Promised U.S. ‘pivot’ to Asia falls short

President Obama’s bid to focus attention on the region has failed to meet lofty expectations he set three years ago, and he is aiming to reinvigorate his strategy through upcoming trips to the area.

Survivors of ferry disaster describe chaotic scene

Passengers recount how a South Korean vessel carrying hundreds overturned and slipped into the Yellow Sea.

Breeder Alan Krivanek checks on tomato plants. (Max Whittaker for The Post)

Better plants, down to each molecule

Plant scientists are swiftly weeding out bad seeds using a cutting-edge breeding process that, unlike genetic engineering, has attracted more support than controversy.

Local News

Wizards secure No. 5 playoff seed
with definitive win over Celtics

Wizards secure No. 5 playoff seed <br>with definitive win over Celtics

Bradley Beal scored a game-high
27 points as Washington shot
61.7 percent from the field in Boston.

Two men are found dead near D.C. homeless camp after freezing night

Two men are found dead near D.C. homeless camp after freezing night

The bodies were discovered near Interstate 295 in Southeast the morning after a chilling April storm.

Troubled Silver Line project hits another hurdle as leader resigns

Troubled Silver Line project hits another hurdle as leader resigns

The move underscores concerns about the rail line, which is behind schedule and over budget.

Money leaders emerge in pair of Va. primaries for open congressional seats

Money leaders emerge in pair of  Va. primaries for open congressional seats

Republican Barbara Comstock in the 10th District and Democrat Don Beyer in the 8th were far ahead.

Why you don’t want to flip
homes in the Washington area

Why you don’t want to flip <br>homes in the Washington area

It looks easy and seems like a sure bet, but you have probably already missed the window.

More Top Stories

Dartmouth’s president: ‘Extreme behavior’ is hijacking school’s future

Dartmouth’s president: ‘Extreme behavior’ is hijacking school’s future

Offering an unusually candid assessment of the elite campus, he says reforms are underway.

After his illicit kiss with a staffer, can Rep. McAllister make up with voters?

After his illicit kiss with a staffer, can Rep. McAllister make up with voters?

Video of the pair’s office smooch has turned the young Republican’s life into a political soap opera.

Ukrainians brace for the worst as heating bills, taxes on vodka set to rise

Ukrainians brace for the worst as heating bills, taxes on vodka set to rise

Kiev’s credibility is on the line as the government tries to reassure residents amid economic insecurity.

Russians are giving Big Mac the boot

Russians are giving Big Mac the boot

WORLDVIEWS | “Golden arches” in Moscow represented more than business. But times have changed.

Editors’ Picks

A closer look at masterpeeps

INTERACTIVE | Get a 360-degree view of this year’s Peeps Show winners and finalists.

WASHINGTON, DC  April 9, 2014.  
Daniel Patterson’s Poached Omelet photographed in Washington, DC.  Tableware from Crate and Barrel. Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

(Deb Lindsey / For The Washington Post)

The best ways to cook eggs

PHOTOS | Turn one of the most versatile foods into a nutritious meal, from breakfast to dinner.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

South Korean ferry capsizes, Boston marathon bombing anniversary, T. rex bones, Viking longboat on the Thames and more.

Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

PHOTOS | Judges whittled 700-plus dioramas in our annual contest to select these top five entries.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Press preview of the 2014 New York auto show

The show opens to the public on April 18.

After the apocalypse

Photographer Lori Nix’s hand-crafted dioramas are fictional scenes of a post-apocalyptic world in which plants and decay reclaim manmade structures.

Boston Marathon bombing commemorated

Survivors, officials and relatives of victims observe the first anniversary.

‘Dancing With the Stars’

A look at the performances of Season 18.

Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast

As many as 290 remain unaccounted for as rescuers fear many were still trapped onboard.

Politics

Barack Obama and Joe Biden took a selfie today. Yes, for real.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden took a selfie today. Yes, for real.

THE FIX | Oh Ellen, what have you done to society?

Real Estate

Why you don’t want to flip
homes in the Washington area

Why you don’t want to flip <br>homes in the Washington area

It looks easy and seems like a sure bet, but you have probably already missed the window.

Lifestyle

William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

The “Star Trek” legend doesn’t have a financial stake -- his reason is more personal.

Arts

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

Studio Theatre 2ndStage mounts playwright Declan Greene's drama of painful adolescence.

Local Columnists

E-cig ads target a new generation.
Don’t let Big Tobacco get away with it.

E-cig ads target a new generation. <br>Don’t let Big Tobacco get away with it.

COLUMN | The “vape” market is a growing one, and it’s not too late to stop teens from getting hooked.

Sports

Wizards take the fifth

Wizards take the fifth

Six players score in double figures to lead rout in Boston as Wizards move up to No. 5 and will meet Chicago in playoffs.

Federal Government

Census says it will be able to assess impact of health care

Census says it will be able to assess impact of health care

The Census Bureau’s director said it changed the phrasing of a survey this year to establish a benchmark.

Going Out Guide

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

Technology

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

Valve’s own games are the source of its incredible staying power.

Business

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Fed chairman stresses that flexibility is crucial to adjust to possibly changing conditions.

Obituaries

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

The Cuban-born musician performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades.

Diversions