Olympics bid comes to an end

KEVIN CULLEN

Cynicism didn’t kill the Olympic bid

Taxpayer liability, not small-mindedness, was always the elephant in this room we call Boston.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/horowitz-087.jpg Who wants to host the Olympics?

Cities all around the world seem increasingly reluctant to host the Games.

Mayor Martin Walsh’s hastily called news conference seemed designed to preempt a decision from US Olympic officials to dump the city.

Shirley Leung

New Boston still acts a lot like Old Boston

To the world, Boston is still the same old, same old — a difficult place to get anything done, a place where we’re happy as we are.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/10/22/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/03sormv.jpg Tired of waiting at Boston RMV? Try this afternoon

A 23-year-old Brighton resident used an online tool to analyze waiting times and find trends around the state.

Perry Cohen (left) and Austin Stephanos went missing.

US Coast Guard via AP

No sign of teens who went missing on Florida fishing trip

The 14-year-old strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their trip, the stepfather of one of the boys said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2015-07-21T195736Z_38903037_GF10000166275_RTRMADP_3_USA-CONGRESS-1396[1]-1399--90x90.jpg Push to scale back tough sentencing laws gains traction

Congress seems poised to revise four decades of federal policy that greatly expanded the number of Americans now incarcerated.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/revere_tornado_06.jpg Revere marks anniversary of tornado that ripped through city

The city unveiled a granite stone on Tuesday to remember the historic weather event.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/officer1.jpg Video captured detective’s vulgar threat to driver

The Medford detective told a motorist that he would “put a hole right through [his] head” and cursed repeatedly.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/481594676.jpg Mass. had its best June for home sales in a decade

Real estate sales, slowed this spring by the year’s record-breaking snowfalls, bounced back with a vengeance last month.

The Epic campus in Verona, Wis., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Andy Manis for The Boston Globe)

Andy Manis for The Boston Globe

Epic Systems’ headquarters reflect its creativity, growth

Epic has become the dominant provider of electronic medical record systems for doctors and hospitals across the country.

Ben Volin | Three downs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/brady-big-7033--90x90.jpg With camp looming, Patriots still waiting on Deflategate

Exactly five weeks since Tom Brady’s appeal at the NFL league offices, we still don’t have any resolution.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200welter-7026.jpg Arizona Cardinals make BC grad NFL’s first female coach

Jen Welter played rugby during her four years at Boston College and holds a master’s degree in sports psychology.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1019sox48.jpg Shane Victorino’s departure leaves only 10 from 2013 Red Sox

The outfielder’s emotional candor after being traded showed how much Boston meant to him.

Joyce Mitchell was escorted out of court after pleading guilty in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Tuesday.

Christinne Muschi/REUTERS

N.Y. prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Joyce Mitchell admitted to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out.

Magazine | Perspective

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/01122012_12sorte128-8152155.jpg Welcome to Boston. Hope you’re not in a hurry.

Jim Braude surveys life in the Land of the Eternal Wait.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/THEMARTIANA.jpg ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Black Mass,’ ‘Martian’ to be at Toronto film fest

The Boston-based films “Spotlight” and “Black Mass,” plus Matt Damon’s newest “The Martian,” will be screened at the festival.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/obama-big-1378--90x90.jpg ‘I could win’ a third term, President Obama says

The comments in an African Union speech were directed at leaders in the country that attempt to hold onto power.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150727_kdb_standalone_0001[1]-8518--90x90.jpg Hot, humid conditions to continue through midweek

Mass. will endure another sweltering day today with thunderstorms likely in the eastern part of the state.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/rathe_pindell_employee02.jpg--90x90.jpg Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.

Opinion

editorial

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/20marathonmood15.jpg A final blow to Olympic bid

The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Terminator-Graffitti-Wall-4635--90x90.png Luminaries join warning against killer robots

Elon Musk, physicist Stephen Hawking, and others warned against a “military AI arms race.”

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/scouts150-1389.jpg Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

The BSA’s 80-member national executive board voted Monday to drop its ban on gay adult leaders.

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