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.

Massachusetts lawmakers have gone home for the year.

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.

//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.

The managers at the Burlington store are dutifully reporting to work each day.

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

Market Basket managers key to stores, protests

The 71 store managers and their assistants are important field officers in the worker uprising to reinstate Arthur T. Demoulas.

Peter Abraham | News analysis

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_sox1_spts-12897--90x90.jpg 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.

The exterior of the Verb Hotel.

Tables

The Cushmans, of o ya, to open Hojoko at the Verb Hotel

Tim and Nancy Cushman’s second Boston venture will be more “funky, high-energy, and different.”

Opinion

opinion | ward sutton

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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.