Gaza cease-fire collapses as clashes resume

Hours after a three-day humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, the truce broke down and an Israeli soldier was abducted.

Moments before a missile strike in Gaza City

Moments before a missile strike in Gaza City

A missile whooshed overhead before destroying a home.

Hiring surge continues as U.S. added 209K jobs in July

For six straight months, the U.S. economy has added more than 200,000 jobs, the longest streak since the mid-’90s.

Eric Cantor suffered a stunning loss in June's primary. (Melina Mara/Post file)

Cantor to vacate House seat early

Departing House majority leader Eric Cantor announced early this morning that he would resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18.

Revolt within GOP quashes border vote

GOP leaders said they would try again today to vote on a bill aimed at coping with a surge of unaccompanied minors at the border.

Local News

New evidence: McDonnell sent witness a photo wearing apparent gifted Rolex

New evidence: McDonnell sent witness a photo wearing apparent gifted Rolex<br>

It could shatter the claim that the then-governor was unaware that Jonnie Williams bought the watch.

Maureen McDonnell’s puppy crush
is a sad act scripted to avoid jail time

Maureen McDonnell’s puppy crush <br>is a sad act scripted to avoid jail time

COLUMN | The prime players in this Virginia corruption case are all manipulators.

There’s a muggy blanket over the region, and the risk of rain is back

There’s a muggy blanket over the region, and the risk of rain is back<br>

WEATHER GANG | We’re facing the chance of showers or storms from today through the weekend.

Taxpayers paid patent workers up to $80,000 a year to do almost nothing

Taxpayers paid patent workers up to $80,000 a year to do almost nothing

Federal paralegals were idle for almost four years but still got paid, including bonuses, a probe finds.

RICHMOND VA, JULY 30: Washington free safety Ryan Clark (25) sits on his cooler and drinks his special beverage after day 6 of the Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond VA, July 30, 2014. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Ryan Clark's special drink boosts energy, hastens recovery. (Post)

30 is not the new 20: It’s survival
of the fittest for veteran Redskins

Older players go the extra mile by hiring personal chefs and special trainers to help extend their careers.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

U.N. official Christopher Gunness. (Al Jazeera)

U.N. official Christopher Gunness. (Al Jazeera)

The controversial U.N. agency that found rockets in its Gaza schools

A U.N. relief official’s emotional reaction to Gaza deaths fuels criticism of U.N. role in conflict.

The plot thickens: In court battle,
U-Md. offers to rescue the Corcoran

The plot thickens: In court battle, <br>U-Md. offers to rescue the Corcoran <br>

The university’s president said he could give a budget to meet the gallery’s needs within six weeks.

Virginia GOP official who posted about Muslims denies he offered to resign

Virginia GOP official who posted about Muslims denies he offered to resign

Two party officials say Treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds offered to quit, but he told a blog he didn’t.

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Obamacare hits new low in popularity. It may not matter all that much.

Obamacare hits new low in popularity. It may not matter all that much.

THE FIX | A poll shows the law has never been more unpopular. So what does that really mean?

Ebola patient expected to leave Africa for treatment at Atlanta hospital  

Ebola patient expected to leave Africa for treatment at Atlanta hospital  

The patient will be treated in a special unit at Emory University.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’:
Close to a perfect summer movie

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: <br> Close to a perfect summer movie

REVIEW | This movie has a talking raccoon with a gun. Need we say more?

Local Columnists

Soccer vs. affordable housing

Soccer vs. affordable housing

Priorities among District officials, or hopeful ones, are out of whack.

Sports

Nats acquire Indians’ Cabrera for prospect Walters

Nats acquire Indians’ Cabrera for prospect Walters

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Washington deals a young player with potential for a veteran capable of replacing Ryan Zimmerman.

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

Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

Viewers want to like it, for good reasons (it’s on HBO, intense performances), but they can’t go on.

Arts

Go Go Gadjet, kings of the beach weekend, wants more

Go Go Gadjet, kings of the beach weekend, wants more

A cover band known for entertaining the drunken masses searches for its chance to break out of the bar scene.

Federal Government

Does Lois Lerner have a problem with conservatives?

FEDERAL EYE | Republicans will need more than circumstantial evidence to prove that Lerner led efforts to hinder conservative groups.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Tom Sietsema took questions, rants and raves on D.C. dining.

Technology

Why did all these countries start asking for Twitter’s user data?

Why did all these countries start asking for Twitter’s user data?

Twitter’s transparency report reveals that a growing number of countries want access to user information for the first time. What explains the spread?

Business

The little-known FRED charts that reveal the state of the U.S. economy

The little-known FRED charts that reveal the state of the U.S. economy

A guide to the American economy , in charts picked by experts.

Diversions