Brown, Shaheen in dead heat, new poll finds

The race has narrowed since a poll released last month found Jeanne Shaheen, the incumbent, leading Scott Brown.

Market Basket customer Larry Ballard from New Hampshire spoke at a rally Saturday outside of the Tewksbury store.

Final Market Basket bid by Arthur T. Demoulas expected Friday

It was unclear whether any other bidders would also submit final offers.

Judge’s ruling favors Globe in Steward complaint

A judge ruled that Steward Health Care System may comment broadly to the Globe without violating medical privacy laws.

Weekly poll

Voters aren’t eager for more charter schools

Voter support for more charter schools in Massachusetts appears to be weak, according to a new Boston Globe poll.

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Critic’s Notebook

Lil Wayne renews his claim to greatness

The mercurial hip-hop star is mounting a comeback. Here’s why you should care.

Smoke was seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli airstrike in Gaza on Thursday.

Hamas official says group abducted, killed Israeli teens

It is the first time anyone from the group has said it was behind a June attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip.

Will we see Ryan Mallett (15) taking any snaps against the Panthers? AP Photo/Charles Krupa

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Five things to watch in Patriots-Panthers game

The third preseason game can be very telling, so here is what to look for Friday night.

James Foley spoke at Northwestern University after being released from his abduction in 2011 in Libya.

Pope calls James Foley’s family, according to Vatican

A Vatican spokesman gave no details about what Pope Francis said to the family of the slain American journalist.

Opinion

Opinion | Andrew W. Lo and Tom Rutledge

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There’s no better place to look for solutions to the challenges of hosting the Olympics than to our academic expertise and innovation.

Movies

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/sc2-df-07006_r6_lg.jpg More tales of ‘Sin City’ in ‘A Dame to Kill For’

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s latest neo-noir anthology has cinematic juice.