Kyzr Willis death was accidental, police say

“You lose sight of a kid for even a second, a tragedy like this can happen,” Commissioner Evans said. “It breaks our heart.”

// No criminal charges in 38 Studios collapse

Rhode Island officials said they will not bring criminal charges against any of the principals involved in the collapse of 38 Studios.


//[1]-12303.jpg After shooting death, program offers safety, hope, and a future

At St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, the program that helped animate the life of shooting victim Jorge Fuentes is in full flower.

// Trial in teen’s suicide could begin in December

A 19-year-old Plainville teenager faces allegations that she persuaded a friend to kill himself despite his wavering on whether to carry out the act.

// Natick officer talks man off bridge: ‘It’s just empathy’

The man was threatening to jump off the Speen Street Bridge. After a conversation with Officer Dylan Punch, he got treatment instead.

// Two to plead guilty in compounding pharmacy case

Carla and Douglas Conigliaro aren’t charged directly with the meningitis outbreak that originated at their facility.

Staff Sergeant Dana Francis, Sergeant Tommy Coppola, Specialist John Shively, and Private First Class  Aaron Amardey-Wellington.

Staff Sergeant Steven Littlefield

Mass. soldiers rescue 87-year-old woman in N.J. woods

The woman, who drank only rainwater for two days after becoming stranded, was slumped in the backseat of a car.

// Bill Belichick swears Tom Brady will be the starter in Week 5

The Patriots coach put an end to a reporter’s line of questioning in a hurry on Friday.


// A non-padded practice isn’t ‘real’ football

The Patriots should be able to schedule 20-22 padded practices during training camp.

// Meet the ‘Lawn Mower Lady,’ credited with nabbing murder suspect

Lori Boyd, who lived in the Boston area for 33 years before moving south, made headlines this week.

// Thorny business matters facing Mass. lawmakers

With a deadline for new laws fast approaching, legislators will process a tall stack of business bills on Saturday.

What our critics say

★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

Matt Damon returns in entertaining ‘Jason Bourne’

From the no-frills title to the globe-hopping story line and the state-of-the-art action sequences, the movie’s a work of dogged professionalism.


// Coming to a theater near you: ‘Citizen Trump’

Of course Donald Trump loves “Citizen Kane.” He thinks it’s about him.

// With ‘Suicide Squad,’ superhero movies get even darker

The film’s arrival Friday illuminates a trend away from the escapism and optimism its genre used to signify.

Democratic National Convention

J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press (left); Shawn Thew/EPA

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How different were the Trump and Clinton speeches, really?

Take away the spotlight. The crowd. Their cheers. What kind of vision for the country did Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton present in their nomination speeches?

// The reading grade level of convention speeches, ranked.

Is your convention speech smarter than a 5th grader?


// Top 5 celebrity moments of the Democratic convention, Night 4

Here are some of our favorite moments from Night 4 of the DNC.


// Ayanna Pressley hates your flip-flops. Yes, the footwear.

The city councilor tweeted from the convention floor that she wants you to wear something more formidable.

Globe Magazine

// Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ’70s, an annual summer gathering alights in Vermont.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Bourne, the Bard, and flying nannies

Everything fun to do this weekend in Boston and beyond.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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.