Video purportedly shows beheading of Steven Sotloff

A spokesman for the family said they had seen the video but authorities have not established its authenticity.


Steven Sotloff risked life to document a terrible war

We couldn’t save Sotloff. But we can ensure that his apparent death was not in vain.

MIT fraternity suspended after woman falls from window

The suspension by the fraternity’s international organization came after the woman fell Sunday night.

Crashes on Mass. Pike cause afternoon delays

Construction, crashes, and an increase in motorists led to delays on Interstate 90 Tuesday.

Double mastectomy doesn’t help most women, study shows

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival for most women, a large study suggests.

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Hard questions we’re not asking Pope Francis

Due to his charisma, the Pope sometimes gets a free pass on the sort of questions any other leader would attract.

Steve Grossman and his wife, Barbara Grossman, were in Lynn Aug. 17.

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I’m with Grossman, but is anyone else?

Steve Grossman has spent his life thinking about how to create jobs and manage growth.

On Monday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was excited to announce he was ready to play against the Dolphins. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Bill Belichick tempers Rob Gronkowski’s excitement

Gronkowski announced Monday he was ready to play, but Belichick didn’t sound as optimistic.

// New Market Basket stores could take months to open

Arthur T. Demoulas said his goal was to have two or three stores under development open by the end of the year.



// Cool summer doesn’t invalidate climate change

If climate change is real, then how come last winter was so long and our summer so cool? It’s because our perspective is skewed.


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