General rebuked over bungled
sex-assault case

A commander of U.S. Army forces was reprimanded after letting sexual misconduct complaints slide. He has since been moved to a Pentagon post.

Russia threatens to retaliate as Kiev orders military moves

As reports of beatings and detentions of Ukrainians rise, Russia warns that it will retaliate if its citizens are harmed.

John Wall blows upcourt past Chicago guards. (John McDonnell/Post)

Desire, that’s what’s driving this run

COLUMN | It isn’t over, but the Wizards have so far showed as much resilience as the gritty Bulls. And they have more weapons.

Local News

Connor Brennan had loving parents,
a bright future. Then drugs took over.

Connor Brennan had loving parents,<br> a bright future. Then drugs took over.

Mothers’ stories of a son who died and of a son trying to live highlight a growing scourge of heroin in Va.

Shooting outside zoo came after
week of ‘disorder and lawlessness’

Shooting outside zoo came after <br>week of ‘disorder and lawlessness’

Police say they are investigating whether gangs were involved.

Md. woman pleads guilty to stealing $144,000 from education nonprofit

An accounting clerk pleaded guilty to creating false expense reports through a “fairly sophisticated ma­nipu­la­tion” of a D.C. nonprofit’s computer system.

Dior, Longchamp and Hermes, oh my: Big names in retail eyeing CityCenter

Dior, Longchamp and Hermes, oh my: Big names in retail eyeing CityCenter

The developer is also in talks with Hilton’s Conrad brand, which would add to the center’s exclusive vibe.

Government shutdown looms as Va. Assembly unlikely to solve big divides

Government shutdown looms as Va. Assembly unlikely to solve big divides

Legislators have until July 1 to come up with a plan to fund schools, colleges and local governments.

It’s chilly out, thanks to a stiff breeze

It’s chilly out, thanks to a stiff breeze

WEATHER GANG | It’s brisk and windy today, but more tranquil weather is right around the corner.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

U.N. peacekeeper stands guard in Bentiu. (Reuters)

U.N. peacekeeper stands guard in Bentiu. (Reuters)

Horror in South Sudan: Piles of bodies in ethnic slaughter

Rebels gun down residents cowering in church and mosque, U.N. says. “Abomination,” says White House.

IRS employees with conduct issues paid millions in bonuses, report finds

IRS employees with conduct issues paid millions in bonuses, report finds

FEDERAL EYE | The IRS paid nearly $3M to workers with “substantiated” issues, including owing back taxes.

More Top Stories

Supreme Court decision limits how much child-porn victims can be paid

Supreme Court decision limits how much child-porn victims can be paid

The justices throw out a nearly $3.4M judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape is online.

Has the Navy learned anything from
its $3.2 billion Marine One fiasco?

Has the Navy learned anything from <br>  its $3.2 billion Marine One fiasco?

Upgrading the president’s copters will test whether the Pentagon can stick to budgets and deadlines.

Sotomayor to fellow justices: You
can’t ‘wish away’ racial inequality

Sotomayor to fellow justices: You <br>can’t ‘wish away’ racial inequality

Her dissent in the Supreme Court’s affirmative action case draws a tart reaction from Chief Justice Roberts.

How a N.Y. police campaign to engage the public completely backfired

How a N.Y. police campaign to engage the public completely backfired

For another case study in the perils of using Twitter for branding, look no further than the #myNYPD hashtag.

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

The Comedy Central star trades one-liners with David Letterman. And yes, they took a selfie.

What you need to make in every county to afford a decent one-bedroom

What you need to make in every county to afford a decent one-bedroom

MAP | Search your county to see what you’d need to earn to rent what the U.S. considers a modest home.

Editors’ Picks

North Korea's state-run television broadcast still photos of Kim Jong Un's childhood for the first time on Monday. Two photos showed the supreme leader in an air force uniform. (Reuters)

(Reuters)

Kim Jong Un’s childhood photos

VIDEO | North Korea’s state-run television broadcasts childhood photos for the first time.

April 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT — PostTV goes behind the scenes at the Washington Ballet to get six professional dancers to show off the most difficult moves in their repertoire. (Jason Aldag / The Washington Post)

(Jason Aldag)

Washington Ballet’s hardest moves

VIDEO | Six dancers show off their most difficult moves in their repertoire.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Christmas of Rome, Ukrainian journalist detained by militants, White House Easter egg roll and more.

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Nyong’o’s film debut in “12 Years a Slave” earned the actress lots of trophies, an Oscar and the cover of People.

The modern face of Kabul

Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan and several recent militant attacks, the country's capital, Kabul, is home to a vibrant youth scene.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

Paying respects to Gabriel García Márquez

Thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the late Colombian author.

Earth Day around the globe

Global celebrations include a beauty pageant, mud costumes and a revised Apple logo.

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

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

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Politics

President Obama visits town devastated by deadly mudslide

President Obama visits town devastated by deadly mudslide

He says the nation will stand behind Oso, Wash., for “as long as it takes” to recover.

Real Estate

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

Government regulations are aimed at preventing escalation of waste problem in the Bay.

Lifestyle

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

The Comedy Central star trades one-liners with David Letterman. And yes, they took a selfie.

Arts

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

Orwa Nyrabia talks about “Return to Homs,” which screens at Filmfest DC on Wednesday.

Local Columnists

In D.C., pandas elicit more concern than the poor

In D.C., pandas elicit more concern than the poor

COLUMN | Many have become detached from the violence and problems plaguing the poor areas of the District.

Sports

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

DC SPORTS BOG | Two games into his playoff career, Randy Wittman resides one spot ahead of Phil Jackson in winning percentage.

Federal Government

Federal courthouse violence rare but not unfamiliar

Federal courthouse violence rare but not unfamiliar

Shooting in Utah took place in a new facility that authorities hope will help ease tense courthouse situations.

Going Out Guide

Nightlife Agenda: U Street bar crawls, tango and a beer festival

Nightlife Agenda: U Street bar crawls, tango and a beer festival

Pop into bars around U Street for drink specials on Saturday or hip-hop DJs on Sunday.

Technology

The end of driving

The end of driving

INNOVATIONS | Eventually self-driving cars will prevent tragedies, but for now we must tackle distracted driving.

Business

Justices question whether Aereo was created as bypass for copyright laws

Justices question whether Aereo was created as bypass for copyright laws

The justices challenge the start-up’s model but cite concerns about harming cloud services.

Discussions

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Reporter Aaron Blake took questions about the latest political news.

Obituaries

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Kevin Sharp, 43, overcame Ewing’s sarcoma in high school, then released three albums and a book.

Diversions