Video purports to show beheading of 2nd American

The Islamic State militant who is seen apparently killing journalist Steven Sotloff denounced President Obama, saying, “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy.”

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.

Fred Ryan addresses The Post's newsroom Tuesday. (Linda Davidson / Post)

A polished D.C. insider to lead Post

New publisher Frederick Ryan wants The Post to fulfill a “mandate to innovate.” But this former Reagan aide got the job in the good old Washington way: through connections and relationships.

Local News

Fairfax County police face $12 million lawsuit in officer’s slaying of man

Fairfax County police face $12 million lawsuit in officer’s slaying of man

The longtime partner of John Geer and his family, frustrated by a lack of information, want “to get answers.”

As enrollment swells, Fairfax County turns to ‘vertical school’

As enrollment swells, Fairfax County turns to ‘vertical school’

The newest — and tallest — school in Fairfax County is a former office complex in Baileys Crossroads.

Once feared, D.C. alleyways are being reimagined in a changing city

Once feared, D.C. alleyways are being reimagined in a changing city

Considered hotbeds of bad behavior, some District alleys are now centers of communal whimsy.

D.C. says it couldn’t have saved Relisha Rudd, 8

D.C. says it couldn’t have saved Relisha Rudd, 8

But communication lapses between agencies are cited in the report on the missing girl feared dead.

Let RGIII be. He already has a dad.
He doesn’t need 80,000 more.

Let RGIII be. He already has a dad. <br> He doesn’t need 80,000 more.

COLUMN | If critics give Robert Griffin III some space, he just might reclaim his star power here.

More Top Stories

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.

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.

There are still places in the U.S.
where you can’t buy a drink

There are still places in the U.S.<br> where you can’t buy a drink

GOVBEAT | Arkansas is one of 10 states with dry counties, but voters will get a chance to change that.

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

Baseball’s Dominican food network

Baseball’s Dominican food network

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

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.

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

There are still places in the U.S.
where you can’t buy a drink

There are still places in the U.S.<br> where you can’t buy a drink

GOVBEAT | GOVBEAT | Arkansas is one of 10 states with dry counties, but voters will get a chance to change that.

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