Police angered by criticism over ‘Blarney Blowout’

Top law enforcement officials don’t think they should be less aggressive when handling large disturbances.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Boston/Images/750e949dd68f40af83ae4eb183c1df46-750e949dd68f40af83ae4eb183c1df46-0.jpg NFL to take steps to address domestic violence

Within 30 days, all league and team personnel will participate in education sessions on domestic violence and sexual assault.

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz-116.jpg With MCAS results in, which schools transforming students?

Test results can tell us which Massachusetts schools make the biggest difference in the lives of their students.

Latest MCAS test results show stagnant scores

Mass. education officials designated six more schools as “underperforming” on Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/back150-10482.jpg OSHA fines welding company in Back Bay fire

The welding company’s workers allegedly sparked a blaze that killed two firefighters in the Back Bay last March.

Marco Borggreve

Magazine

An open letter to the BSO’s Andris Nelsons

Settle down. Innovate. Stay fit. Some friendly advice for the BSO’s new maestro.

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, raised a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

Alibaba shares spike

The Chinese e-commerce powerhouse made its debut today as a publicly traded company.

brainiac

Study finds rich are smarter than the rest of us

The research raises the possibility that the smartest move a smart banker ever made was choosing finance in the first place.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/iphone150-4709.jpg Consumers in Boston get their hands on iPhone 6

After dealing with long lines and a chilly morning, shoppers were able to pick up the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus.

Movies

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Image1.jpg ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ revisits the fall of Saigon

The story Rory Kennedy tells in the documentary is at once riveting and heartbreaking.