Putin: Trapped Ukrainian troops should be freed

Russia’s president calls for a “humanitarian corridor” on the heels of moves that U.S. officials say are tantamount to a Russian invasion.

    Islamic State waterboarded U.S. journalist and others

    At least four hostages held by militants, including Jim Foley who was executed, were allegedly waterboarded.

    Red Cross workers in Sierra Leone. (Pete Muller/Prime for The Post)

    • Red Cross workers in Sierra Leone.
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    • People denied passage at a checkpoint in Sierra Leone.
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    • Red Cross workers transport a body in Sierra Leone.
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    • Relatives look as an Ebola victim's body is removed.
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    Ebola crisis reaches a tipping point

    The international response to the crisis, which had been widely criticized as slow and inadequate, is shifting into higher gear.

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      Military pilot found dead after F-15
      crash in remote area of Va. mountains

      Military pilot found dead after F-15 <br>crash in remote area of Va. mountains

      The pilot, who was with the Mass. National Guard, was on his way to a base in the New Orleans area.

      Laurel man accused of dismembering roommate, stuffing body into bags

      Laurel man accused of dismembering roommate, stuffing body into bags

      Santos Leonel Mejia-Yanes was charged in the death. A warrant was issued for a second suspect.

      Closing arguments set to begin as McDonnells’ trial nears its endgame

      Closing arguments set to begin as McDonnells’ trial nears its endgame

      The judge’s instructions to jurors, including the definition of an “official” act, could shape deliberations.

      Big charitable foundation puts squeeze on small horse farm, owner says

      Big charitable foundation puts squeeze on small horse farm, owner says

      The Eugene B. Casey Foundation wants to sell land to developers that surrounds Betsy Smith’s farm.

      Charter school’s aim: Shorten the day. But kids won’t like what’s getting cut.

      Charter school’s aim: Shorten the day. But kids won’t like what’s getting cut.

      Parents oppose cutting recess at a Prince George’s middle school, saying kids need time to socialize.

      Running backs impress as Redskins top Bucs, 24-10, in preseason finale

      Running backs impress as Redskins top Bucs, 24-10, in preseason finale

      Three contenders with contrasting styles stood out in the crowded backfield competition.

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      Ukraine says these are captured Russian paratroopers. (AFP)

      Ukraine says these are captured Russian paratroopers. (AFP)

      The chilling indifference of Russia to its soldiers in Ukraine

      What does Russia tell the mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine? As little as possible.

      Dog, shot by owner, now has its day — in new home with vet who saved her

      Dog, shot by owner, now has its day — in new home with vet who saved her

      Ruby, a 9-month-old boxer mix, was shot in the face, but she got a new “leash on life,” as police put it.

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      Landrieu claims parents’ La. home as her own, raising residency questions

      Landrieu claims parents’ La. home as her own, raising residency questions

      Opponents of the Louisiana
      senator say she primarily lives in
      a $2.5 million brick home in D.C.

      ‘I just don’t think a kid has any business with a weapon like that’

      ‘I just don’t think a kid has any business with a weapon like that’

      An accidental Uzi death at the hands of a 9-year-old renews debate on how young is too young for firearms.

      Toronto mayor Rob Ford
      could actually win reelection

      Toronto mayor Rob Ford <br>could actually win reelection

      THE FIX | He admitted to an alcohol problem and cocaine use but is in a dead heat in the polls.

      ‘The audacity of taupe’: A nation distracted by the president’s tan suit

      ‘The audacity of taupe’: A nation distracted by the president’s tan suit

      THE FIX | While Obama talked about Ukraine and the Islamic State, Twitter freaked out about his attire.

      Local Columnists

      Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

      Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

      COLUMN | A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

      Sports

      Redskins win preseason finale, 24-10

      Redskins win preseason finale, 24-10

      Colt McCoy throws for 321 yards and Washington’s running backs impress in final game before roster cuts.

      Real Estate

      House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

      House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

      Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.

      Lifestyle

      Joan Rivers hospitalized after throat surgery scare

      Joan Rivers hospitalized after throat surgery scare

      The 81-year-old comedian was undergoing a procedure at a clinic when she stopped breathing and was taken to the hospital.

      Arts

      Elmore Leonard muscles his way into Library of America series

      Elmore Leonard muscles his way into Library of America series

      The master of the American crime novel will have his work collected in three volumes.

      Federal Government

      A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

      FEDERAL EYE | A VA employee is still on the payroll more than a year after allegedly helping a patient purchase illegal drugs.

      National

      What happens when you post an ice bucket fail and hoax site says you died

      What happens when you post an ice bucket fail and hoax site says you died

      More than 2 million people have watched Todd’s “ice bucket fail” video and posted their RIPs. But Todd is ... alive and well, thanks.

      Business

      Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone

      Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone

      Most workers saw pay decline over the past year. And the only workers breaking even since before recession are those with college degrees.

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