Militants execute N.H. reporter James Foley

The Islamic State distributed a video that said Foley’s apparent beheading was retaliation for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

Texas Governor Rick Perry acknowledged supporters after he was fingerprinted in Texas Tuesday. Perry stood by his veto of funds for a Texas public corruption unit.

N.H.-bound Rick Perry set to capitalize on indictment

In an odd political twist, Perry’s clash with the law may be his best selling point in New Hampshire.


// Corey Griffin, 27; his riches were family, friends, philanthropy

Philanthropic at an age when most focus solely on launching careers, Mr. Griffin solicited $100,000 in donations for ALS.

Home remodeling rebounds as economy improves

The growing economy, rising home values, and low interest rates are giving homeowners the confidence and cash to spruce up.

Medicaid insurers prodding Mass. on funds

Companies that insure Medicaid patients are pressing the state to boost health payments for low-income residents.

As protests continued this week, more vendors severed their ties with Market Basket.


Shirley Leung | Commentary

What exactly is the Market Basket board doing?

Despite their fancy degrees, the all-male board can’t figure out how to get the company back on its feet. And sadly, it’s not for lack of trying.

// Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit

The complaint accuses the landlord and brokers of renting an illegal apartment with insufficient exits and a faulty fire alarm.

A young protester covers his face with the US flag in Ferguson Monday.

Derrick Z. Jackson

White America’s racial blinders

As unjustified as the shooting of Michael Brown was, and as much as it has dominated the news, white America has barely shrugged its shoulders.

Michael Brown's shooting in the middle of a Ferguson street has sparked a more than week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb.

Subdued protests, smaller crowds in Ferguson

The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.


Juliette Kayyem

// Bad policy, bad policing

The police response in Ferguson violated the cardinal rules of security in the homeland: Flexibility and a capacity to pivot are key.

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