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U.S. authenticating beheading video

A video released by the extremist Islamic State group ISIL on Tuesday purports to show the beheading of missing American journalist James Wright Foley. Intelligence sources say they have no reason to believe the video is not authentic. Full Story

Va. mom dies after hornet sting

She was trimming back her azaleas on a recent Saturday, and the bite of a rare hornet caused a severe allergic reaction. Full Story

Major cellphone carrier lowers pricing

Consumers could benefit from lower-cost cellphone plans if carriers follow Sprint's lead and reduce the prices. Full Story

Crowds cause BWI security concerns

A major section of BWI is being shut down periodically due to long lines that prompted security concerns on the B Concourse. Full Story

Entertainment

Worst book to movie adaptations

From 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' to 'The Giver,' Hollywood has played fast and loose with books. Here is a look at some silver screen flops. Full Story

Federal News Radio

More lawmakers receptive to BRAC?

An Army official says shrinking forces won't be enough to match sequestration-level budgets at the Department of Defense. Full Story

Is it worth it to shop at Costco?

Warehouse stores such as Costco can offer great deals for shoppers, but many people are left wondering if it's worth their money. Full Story

'Jaw-dropping' results from heart study

Researchers reviewed data on nearly 34 million Medicare patients between 1999 and 2011 and found positive changes in heart health. Full Story

D.C. restaurant named best new in U.S.

Bon Appetit is out with its list of the 10 best new restaurants in the U.S., and a D.C. restaurant with an eclectic menu tops the list. Full Story

Tech

Google tracking your every step

Google Maps is storing your travel data. Data Doctor Ken Colburn explains why and steps smartphone users can take to protect their privacy. Full Story


Why Do You Yawn?

The reason behind yawning might lie deep within the brain.


No More Country Music?

Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now. (Video)


Still On the Job

Let's just say he's well past retirement age. Find out how far.


New Ingredient

You won't believe what how far this food craze goes.

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Country Crue

Nashville's biggest stars team up for a Motley Crue tribute album.


My Fanny Pack

Matthew McConaughey rocked the coolest accessory Sunday.


Bobblehead Star

Jon Hamm is honored to get his own MLB bobblehead. (Photo)


Prairie Life for Adults

Laura Ingalls Wilder autobiography to detail grittier view of prairie life.

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