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Rules indeed were broken — by the NFL


Judge Berman’s ruling cited three violations of process that doomed the NFL’s case against Tom Brady.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell


Goodell is in quicksand, and he’s taking NFL down with him

The Brady ruling shows — again — that the commissioner is over his head when it comes to disciplinary matters.

Patriots QB Tom Brady left federal court after a hearing with the NFL in New York on Monday.

Judge rebukes NFL, Brady free to play

The Patriots QB can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his Deflategate suspension.

New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Lindley passes against the New York Giants in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Patriots wrap up preseason at home tonight

Roster spots are on the line at Gillette Stadium as players get their last chance to impress the coaching staff.

Nissy Koye, friend of Tima Kurdi, the sister of Syrian refugee Abdullah Kurdi whose sons Aylan and Galip and wife Rehan were among 12 people who drowned in Turkey trying to reach Greece, lights a candle near photographs of the boys outside Tima's home in Coquitlam, British Columbia September 3, 2015. A photograph of the tiny body of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up in the Aegean resort of Bodrum swept social media on Wednesday and featured on front pages on Thursday, spawning sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. REUTERS/


Image of drowned Syrian boy haunts the world

The photo captures everything we don’t want to see: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent.

Boston, MA 08/12/09: POOR QUALITY LONG SHOT....Ailing NESN Red Sox color commentator Jerry Remy was in the booth with Don Orsillo and Dennis Eckersley during the top of the second inning of tonight's Red Sox-Detroit Tigers game at Fenway Park. Here he acknowledges the cheers of the crowd below. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:living slug:unknown

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Jerry Remy’s status at NESN for next year remains a question

Plus, ESPN’s suspension of Curt Schilling from its baseball telecasts will run through the end of the season.

Millis gun attack story fabricated, official says

SWAT team police officers were seen Millis after a police cruiser was reportedly shot at.

The only ballistic evidence found at the site came from the officer himself, who was a part-time officer, a police spokesman said.

From left: Incumbents Michael Flaherty, Stephen J. Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, and Michelle Wu; and challenger Annissa Essaibi-George.

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What you need to know about Boston’s City Council races

The few challengers on the ballot face an uphill climb to unseat popular incumbents.

Jessica Conway before a vigil for her daughter in Marlborough earlier this month.

Woman whose child died in foster care has died as well

A year ago, heroin cost Jessica Conway her daughter. On Wednesday, police suspect, it cost Conway her life.

Three shot, one killed at Sacramento college

The Sacramento City College campus is on lockdown while police search for a suspect with no shirt wearing cargo shorts.

Rising costs, changing payments driving hospital mergers

These trends have only added to hospitals’ urgency to find efficiencies through mergers, analysts said.

Boston drivers are worst in the US, and Allstate has proof

It’s official, according to Allstate insurance data on claims, and Worcester and Springfield weren’t far behind.

Winchester releases separation agreement with principal

Sean Kiley will receive $128,750 in 26 installments made every two weeks while he is on paid leave through August 2016.

//[1]-1683--90x90.jpg Ky. clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

A judge offered to release Kim Davis if she would not interfere with the same-sex marriage licensing, but Davis chose to stay in jail.

Ground Game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// Kim Davis follows the footsteps of George Wallace

This uncivil civil servant isn’t a religious freedom fighter. She’s a homophobe, pure and simple.

The Big Picture

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Migrant crisis in Europe

A record number of migrants, most of them refugees fleeing war and crisis in the Mideast and Africa, are seeking asylum in Europe.


// Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old did not let a 17-foot fall or swarm of bees keep him from the tech showcase.


// Where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.