City urges cut in overtime costs for major departments

The city is asking departments to shave off 5 percent in overtime spending they pay employees who solve crime, fight fires, and sweep the streets.

Boston, MA--7/27/2016--The boy's mother Melissa Willis is embraced by neighbor and family friend Aleida Nunez (cq). The family of 7-year-old Kyzr Willis mourns outside their home in Dorchester, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. It was reported that he was found drowned off Carson Beach on Tuesday. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 28kyzr Reporter: Evan Allen

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A cry for answers as a family mourns boy’s death

Melissa Willis said no one at the city-run day camp ever called her to say her child was missing. Instead, she found out from her 9-year-old niece.

// Legislation highlights divisions on Lyme disease

State lawmakers want to require coverage for long-term treatment while disease specialists criticize such an approach.

Four nominated to Appeals Court

Governor Charlie Baker nominated two Superior Court justices and two people from the attorney general’s office Wednesday.

Boston-07/26/2016- Boston Common looks like a desert as the heat wave takes a toll on the once green grass on the Boston Common, in which most of the grass there is parched. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

Will the heat wave end?

Thursday will see temperatures hit the 90s again, but relief could be on the way.

// Fox News goes silent after Ailes’ departure

Insiders described the on-set atmosphere as icy, as employees grapple with internal division after the abrupt exit of Roger Ailes.

// Court rebuffs Sampson’s plea to exclude evidence in death-penalty trial

Convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson received little support from a federal appeals court Wednesday.

// Amid criticism, Healey defends gun crackdown

The attorney general said her ban on so-called “copycat” assault weapons is clear, enforceable, and already working.


// Boston entrepreneur recalls celeb-studded teenage years

Now he’s a successful tech entrepreneur in Boston. But in 1980s Queens, David Cancel was working out with the stars.

Lexington physician Dr. Jill Stein is the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee.

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Yvonne Abraham

A new low for Jill Stein

If Stein is looking for someone to compare to Trump, the mirror would be a pretty good place to start.

Democratic National Convention

// The Latest: Tim Kaine mocks Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton’s running mate ladled on the sarcasm as he criticized Trump for being “not that well informed.”

// Obama annoints old rival as his successor

President Obama made a forceful case at the Democratic convention for Hillary Clinton, eight years after he beat her to win the party’s nomination.

// Sketching out the DNC in Philadelphia

Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman went to the drawing board on the third night of the Democratic National Convention.

// Fast Forward: Hillary Clinton’s big night, Patriots’ training camp

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

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Got room for murals nearly 14 feet tall?

The murals painted by “Make Way for Ducklings” author Robert McCloskey need a new home.

Love Letters

// He makes fun of her weight and age

“I’m at the point where I dread eating anything that isn’t a salad in front of him. What do I do?”


// Bill Belichick’s to-do list during training camp

There’s a lot of work and preparation that needs to be done over the next five weeks.


// Julian Edelman facing paternity suit

A Swedish model says the Patriots receiver is the father of her unborn baby.

Globe investigations

“When the EMTs arrived, Dave was laying like this.” Gerry Hill said, offering to show where his suicidal son was fatally shot after a tense encounter with police.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats met in Philadelphia for their national convention.