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Evelin Valibayova was last seen in mid-July 2011.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

3 years on, a break in Quincy slaying

We now know who authorities suspect killed Evelin Valibayova, missing since 2011.

Construction worker Alex Guimaraes  worked on ramps in Beacon Hill.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

Other Boston neighborhoods have found compromise on ramps

Preservationists and disability advocates typically find common ground.

Charlie Baker greeted volunteer Samantha Morin before buying a kielbasa sandwich at the Lowell Polish Cultural Committee.

Charlie Baker sets sights on Lowell

The area is a battleground filled with the kind of voters that Baker needs to win in November, analysts say.

Hospital executives received big raises

Cost-cutting measures have little impact on pay increases in seven-figure packages.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan.

Mass., N.H. crack down on ‘synthetic marijuana’

The drug has been linked to a series of recent overdoses as it remained on store shelves despite federal attempts to ban it.

Pete Wilson played golf at Abbott’s Glen Clothing-Optional Inn and Campground.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

In world of nude sports, everyone is ‘the natural’

A Vermont resort offers nude golf, nude fishing, nude Frisbee, and more nude sports.

The Nation

Ferguson, Mo., tensions flare following disclosures

Captain Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol expressed his displeasure with how the information was released. Video (left) showed a man shoving a store clerk.

By Wesley Lowery,

Police identified the officer involved in Michael Brown’s shooting but also released evidence that the teen was a suspect in a convenience store robbery.

Grand jury indicts Rick Perry on abuse of power claim

By Paul J. Weber

Perry was indicted for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for prosecutors investigating corruption.

SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

Tillikum, a killer whale at SeaWorld amusement park, performed during a show in Orlando in September 2009.

By Marley Jay

The company said it will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.

The World

Russia denies Ukraine claim of incursion

By Michael Birnbaum

NATO’s top official said Russian forces had entered into Ukraine on Thursday night.

Unity remains elusive in Iraq

Haider al-Abadi will try to unite Iraqi politicians as he cobbles together a Cabinet.

By Sameer N. Yacouband Vivian Salama

Nouri al-Maliki’s successor has to unify Shi’ite, Sunni, and Kurdish factions that deeply distrust each other and have conflicting demands.

India leader plans universal bank accounts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been under pressure from supporters to live up to his campaign promises with bold economic changes, as food inflation has continued.

By Ellen Barry

In a speech meant to set a national agenda for his new government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to make bank accounts available to every Indian family.

Editorial & Opinion

lawrence harmon

Rocky road for bicycles in Bowdoin-Geneva

Noah Hicks runs a makeshift bike-repair school out of a shed in an open lot.

By Lawrence Harmon

Access to bikes and bike repair is a key part of moving this neighborhood forward.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

This time, it’s the Democrats who are united

By Michael A. Cohen

This newfound harmony is, ironically, a product of the nation’s growing political polarizations.

RENÉE LOTH

Lessons from a mid-summer garden

The roses were in bloom in the Public Garden in June.

By Renée Loth

You can only tend to your plants today, but if you do it well, the present will take care of the future.

Metro

Mass., N.H. crack down on ‘synthetic marijuana’

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan.

By Andy Rosen and Michael Levenson

The drug has been linked to a series of recent overdoses as it remained on store shelves despite federal attempts to ban it.

Other Boston neighborhoods have found compromise on ramps

Construction worker Alex Guimaraes  worked on ramps in Beacon Hill.

By Peter Schworm

Preservationists and disability advocates typically find common ground.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

3 years on, a break in Quincy slaying

Evelin Valibayova was last seen in mid-July 2011.

By Thomas Farragher

We now know who authorities suspect killed Evelin Valibayova, missing since 2011.

More Stories

The Jobs of Summer

For Swan Boat pedalers, a storybook ride

By Billy Baker

Business

Hospital executives received big raises

UMass Memorial’s former  president, John O’Brien, earned $4.8 million in 2012.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Cost-cutting measures have little impact on pay increases in seven-figure packages.

FDA approves Biogen Idec’s multiple sclerosis drug

Biogen Idec Inc. in Cambridge, Mass.

By Robert Weisman

The Cambridge company can now sell a new injectable to treat adults with the most common form of MS.

Dine Out Boston returns, but participation down

Restaurant Week is now Dine Out Boston.

By Taryn Luna

The twice-yearly event, formerly known as Restaurant Week, begins Sunday.

Obituaries

Jay Adams, 53; legendary skateboarder transformed sport

Jay Adams (left) with Zephyr teammate Tony Alva in 2005.

By John Rogers

Mr. Adams was one of the sport’s most iconic figures during the years it moved from empty backyard swimming pools to international competition.

Pierre Ryckmans, 78; scholar who exposed Mao’s hard line

By Michael Forsythe

The Belgian-born scholar of China challenged a romanticized Western view of Mao Zedong in the 1960s.

George Hansen, former congressman; at 83

Representative George Hansen (left) and other members of Congress protested the cost of giving up the Panama Canal.

Known for his colorful antics as well as his time in federal prison, Mr. Hansen served seven terms in Congress the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Sports

In world of nude sports, everyone is ‘the natural’

Pete Wilson played golf at Abbott’s Glen Clothing-Optional Inn and Campground.

By Stan Grossfeld

A Vermont resort offers nude golf, nude fishing, nude Frisbee, and more nude sports.

ASTROS 5, RED SOX 3 (10 inn.)

Red Sox lose to Astros in 10 innings

While Red Sox pitcher Burke Badenhop loses the ball, the Astros’ Gregorio Petit goes airborne to avoid the tag and score the tying run in the eighth inning. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Julian Benbow

The Sox had their winning streak ended at four games after Houston scored twice in the 10th.

Patriots 42, Eagles 35

Patriots outlast Eagles in second preseason game

Kenbrell Thompkins scored a touchdown in front of the Eagles’ Curtis Marsh in the first quarter.

By Shalise Manza Young

In a wild, flag-filled show, the Patriots beat the Eagles in Friday’s exhibition game at Gillette Stadium.

G: Family

F.A.Q. Circus brings contemporary circus to Boston

From top: Lindsay Culbert-Olds, Kia-Melinda Eastman, and Patrick Tobin of F.A.Q. Circus.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

A young troupe is hoping newer cirque du soleil-style circuses, already popular in Europe, catch on in America.

Dance Review

Companhia Urbana de Dança hits its stride at Jacob’s Pillow

Dancers from Companhia Urbana de Dança perform Sonia Destri Lie’s  “I. You. We … All black!”

By Janine Parker

With its second Jacob’s Pillow visit, the 10-year old hip-hop dance troupe Companhia Urbana de Dança seems to be hitting its stride.

Stage Review

Loners teach each other new steps in ‘Dancing Lessons’

John Cariani and Paige Davis in the Barrington Stage Company production of Mark St. Germain’s “Dancing Lessons.”

By Don Aucoin

The production is the eighth world premiere by playwright Mark St. Germain at Barrington Stage.