Judge rules against NFL, drops Tom Brady’s four-game ban

The Patriots QB can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for Deflategate.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived at federal court in New York on Monday.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived at federal court in New York on Monday.

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US District Judge Richard Berman ruled against the NFL Thursday.

Yvonne Abraham

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For years, while Stephanie Pollack had been calling for more funding, the T was leaving hundreds of millions on the table.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_06902-PhotoCredit-KerryHayes-Distributor-OpenRoadFilms_rgb[1]-4360--90x90.jpg At Venice Film Festival, ‘Spotlight’ premieres to sustained applause

The film is about The Globe’s award-winning series exposing the Catholic church sex abuse scandal.

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An apparent drug overdose took the life of Jessica Conway, the grieving mother of a foster child who died last month.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz.jpg What happened to the American labor movement?

Labor unions once represented about 1 of every 3 American workers. Today, it’s 1 in 9 — and falling.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful, spoke at the Iowa State Fair last month.

Eric Thayer/New York Times

How to kiss up in D.C.? Clinton e-mails offer guide

The thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails as secretary of state offer a textbook on how official Washington communicates.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/48b79883f8134631b808b06b7bbe9e59-48b79883f8134631b808b06b7bbe9e59-0[1]-1671--90x90.jpg In Mo. town, transgender teen’s use of girls’ locker room causes furor

The issue has roiled the small town of Hillsboro, thrusting a quaint community of about 3,000 into the national spotlight.

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The case is the first brought by a state commission that is enforcing rules dating from the end of Prohibition.

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Emerson College’s downtown theater, which opened on Boylston Street in 1900, is one of the oldest in Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_8895A[1]-8908--90x90.jpg Chinese company promises to deliver MBTA railcars on time

The assurance comes amid the turmoil rocking China’s economy and the recent merger of that country’s two biggest railmakers.

Scott (left) and Steven Leader

Brothers to remain held in attack on homeless Mexican man

The two brothers from South Boston allegedly beat and urinated on the sleeping victim because he was Hispanic.

SWAT team police officers were seen Millis after a police cruiser was reportedly shot at.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Millis schools closed as search for gunman continues

A gunman shot at a local police cruiser Wednesday afternoon, causing the vehicle to crash and catch fire.

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After one more day of sweltering weather, Mass. residents can prepare for several days in the 70s and 80s.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/02railpica.jpg Pilgrim nuclear plant safety rating downgraded

The Plymouth plant is now one of just three nuclear power reactors nationwide ranked in the next-to-lowest performance category.

Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared at Suffolk University as part of the Globe’s interview series.

Warren likely to endorse a candidate in 2016 primary

Amid speculation that she may be a VP candidate, Elizabeth Warren refused to say whether she will serve out her full Senate term.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/071814_BUS_Blake11A.jpg Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old did not let a 17-foot fall or swarm of bees keep him from the tech showcase.

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Pope-Francis-Primer.jpg Where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.