Man dies after Worcester police use shocking device

A man who was shocked with a Taser-type device on Wednesday after allegedly wreaking havoc in a market has died.

Officers on the island of Réunion carried an object that appeared to be a wing flap from a jetliner Wednesday. US investigators say the object came from a Boeing 777, and the only such plane missing is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Linking debris to missing jetliner may take a week

It may be a week or more before investigators determine whether a piece of debris found on an island came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

A Palestinian man looks out from a house that was badly damaged from a suspected attack by Jewish extremists near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday.

Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched

Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village early Friday and torched two homes, killing a young child.

Mike Volpe was fired from his job as CEO.

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‘Fishiness’ led to HubSpot firing

An executive at the Cambridge company was fired for using “aggressive tactics” in trying to obtain a copy of a book about the firm.

// Wynn offers to bolster T’s Orange Line

The move comes as part of Wynn Resorts’ efforts to win the state’s blessing for its $1.7 billion Everett gambling palace.

Joseph Trustey and his daughter, Anna.


Father-daughter trip turns tragic amid Wis. plane crash

Boston executive Joseph Trustey and his daughter, Anna, died in a single-engine plane crash while traveling to visit colleges.

Baker sets new rules for public records requests

The move comes after complaints that some agencies took months, or demanded millions of dollars, to provide documents.

Boston, MA, 09/20/06 - John Hancock Tower photographed on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. (Globe Photo/ ) - OUTTAKE

Goodbye, Hancock Tower. Hello, 200 Clarendon

The most famous building in New England will no longer be called the Hancock Tower — at least by its owner.

All aboard the BeatBus

Part of the BeatBus mission is to get more kids interested in music earlier in life, bolstering the pipeline of up-and-coming players.

Is the skills gap real?

As the skills gap lights up teleprompters and fills editorial pages, a growing number of economists are sounding a sharp, skeptical note.

Boston, MA - 07/30/15 - (1st inning) Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is congratulated in the Sox dugout after scoring in the first inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox in Game 4 of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 31Red Sox-White Sox, LOID: 8.1.2440736816.


Red Sox pound White Sox

Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and Steven Wright pitched seven solid innings.

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.

The operator of some of the most successful horse-racing tracks in the country says it is interested in returning thoroughbred racing to Suffolk Downs.

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Major race track operator interested in Suffolk Downs

The operator of Pimlico and other well-known tracks says it is interested in returning thoroughbred racing to Suffolk Downs.

Foxboro--07/30/15 The New England Patriots held their first day of training camp at the practice filed next to Gillette Stadium. Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady during warmups. Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady finds a safe haven on practice field

The Patriots’ beleaguered quarterback got back to football business as he tries to leave distractions behind.

// How hard is it to permanently delete text messages?

Tom Brady or his assistants would have had to obliterate his smartphone to make sure texts were no longer retrievable.

A rendering of the Olympic Stadium that had been proposed for Widett Circle.

Adrian Walker

What can we salvage from the Olympic bid?

The debate over hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics prompted a healthy discussion abut where the city is headed.

Shirley Leung

Boston 2024 donors don’t regret writing checks

Olympic donors said a bet on a better future for the region was one worth making — and many would do it again.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.


opinion | Bill Plaschke

// Thank you for giving LA another shot at the Games

Thank you, Boston, for perhaps bringing the Olympics back to the only place in the world that is already built for them.

The Big Picture

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2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

About 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 165 nations are competing throughout the city.


Tech Lab | BetaBoston

// With Windows 10, Microsoft gets back on track

After one of the biggest fiascos in its history, Microsoft is back on track with its new operating system.


// US welcomes Christians and Jews. Atheists and Muslims? Not so much

Americans are all for religious freedom — but disagree on who can claim it.


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With Olympics bid dead, who’s ahead? And who took a hit?

In the aftermath of Boston’s Olympic bid, Frederick Law Olmsted’s dream is dead — again. But the prospects for Widett Circle remain bright.