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 

    Judge gives prosecutors a victory as case goes to jury

    The jury was instructed to use a broader definition of an “official act” when considering 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