Dow drops 470 points amid another sell-off

US markets were down nearly 3 percent amid gloomy economic data out of China.


Girl found on Deer Island spent time in New England

New isotope analysis test results suggest that Baby Doe likely spent time in New England and other locations across the country.

184 children abused, neglected in DCF care in ’14

A new report provides fresh evidence of the troubles besetting the state child welfare system.

Los Angeles gets USOC nod to seek 2024 Olympics

The Los Angeles City Council voted 15-0 to move ahead as the replacement city following Boston’s failed bid.

//[1]-1500--90x90.jpg Sean Kiley out as Winchester High principal

Kiley has agreed to leave the system, ending an emotionally charged battle by parents and students to keep him in the job.

//[1]-8743--90x90.jpg Murder charge dropped, nanny set to return to Ireland

Federal immigration officials took Aisling Brady McCarthy into custody “pending her removal from the US.’’

// Manhunt underway after officer killed north of Chicago

An officer was shot in Fox Lake, Ill., prompting a search for three suspects that prompted lockdowns in the area.

Kevin Norton (left) and James Stumbo left the courtroom following their dangerousness hearing at Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.

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Suspects in alleged Pokémon plot held without bail

The two Iowa men are accused of bringing guns and ammunition to Boston with a Pokémon competition as their target.

Senior brewer Ken Hermann checked the temperature of Charles River water boiling in a kettle at the Harpoon Brewery on Tuesday.

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Harpoon’s new beer made with Charles River water

Beermakers at Harpoon don’t just want people in Boston to “love that dirty water.” They want them to actually drink it.

Double Shot

Cambridge Cold Brew tries heating up coffee market

Some unique things are happening at Barismo, the Cambridge-based roaster, and its Cambridge Cold Brew.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Inside Hillary Clinton’s latest e-mail dump

The messages provide a window into Clinton’s private moments – and reveal a sense of her beyond her public face.

Tom Brady (left) and Jimmy Garoppolo walked onto the field together before the start the Patriots’ preseason game in North Carolina last week.

Jimmy Garoppolo awaits Tom Brady ruling

The backup quarterback worked with the top unit on Monday while Brady was in a New York court.

Mookie Betts smacked a two-run homer to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead Monday night.

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Alex Speier

Mookie Betts proves to be a fast learner

His numbers seem more solid than spectacular until one accounts for the fact that he won’t turn 23 until the season has concluded.

Crux | John L. Allen Jr.

Reflections on a daring double play by the ‘Pope of Mercy’

On Tuesday, Francis reached out to women who have had abortions as well as the Society of St. Pius X.

// Invoking ‘God’s authority,’ clerk defies Supreme Court

A Kentucky county clerk and her staff have been summoned to a federal hearing for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

@large | Michael Andor Brodeur

// Here’s what you shouldn’t share in an online age

These days, sharing has graduated from the intimacy of a simple person-to-person gesture into something more like a public performance.

// Author apologizes after saying Idris Elba too ‘street’ to play Bond

The author of a new James Bond novel sparked outrage by telling The Daily Mail that he thinks Elba is “too rough to play the part.”

Ground Game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

Opinion & Ideas

Bobby Farrelly

// If Deflategate hit Mayberry, what would Andy Griffith do?

The Patriot Nation’s faith in Tom Brady ultimately could be rewarded. Or fans might end up with egg on their face.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.


// A crash course on meditation via smartphone

Health coaching startup Change Collective offers meditation for the wary technologist.


// Pope announces new guidelines on abortion forgiveness

During a special Holy Year of Mercy set to begin Dec. 8, every priest will be able to forgive the sin of abortion.