James Foley killing decried, US says rescue bid failed

American ground forces had attempted to rescue the N.H. reporter and other Americans earlier this summer in Syria.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/foley150-9652.jpg James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

“He just had this gene that didn’t know fear,” said Jeremy Osgood, a friend of the reporter since their childhood in rural N.H.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/foley150-9619.jpg James Foley’s parents hope his values endure

“I pray that . . . he not have died in vain,” his mother, Diane, said.

Boston firefighters are battling a four-alarm fire at 105 Murdock Street.

Four-alarm fire in Brighton damages apartment building

No injuries were reported and no residents are missing, the department said.

US doctor who had Ebola has recovered, aid group says

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the virus was to be discharged from an Atlanta hospital.

William H. Macy of “Shameless” is nominated for a lead comedy actor award at the Emmys and “Orange is the New Black” has 12 comedy nominations this year.

Showtime photo (left); AP/Netflix photo

Matthew Gilbert | Critic’s Notebook

Emmy categories fail to measure TV’s complexity

The Emmy Awards need to evolve to suit the times, maintain our trust, and avoid sliding into pointlessness.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/schilling-7638-thumb-2880x2096-133413-7767.jpg Curt Schilling’s revelation a warning about tobacco use

After Schilling’s announcement, along with the death of Tony Gwynn, players said they know about the dangers that tobacco poses.

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., held roses as they demonstrated for justice after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.

An ad for gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker featured a nurse and told of his work at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Campaigns’ messages geared toward women

Female voters have surged into starring roles as the gubernatorial campaign has jumped onto the airwaves.

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