The National Security Council confirms that the video of American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff is authentic, CBS News reports.

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Virginia mom hornet death (Courtesy Creason family)
Courtesy Creason Family

Fairfax Co. mom dies after hornet sting

On a Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye Creason decided to trim back the azaleas in front of her family's Annandale home. A hornet stung her leading to her death. Now her family is trying to draw awareness so it doesn't happen to others. (Photos) Full Story

10 most stolen cars in Va., Md., D.C.

How likely is your car to be stolen? The National Insurance Crime Bureau is out with its annual Hot Wheels report of the most stolen vehicles. Full Story

What people really do in conference calls

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Saving money with kitchen gardens?

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From Taney to D.C., baseball takes root

While the Taney Dragons make national headlines, the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy takes aim at baseball here in D.C. Full Story

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More lawmakers receptive to BRAC?

The Army estimates its infrastructure is at 18 percent excess capacity, which amounts to $500 million in excess costs. Full Story

Video of American hostages 'authentic'

The National Security Council says the video of American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff is real. Militants beheaded Foley. Full Story

Destructive beetle spreading in Va.

The destructive emerald ash borer has spread to several more Virginia counties despite a statewide quarantine. Full Story


Cheat Sheet: Fall TV preview guide

The upcoming TV season features everything from crime fighting feds to virginal moms-to-be. Here's what to expect. Full Story


Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

Social media tips for parents, relatives and friends when it comes to posting photos, names and other information about kids on social media. Full Story

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Bond Challenge

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