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Cambridge firm’s Ebola drug carries hope, risk

Sarepta Therapeutics is urging federal officials to consider allowing the unproven medication to be used on patients.

James Gooch and Felicia Thornton were appointed in June.

PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL PHOTO (right)

Constant challenges, no certainties for new CEOs at Market Basket

James Gooch and Felicia Thornton have faced constant challenges in trying to return the 71 stores to normal operations.

Mass. not needed to shelter migrant children

The state will not need to open shelters for unaccompanied children who have fled Central America, federal officials said.

 Scaffolding envelops Boston Light on Little Brewster Island as workers renovate the structure and surrounding buildings. The tower was rebuilt in 1783 after the British blew up the original in the Revolutionary War.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Aging Boston Light gets a facelift

Centuries of use and exposure to the elements took their toll on Boston Light, spurring a facelift that will total about $2 million.

Efforts by online advertisers to buy or sell lottery tickets has given support to a sort of underground economy.

Many help lottery winners avoid taxes

A cottage industry is potentially costing the state and federal governments millions in lost revenue.

Chickens roamed outside their coop on Lowell Street in Carlisle. A neighbor is facing 11 counts of malicious killing of a domestic animal.

Rooster rage may have led to chicken deaths in Carlisle

“I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t take it anymore,” Frank Sargent, who is accused of killing 11 of his neighbor’s chickens, allegedly confessed.

The Nation

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts defeats Tea Party rival

Pat Roberts led Milton Wolf 48 percent to 41 percent with most precincts reporting. He is favored to win in November. (AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Chris Neal)

By Sean Sullivan

The senator will be heavily favored to win a fourth term in November, given his state’s rightward tilt.

Poll: Americans diverge on how to pay for highways

By Joan Lowy

Six in 10 people surveyed said the cost of good highways, railroads, and airports is justified by their benefits.

Recordings reveal final days of Nixon White House

By Gillian Flaccus and Krysta Fauria

Richard Nixon, who died in 1994, had hoped that providing his own narrative would help temper America’s final judgment of him.

The World

‘Inside attack’ by Afghan kills a US general

 The general’s visit to Camp Qargha military academy near Kabul on Tuesday was supposed to have been a routine one. (Andrew Quilty/The New York Times)

By Matthew Rosenberg

Major General Harold Greene, who was shot by an attacker in an Afghan army uniform, was formerly a commander in Natick.

Israel exits Gaza; truce takes hold

By Steven Erlanger and Ben Hubbard

As a 72-hour cease-fire mediated by Egypt took hold Tuesday, Gazans emerged to view a shattered landscape with Hamas still in power.

Putin calls for retaliatory steps against Western sanctions

By Michael Birnbaum

The Russian Foreign Ministry also called for an international humanitarian intervention in Ukraine’s battle-torn east.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman | fourth in a six-part series

They grew up and stayed in subsidized housing

By Farah Stockman

The stories of three people show that having a baby as a teenager does not guarantee failure, any more than getting a college degree guarantees success.

editorial

The BRA needs transparency — and humility

Many residents viewed the Boston Redevelopment Authority as too arrogant, too cozy with developers, and too unresponsive to community concerns.

editorial

James Brady fought fiercely for gun control

James Brady spoke on Capitol Hill 30 years after the shooting.

Brady’s wound propelled him from being President Reagan’s press secretary to the nation’s most visible anti-gun crusader.

Metro

Many help lottery winners avoid taxes

Efforts by online advertisers to buy or sell lottery tickets has given support to a sort of underground economy.

By Todd Wallack

A cottage industry is potentially costing the state and federal governments millions in lost revenue.

Rooster rage may have led to chicken deaths in Carlisle

Chickens roamed outside their coop on Lowell Street in Carlisle. A neighbor is facing 11 counts of malicious killing of a domestic animal.

By Billy Baker

“I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t take it anymore,” Frank Sargent, who is accused of killing 11 of his neighbor’s chickens, allegedly confessed.

Cambridge firm’s Ebola drug carries hope, risk

Even though Ebola has killed nearly 900 people so far this year, the disease typically happens in small, scattered outbreaks, which also makes it hard to test potential treatments on patients.

By Tracy Jan and Felice J. Freyer

Sarepta Therapeutics is urging federal officials to consider allowing the unproven medication to be used on patients.

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Sheriff’s daughter allegedly interfered with shooting probe

By Laura Crimaldi and John R. Ellement

Thomas Farragher

Street smarts and stupids

By Thomas Farragher

Man held in remains case may be freed, lawyer says

By John R. Ellement and Travis Andersen

Business

Constant challenges, no certainties for new CEOs at Market Basket

James Gooch and Felicia Thornton were appointed in June.

By Callum Borchers

James Gooch and Felicia Thornton have faced constant challenges in trying to return the 71 stores to normal operations.

PAUL MCMORROW

Pru overcame early failure; can Government Center be next?

A rendering of the proposed 17-story tower at the Prudential Center complex.

By Paul McMorrow

If the once-barren Prudential Center can become an urban hub, there’s no excuse for a place like Government Center to be as awful as it is.

Shirley Leung

A simple ‘sorry’ could solve Market Basket feud

By Shirley Leung

It’s personal between Good Arthur and Bad Arthur. Here’s some advice on how to forgive and forget.

Obituaries

Douglas W. Petersen, at 66; lawmaker became agriculture chief

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Petersen, who was Mass. commissioner of agriculture from 2007-2009, sponsored and co-sponsored more than 250 bills.

Sports

Cardinals 3, Red Sox 2

Cardinals toss Red Sox aside

Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski tagged out Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes during the second inning.

By Peter Abraham

Old Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski scored the winning run to spoil a solid start by Rubby De La Rosa.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

John Lackey not nostalgic about time in Boston

John Lackey thinks being with the Cardinals is “a good place for me to be.” Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

By Dan Shaughnessy

Lackey said he was “excited” to be traded last week to St. Louis, but wouldn’t talk much about the “ups and downs” he had in 4½ years in Boston.

red sox notebook

Back surgery ends Shane Victorino’s season

Shane Victorino has played in only 30 games this season.

By Peter Abraham

The outfielder, who played only 30 games this season because of hamstring and back ailments, had surgery Tuesday on a disk injury in his lower back.

G: Food

Clash of culinary cultures in ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) and Hassan (Manish Dayal) in the 2014 film THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Photo: Francois Duhamel (c) DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.

By Sena Desai Gopal

Local foodies react to the fairy tale-like film “The Hundred-Foot Journey.”

dining out

Revisiting Bergamot and Ten Tables

From Bergamot: Andalusian gazpacho (top left), creamed mushrooms (top right), and roasted plum dessert (bottom left). From Ten Tables: couscous (above left) and fish sausage (above right).

By Devra First

Checking in on two neighborhood bistros that offer a more-than-average neighborhood-bistro experience.

Q & A

Jen Lin-Liu’s noodle trail finds Genghis Khan’s footprints

Jen Lin-Liu, US-born and Beijing-based, set out to trace the origin of the noodle.

By Michael Floreak

In “On the Noodle Road,” Lin-Liu explores connections among cultures as she travels to China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, and Italy.

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Cheap Eats

New McCabe’s rises above standard pub fare

By Catherine Smart

Galleries

Dream vacations

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

‘Back Channel’ By Stephen L. Carter

By Alan Cheuse

A Tank Away

A menu for summer in Laconia, N.H.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Katherine French is leaving Danforth Art

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Lois Lowry joins stars of ‘The Giver’ in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Flutie makes a splash at Belmont Country Club

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Tiffani Faison and Taylor Schilling walk red carpets for TV

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Bobcat Goldthwait in town to shoot Barry Crimmins doc

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Julia Duffy joins Huntington cast

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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