US tried to rescue Foley in Syria, officials say

Troops were sent to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by militants, but the hostages were not found.

Militants e-mailed Foley’s family, GlobalPost CEO says

James Foley’s family received an e-mail last week from the militants that made it clear he would be killed, an executive for the news organization said.

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The Attorney General was in Ferguson, Mo., where he sought to reassure residents about the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

Bain Capital buys 50 percent of company that donates shoes

Toms Shoes gives away a pair of shoes to a poor child for every pair purchased.

Boston, MA - 08/15/14: Local Striped Bass is served at Parla restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts. The dish consists of local striped bass on a bed of black quinoa salad, artichoke heart relish, citrus

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Parla is a little speakeasy with big ambitions

The North End spot has big dreams and good ideas. Now it needs focus.

Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/market150-1918.jpg Anatomy of the Market Basket meltdown

Local CEOs, the former US secretary of labor, a MIT Sloan professor, and more offer their reflections on the company’s disastrous summer.

“You have to get out there and play, get your mind working,” said Tom Brady. Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe

Brady wants to play much of game vs. Carolina

Tom Brady is hoping he’ll be on the field more Friday night when New England hosts Carolina.

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Dias Kadyrbayev, a college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, originally pleaded not guilty to federal obstruction charges.

Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

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As unjustified as the shooting of Michael Brown was, white America has barely shrugged its shoulders.

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BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_parkingapps4_met.jpg City Council votes to ban parking apps

The Boston City Council passed an ordinance aimed at the startup Haystack that prohibits the selling, leasing, or reserving of public ways.