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ISIS claims beheading of US journalist

An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Full Story

Cool tech for back to school, work

It's back to school in Virginia today. Some of those innovative gadgets students have may make parents think, "I want one, too." Full Story

Danger signs can point to falling trees

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath calls falling trees and tree limbs "one of the biggest dangers of being outdoors." He offers advice. Full Story


Double mastectomy: No survival boost

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival for most women, according to a new study of 20,000 women previously treated for breast cancer. Full Story


5 retirement myths that can derail saving

Many retirement rules of thumb are just plain wrong, including the one that says you will need 80 percent of your current income. Full Story

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TSP funds rebound in August

All Thrift Savings Plan domestic funds recorded gains in August. In the most dramatic comeback, the S Fund ended August 4.98 percent higher. Full Story

Preview: Top 10 best value schools

U.S. News & World Report won't be out with its Best Colleges rankings for a week. But here's a preview. One Virginia school makes the top 10 as a best value in liberal arts. Full Story

Speed trap town suspends 2 chiefs

Waldo is a Florida town infamous for its speed traps. Now the town is facing a scandal over allegations it's turning a profit. Full Story


What to eat to curb your cravings

What you eat earlier in the day can help you manage those late-night cravings that derail your diet. Find out what to fill up on. Full Story


Pumpkin: What you might not know

For some, Labor Day's end means it's time to sip on a Pumpkin Spice Latte or open a pumpkin beer. Fun facts about pumpkin. (Photos) Full Story


Minor leaguers go big or go home

Labor Day marks the beginning of the pennant race in the Major Leagues, but end of the season for most minor league players. Full Story

We Want Bacon!

And Bacon wants a family. This puppy would love a home.

Photos Revealed

People has exclusive photos of Angelina Jolie's wedding dress.

Caffeinated College

A local school is among the top in U.S. with the caffeine jitters.

Celebrity Wedding

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy have tied the knot.

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What Is This?

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A 9-foot statue of a boxing legend takes shape in Philadelphia.

That's Some Gator!

An alligator caught in Alabama sets a world record. HOW big was it?!

Fly Like Batman

Six Flags introduces an interactive, twirling Batman roller coaster.