Islamic State claims to behead 2nd American

A new video attributed to the Islamic State terrorist group purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, marking the second such execution in recent weeks.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

No verdict in corruption case after first day of deliberation

In a victory for prosecutors, the judge told jurors to use a broader definition of “official act” in weighing the charges.

North Korea likes to show off the Munsu water park in Pyongyang. (Post)

North Korea’s playground for the rich

For the first time since 2008, a visitor to Pyongyang finds BMWs, Audis and glittering new luxury apartment towers.

Apple says hackers targeted celebrity accounts, not its iCloud systems

Apple says hackers targeted celebrity accounts, not its iCloud systems

THE SWITCH | Hackers zeroed in on passwords and security questions in a targeted attack, Apple said.

U.S. drone strike in Somalia targets leader of al-Shabab militant group

U.S. drone strike in Somalia targets leader of al-Shabab militant group

U.S. officials were trying to assess whether Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr was killed in the drone strike.

Girl who shot instructor with an Uzi said the gun was too much for her

Girl who shot instructor with an Uzi said the gun was too much for her

The girl’s mother told police that the 9-year-old said after firing it that the gun had hurt her shoulder.

Bezos names former Politico executive as new publisher of The Post

Bezos names former Politico executive as new publisher of The Post

Reagan administration official Frederick J. Ryan Jr. was part of the founding leadership team of Politico.

Politics

The five most unexpectedly competitive campaigns of 2014, so far

The five most unexpectedly competitive campaigns of 2014, so far

The names Pat Roberts and Sean Parnell weren’t mentioned much at the start of the election cycle.

Local

Dr. Gridlock’s tips for post-Labor Day commuting

Dr. Gridlock’s tips for post-Labor Day commuting

DR. GRIDLOCK | “September Shock” doesn’t strike all at once, but it’s no less dismaying for travelers.

Sports

Baseball’s Dominican food network

Baseball’s Dominican food network

Hosting players prepare favorite dishes to feed visiting countrymen in opposing locker rooms.

Lifestyle

The average work week is now 47 hours long

The average work week is now 47 hours long

ON LEADERSHIP | In new Gallup research, less than half of full-time employees say they work a standard 40-hour week.

Arts

‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

A judge must decide whether a teen Jehovah’s Witness should be forced to have a blood transfusion.

Diversions