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

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

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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.


// Shouldn’t the Patriots now go for complete vindication?

Why not go back to court for the cash, and the picks, and the team’s reputation?

// Tom Brady joins list of successful NFL appeals

The Patriots quarterback is just the most recent NFL player to have his suspension overturned.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answered questions from reporters last Saturday at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville, Tenn.


Trump signs pledge to commit to backing GOP’s nominee

The billionaire businessman roiled the Republican race when he refused to make such a promise in the campaign’s first debate.

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// Young Red Sox getting a long look

The recent Red Sox struggles have created player development and evaluation opportunities that almost never existed.

A worker helps assemble a helicopter at a plant in Philadelphia. Better-paying fields are seeing gains, but many workers in low-skill jobs are struggline to keep up, a study says.

Low-income workers see biggest drop in paychecks

Despite an improving economy, take-home pay for many US workers has effectively fallen since the economic recovery began in 2009, a study shows.

Millis gun attack story fabricated, official says

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

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

Tima Kurdi, 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.


Family of drowned Syrian boy say he is a wake-up call

The picture of Aylan Kurdi lying dead on a Turkish beach has been seen around the world.

// Ahead of Labor Day, TSA offers reminder about banned items

About 60,000 travelers are expected to pass through Logan security checkpoints on the Friday before the Labor Day weekend.

In wake of suicides, MIT bolsters mental health services

The move followed soul-searching across the school after four suicides in the span of a year.

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.

// Charleston church shooting suspect to face death penalty

Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against Dylann Roof because more than two people were killed, court documents say.

Two protestors got into a heated debate in front of the federal courthouse in Ashland, Kentucky, on Thursday.

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Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

Kim Davis insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

The Big Picture

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Migrant crisis in Europe

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.