Westfield president ‘violated the public trust,’ report says

An inspector general report cited more than 20 examples of Evan Dobelle’s misconduct during his stormy six-year tenure at Westfield State.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/04336836.jpg Blow to House GOP leadership as border bill falters

House Republicans are now forced to head home for the five-week August recess with nothing to show for their efforts.


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While the Obamas arrive for a Vineyard vacation, members of our US congressional delegation are taking a break of their own.

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The juror called Mayor Walsh’s comments defending political patronage on Beacon Hill “reckless.”

John Lackey and Jon Lester were key figures in the Red Sox’ title run in 2013.

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Dan Shaughnessy

In wake of Lester, Lackey trades, what are Red Sox up to?

Thursday’s trades offer few clues as to the direction the Red Sox are headed after this season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/452940572--90x90.jpg John Lackey traded to Cardinals

Lackey’s roller coaster Red Sox tenure has come to an end, with outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly coming to Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_soxjayspre1_spts-13401--90x90.jpg Jon Lester traded to Oakland

Lester is the centerpiece of a deal that also sends Jonny Gomes to Oakland, while Boston receives All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Yoenis Cespedes will be wearing a Red Sox uniform after coming over in a trade for Jon Lester.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Yoenis Cespedes is a good catch for Red Sox

Losing Jon Lester is tough, but with a premiere slugger in an era where power is hard to find, the Red Sox came out of the trade pretty well.


Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/BeamAlex-1724.jpg Is John le Carré the greatest living writer?

Le Carré spotlights the Cold War, and by extension the US role — and principles — that were part of it.


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One of Boston’s best-capitalized — and oldest — startups has run out of fuel thirteen years after it was founded.