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James Foley killing decried, US says rescue bid failed

President Obama said the US would keep up the pressure on the Islamic State, which has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria but did not elaborate.

Steven Senne/Associated Press

American ground forces had attempted to rescue the N.H. reporter and other Americans earlier this summer in Syria.

James Foley's parents John and Diane Foley, and his brother, Michael, spoke to reporters outside the family’s home in Rochester, N.H.

James Foley’s parents hope his values endure

“I pray that . . . he not have died in vain,” his mother, Diane, said.

James Foley wanted to report from the world’s danger zones.

James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

“He just had this gene that didn’t know fear,” said Jeremy Osgood, a friend of the reporter since their childhood in rural N.H.

An ad for gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker featured a nurse and told of his work at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Campaigns’ messages geared toward women

Female voters have surged into starring roles as the gubernatorial campaign has jumped onto the airwaves.

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., held roses as they demonstrated for justice after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.

William H. Macy of “Shameless” is nominated for a lead comedy actor award at the Emmys and “Orange is the New Black” has 12 comedy nominations this year.

Matthew Gilbert | Critic’s Notebook

Emmy categories fail to measure TV’s welcome complexity

The Emmy Awards need to evolve to suit the times, maintain our trust, and avoid sliding into pointlessness.

The Nation

James Foley killing decried, US says rescue bid failed

President Obama said the US would keep up the pressure on the Islamic State, which has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria but did not elaborate.

By Bryan Bender and Zachary T. Sampson

American ground forces had attempted to rescue the N.H. reporter and other Americans earlier this summer in Syria.

Holder tries to reassure Ferguson protesters

Protesters made body outlines in Clayton, Mo., where a grand jury began hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case.

By Alan Scher Zagier

The US attorney general said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police.

Supreme Court puts same-sex marriages on hold in Va.

By Robert Barnes

The high court stopped Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, staying a lower-court ruling.

The World

Ukraine units gain ground on separatists

By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Peter Leonard

Ukrainian troops now claim control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk.

Israeli airstrike kills wife, child of Hamas leader

Relatives grieved for Widad Mustafa Deif, wife of Hamas’s military leader, at her funeral in Gaza on Wednesday. Deif and her 8-month-old son died in an Israeli airstrike Tuesday.

By Ibrahim Barzak

Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said.

Iran’s parliament dismisses moderate minister

By Ali Akbar Dareini

The dismissal dealt a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Andrew W. Lo and Tom Rutledge

Boston’s intellect could boost Olympic bid

Boston’s reputation as a center for ideas and research should distinguish it from the competition in the eyes of the decision-makers at the IOC.

By Andrew W. Lo and Tom Rutledge

There’s no better place to look for solutions to the challenges of hosting the Olympics than to our academic expertise and innovation.

lenore Scanlon

Critiquing the college sales tour

By Lenore Scanlon

College visits for prospective students, and their parents, can be predictable and deflating, or inspiring and even worthwhile.

Alex Beam

Four-bit recall

By Alex Beam

Your brain isn’t faltering — it’s just built for small “chunks.”

Metro

James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

James Foley wanted to report from the world’s danger zones.

By Bryan Marquard and Zachary T. Sampson

“He just had this gene that didn’t know fear,” said Jeremy Osgood, a friend of the reporter since their childhood in rural N.H.

Campaigns’ messages geared toward women

An ad for gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker featured a nurse and told of his work at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

By Jim O’Sullivan

Female voters have surged into starring roles as the gubernatorial campaign has jumped onto the airwaves.

In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., held roses as they demonstrated for justice after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

By Akilah Johnson

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.

Business

Hiawatha bray | tech lab

Can the Asus hybrid reheat the tablet market?

The Asus Padfone X.

By Hiawatha Bray

This odd little hybrid — a tablet and phone in one — might find a niche for itself because it’s cool and cheap.

Landsmark appointment to BRA board back on track

Ted Landsmark failed to tell the mayor that he was about to be ousted as president of Boston Architectural College.

By Beth Healy

The nomination comes as the Boston College of Architecture president resolved issues with the school.

Bank of America reaches $17b settlement with US

By Jeff Horwitz

The bank will pay $10 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at $7 billion.

Obituaries

Don Pardo, 96; golden voice of ‘SNL,’ many game shows

Don Pardo on the set of “Saturday Night Live” during a show broadcast in 1992.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Pardo, born in Westfield, served as the voice of the popular variety show for almost every season it was on the air.

Hashim Khan; Pakistan squash legend

Mr. Khan won seven British Open titles in his career.

By Pat Graham

Mr. Khan, believed to be 100, captured seven British Open squash championships.

B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga guru; at 95

B.K.S. Iyenger (right) demonstrated a stretching exercise to Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag ub 2003,

By Ellen Barry

Mr. Iyengar helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject.

Sports

ANGELS 8, RED SOX 3

Clay Buchholz ineffective as Red Sox lose

Angels shortstop Erick Aybar headed for home after Clay Buchholz issued a bases-loaded walk during the fifth inning.

By Julian Benbow

Buchholz allowed five runs in the fifth as the Angels ran away with another win at Fenway Park.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Bill Belichick has built an old-school defense

This year, Bill Belichick just might have created his ideal old-school defense.

By Ben Volin

Outside of Darrelle Revis and Vince Wilfork, there’s few players who won’t be asked to play multiple positions this season.

Curt Schilling’s revelation a warning about tobacco use

Former Red Sox righthander Curt Schilling blames 30 years of smokeless tobacco use on his cancer diagnosis.

By Maureen Mullen

After Schilling’s announcement, along with the death of Tony Gwynn, players said they know about the dangers that tobacco poses.

G: Style

Matthew Gilbert | Critic’s Notebook

Emmy categories fail to measure TV’s welcome complexity

William H. Macy of “Shameless” is nominated for a lead comedy actor award at the Emmys and “Orange is the New Black” has 12 comedy nominations this year.

By Matthew Gilbert

The Emmy Awards need to evolve to suit the times, maintain our trust, and avoid sliding into pointlessness.

The last private-club caddie camp

7/29/14 Nantucket Mass. Kevin Williams waits by his golfer's bag on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Nantucket's Sankaty Head Golf Club. (Zack Wittman for the Boston Globe)

By Joseph P. Kahn

Nantucket’s Sankaty Head Caddie Camp grooms teens for success.

Fall shoe buying secrets, from style pro Leah Karp

Leah Karp (right, with Erika Szychowski, Nine West’s senior VP of marketing) says leopard styles should sell well.

By Rachel Raczka

InStyle accessories director Leah Karp says leopard styles should be popular this fall.

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Book Review

‘Dear Committee Members’ by Julie Schumacher

By Laura Collins-Hughes

Bargain Bin

Camping gear marked down for end of season

By Ami Albernaz

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews

Handyman on Call

Did house wash cause window clouding?

By Peter Hotton

Names

Source confirms ‘Top Chef’ harassment by local Teamsters

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Bill Belichick Foundation holds first fund-raiser

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Faneuil Hall to make way for Ducklings Store

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

A Boston guide to ‘The Simpsons’ marathon

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company announces Fenway lineup

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Red Sox DJ TJ Connelly to ‘play’ for Patriots

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jillian Jensen performs at Fenway

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Melissa Leo to star at American Repertory Theater

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe North

Housing projects sprout where local parishes closed

St. George Condominiums at 36 St. George Ave. in Norwood, a 15-unit condo development in the former church, rectory, and convent.

By Kathy McCabe

Three former churches — St. Mary in Marlborough, St. George in Norwood, and St. Joseph in Salem — have been recently reborn.

Some closed churches sold to other denominations

By Kathy McCabe

For some people, the sale to another religious group has eased the pain of saying goodbye to their beloved parish.

Walmart on Route 1 in Saugus to begin hiring for October opening

By Kathy McCabe

Walmart is hiring on Route 1 north in Saugus, where the mass discounter is building a new two-story supercenter.

Globe South

For 147th, Marshfield Fair mixes farm roots, modernity

Fairgoers are suspended in air on the Freak Out ride, one of many carnival attractions at the 147th annual Marshfield Fair, which runs through Sunday.

By William Holt

Many of the annual event’s original agricultural aspects haven’t lost their staying power in nearly a century and a half.

Quincy, Taunton, 3 towns get affordable-housing funds

Rental units are planned for an old Middleborough mill.

By John Laidler

A fresh infusion of state funds has provided a boost to four projects to expand and retain low-cost housing in the region.

HUD videos feature 2 local projects in Quincy

By Katheleen Conti

HUD is celebrating the 40th anniversary of a federal grant program that has funded neighborhood-improvement projects across the US.

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Behind the Scenes

Budding comics strut their stuff live in Foxborough

By Robert Knox

Events

Globe South Best Bets

By Milva DiDomizio

Cohasset

Town Meeting dates set

By Johanna Seltz

Marshfield

First energy manager named

By Jennette Barnes

Middleborough

Help screen applicants for town manager

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Globe West

Milford library users can now glimpse the universe

Sue-Ellen Szymanski, left, and her husband, Bob, donated an Orion Starblast telescope to the Milford Public Library.

By Mary MacDonald

The Milford library is among 10 in the state that now have a telescope available for patrons to check out, just like a book.

Holliston

Solar company clear-cuts trees by mistake

People jogged on a trail where Solect Energy, a solar company building a solar field near the rail trail in Holliston, has clear-cut about 100 mature pine trees.

By Mary MacDonald

Holliston officials are seeking restitution from a solar energy company that clear-cut about 100 trees on town-controlled land.

Needham

Governor, legislators differ over buffer zone bill

By Jaclyn Reiss

Patrick vetoed the bill, saying it effectively sought to block an affordable housing development.