Judge drops Tom Brady’s four-game ban

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

Judge rules against NFL, tosses Brady suspension

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/HAHL0336[1]-8957--90x90.jpg Charlie Baker had Tom Brady’s back during Deflategate

Through it all, the Republican governor remained steadfast in his support for the four-time Super Bowl champion.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/pdf150-7339.jpg Read the Tom Brady Deflategate ruling

US District Judge Richard Berman ruled against the NFL Thursday.

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The judge in the Deflategate case focused on Tom Brady’s legal rights.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/gormon150-4802.jpg Leon Gorman, longtime L.L. Bean leader, dies at 80

The grandson of founder L.L. Bean led a modernization of his family’s outdoor clothing and gear retail business.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz.jpg What happened to the American labor movement?

Labor unions once represented about 1 of every 3 American workers. Today, it’s 1 in 9 — and falling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_06902-PhotoCredit-KerryHayes-Distributor-OpenRoadFilms_rgb[1]-4360--90x90.jpg At Venice Film Festival, ‘Spotlight’ premieres to sustained applause

The film is about The Globe’s award-winning series exposing the Catholic church sex abuse scandal.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/312c56ca-f3c9-4b23-9038-de0b1f9a81e5-1615[1].jpg How to kiss up in D.C.? Clinton e-mails offer guide

The thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails as secretary of state offer a textbook on how official Washington communicates.

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

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Trump to sign pledge, commit to back GOP’s nominee

The decision would effectively rule out a third-party or independent run.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-8959.jpg From inside, ex-advocate sees how much MBTA is a mess

For years, while Stephanie Pollack had been calling for more funding, the T was leaving hundreds of millions on the table.

Jessica Conway was seen at a vigil for her daughter in Marlborough on Aug. 19.

Mother of toddler found dead in Auburn dies

An apparent drug overdose took the life of Jessica Conway, the grieving mother of a foster child who died last month.

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The assurance comes amid the turmoil rocking China’s economy and the recent merger of that country’s two biggest railmakers.

Scott (left) and Steven Leader

Brothers to remain held in attack on homeless Mexican man

The two brothers from South Boston allegedly beat and urinated on the sleeping victim because he was Hispanic.

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

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Millis schools closed as search for gunman continues

A gunman shot at a local police cruiser Wednesday afternoon, causing the vehicle to crash and catch fire.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Capture-8910.JPG Labor Day weekend could be one of summer’s nicest

After one more day of sweltering weather, Mass. residents can prepare for several days in the 70s and 80s.

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Amid speculation that she may be a VP candidate, Elizabeth Warren refused to say whether she will serve out her full Senate term.

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.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/071814_BUS_Blake11A.jpg 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.

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Pope-Francis-Primer.jpg 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.