Severe thunderstorms roll through Mass.

Earlier tornado warnings have passed, but severe thunderstorm warnings were still in place in parts of the state.

Sex offender charged in Swampscott woman’s death

A Level 3 sex offender wanted for allegedly murdering a woman whose remains were found on a Swampscott beach has been arrested in Virginia.

MGM Resorts seeks to block Connecticut casino

The gambling company said it was unfair for the state of Connecticut to limit casino development to Native American tribes.

//[1]-8487--90x90.jpg Officer allegedly videotaped beating handcuffed man

The Chelsea officer apparently left the victim with injuries to his lip, jaw and forehead during the 2014 incident.


Moving van permits finally come online in Boston

If you need a parking permit for a moving truck in Boston, you can now get one online.

Aaron Hernandez was found guilty this year in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Judge wants sworn statement from tipster in Hernandez case

The woman claims the convicted killer’s trial was compromised by juror misconduct.

On Tuesday, investigators inspected the site of a circus tent that collapsed during a show at the Lancaster Fair grounds in Lancaster, N.H.

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N.H. officials probing fatal circus tent collapse

The father and daughter killed in the collapse were identified as 41-year-old Robert Young and 8-year-old Annabelle Young.

Family of Sandra Bland sues Texas trooper, county jail

Bland’s family and their supporters insist that her death should be investigated and that she would not have killed herself in jail.

//[1]-1332--90x90.jpg Milwaukee archdiocese settles for $21 million with abuse victims

The settlement sets the stage for the archdiocese to close a bankruptcy proceeding that was filed in January 2011.

A rendering of proposed condos at Pier 4 in the Seaport District. Being developed by Tishman Speyer which hopes to start construction by the end of 2015 on 100 units, with a new 13-story office building next door.


Developer plans for condos on site of Anthony’s Pier 4

At long last, construction could start on the old restaurant site later this year.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox hoping for more from their prospects

As Henry Owens makes his big league debut Tuesday, can he join Eduardo Rodriguez as a building block for next year’s rotation?

“When the ferry pulled in the first time I came here and I saw the town, I said, ‘I am never leaving,’ ” Elin Hilderbrand said of Nantucket.


Nantucket-based author the queen of summer beach read

Thanks to her discipline and determination, Elin Hilderbrand has made herself into a literary dynamo.


// NFL’s actions on Deflategate reek of bias, pettiness

The league’s tactics in investigating and punishing the Patriots and Tom Brady are fairly deplorable.

// ESPN’s Chris Mortensen deletes tweet on Patriots

The tweet on Jan. 20 erroneously stated 11 of the Patriots’ 12 balls used in the AFC Championship were underinflated by two PSI.

// Uber’s car pool option may ratchet up competition

Boston will be the fifth US city to offer UberPOOL, which allows two customers going in the same direction to share a ride and split the cost.

The harlequin soufflé at Ma Maison Jacky Robert.

Photos by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

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Jacky Robert returns to Boston, and results are uneven

It is good to have Jacky Robert installed at Ma Maison. But there is work to be done to put this house in order.

// At East Boston Y, little hands grow it and cook it

Ten young students are participating in the East Boston YMCA’s “Urban Farm to Kitchen,” one of a range of healthy cooking classes offered.

// Human settlement on Mars? MIT researchers join debate

Two researchers will debate the merits of the ambitious Mars One mission with the nonprofit’s founder at a convention.

Ground Game

// 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.



// Joe Biden’s case for Joe Biden

Who is a better antidote to the guarded Hillary Clinton and the safe campaign she is trying to run?

The Big Picture

Wildfires burn thousands of acres in California

Drought and extreme weather have fueled numerous wildfires in California that have destroyed property and forced evacuations.



// Drone racing takes off

Crashes and other miscues are part of the drill when running a race for flying drones.



// US Catholic bishops take on Donald Trump

Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants from Mexico has riled US bishops