Deaths of Maine parents, son were murder-suicide

State police say detectives have concluded Svend Jorgensen shot his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself.

// Wynn threatens to sue Mayor Walsh for defamation

Wynn Resorts wants Walsh to apologize for “false statements and untrue innuendo” contained in subpoenas and other documents.

Union sues state over early retirement plan

The suit by a public-sector union claims Baker administration officials improperly blocked some employees from taking advantage of the program.

Derrell Fisher (left) and Epshod Jeune (right) were led to a Middlesex County Sheriff’s van.

Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe

Alleged killers plotted to rob escorts, officials say

A second woman was attacked in the Red Roof Inn in Woburn just minutes before Sanisha Johnson was killed, officials say.

// Fight against Islamic State progressing, Obama says

President Obama said so-called lone-wolf terrorists or small cells are harder to detect and US national security must remain vigilant.

// Sleeping woman killed by errant rifle shot in Lawrence

The shooting death inside an apartment led to the arrests of three men who stand accused of heroin and cocaine trafficking.

// Mansfield man charged with threatening to kill Obama

The 28-year-old allegedly announced plans to murder the president on an FBI website.

// New finance minister in place as Greece works on financial rescue

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras received the rare backing of opposition parties to restart bailout negotiations.

// Five numbers that explain the Greek financial crisis

Voters soundly rejected the lastest EU offer, but world markets largely shrugged off the news.

A South Carolina state trooper stood at the bottom of a Confederate flag at the base of a confederate memorial in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, S.C.

Tami Chappell/REUTERS

S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

The legislation must still pass the House and be signed by Governor Nikki Haley before the flag is removed from the Statehouse.


Harvard MBA offers $10,000 to the person who can find him a girlfriend

“If you introduce me to a girl and I date her for more than 6 months, I’ll pay you $10,000,” Ren You wrote on a newly-launched website.

Bill Cosby in 2014.

Bill Cosby said in 2005 he got drugs to give women for sex

Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.

The whale had rope wrapped around its jaw.

Rescuers free minke whale from fishing gear after 3 days

A response team found the animal with rope wrapped around its jaw and anchored to fishing gear on the sea floor.

// Despite ban, Mass. contends with fireworks injuries

The state is surrounded by more permissive jurisdictions, which makes it easy for fireworks to cross the border.

Mother of man killed by firework says rules are too lax

The mother of a 22-year-old man who died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head is pushing for stricter controls.

Welders used a lift to work on the beacon on the Nantucket Lightship.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Historic lightship’s beacon to shine for first time since 1975

The lightship, which once lit passage through the Nantucket Shoals, has been dark for years.

Carli Lloyd led the USA in shots on goal (9) and goals (6) in this World Cup.

You shouldn’t be surprised Carli Lloyd led US World Cup victory

The star midfielder has a knack for playing her best in her team’s biggest games.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 23: Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning against the aka at Fenway Park on June 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Here are six ways the Red Sox can get better right now

As the Red Sox rebound from a poor start to the season, there are several moves that might speed the process.

Ground Game

// In N.H., Chris Christie says he’s ‘Telling It Like It Is’

Christie is trying to win over voters with charm and personal rapport.



// Hillary Clinton ropes reporters

Shielding the former secretary of state from reporters’ questions has become something of a specialty her political operation.

The Big Picture

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, June 2015

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