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Militants execute 2d US hostage

The beheading of US hostage Steven J. Sotloff raises the pressure on President Obama to order military strikes on the Islamic militant group.

Files show months of woe in Mass. jobless system

State e-mails show an unemployment agency in chaos as a flawed claim system launched last year, while officials called it a “success.”

Mylan Cannon/Globe Staff

Audio game may help soften tinnitus’s din

Boston researchers have developed a novel computer game they hope may help cure the relentless ringing of tinnitus sufferers.

Don Berwick calls himself “the most progressive candidate in the field by far” among the Democrats.

Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe

Profile

Full of ideas, Don Berwick looks for traction

Berwick is struggling to make the jump from health care rock star to credible contender for Mass. governor.

The idea for Ben Mezrich’s “Seven Wonders” came from a Hollywood producer/director.

For inspiration, writers turn to Hollywood

Two of Boston’s best-selling writers are publishing novels inspired by Hollywood, not the other way around.

The Nation

Steven Joel Sotloff’s zest for journalism began at N.H. boarding school

By Bryan Bender

In 2000, Soltoff enrolled at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, a boarding school near Lebanon, N.H.

Problems abound with health law immigration papers

Shekhar Bastola (left), an outreach worker, helped Bhaga-wat Bastola with immigration documents in Philadelphia.

By Kelli Kennedy

More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act could lose their coverage this month.

Justice Department says Texas voter ID discriminatory

By Paul J. Weber

Minority rights groups, voters, and Democratic lawmakers are among a coalition of plaintiffs suing Texas.

The World

Militants execute 2d US hostage

Steven Sotloff (center) had reported on the Arab Spring for the last few years.

By Mark Landler and Eric Schmitt

The beheading of US hostage Steven J. Sotloff raises the pressure on President Obama to order military strikes on the Islamic militant group.

Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

Yazidis displaced by fighting in Sinjar, Iraq, awaited aid last month. Islamic State fighters have killed hundreds.

By Sinan Salaheddin

Amnesty International accused the extremist Islamic State group of systematic ‘‘ethnic cleansing’’ in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities.

Saudis arrest 88 terror suspects

By Abdullah al-Shihri

The arrested were suspected of being part of an Al Qaeda cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | JEFF JACOBY

Do you have the right to recline?

By Jeff Jacoby

As the obnoxious “I-have-a-right” mindset grows ever more entrenched, clashes like the one involving the Knee Defender are apt to proliferate.

endorsement | Democratic primary

Marian Ryan for Middlesex District Attorney

The Globe’s editorial board writes that Ryan should be given the opportunity to show that she can be the DA that her admirers envisioned.

SCOT LEHIGH

The summer of my discontent

By Scot Lehigh

“Scot, how does it feel to be an old person who still thinks he’s young?”

Metro

Profile

Full of ideas, Don Berwick looks for traction

Don Berwick calls himself “the most progressive candidate in the field by far” among the Democrats.

By Michael Levenson

Berwick is struggling to make the jump from health care rock star to credible contender for Mass. governor.

Audio game may help soften tinnitus’s din

By Kay Lazar

Boston researchers have developed a novel computer game they hope may help cure the relentless ringing of tinnitus sufferers.

OneFund to distribute another $18.5m to bombing victims

By Martin Finucane and Travis Andersen

The additional funds bring the total aid distributed by the OneFund to more than $80 million.

Business

Files show months of woe in Mass. jobless system

“We made sure people were given an explanation. Things went wrong through no fault of their own,” said Rachel Kaprielian, secretary of labor.

By Beth Healy and Megan Woolhouse

State e-mails show an unemployment agency in chaos as a flawed claim system launched last year, while officials called it a “success.”

New Market Basket stores could take months to open

Market Basket workers are continuing their scramble to restock the company’s stores.

By Jack Newsham

Arthur T. Demoulas said his goal was to have two or three stores under development open by the end of the year.

For exporters, Asia is now top market

“International trade has really changed for us,” says chief executive Rodger LaFavre of Spire Corp., a Bedford maker of equipment for the solar industry.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Last year, Asia surpassed Europe as Massachusetts’ largest overseas market.

Sports

Red Sox 9, Yankees 4

Red Sox batter Yankees in the Bronx

Xander Bogaerts was greeted at the dugout after hitting a home run in the third inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox hit three home runs and Joe Kelly earned his first win with the team as the Sox won the first game of a three-game series.

Dan Shaughnessy

Will Derek Jeter say goodbye to Red Sox fans?

Derek Jeter has no plans to skip the final series of the season — and of his career — at Fenway Park.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Is there any chance Jeter wouldn’t make the trip to Boston for their season-ending series if the Yankees are out of the playoffs?

Broncos’ Wes Welker suspended four games

Receiver Wes Welker spent six seasons in New England from 2007 to 2012.

By Ben Volin

The former Patriots receiver is said to have tested positive for the drug MDMA, or Molly, that he took at the Kentucky Derby.

G: Food

For inspiration, writers turn to Hollywood

The idea for Ben Mezrich’s “Seven Wonders” came from a Hollywood producer/director.

By Beth Teitell

Two of Boston’s best-selling writers are publishing novels inspired by Hollywood, not the other way around.

School-night suppers for family dinners

03school - Karoline Boehm Goodnick's recipe for alphabet soup. (Karoline Boehm Goodnick)

By Sheryl Julian

You’re tired, they’re cranky, and it may seem impossible. . . but, cheer up, here are some easy dinner ideas.

Recipe for tomato-basil quiche

The vibrant late-summer flavors of tomato and basil are made appealing to the younger set with the addition of creamy mozzarella and a delicate egg custard.

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