Israeli soldier feared captured as violence erupts

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

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/REUTERS

The breakdown of a cease-fire in Gaza and the apparent capture set the stage for a major escalation of the conflict.

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/horowitz-12908.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/47c1b0c79ea9446ca51c4516496e9asdf730-47c1b0c79ea9446ca51c4516496e9730-0-12894.jpg 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.

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.

Manager John Farrell and the Red Sox will look very different beginning Friday night following a slew of trades Thursday.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Peter Abraham | News analysis

World of opportunity now awaits for Red Sox

By blowing up their roster, the Red Sox have taken the first steps on the road to recovery.

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.

The Boston Globe Book Club

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ohara.jpg Discuss ‘Cascade’ with readers

Books editor Nicole Lamy and author Maryanne O’Hara are chatting about the book.

Opinion

opinion | ward sutton

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0801sutton2-1739--90x90.jpg Arizona to Mexico?

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

Movies

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/galaxy150-6682.jpg 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.