Home remodeling rebounds as economy improves

The growing economy, rising home values, and low interest rates are giving homeowners the confidence and cash to spruce up.

The scene at the Market Basket in Haverhill on Monday reflected the chain’s situation: Customers are boycotting, employees are not working, and financial losses are mounting.

Shirley Leung

Solution still eludes Market Basket board

The grocery chain’s board of directors has the power and responsibility to solve the impasse, and they haven’t done so.

Journalist James Foley in a 2011 file photo.

Militants execute New Hampshire war correspondent

The Islamic State militant group said in a video that James Foley’s beheading was retaliation for US airstrikes in Iraq.

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steven Grossman were at Stonehill College Tuesday.

Democratic candidates for governor spar in debate

Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman and Donald Berwick talked about a range of topics ahead of the Sept. 9 primary.

Protesters walked on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday.

Protesters return to streets of Ferguson as officials promise outreach

Demonstrators and police were visible in Ferguson again, and authorities said in a statement that “we plan to learn from this tragedy.”

Sox closer Koji Uehara came on in a tie game in the ninth and allowed a run on a couple of hits to give the Angels the win. (CJ GUNTHER/EPA)

Angels 4, Red Sox 3

Angels get to Uehara, Red Sox

Koji Uehara allowed a run in the ninth inning after the Red Sox had rallied to tie the game in the sixth.

Residents in the West Point slum in Monrovia, Liberia, gathered around a sick boy who was pulled out of a holding center for suspected Ebola patients when the facility was overrun by a mob on Saturday.

Liberia declares Ebola curfew, quarantines slum

More than 1,000 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, and more than 2,240 have been sickened.

Above: Basil Rice manager Luckana “Luckie” Sriweaw-netr (left) and owner Apisit “Mo” Limlomwongse. At left (from top): papaya salad and pork pad se ew.

Cheap Eats

Savory, spicy Thai specialties in Brookline’s Basil Rice

The sister restaurant of Thai Spice in West Roxbury bills itself as “Asian street food.”


Tim Cockey

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0819oped_cockey2.jpg Noms de mom

Inanimate objects take on a kind of life of their own when they’re given names.


Book Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/cain150-5105.png ‘One Kick’ by Chelsea Cain

With “One Kick,” Cain introduces Kick Lannigan, a 21-year-old, lean, mean fighting machine.