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.

    Another U.S. doctor infected by Ebola in Liberia

    The unnamed doctor was not working with Ebola patients, according to the missionary organization SIM USA. He is the fourth American to be diagnosed with Ebola in West Africa.

    Marie Templeton retrieves a gun in her home. (Morgan Spiehs/News 21)

    The town where you must own a gun

    STORYLINE | It’s the culture — and the law — in Nucla, Colo., where the nearest stop light is two hours away.

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    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.

    McDONNELL TRIAL 

    Judge gives prosecutors a victory as jury starts deliberating on ex-governor

    Judge gives prosecutors a victory as jury starts deliberating on ex-governor<br>

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

    September 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) hits a solo home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

    Span hits a solo home run vs. the Dodgers. (USA Today Sports)

    Teammates tell Denard Span to expect drug test after 2-homer game

    SPORTS BOG | 75 percent of the Nationals center fielder’s home runs this season have come in the last five games, a hot streak he can’t explain.

    RGIII is struggling on field. And off.

    RGIII is struggling on field. And off.

    COLUMN | The QB’s decision-making could improve. And the Redskins have mentors in place.

    Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault for punching photo-seeking fan in D.C.

    Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault for punching photo-seeking fan in D.C.

    Prosecutors agreed not to ask the judge for any jail time if the R&B singer gets probation.

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    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.

    Inside the ‘shock post’ site that hosted the private Jennifer Lawrence photos

    Inside the ‘shock post’ site that hosted the private Jennifer Lawrence photos

    4chan has been called the “darkest corner of the Web,” and its users operate with complete anonymity.

    How an outdated, $100 calculator still holds a monopoly on U.S. classrooms

    How an outdated, $100 calculator still holds a monopoly on U.S. classrooms<br>

    INNOVATIONS | The price and features have barely changed in 10 years, but the TI-84 is still on top.

    Local Columnists

    Virginia worries less about child care than hot-dog carts. That has to change.

    Virginia worries less about child care than hot-dog carts. That has to change.<br>

    COLUMN | State lawmakers are silent when it comes to unregulated day cares, putting kids in danger.

    Sports

    What national writers think about the Redskins this season

    What national writers think about the Redskins this season

    REDSKINS BLOG | We round up where writers across the country think Washington ranks heading into 2014.

    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

    Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

    Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

    New releases from popular artists showcase everything fans might love or detractors detest about the groups.

    Federal Government

    Why the government spent $3 million to study lesbian obesity

    Why the government spent $3 million to study lesbian obesity

    FEDERAL EYE | With 75 percent of lesbians overweight or obese, the study is “of high public-health significance,” according to a project summary.

    National

    Where in the United States you can’t purchase alcohol

    Where in the United States you can’t purchase alcohol

    GOVBEAT | Ten states have counties defined as dry, and some in Arkansas are hoping to remove their state from the list.

    Business

    Tarnished by the Enron scandal, can this brand be saved?

    Tarnished by the Enron scandal, can this brand be saved?

    Executives at the tax giant you’ve never heard of want the Arthur Andersen name back. Is that crazy?

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