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.”

In fight to contain Ebola,
‘the world is losing the battle’

Health officials, including the head of the CDC, said Tuesday that the epidemic is accelerating and that the global response should “scale up to massive levels.”

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

A polished D.C. insider to lead Post

New publisher Frederick Ryan Jr. wants The Post to fulfill a “mandate to innovate.” But this former Reagan aide might have risen to the job in an old-fashioned way: through relationships.

Local News

No verdict in former Va. governor’s case after first day of jury deliberation

No verdict in former Va. governor’s case after first day of jury deliberation<br>

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

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.

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.”

District report concludes agencies couldn’t have saved Relisha Rudd, 8

District report concludes agencies couldn’t have saved Relisha Rudd, 8

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

For political operatives-turned-candidates, the long game is the key

For political operatives-turned-candidates, the long game is the key

If Republican Ed Gillespie falls short in his Virginia bid for U.S. Senate, other political prizes await.

National poll: Majority of Americans think Redskins shouldn’t change name

National poll: Majority of Americans think Redskins shouldn’t change name

The poll also found that more than two-thirds do not think the name is disrepectful to Native Americans.

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Christie’s Atlantic City dream erodes as nearly new Revel Casino closes

Christie’s Atlantic City dream erodes as nearly new Revel Casino closes

The N.J. governor called Revel a “turning point” in 2012. Now it’s part of a casino implosion in the city.

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.

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

Katharine Weymouth reflects on departure from The Post

Katharine Weymouth reflects on departure from The Post

The niece of Don Graham led the newspaper into the digital age during a tumultuous time.

Arts

O’Malley’s baby in ‘Sunday in the Park’ is a stage pro

O’Malley’s baby in ‘Sunday in the Park’ is a stage pro

Huggable bundle, a real doll of just-right weight, has a large acting family helping him rack up theater credits.

Federal Government

Biden likes well-timed reunions

Biden likes well-timed reunions

IN THE LOOP | You couldn’t blame the veep for keeping an eye on 2016. If, in fact, that’s what he’s doing.

National

Obama approves deployment of 350 more troops to Iraq

Obama approves deployment of 350 more troops to Iraq

New order comes in response to State Department request for more protection for facilities in Baghdad.

Diversions