Video purportedly shows beheading of Steven Sotloff

A spokesman for the family said they had seen the video but authorities have not established its authenticity.

OP/EXTRA | FARAH STOCKMAN

Steven Sotloff risked life to document a terrible war

We couldn’t save Sotloff. But we can ensure that his apparent death was not in vain.

An image from the Blue Hill Observatory showed clouds rolling into the city.

Blue Hill Observatory

Thunderstorms begin to march across the state

The weather service is warning of potentially torrential downpours and localized flooding.

Commuters see heavy delays on Mass. Pike

As commuters rushed back to work after the holiday weekend, some were met with bumper-to-bumper traffic.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/market150-4597.jpg New Market Basket stores could take months to open

Arthur T. Demoulas said his goal was to have two or three stores under development open by the end of the year.

Joe Walcott's face absorbed a blow from Rocky Marciano.

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New movie planned on life of Brockton’s Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano, born and raised in Brockton, is known for his extraordinary heavy-weight boxing career.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/apple_ap-580x356.jpg Passwords used to access celebrity photos, Apple says

The statement from Apple aims to dispel concerns that hackers were able to break into its iCloud service.

On Monday, Rob Gronkowski declared himself ready to play.

Bill Belichick tempers Rob Gronkowski’s excitement

The Patriots coach said the staff will make the decistion that is “best for the team.”

Crux | John L. Allen, Jr.

Hard questions we’re not asking Pope Francis

Due to his charisma, the Pope sometimes gets a free pass on the sort of questions any other leader would attract.

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