Pro-Russian militants killed in Ukraine clash

Three militants were killed in what seems to be the most intense encounter yet as Ukrainian forces battle separatists.

Putin admits Russian troops were in Crimea before vote

“Of course,” the Russian president says about troops in Crimea. But he says no soldiers are in eastern Ukraine.

A video captured McAllister with an office staffer. (The Ouachita Citizen)

Rep. Vance McAllister might have been one of the GOP’s ascendant stars right now. But then there was a kiss. Then a video. Then a leak.

Local News

A beautiful Easter weekend is coming — if you survive two more cold days

A beautiful Easter weekend is coming — if you survive two more cold days

WEATHER PAGE | Today will be chilly but a little sunnier before winter’s last gasp finally gives up.

Leader of late, over-budget Silver Line project resigns months before opening

Leader of late, over-budget Silver Line project resigns months before opening

The move adds to concerns about the rail line, on which attempts to fix a key component have failed.

Council to sue Gray on law that allows spending without Congress’s okay

Council to sue Gray on law that allows spending without Congress’s okay

The move sets up the first such legal showdown between the two branches in a decade.

One NE street. Two zoning codes.
And a whole lot of angry residents.

One NE street. Two zoning codes. <br>And a whole lot of angry residents.

With few restrictions on what can be built, neighbors on A Street are in an uphill battle against a condo.

No one picked up their ashes for 25 years. Now, vets are laid to rest.

No one picked up their ashes for 25 years. Now, vets are laid to rest.

A group found the ashes of two WWII-era vets and arranged for their burial with honors at Quantico.

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Divers unable to pry way into ferry that sank off South Korea’s coast

Divers unable to pry way into ferry that sank off South Korea’s coast

No new survivors were located Thursday, and the death toll, which stands at 14, was expected to grow.

The secret to treating your allergies may lie in your stomach

The secret to treating your allergies may lie in your stomach

INNOVATIONS | Scientists are investigating how bacteria in our bodies can contribute to allergies.

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

Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’

Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’

The president says Vladimir Putin recognizes the superior military of the United States.

Real Estate

What you can rent in Logan Circle

What you can rent in Logan Circle

We highlight three apartments for rent at three price ranges in the Northwest Washington neighborhood.

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

IRS signals commitment to new nonprofit rules

IRS signals commitment to new nonprofit rules

Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday that new guidelines are needed for clarity.

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