Militants execute N.H. reporter James Foley

The Islamic State distributed a video that said Foley’s apparent beheading was retaliation for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shirley-4397.jpg What is the Market Basket board doing?

The all-male board can’t figure out how to get the company back on its feet. And sadly, it’s not for lack of trying.

Obituary

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/griffin150-486.jpg Corey Griffin, 27; his riches were family, friends, philanthropy

Philanthropic at an age when most focus solely on launching careers, Mr. Griffin solicited $100,000 in donations for ALS.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bgcom-binland-9634.jpg Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit

The complaint accuses the landlord and brokers of renting an illegal apartment with insufficient exits and a faulty fire alarm.

Palestinians carried the body of the wife of Mohammed Deif in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Israeli strike kills wife, son of military chief, Hamas says

A spokesman says the group’s elusive military chief was not present during the strike on a Gaza Strip home.

Curt Schilling took part in a ceremony in May to honor the 2004 Red Sox World Series championship team at Fenway Park.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Curt Schilling reveals he was treated for mouth cancer

The former Red Sox pitcher was diagnosed with cancer in February but kept the details a secret.

A young protester covers his face with the US flag in Ferguson Monday.

Derrick Z. Jackson

White America’s racial blinders

As unjustified as the shooting of Michael Brown was, and as much as it has dominated the news, white America has barely shrugged its shoulders.

Michael Brown's shooting in the middle of a Ferguson street has sparked a more than week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb.

Eric Holder visiting Ferguson as tensions ease slightly

The attorney general was expected to meet with officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into Michael Brown’s death.

Blackjack is a game where the only winning strategy is to play smart, play long, and play deliberately.

Evan Horowitz

Why counting cards in blackjack can tip the odds

Blackjack is a game where the only winning strategy is to play smart, play long, and play deliberately.

Opinion

Juliette Kayyem

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Hkg10090471.jpg Bad policy, bad policing

The police response in Ferguson violated the cardinal rules of security in the homeland: Flexibility and a capacity to pivot are key.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/havas150-4366.jpg What Filene’s site looks like as new office of Havas

The top four floors of the landmark Downtown Crossing building have been transformed into offices for the ad conglomerate.