In R.I., an unpaid debt and a death in a cemetery

John Cloud

A dispute over an unpaid loan turned deadly in Tiverton, according to police.

// Major crime on MBTA reduced by a third

The MBTA system has seen reports of major crimes drop by 31 percent during the first half of 2016.

// Tornado watch continues for Western Mass.

The strongest storms will arrive in the western part of the state between 6 and 9 p.m., and will likely reach Boston between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at a Town Hall event in Los Angeles last month.

Liberals readying binders of liberals in case Clinton wins

Divides between the party’s progressive and centrist wings remain, and activists are preparing for a behind-the-scenes tussle over key appointments.

Multiple manhole explosions in Brockton

The Brockton Fire Department is responding to reports of multiple manhole explosions on Main Street.

// Case against Mass. woman in teen’s suicide to go forward

The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously approved the prosecution of a Plainville woman who allegedly convinced a friend to commit suicide in 2014.

// Up to 116 civilians killed in US strikes since Obama took office

Between 64 and 116 civilians have been killed in drone and other strikes since the beginning of President Obama’s administration.

Former Lakeville fire lieutenant indicted on rape, attempted rape charges

A grand jury indicted the former fire lieutenant on charges that he allegedly raped a subordinate firefighter and tried to rape another victim.

Everett firefighter Lenny Cornelio cooled off with water on the sidewalk during the response.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Everett fire causes about $70,000 worth of damage

The fire was likely a result of cooking, but is still under investigation.

Breed’s Hill or Bunker Hill? One of the greatest misnomers in US history has sparked a social media skirmish.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Misnamed Battle of Bunker Hill sparks social media skirmish

The battle actually took place on Breed’s Hill and ‘‘it’s kind of annoying that the Bunkers get all the credit,” said Jed Breed.

Fourth of July

// Where you can see fireworks this weekend

From Cape Ann to Concord to Plymouth, there are parades and fireworks aplenty this holiday weekend.

// Shark experts launch ‘Sharktivity’ app for beachgoers

It was perfectly timed for the July 4, holiday weekend.

// Who can claim the first fried clam?

On July 3, Woodmans of Essex will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the fried clam by its founder. But is the story true?

// Your guide to Boston’s July 4 fireworks

If you’re a fan of music and lively patriotism, look no further than the 43rd Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular for a way to celebrate this holiday weekend.

// Evan Turner gets $70 million deal in Portland

Turner said he relished Boston but there was “a glass ceiling” here regarding playing time and salary.

The violations found by MLB occurred during the tenure of former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.

AP file

Red Sox penalized for international signing violations

Five prospects were declared free agents after the Sox were found to have circumvented the rules last year.


// Isaiah Thomas is the ice cream man

One of the reasons NBA free agents don’t want to sign in Boston is because they don’t get the lucrative endorsement deals here that they get, say, in New York or LA or Miami.


// Maura Healey only met Pat Summitt once, but she made an impression

The attorney general penned an essay saying what she never got a chance to tell Summitt, who died last week.

// Attackers open fire, take hostages in Bangladesh capital

A group of up to nine attackers took hostages in a restaurant frequented by locals and foreigners in Dhaka.

// Al Gore’s daughter pleads not guilty following pipeline protest

Karenna Gore and other activists were released and ordered to stay 100 yards away from the construction site.


// Christian Siriano has the remedy for Leslie Jones’s fashion emergency

The “Ghostbusters” actress tweeted this week that no designer had stepped forward to dress her for the film’s red-carpet debut.

Opinion & Ideas


// Free the hostages — student transcripts, that is

The practice of withholding transcripts is bureaucratic passive aggression that only makes the student debt crisis worse.

Globe investigations

Families in fear

The state’s plan to close psychiatric hospitals has had unintended consequences.

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.


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Andris Nelsons conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra on its European tour in May.

Andris Nelsons withdraws from prestigious German festival

“Owing to a differing approach in various matters, the atmosphere at this year’s Bayreuth Festival did not develop in a mutually comfortable way for all parties,” said a statement.