One killed in four-alarm Brighton blaze

A man who tried to rescue people from the building was killed when he apparently became disoriented and could not find his way out, officials said.

Construction workers rescued girl from Brighton fire

Mike Grant and James Skerry were leaving for work when they saw smoke coming from Murdock Street.

This year, Bill Belichick just might have created his ideal old-school defense.


Bill Belichick has built an old-school defense

Outside of Darrelle Revis and Vince Wilfork, there’s few players who won’t be asked to play multiple positions this season.

William H. Macy of “Shameless” is nominated for a lead comedy actor award at the Emmys and “Orange is the New Black” has 12 comedy nominations this year.

Matthew Gilbert | Critic’s Notebook

Emmy categories fail to measure TV’s complexity

The Emmy Awards need to evolve to suit the times, maintain our trust, and avoid sliding into pointlessness.

// US Ebola patients pose no public health risk, doctor says

Officials announced the release of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol from an Atlanta hospital on Thursday.

James Foley was met by fellow journalists after his release by the Libyan government in May 2011. He had been jailed, along with two other journalists, for 44 days.

Militants pressed for ransom before killing James Foley

The United States refused to pay a multimillion-dollar ransom for the release of the N.H. reporter.

James Foley wanted to report from the world’s danger zones.


James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

“He just had this gene that didn’t know fear,” a friend of Foley said.

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., held roses as they demonstrated for justice after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.


// Airbnb to get a closer look from Boston City Council

After settling its dispute with parking app Haystack, the City Council is now looking into “for-profit lodging in personal residences.”