Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier missing

Smoke rose following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/REUTERS

At least 35 Palestinians were killed by Israeli shelling and the military said an infantry officer may have been captured.

US hiring surge continues with 209,000 jobs added in July

The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent as more Americans started looking for work.

Bill seals police reports in domestic violence cases

The little-noticed measure that protects the identity of alleged domestic abusers and their victims was passed early Friday.

weekly poll

// Mass. even more liberal than you thought

Despite disliking the liberal title, voters consistently side with left-leaning policies over more conservative ones.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Say goodbye to superstars on the Red Sox

After Thursday’s fire sale, it’s clear the Red Sox are not going to get tangled in any more long-term, hundred million-dollar contracts.

(From left to right) Jon Lester (saying goodbye to team owner John Henry), Jonny Gomes, Andrew Miller, and John Lackey packed up and left Fenway Park after being traded on a busy day of moves for the Red Sox.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

How the Red Sox’ trade frenzy came about

It was an unprecedented series of moves for the Red Sox, making for one of the most dizzying days in team history.

// Abigail Hernandez visits hometown N.H. newspaper

Hernandez thanked the community for its help in searching for her during the nine months she was missing.

The dining room at the Olympia Restaurant in Lowell.

Shirley Leung

To understand Market Basket feud, head to Lowell

The old mill city, the cultural heart of the state’s Greek community, is where the Demoulas saga begins.


opinion | ward sutton

// Arizona to Mexico?

New York-based cartoonist and illustrator Ward Sutton examines immigration along the US-Mexico border.


Movie Review

// Goofballs in space in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Marvel hooked us on a screwy feeling months ago, and here they make good on the tease.