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Medicaid insurers prodding Mass. on funds

Companies that insure Medicaid patients are pressing the state to boost health payments for low-income residents.

James Foley was reportedly intercepted in 2012 as he was traveling toward the Turkish border.

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Islamist militants execute N.H. reporter James Foley

The Islamic State distributed a video that said Foley’s apparent beheading was retaliation for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

Texas Governor Rick Perry acknowledged supporters after he was fingerprinted in Texas Tuesday. Perry stood by his veto of funds for a Texas public corruption unit.

N.H.-bound Rick Perry set to capitalize on indictment

In an odd political twist, Perry’s clash with the law may be his best selling point in New Hampshire.

Alex Romanowicz worked on a door in Cambridge on a street with many home construction projects under way.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Home remodeling rebounds as economy improves

The growing economy, rising home values, and low interest rates are giving homeowners the confidence and cash to spruce up.

As protests continued this week, more vendors severed their ties with Market Basket.

Shirley Leung

What exactly is the Market Basket board doing?

The grocery chain’s board of directors has the power and responsibility to solve the impasse, and they haven’t done so.

The Nation

N.H.-bound Rick Perry set to capitalize on indictment

Texas Governor Rick Perry acknowledged supporters after he was fingerprinted in Texas Tuesday. Perry stood by his veto of funds for a Texas public corruption unit.

By Noah Bierman

In an odd political twist, Perry’s clash with the law may be his best selling point in New Hampshire.

Witness accounts of shooting in Missouri differ

Protesters marched down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., and clashes between police and protesters continued.

By Frances Robles

Some witnesses say Michael Brown moved toward the police officer, but others say he was not moving and may have had his hands up.

US changing rules for no-fly list of terrorism suspects

Abe Mashal was kept from boarding a flight out of Chicago four years ago because he was on the no-fly list, and his appeal failed.

By Eileen Sullivan

The decision comes after a federal judge’s ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation.

The World

Rockets shatter cease-fire for Hamas, Israel

By Isabel Kershner

Another Gaza cease-fire collapsed Tuesday when Palestinian militants fired rockets into southern Israel.

Ukraine forces continue advance

A column of Ukrainian paratroopers took a breather in Druzhkivka, part of the Donetsk region, on Tuesday.

By Andrew Higgins

Ukrainian forces pushed deeper into territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels Tuesday.

Pakistani protesters march toward Parliament

By Salman Masood

Thousands of Pakistani opposition supporters pressed their demands for the resignation of the prime minister.

Editorial & Opinion

Juliette Kayyem

Bad policy, bad policing

Law enforcement officers watch a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Monday.

By Juliette Kayyem

The police response in Ferguson violated the cardinal rules of security in the homeland: Flexibility and a capacity to pivot are key.

Derrick Z. Jackson

White America’s racial blinders

A young protester covers his face with the US flag in Ferguson Monday.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

As unjustified as the shooting of Michael Brown was, and as much as it has dominated the news, white America has barely shrugged its shoulders.

JEFF JACOBY

What did Hillary mean? Depends whom you ask

By Jeff Jacoby

Hillary Clinton’s recent remarks on President Obama’s foreign policy have been interpreted in different ways.

Metro

Islamist militants execute N.H. reporter James Foley

James Foley was reportedly intercepted in 2012 as he was traveling toward the Turkish border.

By Travis Andersen and Bryan Bender

The Islamic State distributed a video that said Foley’s apparent beheading was retaliation for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit

Binland Lee

By Jenn Abelson

The complaint accuses the landlord and brokers of renting an illegal apartment with insufficient exits and a faulty fire alarm.

Rejected marijuana firm gaining support

By Shelley Murphy

Local leaders are pleading the case of a medical marijuana company that the state rejected for allegedly misrepresenting support.

Business

Home remodeling rebounds as economy improves

Alex Romanowicz worked on a door in Cambridge on a street with many home construction projects under way.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The growing economy, rising home values, and low interest rates are giving homeowners the confidence and cash to spruce up.

Medicaid insurers prodding Mass. on funds

By Robert Weisman

Companies that insure Medicaid patients are pressing the state to boost health payments for low-income residents.

More vendors say they cut ties to Market Basket

Shelves were nearly bare Monday at a Market Basket store in Haverhill.

By Jack Newsham and Casey Ross

The family fighting over Market Basket remained quiet Tuesday as the grocery chain continued to suffer the financial fallout.

Obituaries

Corey Griffin, 27; his riches were family, friends, philanthropy

Corey Griffin

By Bryan Marquard

Philanthropic at an age when most focus solely on launching careers, Mr. Griffin solicited $100,000 in donations for ALS.

Sports

Angels 4, Red Sox 3

Angels rally past Red Sox

Koji Uehara reacted after he gave up what would be the game winning run in the top of the ninth inning.

By Peter Abraham

Koji Uehara allowed the game-clinching run in the ninth inning after the Red Sox had rallied to tie the game in the sixth.

Allen Webster comes through for Red Sox

Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Allen Webster is regaining his confidence after early disastrous starts. (Charles Krupa/AP/File)

By Maureen Mullen

“I thought overall we threw the ball very consistently,” said manager John Farrell. “I thought tonight was another step forward.’’

Gary Washburn

Josh Hamilton confident turnaround will come

Josh Hamilton welcomed Chris Iannetta back to the Angels dugout in the third inning.

By Gary Washburn

The slumping Hamilton believes he is still capable of greatness. What bothers him is the rampant conjecture about whether his past personal problems have resurfaced.

G: Food

Millennials on the land

Laura Olive Sackton, owner and cofounder of First Root Farm in Lexington, worked on farms during high school and college breaks. “I wanted to be doing my summer job all the time,” she says.

By Jaclyn Fishman

Laura Olive Sackton, 28, is part of a growing number of young farmers who are trading college acceptance letters for apprenticeships on the land.

dining out

Parla is a little speakeasy with big ambitions

Boston, MA - 08/15/14: Local Striped Bass is served at Parla restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts. The dish consists of local striped bass on a bed of black quinoa salad, artichoke heart relish, citrus

By Devra First

The North End spot has big dreams and good ideas. Now it needs focus.

Q & A

Mark and Talia Kurlansky cook their way around the globe

By Michael Floreak

The New York-based father-daughter pair collected recipes and family cooking tips in “International Night.”

More Stories

FOOD | TRAVEL

Vegetarian-vegan cafe sprouts in Brattleboro

By Matthew Bellico

Book Review

‘The Opening Kickoff’ by Dave Revsine

By Hiawatha Bray

A Tank Away

Belfast, Maine, a coastal gem, minus the crowds

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

‘Top Chef’ Boston season revealed

By Meredith Goldstein

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Wahlberg in talks to tackle ‘Deepwater Horizon’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Local artist to exhibit in McConaughey movie

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

September visits from Jason Segel, Piper Kerman

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Locals on ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Celebrity News

TV stars to hit NY stage

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