NATO: Russia firing artillery within Ukraine

The conflict is escalating after Russia sent aid convoy over the border without permission from Ukraine.

McDonnell ‘misjudged’ Williams as ‘true friend’

The former Virginia governor also said he ironed out the details of a $50,000 loan from the wealthy businessman.

Masked gunmen with three of the victims who were shot dead. (Reuters)

18 alleged collaborators killed in Gaza

The Palestinians were sentenced to death by a “revolutionary resistance court” for allegedly collaborating with Israel. Hours later, a mortar barrage killed a 4-year-old Israeli child.

    Local News

    Washington Post editorial board
    to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

    Washington Post editorial board <br>to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

    The newspaper’s editorial board calls the team’s name a “slur.” News stories will continue to use it.

    Is the District affordable?
    Yes, relatively speaking.

    Is the District affordable? <br>Yes, relatively speaking.

    Low-income families struggle in every major city. Those in the District are better off, new research shows.

    Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

    Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

    Mayor Eugene Grant says he will conduct business from a tent after the council voted that he vacate.

    D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

    D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

    The owl’s body was found on the shoulder of a Minnesota highway, not far from where he was released.

    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

    See Miranda Lambert in concert, visit the Renaissance Festival or celebrate Bao Bao’s first birthday.

    My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?

    My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?<br>

    Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The advice columnist answered questions about the strange train we call life.

    Picks of the Week 

    Does a big, fat wedding
    help a marriage last?

    Does a big, fat wedding<br> help a marriage last?

    COLUMN | A new report suggests a tie between a bigger guest list and a happier marriage.

    I’m a cop. Don’t want to get hurt?
    Don’t challenge me.

    I’m a cop. Don’t want to get hurt? <br>Don’t challenge me.

    POSTEVERYTHING | An LAPD officer explains the job’s challenges and the importance of cooperating.

    Electric wheelchairs: The Medicare
    scam that just keeps on rolling

    Electric wheelchairs: The Medicare <br> scam that just keeps on rolling

    The U.S. has spent billions to buy wheelchairs for patients, but has no idea how many claims are bogus.

    CHEVY CHASE, MD - JULY 24: Coco Murray, 5, plays piano at her house on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Chevy Chase, MD. (Photo by Yue Wu/The Washington Post)

    Coco Murray plays piano at her home (Yue Wu/Post)

    ‘Just keep swimming’: After losing mom, sister, how 5 girls healed

    Before her death in a summer storm, Kelly Murray set up a camp to help girls become self-reliant. Her lessons are shaping her own girls’ lives.

    Local Columnists

    Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

    Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

    COLUMN | One family’s experiences highlight how necessary U.S. protection is for refugees.

    Sports

    Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

    Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

    REDSKINS BLOG | The preseason game Saturday will likely serve as the final dress rehearsal for the regular season for the starters.

    Real Estate

    Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

    Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

    Foreclosure and short sale veterans from 2007-13 are expected to make 10 percent of U.S. home buys in 2014.

    Arts

    ‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

    ‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

    Qui Nguyen’s play at Rorschach Theatre envelops us in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

    Federal Government

    An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

    An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

    IN THE LOOP | After The Washington Post wrote about one ambassador nominee’s long wait for confirmation, the Senate voted. Others in his same position continue to wait in limbo.

    National

    White House offers new tweak to birth control rule

    White House offers new tweak to birth control rule

    WONKBLOG | The policy tries to address objections from religious groups still fighting the rule in court.

    Diversions