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.

    Local News

    Review: D.C. could not have prevented disappearance of Relisha Rudd, 8

    Review: D.C. could not have prevented disappearance of Relisha Rudd, 8

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

    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.”

    McAuliffe’s backing of gas pipeline
    is criticized by environmentalists

    McAuliffe’s backing of gas pipeline <br> is criticized by environmentalists

    A consortium will spend up to
    $5 billion to build the 550-mile natural gas line in three states.

    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.

    ‘Black people live here and white people live there’: A school is reborn

    ‘Black people live here and white people live there’: A school is reborn

    The Sharptown Colored School in San Domingo, Md., built in 1919, reopens as a community center.

    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.

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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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