Obama joins E.U. in new sanctions against Russia

The European sanctions are the strongest against Russia since the Cold War, with the potential to sway Russian decision-making in a way that previous penalties have not.

Impeaching Obama is just
a fantasy — for both parties

Hardly anyone thinks the president is about to get impeached. But both Democrats and Republicans can’t stop talking about the idea.

Maureen McDonnell, center, arrives at the courthouse. (AP)

Defense: Maureen McDonnell craved attention as her marriage soured

As the McDonnells’ marriage began to break down, the former Virginia first lady developed a crush on the man who is the star witness at the couple’s corruption trial, her attorney said.

Local News

Ruling that lifted D.C.’s ban on handguns is temporarily halted

Ruling that lifted D.C.’s ban on handguns is temporarily halted

The 90-day stay will give officials time to respond to the ruling that overturned the city’s main gun law.

Future FBI headquarters could be in Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield

Future FBI headquarters could be in Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield<br>

The plans have led to months of jockeying between developers, Congress and local officials.

Working escalators! Bathrooms!
Oh, the smell of a fresh commute.

Working escalators! Bathrooms!<br>Oh, the smell of a fresh commute.

Riders respond with awe and apathy as they take the Silver Line on its first weekday.

What makes Washington great? Pick your favorites for the best stuff in D.C.

What makes Washington great? Pick your favorites for the best stuff in D.C.

POLL | Nominate your favorite bars, shops and teams, and we’ll spotlight the winners on October 16.

The nation’s biggest wine drinkers? Here’s looking at you, D.C.  

The nation’s biggest wine drinkers? Here’s looking at you, D.C.  

WONKBLOG | These maps show where the biggest beer, wine and hard alcohol drinkers live.

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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza, targets family home of Hamas chief

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza, targets family home of Hamas chief

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed calls for a truce and warned of a long fight.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

WORLDVIEWS | The highly infectious virus has killed nearly 700 people as it sweeps through Africa.

How I spent my summer vacation
— by Mitt Romney

How I spent my summer vacation<br> — by Mitt Romney

THE FIX | The former presidential candidate shared photos of his trip with the grandkids on the Internet.

Local Columnists

A Marine mom seeks the terrible
details of her son’s death in Iraq

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COLUMN | Amy Wolfe attempts to soothe the gaping wound her son’s death left using dance.

Sports

NFL tells players there will be ‘zero tolerance’ on use of slurs

NFL tells players there will be ‘zero tolerance’ on use of slurs

Infractions are to result in 15-yard penalties and possible disciplinary action by the league, according to the nearly 12-minute video to be shown to players during training camps.

Real Estate

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Check with management companies on their policies and consider renting a single-family house.

Lifestyle

A new app will let you send any e-mail to anyone -- anonymously

A new app will let you send any e-mail to anyone -- anonymously

Anonymous social networks are enjoying something of a heyday -- but have they finally gone too far?

Arts

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

The National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal were awarded Monday at the White House.

Federal Government

A simple summary of the new VA bill

A simple summary of the new VA bill

FEDERAL EYE | The legislation, which is expected to pass this week, comes with an estimated price tag of about $17 billion. What would it pay for?

Discussions

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Dr. Gridlock collected stories - good and bad - from the Silver Line’s first commute.

Business

Amazon adds a YouTube-like “Video Shorts” section that turns video browsing into a shopping opportunity

Amazon adds a YouTube-like “Video Shorts” section that turns video browsing into a shopping opportunity

A new component of Amazon’s Instant Video Web site, called Video Shorts, offers free video browsing and chance to purchase items related to the video clips.

Diversions