For ESPN, apologies become commonplace

“I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part,” Curt Schilling wrote in a tweet.


ESPN, which bills itself as the worldwide leader in sports, has been leading in another category lately: apologies.

A cyclist stood near the re-constructed levee wall along the Industrial Canal in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans on Saturday.

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10 years after Katrina, Gulf residents remember

Residents in many places in Louisiana and Mississippi are marking a decade since Katrina’s deadly and devastating landfall.

A rendering of Wynn Resorts’ proposed casion in Everett.

Wynn gets key state approval for casino

The state granted a crucial environmental license to Wynn Resorts, clearing one of the biggest obstacles the Everett proposal faced.

Owen Labrie, who closed his eyes as the verdict was read Friday in the Merrimack County Superior Court, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 29.

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News Analysis

St. Paul’s trial posed complex issues for jurors, judge

It was Owen Labrie’s conviction for using a computer to entice the victim that exposes him to the harshest penalties.

//[1]-8961.jpg Brothers charged in homeless beating have long criminal histories

Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized people in the Boston area — neighbors, police, even their own mother.

Police were on scene at Creston Street in Dorchester after an early morning shooting where one person was killed.

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1 killed, 4 wounded hours before start of festival

The Boston shootings all occurred in the hours before the J’ouvert celebration, a parade that kicks off the weekend’s Caribbean festival.

New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)


Finally, a feel-good moment for Tom Brady

The Patriots’ beleaguered quarterback has a preseason breakthrough, leading a TD drive against the Panthers.


NFL discipline process needs an overhaul to be truly independent

One popular suggestion is to have a panel of, say, six arbitrators — three submitted by the NFL, three by the union.


How clean are your greens? Not very

There’s a booming business in spinach that is pre-washed, according to the packaging. But how clean does that actually make it?

Donald Trump posed for a selfie with Britney Touchette, 15, from Lynnfield.

Trump blitzes through raucous Norwood rally

A campaign rally Friday for Donald Trump had a circus-like atmosphere rarely experienced in the staid world of Mass. politics.

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The need for healthy debate on campus

Do today’s students want intellectual debate, or an overprotective safe space?

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// Wareham inn stands on point overlooking bay

The porch lining this yellow-stucco Victorian in Wareham is a primo spot to view the fireworks over Onset Bay.

An image of Steve Jobs in Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”


In Jobs film, Alex Gibney takes hard look at Apple icon

“For me, his story was a good way to reflect on corporate values and a certain generation that came out of the counterculture.”

Ferries offer cruise-like glamour minus the cost

A new fleet of vessels worldwide have been upgraded into surprisingly comfortable, full-service ships to vie with low-cost airlines.

Ground Game

// Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president

The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter in the race too late to compete in those states.

Opinion & Ideas

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// Progress and frustration in gun control

If Alison Parker and Adam Ward are not to have died in vain, then the reaction to their deaths must not be apathy.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


Innocation Economy

// Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?


// Ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died, Vatican says

Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead early Friday in the Vatican room where he has been held on house arrest.