In fight against Uber and Lyft, taxi drivers strike

Several passing motorists honked in sympathy with the cab drivers, but most were not impressed with the protest.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

About two dozen taxi drivers snarled traffic, honked horns, and demonstrated outside Cambridge City Hall Monday.

//[1]-8469--90x90.jpg O’Malley urges Senate to pull Planned Parenthood funding

In a letter Monday, Cardinal O’Malley accused the organization of a “willingness to traffic in fetal tissue from abortions.”

State Police trooper facing domestic assault charges

A disagreement at a birthday party allegedly left a trooper with a bite wound on his neck and his girlfriend with a broken clavicle.

Evan horowitz | Quick Study

// What’s in Obama’s plan to fight climate change?

The ambitious plan requires states to dramatically cut their carbon emissions over the next 15 years.

Twenty years ago, Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin became founding director of Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s, the youngest woman to hold a post of that distinction at a top Harvard teaching hospital.

Dr. Carolyn Kaelin, inspiration as surgeon, patient, dies at 54

The founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham died after battles with breast and brain cancers.

// Truck stuck under Somerville bridge slows rail trains

An asphalt tanker being hauled by a tractor trailer struck the bottom of the Washington Street Bridge.

Charlton firefighters picked through debris at the scene of a fire that destroyed a barn at the Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery in Charlton.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Large fire destroys winery and farm in Charlton

“This was total destruction,” said a fire official about the blaze at the Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery on Sunday.

//[1]-8432--90x90.jpg Steamy start to the week expected in Mass.

Relief from the heat should arrive Wednesday as temperatures drop to the upper 70s.

// Ex-trader given 14 years for Libor manipulation

Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes is the first person to stand trial for manipulating the benchmark rate.

Aug 2, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

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Alex Speier

Could having AL’s worst record actually help Red Sox?

The team will have the first crack at any players exposed to waivers by AL teams.

// Insurers lost $54 million in program for poor, disabled

The financial losses deal a setback to the state’s efforts to control rising medical spending through more coordinated care.

// Robot hitchhiking across US meets its end in Philadelphia

Researchers declined to provide a photo of the vandalized hitchBOT, saying they were “afraid to upset young fans.”


//[1]-4436--90x90.jpg Music director Andris Nelsons extends BSO contract

The orchestra and Nelsons are now planning to make music together through the 2021-22 season.

Travis Roy counts being on this deck overlooking Malletts Bay as one of his joys.

Kevin Cullen/Globe Staff


Travis Roy has led a purposeful life

The former Boston University hockey player was 20 years old when he became a quadriplegic. He is now 40.

// Next big Assembly Square project may be at old cinemas

Housing, a hotel, and up to 1 million square feet of office and lab space are proposed for the Somerville redevelopment.

opinion | Molly Goodwin

// Jen Welter’s NFL job speaks to women’s strength

It is vital that girls and women are able to participate in football – on and off the field.

// Elizabeth Warren says she’ll back Iran nuclear deal

The senator offered her most explicit comments yet on the controversial agreement.

Does birth order impact your personality traits?

Some studies have shown sizable differences by birth order, while others have found no such effects.

// DraftKings toes line between fantasy sports, gambling

Lawsuits are targeting the Boston-based company’s marketing as the industry tries to upend prohibitions on betting.

Ground Game


// Who’s on top in the race for the GOP nomination?

The Boston Globe has revised its rankings of the top 10 Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire.


Stephen Kinzer

// When US intervention turns from bad to worse

Deposing oppressive regimes sometimes leads to greater oppression.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration.


// After car hack, Internet of Things looks riskier

The revelation that hackers could remotely seize control of 1 million Chrysler automobiles delivers a stark warning.


On Spirituality

// The unflappable faith of Marty Walsh

Mayor Walsh says his faith is strong and solid. It always has been.