once the Sunday king, ‘Meet the Press’ drops to third place in the ratings

Once the Sunday king, ‘Meet the Press’ drops to third place in the ratings

The show is in the midst of a three- year slide, and that means plenty of questions for host David Gregory.

‘Game of Thrones’: The first puzzle piece revealed in a murder mystery

‘Game of Thrones’: The first puzzle piece revealed in a murder mystery

RECAP | A major character returns and has a hand in a death while Khaleesi finds a new city to conquer.

That wild salmon on your dinner
plate might be far from ‘sustainable’

That wild salmon on your dinner <br>plate might be far from ‘sustainable’

A study finds that up to 32 percent of some wild seafood imported to the United States is caught illegally.

Editors’ Picks

Washington, DC - March 27, 2014: Peep diorama's were photographed at The Washington Post in Washington, DC on Thursday March 27, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

Peeps worthy of a president

PHOTOS | From Peeps in the Oval Office to Peeps painting, here are some of this year’s best.

ROCK SPRINGS, WY - FEBRUARY 08:  Army veteran, Derric Winters Jr. sits in his trailer that he lives in with his wife, Yolanda Winters on Saturday February 8, 2014 in Rock Springs, WY.  (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

From camaraderie to isolation

When some vets return, they find they miss more than anything the soldiers they fought side-by-side with.

Featured Photo Galleries

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

The former boxer was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1967, spending almost two decades in jail before being exonerated.

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

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

Celebrating Easter around the world

With candles, angels, decorated eggs and straw, people remember the traditions of Easter and attend religious services.

NBA playoffs, Wizards vs. Bulls: Nene lifts Washington to Game 1 victory, 102-93

The Wizards’ playoff drought ends with a fourth-quarter rally and win.

Families mourn Nepalese Sherpas

The deadly avalanche on Mount Everest was a brutal reminder of the risks they face.

Best news photos of the week

A look at some of our favorite images from the week of April 13.

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and son in New Zealand, Australia

The British royal family are visiting New Zealand and then Australia.

Landslide in Wyoming picks up speed

The slide in Jackson, first noticed April 4, had been moving at a rate of about an inch a day.

Politics

With Keystone XL’s delay, another controversial issue hits pause before the midterms

With Keystone XL’s delay, another controversial issue hits pause before the midterms

THE FIX | Who knows how it could affect the senators most at-risk this electoral season.

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.

Lifestyle

The most confusing thing that happened on the ‘Orphan Black’ season premiere

The most confusing thing that happened on the ‘Orphan Black’ season premiere

A weekly feature in which we dissect the “um, WHAT?” moment of the week.

Arts

Woolly cancels fall theater festival amid chilled U.S.-Russian relations

Woolly cancels fall theater festival amid chilled U.S.-Russian relations

The major festival would have brought about 90 Russian actors, directors and designers to D.C.

Local Columnists

The return of the ring(s)

The return of the ring(s)

COLUMN | David Copperfield has nothing on this amazing magic trick, 30 years in the making.

Sports

Wizards breeze past Bulls in playoffs

Wizards breeze past Bulls in playoffs

Nene lifts Washington past Chicago, 102-93, in the Wizards’ long-awaited return to the postseason.

Federal Government

The Contempt Act: Who would it would affect in the Obama administration?

The Contempt Act: Who would it would affect in the Obama administration?

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Blake Fahrenthold (R-Texas) has proposed a bill that would withhold the pay of federal employees and officials who are held in contempt of Congress.

Going Out Guide

Free and Easy: Ella Fitzgerald and Spring Arts Festival

Free and Easy: Ella Fitzgerald and Spring Arts Festival

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

Technology

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

The FCC expects to set aside at least 18 megahertz of spectrum for unlicensed uses in its upcoming broadcast auction.

Business

The small business guide to success

The small business guide to success

We turn to the experts for advice on how to get and stay ahead in this ever-evolving economic climate.

Discussions

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

TRANSCRIPT | Tips for dealing with a cluttered house and annoying stains.

Obituaries

Boxer whose wrongful conviction came to symbolize racial injustice dies at 76

Boxer whose wrongful conviction came to symbolize racial injustice dies at 76

“Hurricane” spent 19 years in prison for the deaths of three whites before the convictions were overturned.

Diversions