1 killed, 4 wounded hours before start of festival

Police were on scene at Creston Street in Dorchester after an early morning shooting where one person was killed.

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The Boston shootings all occurred in the hours before the J’ouvert celebration, a parade that kicks off the weekend’s Caribbean festival.

A rendering of Wynn Resorts’ proposed casion in Everett.

Wynn gets key state approval for casino

The state granted a crucial environmental license to Wynn Resorts, clearing one of the biggest obstacles the Everett proposal faced.

Shirley Leung

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Whether the mayor likes it or not, Wynn is about to become one of Boston’s biggest neighbors.

Owen Labrie, who closed his eyes as the verdict was read Friday in the Merrimack County Superior Court, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 29.

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News Analysis

St. Paul’s trial posed complex issues for jurors, judge

It was Owen Labrie’s conviction for using a computer to entice the victim that exposes him to the harshest penalties.

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Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized people in the Boston area — neighbors, police, even their own mother.


User testing that mixes cocktails and coding

A Cambridge event recently played on the idiom that an interface should be designed as though the user were drunk.

Trump blitzes through raucous Norwood rally

A campaign rally Friday for Donald Trump had a circus-like atmosphere rarely experienced in the staid world of Mass. politics.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/trump11[1]--90x90.jpg Even in college, Donald Trump was brash

The blunt and bombastic personality that has helped Trump upend the Republican primary was in full bloom during his years at Wharton business school.


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The Patriots’ beleaguered quarterback has a preseason breakthrough, leading a TD drive against the Panthers.

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) is sacked by New England Patriots' James Morris (59) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Patriots 17, Panthers 16

Patriots’ defense leads way against Panthers

With the offense struggling, the return of Jerod Mayo sparked the Patriots in a lackluster first half.

“I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part,” Curt Schilling wrote in a tweet.


For ESPN, apologies become commonplace

ESPN, which bills itself as the worldwide leader in sports, has been leading in another category lately: apologies.

opinion | Thomas Waite

When cyberthrillers become real life

Are authors of cyberthrillers war-gaming for the bad guys?

Former Mass. governor Michael Dukakis in 2014.

Some try to recruit Michael Dukakis to run in 2016

On Friday, organizers behind the Twitter handle @Dukakis2016 began touting the former Mass. governor’s record.


Her sex drive returned, but her interest has waned

“I know John would love to have a whole relationship with me and he would be devastated if I started sleeping with or dating someone else.”

Ferries offer cruise-like glamour minus the cost

A new fleet of vessels worldwide have been upgraded into surprisingly comfortable, full-service ships to vie with low-cost airlines.

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

Michael A. Cohen

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If Alison Parker and Adam Ward are not to have died in vain, then the reaction to their deaths must not be apathy.

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.


Innocation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner--90x90.jpg Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?


//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.