Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

USOC wants to see rising support for Boston bid

US Olympic officials praised Boston 2024’s revised plan but also said they are concerned about public backing of the effort.

Baker raises prospect of earlier Olympics vote

Moving the vote from the November presidential election to early 2016 could dramatically reshape the politics of the referendum.

More than 50 apply for medical marijuana licenses

The submission of so many applications indicated robust interest in the state’s emerging medical marijuana industry.

// For Bernie Sanders, a nearly home-state advantage

Sanders needs almost no time or money to get to New Hampshire, the state that holds the nation’s first presidential primary.

// Teen accused in Danvers teacher’s murder wants trial moved

A “perfect storm” of factors has made it impossible to pick an impartial jury in Essex courts, an attorney for Philip Chism said.

// Officers’ behavior in Tsarnaev operation risky, Watertown chief says

“Everyone responded for the right reason . . . but they didn’t see the big picture of someone getting hurt down there,” Edward Deveau said.

New measures for Iranian students attending UMass

The university is trying to comply with federal sanctions against Iran while not discriminating against Iranian students.

Employees of a restaurant talk on an empty street in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki Tuesday.


Greece fails to make debt payment

The development means that Greece no longer has access to existing financing from its eurozone partners and the IMF.

Flavored tobacco could see massive tax hike

The rate would rise to 210 percent, from 40 percent, under the state Senate’s budget proposal.

The Country Club of Brookline is considered one of the premier golf courses in the world.

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Tom and Gisele looking to join The Country Club

Just how exclusive is the Brookline outfit? We’re about to find out.

Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli steals third base as Danny Valencia attempts to tag him during third inning American League baseball action in Toronto on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox defeat Blue Jays to win third in a row

Eduardo Rodriguez was strong as the Red Sox won their eighth game out of their last 12.

The Celtics are reportedly one of two top suitors for Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris.

What are Celtics’ options when free agency begins?

Some players might be out of the team’s reach, while others are very do-able. Here’s a review.

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Carli Lloyd of Germany celebrates with team mates as she scores the opening goal from a penalty in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

US 2, Germany 0

US defeats Germany to advance to World Cup title game

The US women’s national team will play the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between Japan and England.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck at Game 1 of the World Series in Boston in 2004. The couple have decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage.


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to divorce

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told E!

// Role hole played in crashed plane’s engine remains unclear

The hole was in the crankcase of the Beechcraft A36 ’s engine, aviation officials said.

// Hunt for N.Y. inmates was hampered by missed signals

New details have surfaced about the three-week manhunt for two convicted murderers that gripped northern New York.

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Bruins hurt themselves with hasty trade of Dougie Hamilton

The defenseman wanted out — possibly because he clashed with Claude Julien — but the move didn’t have to be made.

Garrett Harker visits his latest project, Branch Line, under construction in Watertown.

Garrett Harker’s emerging empire

Restaurateur Garrett Harker runs Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, and Row 34. Three more are opening or coming soon.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential hopefuls

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.


Barack Obama

// Why America needs the Export-Import Bank

Congressional leaders should call a vote to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, President Obama writes in an op-ed for The Boston Globe.

The Big Picture

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Same-sex marriage legalized in US

The US Supreme Court made a historic decision Friday in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states.