FDA approves Vertex treatment for cystic fibrosis

The therapy is expected to generate billions in annual sales and help Vertex finally become a consistently profitable company.

Man killed after allegedly pointing BB gun at police

The Brockton man allegedly pulled what appeared to be a concealed handgun from his back and pointed it at the officers.

A judge ruled that the public should not be allowed to reach Long Beach by crossing over house lots that are leased by the town.

Bob MacKinnon for the Globe/File

Rockport cottage owners win ruling over beach access

The decision is the latest twist in a landlord-tenant dispute that has been simmering between seasonal residents and officials.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Feature02-8884--90x90.jpg Pleasant weather expected for Fourth of July

Sunny and dry weather will carry through the rest of the week and into the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Jabari Asim was surprised to find the criminal citation for driving without a license in the mailbox of his Newton home last week.

Greg M. Cooper for the Globe

Professor asks: Citation mistaken identity or profiling?

An Emerson professor received a citation for driving without a license, but said he was not in his car at the time.

Police blocked off several blocks outside the Washington Navy Yard during the lockdown in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Officials don’t believe report of shooting at Navy Yard was hoax

Investigators interviewed the woman who reported that she may have heard gunshots at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Thousands of e-mails provide a bracing dose of authenticity to one of the country’s most scripted and careful politicians.

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Andrew Costello, 67, a former Boston Herald editor, was in fair condition after being bitten several times by a shark.

Scott Kelly/NASA

What does Boston look like from space?

Astronaut Scott Kelly treated Boston to a view of itself from hundreds of miles above Earth Thursday morning.

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If Ben Affleck could salvage his career after the fiasco that was “Bennifer,” divorce should be a breeze.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/10/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/davis_fp4_biz-001.jpg Elite chefs now in Fort Point, so where are customers?

The neighborhood should be the hottest dining district in the city. But it’s not — at least not yet.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/illo_AndyGilmore_v2_1400.jpg Best outdoor music in and around Boston this summer

A look at some of the shows that will take music fans out under the sun and stars this summer.

Catcher Ryan Hanigan has been out since May 1 with a broken finger.


Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Can Ryan Hanigan help struggling pitcher Rick Porcello?

The return of the veteran catcher could be just what the righthander needs to find his groove.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/attentionmooseA.jpg Do you speak Canadian road sign?

Let us pause to ponder the poetic inscrutability of Canadian highway signs.

farah stockman | boston after busing

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/stockman-558.jpg Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

Think you’re fully covered for childbirth? Maybe not.

Having a baby is a common health event, yet insurance coverage isn’t always assured.

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Whether Trump is serious about running for president or just serious about publicity, his sudden support is hard to ignore.

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The settlement resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_bernie_sanders.jpg Bernie Sanders will use proximity to N.H. to his favor

Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, finds himself on the doorstep of the nation’s first primary.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joanna_Weiss_150px-1219.png More rejection for Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen?

Life among the elites in Brookline can be tough.

The Big Picture

Tourists snorkel near a turtle as it looks for food amongst the coral in the lagoon at Lady Elliot Island north-east of the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, June 9.

David Gray/Reuters

The Big Picture

Great Barrier Reef at risk

Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened.