Market Basket board says it’s mulling its options

The board disputed claims that Arthur T. Demoulas was the only bidder in a statement that criticized the ousted CEO.

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New England has had several family-owned grocery chains, some of which have sold out to other companies.

Three-hour whale watch turns into an 18-hour ordeal

One of the Cetacea’s propellers snagged a cable to a liquefied natural gas facility about 15 miles off the coast, stranding 163 passengers.

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Authorities have not said if Abigail Hernandez knew Nathaniel Kibby before she disappeared last fall.

Mike Carp broke his bat as he popped out in the third inning, stranding two runners.

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Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox lose to Blue Jays again

The loss was the fifth straight to Toronto for Boston, a team that is spiraling down as it deals with distractions.

How much longer will Jon Lester be Boston’s ace?

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How patient will Red Sox fans be if Jon Lester departs?

A trade of the team’s ace could put fans’ loyalty to the test.

Smoke roses from the Tuffah neighbourhood in Gaza after Israeli air strikes Tuesday.

Hamas leader rejects cease-fire until its demands are met

The statement from Hamas came as Israel broadened its offensive.

From left: Jason Lambert, Jonathan Fielding, Robin Bloodworth, and Brenda Withers in Tom Stoppard’s “Artist Descending a Staircase,” at the Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet.

Stage review

‘Artist’ captures fullness of Stoppard’s sound, vision

Harbor Stage Company is ingeniously presenting Tom Stoppard’s “Artist Descending a Staircase” as a radio-play-for-the theater.

Opinion

Cathy Young

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Both leftists and rightists see Putin’s Russia as perhaps the only force that can counteract American hegemony.

Books

Book Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/jamesleeburkecreditfrankveronsky.jpg ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ by James Lee Burke

In his dense new novel, Burke, author of 20 Dave Robicheaux mysteries and numerous other works, explores the very idea of sin.