Other suitors for Market Basket remain, board says

Arthur T. Demoulas’s offer “provides a path toward solving many of the problems he has helped to create,” but wasn’t the lone option, the board said.

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

The sanctions are aimed at increasing pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to end support for Ukraine separatists.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Walsh says he does not believe O’Brien was guilty in Probation case

“The system got the better of him,” Walsh said of the former Probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency’s hiring process.

Mass. legislature approves abortion clinic protest bill

The bill was crafted following the US Supreme Court’s June ruling striking down the state’s “buffer zone” law.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/revere2.JPG Revere High teacher captures video of tornado

“I’ve never seen anything like it. The trees were crumbling in front of our eyes,” the Revere art teacher said.

Abigail Hernandez (bottom, third from left) looked on during Kibby’s arraignment.

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Abigail Hernandez looks on as alleged kidnapper arraigned

Hernandez (bottom, third from left) was present as Nathaniel Kibby was ordered held on $1 million bail in the kidnapping case.

Jon Lester is scheduled to start Wednesday for the Red Sox.

As Red Sox solicit offers, Jon Lester takes high road

With trade talk swirling, the ace lefthander sent a message to his fans via Twitter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/whale150-12788.jpg Stranded whale watch boat was in restricted area

One of the vessel’s propellers snagged a cable to a liquefied natural gas facility about 15 miles off the coast.

Smoke roses from the Tuffah neighbourhood in Gaza after Israeli air strikes Tuesday.

Israel escalates bombardment of Hamas in Gaza

Gaza’s only power plant was shut down after the Israeli strikes.

Opinion

Cathy Young

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Mvd6625933.jpg Putin’s strange bedfellows

Both leftists and rightists see Putin’s Russia as perhaps the only force that can counteract American hegemony.

Books

Book Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/jamesleeburkecreditfrankveronsky.jpg ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ by James Lee Burke

In his dense new novel, Burke, author of 20 Dave Robicheaux mysteries and numerous other works, explores the very idea of sin.