Destruction and disbelief in Revere

Barbara Cardone surveyed the damage to her yard and home on Taft Street in Revere on Monday.

A tornado? In Revere? In the old city’s streets, there was disbelief but the proof was impossible to ignore.

Homes along Taft Street and Revere Beach Parkway showed the extensive damage caused by Monday morning’s tornado.

100 homes damaged as tornado jolts Revere

Residents emerged from their homes to see what one resident said looked like a “war zone.”

Nathaniel E. Kibby (left) was was arrested and charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez.

Man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez

The 34-year-old man faces one count of felony kidnapping in the case of the N.H. teen who was missing for nine months.

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Stranded whale watch passengers spend night at sea

Divers have freed the stranded whale watch boat and the vessel could soon be headed back to shore.

Pressure mounting on Market Basket board

The Market Basket board of directors met on Monday but issued no decision on a buyout offer from Arthur T. Demoulas.

Several other State House upgrades have been completed in recent months, including fixes to the roof and exterior.

State House remodeling ambitions grow wider

After the governor and state Senate unveiled plans to rehab their State House quarters, the House approved a $20 million makeover.

Palestinian (top) and Israeli mourners wept after attacks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israelis there would be no quick end to the Gaza war. A4

Kerry truce bid assailed, defended

Secretary of State John Kerry’s allies responded to withering and increasingly personal attacks from the Israeli political and media establishment.

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.