Mass. military jet crashes in western Virginia

A F-15C fighter jet from the Massachusetts Air National Guard crashed in Virginia this morning, officials said.

Peter Theo Curtis talked to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge.

Peter Theo Curtis grateful to those who won his release

“I had no idea that so much effort was being expended on my behalf,” the former captive said in brief remarks.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/sotloff150-1642.jpg Steven Sotloff’s mother pleads for journalist’s release

Shirley Sotloff addressed the leader of the Islamic State in seeking the return of the 31-year-old.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/shooting150-1631.jpg 9-year-old girl accidentally kills gun range instructor

The Arizona shooting instructor was showing the girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.

Bakery manager Meghan Crepeau works the cash register at a mostly empty Market Basket store in Billerica.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

What’s taking so long with Market Basket?

Red-lined versions of the stock purchase agreement are flying back and forth among attorneys in Boston and elsewhere.

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The star wide receiver has been suspended the entire NFL season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

Aerial shot of the 14-acre Volpe Center in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

Government seeks proposals for Kendall Square complex

The Volpe transportation complex is poised for a dramatic transformation under a federal plan to redevelop the Cambridge property.

Shirley Leung

Who is Jack Connors backing in the governor’s race?

Connors has been a big giver to Democrats, but there are signs he may back Republican Charlie Baker.

Opinion

Nussaibah Younis and Robert Caruso

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0827oped_younis.jpg Defeat the Islamic State

The Obama administration must build international momentum to confront and defeat the militants.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wigo150-4406.jpg WiGo aspires to coordinate social life on campus

The app was born on the campus of Holy Cross in Worcester.