Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire

The United States and the United Nations announced the temporary truce, which starts Friday morning.

Bulger attorneys plan to file appeal paperwork

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger said they will file their appeal on Aug. 14.

weekly poll

Massachusetts: even more liberal than you thought

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

The dining room at the Olympia Restaurant in Lowell.

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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.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-13438.png Trades offer few clues to direction of Red Sox

Sox fans had better hope there will be some money spent on pitching help during the offseason.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/joe-kelly-13526--90x90.jpg Meet the new Red Sox

Take a look at the players the Red Sox acquired Thursday.

Berkshire Medical Center, which was the sole bidder for the defunct North Adams Regional Hospital, plans to close on the $4 million purchase in late August.

Judge approves sale of bankrupt North Adams hospital

Berkshire Medical Center plans to close on the $4 million purchase of North Adams Regional Hospital in late August.

Opinion

Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/BeamAlex-1724.jpg Is John le Carré the greatest living writer?

Le Carré spotlights the Cold War, and by extension the US role — and principles — that were part of it.

Movies

movie review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/9.jpg No lasting magic in Allen’s ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

The minor movie isn’t a Woody Allen disaster, nor is it one of his recent high points.