Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier missing

Smoke rose following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/REUTERS

The breakdown of the cease-fire and the apparent capture of an Israeli soldier set the stage for a major escalation of the conflict.

Evan Horowitz

// It’s August. Why are Mass. legislators done for the year?

Yes, it’s an election year. But that’s not the only reason our legislative session ends this week.

// Abigail Hernandez visits hometown N.H. newspaper

Hernandez thanked the community for its help in searching for her during the nine months she was missing.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Say goodbye to superstars on the Red Sox

After Thursday’s fire sale, it’s clear the Red Sox are not going to get tangled in any more long-term, hundred million-dollar contracts.

(From left to right) Jon Lester (saying goodbye to team owner John Henry), Jonny Gomes, Andrew Miller, and John Lackey packed up and left Fenway Park after being traded on a busy day of moves for the Red Sox.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

How the Red Sox’ trade frenzy came about

It was an unprecedented series of moves for the Red Sox, making for one of the most dizzying days in team history.

// Moscow’s Cold War site evokes the unthinkable

A Soviet-era bunker offers lessons that resonate at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia.

The dining room at the Olympia Restaurant in Lowell.

Shirley Leung

To understand Market Basket feud, head to Lowell

The old mill city, the cultural heart of the state’s Greek community, is where the Demoulas saga begins.


opinion | ward sutton

// Arizona to Mexico?

New York-based cartoonist and illustrator Ward Sutton examines immigration along the US-Mexico border.


Movie Review

// Goofballs in space in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Marvel hooked us on a screwy feeling months ago, and here they make good on the tease.