Report sheds light on troubles faced by child agency

The report showed that 184 children were abused or neglected while under state supervision last year.

// 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.

// Dow drops 470 points amid another sell-off

US markets were down nearly 3 percent amid continued worries about China’s economy.

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.

Auburn girl lauded for quick thinking during break-in try

A 12-year-old girl took photos and called 911 when she heard a man trying to break into her house, leading to his capture.

If you think it’s especially hot in the city, you’re right

Asphalt and black rooftops contribute to urban heat, a study shows, while suburban trees and vegetation help cool things down.

//[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.

Agent who oversaw terrorism probes to lead Boston FBI office

An FBI special agent in charge of New York was named Tuesday as the new special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston division.

// 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.

Bicyclists and vehicles crossed the Longfellow Bridge from Cambridge into Boston.

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opinion | JEFF JACOBY

Urban roads aren’t meant for bicycles

Cyclists and traffic don’t mix. It’s not just foolish to pretend otherwise. It’s deadly.

Judge Richard M. Berman enters federal court in New York on Monday.

Judge says no ruling yet in Deflategate case

Judge Richard Berman filed a court order Tuesday saying he expected to rule on the case by the end of the week.

Hanley Ramirez has not played since Saturday because of a sore shoulder.

Hanley Ramirez’s days in outfield are over

The Red Sox have given up on using Ramirez in the outfield, but hope to play him at first base this season.

//[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.

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

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.

An Egg McMuffin meal.

McDonald’s to begin selling breakfast all day

The chain is aiming to reinvigorate sluggish sales by fulfilling a longstanding customer request.

// 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.”

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.

@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.

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.


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.