Israel, Palestine establish ‘basis’ for peace talks

Secretary of State John Kerry announced the preliminary agreement to resume direct negotiations for the first time in three years.

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Red Sox back in business after All-Star break

Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonny Gomes hit home runs in the Red Sox’ win over the Yankees at Fenway Park.

// Woman charged with stealing from One Fund

The New York woman allegedly collected $480,000, claiming she suffered a traumatic brain injury in the Marathon bombings.

Judge challenges White House claims over drone killings

A federal judge said she was troubled by the administration’s assertion that it could target US citizens overseas with no role for courts to review the decision.

Brian Buzby, who recently converted to Islam, experienced headaches on his first day of Ramadan from caffeine withdrawal and mild dehydration.

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Support for Muslim converts during Ramadan

Islam’s holiest time of the year is a period of fasting, self-improvement, and intensive prayer, but converts can also find it to be lonesome and bewildering.

Dario Dinuzzi and Peter Smida of Ballet BC perform at Jacob’s Pillow.

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Quirky moves of high quality at Jacob’s Pillow

Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, the high balletic ability of the dancers in Ballet BC is clear.

// DNA links Albert DeSalvo to 1964 ‘Strangler’ slaying

“This provides finality,” said Casey Sherman, nephew of murder victim Mary Sullivan.

President Obama said African-Americans view the Trayvon Martin case through ‘‘a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.

Trayvon Martin case recalls racial injustice, Obama says

Obama’s personal comments marked his most extensive discussion of race since becoming president.



// Optimism for Senate, but not for House

Senators on both sides acknowledged some fault in the polarization, but the House remains gridlocked.


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Zdeno Chara and the Bruins will be back on the ice Oct. 3.

Bruins to open season Oct. 3

The Bruins will begin the season at home against Tampa, the start of a 3-game home stand. Tyler Seguin will make his first visit to Boston on Nov. 5.


It’s not clear if Charles D. Baker (left) or Scott Brown will seek the governorship next year.

Top Mass. GOP figures plot 2014 strategy

Some Mass. Republicans met last week to discuss the party’s 2014 prospects, but decisions can’t be made until Charles Baker and Scott Brown finalize their political intentions.


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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren in “The Conjuring.”

‘The Conjuring’ looks back to the Amityville era

Gorehounds will gnash their teeth in disappointment at “The Conjuring,” a trim haunted-house spook show from the director of the original “Saw.”


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‘Museum Hours’ hears secret harmonies

Writer-director Jem Cohen’s film follows two main characters, and connections on both sides of the velvet ropes at Vienna’s Kunsthistoriches Museum.