News Analysis

St. Paul’s trial posed complex issues for jurors, judge

Owen Labrie, who closed his eyes as the verdict was read Friday in the Merrimack County Superior Court, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 29.

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It was Owen Labrie’s conviction for using a computer to entice the victim that exposes him to the harshest penalties.

“I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part,” Curt Schilling wrote in a tweet.

Calling ’em like they see ’em comes with a price (sorry)

ESPN, which bills itself as the worldwide leader in sports, has been leading in another category lately: apologies.


// User testing that mixes cocktails and coding

A Cambridge event recently played on the idiom that an interface should be designed as though the user were drunk.

Trump blitzes through raucous Norwood rally

A campaign rally Friday for Donald Trump had a circus-like atmosphere rarely experienced in the staid world of Mass. politics.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Even in college, Donald Trump was brash

The blunt and bombastic personality that has helped Trump upend the Republican primary was in full bloom during his years at Wharton business school.

SJC rejects local residency restrictions on sex predators

The court found a restriction in Lynn effectively banned some offenders from 95 percent of the city’s housing.

A rendering of Wynn Resorts’ proposed casion in Everett.


Wynn gets key state approval for casino

The state granted a crucial environmental license to Wynn Resorts, clearing one of the biggest obstacles the Everett proposal faced.

Shirley Leung

// Walsh and Wynn need a truce

Whether the mayor likes it or not, Wynn is about to become one of Boston’s biggest neighbors.

Scott Leader (L) and his brother Steve Leader.

Brothers have long criminal histories in Boston

Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized people in the Boston area — neighbors, police, even their own mother.

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// Patriots’ defense leads way against Panthers

With the offense struggling, the return of Jerod Mayo sparked the Patriots in a lackluster first half.

New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)


Finally, a feel-good moment for Tom Brady

The Patriots’ beleaguered quarterback has a preseason breakthrough, leading a TD drive against the Panthers.

As James Develin was helped onto a cart, Bill Belichick (center) and Patriot teammates huddled near the fullback.

Patriots Notebook

Patriots’ Develin suffers broken leg

Valuable fullback James Develin suffered a potential season-ending injury on Friday.

Carl Smith of the Branches Steel Orchestra worked with his drums in preparation for the festivities.

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Community leaders call for peaceful celebration of J’ouvert

The father of Dawnn Jaffier, who was killed last year after participating in the annual J’ouvert procession, is calling for peace at this year’s festivities.

Meredith Warren

// State law should be made in the open

Most of the meaningful jousting between legislators is still done in private, behind the big wooden doors that line the State House halls.

Former Mass. governor Michael Dukakis in 2014.

Some try to recruit Michael Dukakis to run in 2016

On Friday, organizers behind the Twitter handle @Dukakis2016 began touting the former Mass. governor’s record.


Her sex drive returned, but her interest has waned

“I know John would love to have a whole relationship with me and he would be devastated if I started sleeping with or dating someone else.”

Ground Game

// Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president

The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter in the race too late to compete in those states.

Opinion & Ideas

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// Progress and frustration in gun control

If Alison Parker and Adam Ward are not to have died in vain, then the reaction to their deaths must not be apathy.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


Innocation Economy

// Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?


// Ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died, Vatican says

Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead early Friday in the Vatican room where he has been held on house arrest.