Brushing off criticism, Healey defends gun action

The attorney general said Massachusetts has seen a “precipitous drop” in the sale of copies or duplicates of assault weapons.

Police Commissioner William B. Evans spoke at a news conference Tuesday.

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Following boy’s death, center’s director on leave

Mayor Martin Walsh says the director of the community center 7-year-old Kyzr Willis went missing from has been placed on leave.


// Tragedy at Boston beach

A look at what happened in the death of Kyzr Willis.

// Legislation highlights divisions on Lyme disease

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



Somerville mayor holds firm on Black Lives Matter banner

Even after news of a police rally to happen this week, Mayor Curtatone said Wednesday that the banner should remain hanging over City Hall.

// Suffolk board expected to discuss McKenna inquiry

Suffolk University trustees will meet to discuss an investigation into the conduct of university President Margaret McKenna.


// Julian Edelman facing paternity suit

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

40-year-old man charged with statutory rape of teen girl

A North Attleborough man allegedly committed statutory rape over the past year, authorities said.

// That time Paul English met Marissa Mayer (and it didn’t go well)

English, the cofounder of the travel app Lola, reminisced in an online post about the time he met Mayer, then a Google executive.

Democratic National Convention

People cheer during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Live updates

Tim Kaine speaks at Democratic convention

President Barack Obama also will speak tonight at the Democratic convention.

// Donald Trump asks Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s e-mails

“Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.”


// Donald Trump has entered the Tyson Zone

Donald Trump is conspiring with a foreign government against an American citizen – who happens to be his opponent in the presidential campaign.

// 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.

// Political oratory takes center stage at conventions

Political conventions are delivering a mid-summer feast of speeches in an era of cable TV sound bytes and 140-character attacks.

Yvonne Abraham

// A new low for Jill Stein

This election cycle looks like it’ll be Stein’s most successful yet. Though it might be difficult to look at herself in the mirror afterward.

Boston, MA - 7/01/2016 - (6th inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright (35) hands off the ball to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) after being received during the sixth inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels in Game 1of a 3 game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 02Red Sox-Angels, LOID: 8.2.3506516646.

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Red Sox are on road to . . . where exactly?

A flawed, up-and-down team begins a challenging stretch run loaded with road games.

// Harvard endowment chief resigns for personal reasons

Stephen Blyth, CEO of the $37.6 billion fund, had been on medical leave since May.

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.