Market Basket executives saw ‘no alternative’ to firings

“We strongly encourage all associates to return their focus to Market Basket’s customers,” the co-chief executives of the chain said in a statement.

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Who's right, who's wrong in Market Basket controversy

Employee arrested at Market Basket in Epping, N.H.

The employee was arrested for reckless driving in the store’s parking lot Tuesday morning.

“I understand the reason for the rule, but it’s like the worst rule ever,” Sam Koufman says.

Many teenage drivers hitting the road alone

In Massachusetts, the freedom that comes with a driver’s license also comes with a leash for teenagers.

Jon Lester accepted congratulations after pitching eight scoreless inning on Sunday.

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Red Sox should do Jon Lester deal now

Lester has assumed the risk of having a healthy, productive season entering free agency, and now he’s in position to reap the rewards.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/coach150-13520.jpg Ex-UNH women’s hockey coach charged with assault

UNH fired Brian McCloskey after he physically reprimanded a player during a Nov. 30 loss to Ohio State.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi met Tuesday in Cairo.

US to address Hamas demands only after cease-fire, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry said talks on Egypt’s cease-fire proposal were constructive, but no deal was imminent.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/c8b334b7be3d4fd1bbf14156898b57e8-c8b334b7be3d4fd1bbf14156898b57e8-0.jpg No drugs in system of pilot accused of heroin possession, lawyer says

JetBlue pilot John Manwaring, 42, who faces a heroin possession charge, denies allegations that he used drugs.

Court rulings differ on key component of health care law

The conflicting rulings were the latest in a series of legal challenges to central components of the law.

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Book Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/JudithFrankAuthorphoto_creditSamuelMasinter.jpg ‘All I Love and Know’ by Judith Frank

A young, gay couple must deal with both grief and transformation when one of them becomes the guardian of an orphaned infant and a 6-year-old.