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Bill aims to help sellers of foreclosure homes

The controversial bill winding through the state Legislature would limit the time for challenging foreclosure validity.

Passengers reportedly became angry when the initial rescue failed and they learned they would have to spend the night on the Cetacea.

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Whale watch lurches into overnight ordeal

The tour, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, bills itself as “Boston’s only three-hour whale watch.” This trip ended up taking 18 hours.

Kerry Rivers and Meghan Sullivan looked for two dogs on Donna’s Way on Plum Island before the confrontation.

Two months later, brawl still captivates Plum Island

In the wake of a wild overnight fight on this quiet island, two very different stories — and a thousand rumors — have emerged.

The Nation

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

An abortion protester called to a patient at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. Officials did not say if the state would appeal the decision.

By Campbell Robertson and Erik Eckholm

The law would have shut the sole abortion clinic in the state by requiring its doctors to obtain admitting privileges at hospitals.

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

By Matthew Daly

McDonald, 61, of Cincinnati, will replace Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson, who took over in May after Eric Shinseki resigned.

Political notebook

GOP offers its plan for child migrants

PAPERWORK —  Representative Doug Collins, Republican of Georgia, pointed to a stack of bills that have passed the House of Representatives but have not been taken up by the Senate as he called for majority leader Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, to be “fired’’ during a rally on Tuesday.

House Republicans proposed to spend $659 million — well short of the $3.7 billion President Obama seeks — to ease the humanitarian crisis.

The World

Israel steps up air attacks amid new cease-fire bid

By Isabel Kershner and Fares Akram

New efforts were underway to forge a cease-fire, though they were mired in confusion and mixed signals after 22 days of fighting.

Fighting blocks access to site of jetliner crash

A clash between separatists and Ukrainian forces Tuesday destroyed a residential area in Horlivka, a rebel stronghold.

By Andrew E. Kramer

Left unclear is how or when investigators and an international police force would be able to resume collecting evidence and any remaining bodies from the area.

Obama joins Europe in expanding sanctions on Russia

By Peter Baker

The latest US actions block future technology sales to Russia’s lucrative oil industry in an effort to inhibit its ability to develop future resources.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

‘God Bless America,’ now with irony

By Jeff Jacoby

Irving Berlin wrote “God Bless America,” a song used by anti-immigration advocates, years after he immigrated to the US as a child.

Andrew Lippman

Five principles for an open Internet

By Andrew Lippman

Achieving net neutrality doesn’t have to be complicated.

mike ross

Patent ruling: Fewer trolls, more fun

By Mike Ross

Inventing is getting easier, even if your invention is for the birds.

Metro

Abigail Hernandez, alleged captor in court

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

By Zachary T. Sampson

Authorities have not said if Abigail Hernandez knew Nathaniel Kibby before she disappeared last fall.

Whale watch lurches into overnight ordeal

Passengers reportedly became angry when the initial rescue failed and they learned they would have to spend the night on the Cetacea.

By Billy Baker

The tour, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, bills itself as “Boston’s only three-hour whale watch.” This trip ended up taking 18 hours.

Two months later, brawl still captivates Plum Island

Kerry Rivers and Meghan Sullivan looked for two dogs on Donna’s Way on Plum Island before the confrontation.

By Nestor Ramos

In the wake of a wild overnight fight on this quiet island, two very different stories — and a thousand rumors — have emerged.

More Stories

Thomas Farragher

Harvard’s starry-eyed wonder

By Thomas Farragher

Business

Bill aims to help sellers of foreclosure homes

By Deirdre Fernandes

The controversial bill winding through the state Legislature would limit the time for challenging foreclosure validity.

Market Basket board still ponders sale offers

Employees and customers have rallied in recent weeks in support of Arthur T. Demoulas.

By Casey Ross

People familiar with the talks said Arthur T. Demoulas’s offer was the focus of talks throughout the second day of negotiations.

BRA nominee was dismissed as head of architectural college

By Beth Healy

City Hall officials said Mayor Martin J. Walsh had not been aware of Theodore Landsmark’s termination.

Obituaries

Marc J. Roberts, at 71; Harvard professor had a global reach

Marc J. Roberts employed a teaching style at Harvard that was as memorable as it was demanding.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Roberts spent his undergraduate, graduate, and professional life at Harvard University.

John W. Mazzola, at 86; guided growth of Lincoln Center

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Mazzola helped to inaugurate free outdoor events and the “Live From Lincoln Center” televised series of musical performances.

Theodore VanKirk, at 93; last atomic bomb crewmember

The Enola Gay returned to its base after dropping the first atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Van Kirk was the navigator on the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

Sports

Jon Lester scratched as trade talk swirls

John Farrell huddled with Jon Lester before Tuesday’s game.

By Peter Abraham

Lester won’t make his scheduled start Wednesday, with the Red Sox listening to trade offers that could send their ace out of town.

dan shaughnessy

Will Red Sox fans be patient if Jon Lester departs?

How much longer will Jon Lester be Boston’s ace?

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Sox can afford the big money to keep Lester. But they think they know better and won’t. And they are counting on your continued loyalty.

Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox lose to Blue Jays again

Mike Carp broke his bat as he popped out in the third inning, stranding two runners.

By Julian Benbow

The loss was the fifth straight to Toronto for Boston, a team that is spiraling down as it deals with distractions.

G: Food

When family food businesses work

Boston, Ma., 07/16/14, The Frattaroli family has multi generations in their Restaurant, Lucia. Left to right, Donato, Filippo, Donato, Gianni, Arturo, Philip. For story about children staying or leaving the family businesses. Section: G Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff (The Boston Globe.

By Kara Baskin

These local success stories are on the flip side of the Market Basket feud.

dining out

Lexington’s Il Casale shows how difficult simple can be

Clockwise from top: lasagna classica with a sauce of beef, veal, and pork, layered with ricotta, basil; chicken cutlet with tomato salad over a tomato-basil sauce; Panzarotti with a roasted pepper sauce, octopus “affogato” braised in a tomato-based sauce.

By Devra First

The Lexington follow-up to the Belmont restaurant has promise, but the food isn’t yet what it should be.

Q & A

Paul Greenberg: Why is it we import most of our seafood?

By Michael Floreak

In “American Catch,” Greenberg examines how a country with an enormous coastline came to import 90 percent of its seafood.

More Stories

By the Glass

Lower-alcohol wines perfect for the patio

By Ellen Bhang

sunday supper

Seafood stew becomes a sauce for spaghetti

By Valerie Ryan

Cookbook Review

‘Down South’ with a distinct New Orleans accent

By T. Susan Chang

Galleries

Pictorial space at Montserrat Gallery

By Cate McQuaid

a tank away

Summer is Old Saybrook’s time to shine

By Ellen Albanese

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Locals get Catalyst treats with their ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Ted 2’ camps out in Malden

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Ron Livingston will play Paul Revere

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein