Labrie acquitted of felony rape in St. Paul’s School trial

Owen Labrie closed his eyes as his verdict was read at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday.

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A jury convicted Owen Labrie of misdemeanor sexual assault of a 15-year-old student at the St. Paul’s School, but acquitted him of more serious charges.

SJC rules against sex offender zone laws in Mass.

Cities and towns cannot broadly restrict where sex offenders can live, the state’s highest court ruled.

Keith Bedford/Globe staff file


Five things to watch in Patriots-Panthers exhibition game

The third preseason game traditionally is the one that most resembles a regular-season contest.

29pope - Tom Moser and his son Aaron Moser inspecting the Lincoln lectern. (Scott Spitzer)

Maine woodworker to provide chair for Pope Francis visit

When Pope Francis speaks in Philadelphia this fall, he’ll sit before thousands on a Catena chair built by Tom Moser.

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.

A makeshift memorial was seen in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke, Va., on Thursday.

Virginia TV shooting survivor tried to dodge bullets, husband says

Vicki Gardner flinched and moved away from Vester Lee Flanagan before he fired a gun pointed at her face, Gardner’s husband said.

//[1]-8854--90x90.jpg Newburyport women who fled with girl held on $20,000 bail

Kristen Paquette and her mother, Debra, allegedly took Kristen’s 7-year-old daughter to New York.

Donald Trump with his father, Fred Trump, after graduating from Wharton in 1968.

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Even in college, Donald Trump was brash

The brash and blunt personality that has helped Trump upend the Republican presidential campaign was in full bloom during his college years.

A worker carried a painting of Donald Trump to the side of Ernie Boch Jr.’s Norwood house.

Trump fund-raiser draws crowd, protesters at Boch’s Norwood home

The controversial Donald Trump is expected to deliver a speech at the event Friday night.


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Turning a World War II watchtower into a guesthouse

Houseguests of car dealer Brian Kelly in Manchester get to sleep in a 165 foot tall structure designed to recall a yacht.

A Strandbeests was strolling across City Hall Plaza Friday under the sun.


Strandbeests come to Boston

A massive kinetic sculpture that moves with the help of large wind-powered sails made its City Hall debut on Friday.

Jim Koch kayaked in Apponagansett Bay in South Dartmouth.

My workout: Jim Koch

The chief executive of the Boston Beer Co., which brews Sam Adams, talks about how he avoids the dreaded beer belly.

Haul in lobsters in Casco Bay, Maine

Maine Office of Tourism

Things every New England kid should do before summer ends

Here are a dozen ways to carpe your diem in New England before the first book reports come due.

// How many of these great N.E. fairs have you visited?

Ten events that help you connect to our agriculture roots — and have a lot of fun while doing it.


// NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.


// A library grows in Dorchester

Uplifting is a good word for what has happened at a Dorchester school over the last eight months.

Ground Game

// 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


// Elizabeth Warren knows how to wield her power

There’s a lesson for presidential candidates — listening, Hillary? — and also for fellow female politicians in Massachusetts.

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

// 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?


// 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.