Alex and Ani hurt by executive exits, party incident

Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian and former chief executive Giovanni Feroce presided over a period of tremendous growth. The company now has 46 stores, including one on Newbury Street (above). Rafaelian’s real estate holdings include Belcourt Castle in Newport.

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Behind the New Age marketing and rapid expansion, the jewelry retailer has struggled with some decidedly negative vibes.

US stocks slightly lower after sharp two-day surge

Stocks fell heavily at the beginning of the week on concerns about China’s economy, but had rebounded in the past two days.

A glass pavilion at the Smith Campus Center would create 6,461 square feet of indoor space open to the general public.

HOPKINS ARCHITECTS PARTNERSHIP LLP

Harvard’s glass pavilion plan for plaza meets resistance

Critics say the glass enclosure would intrude on the freewheeling culture of Forbes Plaza at Harvard Square.

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The medical examiner’s office did not specify how many times Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot during the attack.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chin082715StPoliceMcKeon_met6.jpg New State Police leader open to body cameras

“We want to be transparent, and we want to show that what we do is the right thing so I’m not opposed to it,” said Colonel Richard McKeon.

Builders in Boston missing diversity targets for jobs

Most developers failed to meet goals for hiring Boston residents and women for construction jobs — including the city itself.

A wooden walkway along the Charles River, near the Boston University boathouse and the BU Bridge, provided a scenic backdrop for two young women taking a photo of themselves on Thursday afternoon.

Sunny days ahead, but heat increasing over weekend

As it stands, Boston’s long-range forecast shows Tropical Storm Erika avoiding the region.

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/envoy150-921.jpg 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.

Woman sues Red Sox owner after 2014 foul ball injury

A Brookline woman who was struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park in June 2014 is suing the team’s principal owner.

Train tracks along the proposed MBTA Green Line expansion area photographed from Lowell Street in Somerville.

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Shirley Leung | Opinion

Baker will find a way to get Green Line extension done

With the Green Line, Governor Baker is getting the chance to nip cost overruns in the bud — something he never got to do with the Big Dig.

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/186640611-13948-7337%20-%20Copy.jpg NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.

Defendant Owen Labrie, left, and his attorney J.M. Carney, in court in Concord, N.H., where Labrie is on trial for rape.

JOANNA WEISS | Opinion

In wake of St. Paul’s case, how do we teach Owen Labries?

While we’re steeped in news about the dangerousness of boys, we’re surrounded by a culture that celebrates their conquests.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/wiggs_Flag_397446.jpg Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

However, the school board stopped short of renaming its athletic teams – the Rebels – voting to instead “rebrand” the name.

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As the new host of “The Late Show” takes off his mask, the face we finally see may be a lot more familiar than we expect.

Above: co-director and climber Jimmy Chin during the attempt to climb Mount Meru, in the Himalayas.

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Movie Review

‘Meru’ a visually sublime, dramatic documentary

Attempting to figure out how the incredible shots of mountain climbing were filmed almost spoils them.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker-8873.jpg The end of a long-simmering war on Beacon Hill

Suffolk University is poised to open a new $62 million building on Beacon Hill, expanding its already substantial footprint in the area.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/repatha.jpg FDA approves new Amgen cholesterol drug

The drug can reduce levels of bad cholesterol in millions of people who don’t respond to or are only partly helped by statins.

DANTE RAMOS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/danteramos-1271.jpg Curt Schilling and the etiquette of ‘delete’

The Schilling tweet episode highlighted an emerging dilemma of the social-media era.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_biden_henniker.jpg 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

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1264.jpg Why Joe Biden shouldn’t run

The vice president has his legacy to lose.

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.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/applewatch.png Fitbit outsells smartwatches, report says

Apple is in second place behind market leader Fitbit, which shipped 4.4 million units in the second quarter.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen150-924.jpg On Chibok anniversary, Christians caught between hope, experience

Most of the Chibok girls remain missing 16 months into their abduction.