Nanny departs Boston day after murder charge is dropped

Aisling Brady McCarthy was in court in Woburn last July.

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Aisling Brady McCarthy flew out of Logan airport for her native Ireland Tuesday night.

Murderer promises victim’s family he won’t seek parole

A sobbing Marvin Cathey told the state parole board he wants to spend the rest of his life incarcerated.

Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush speaks to the media following a town hall with high school students at La Progresiva Presbyterian School in Miami, Florida, September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Bush’s attacks on Trump are effort to enliven campaign

Jeb Bush is ratcheting up his attacks on Donald Trump as he tries to inject some energy into his presidential effort.

Report sheds light on troubles faced by child agency

The report showed that 184 children were abused or neglected while under state supervision last year.

Auburn girl lauded for quick thinking during break-in try

A 12-year-old girl took photos and called 911 when she heard a man trying to break into her house, leading to his capture.

118 years ago today, Boston welcomed nation’s first subway

Subway cars were packed as Boston put its below-ground trains into service.

// Family of slain N.H. woman urges public to offer information

Denise Robert was shot and killed Sunday night while walking in Manchester, N.H.

Sean Kiley out as Winchester High principal

Kiley has agreed to leave the system, according to the superintendent, ending an effort by parents and students to keep him in the job.

Former Burlington official faces charges related to credit card use

The official is accused of using a town credit card for personal expenses.

// Officer is killed near Chicago, spurring manhunt

Authorities were searching for three suspects after an officer in Fox Lake, Ill., who was pursuing them was shot dead.

Since Kerry Healey became its president, Babson College has been ranked at or near the top of Money magazine’s rankings of colleges in the country.

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Shirley Leung

After politics, Healey finds her higher calling at Babson

Kerry Healey is an interested spectator in the presidential race even as she builds an impressive record as president of Babson College.

Judge Richard M. Berman enters federal court in New York on Monday.

Judge says no ruling yet in Deflategate case

Judge Richard Berman filed a court order Tuesday saying he expected to rule on the case by the end of the week.

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 26: Rick Porcello #22 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 26, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Yankees 3, Red Sox 1

Red Sox fail to deliver, fall to Yankees

Rick Porcello fanned a career-high 13 in another impressive outing but the Yankees prevailed.

Bicyclists and vehicles crossed the Longfellow Bridge from Cambridge into Boston.

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opinion | JEFF JACOBY

Urban roads aren’t meant for bicycles

Cyclists and traffic don’t mix. It’s not just foolish to pretend otherwise. It’s deadly.

Girl found on Deer Island spent time in New England

New isotope analysis test results suggest that Baby Doe likely spent time in New England and other locations across the country.

President Obama spoke with the Exit Glacier in Seward, Alaska, as a backdrop.

With Alaska glacier as backdrop, Obama talks about climate change

President Obama visited a melting glacier to reinforce his call to action on climate change.

In Allston, more Christmas wishes may be coming true

The pickings were more bountiful on Tuesday as students continued to move in and out ahead of the school year.

If you think it’s especially hot in the city, you’re right

Asphalt and black rooftops contribute to urban heat, a study shows, while suburban trees and vegetation help cool things down.

Far left: Frogmore stew. Middle: fried green tomatoes (top) and Hoppin’ John. Above: banana pudding.

Dining Out

A taste of Southern hospitality at the Frogmore in JP

The people behind Fairsted Kitchen bring Lowcountry fare and a personal touch to the Frogmore in Jamaica Plain.

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.


// A crash course on meditation via smartphone

Health coaching startup Change Collective offers meditation for the wary technologist.


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// Reflections on a daring double play by the ‘Pope of Mercy’

On Tuesday, Francis reached out to women who have had abortions as well as the Society of St. Pius X.