ISIS claims ‘soldiers’ killed French priest

An 86-year-old priest was slain in a hostage standoff at a church before police fatally shot two the attackers.

Boston Police

Was that Mark Cuban’s yacht in Boston Harbor?

The Mavericks owner has said — more than once — that it’s not his. Police beg to differ.

Democratic convention

Michelle Obama electrifies DNC’s first night

The first lady took numerous swipes at Donald Trump — without mentioning his name.

// ‘My name is Marty Walsh, and I’m an alcoholic’

The Boston mayor credited organized labor with offering him a second chance to get his life on track.

// Sanders confronts delegates with Clinton support

Bernie Sanders made a case for his one-time rival in an impassioned speech Monday.

Teamsters’ appeal could define line for union advocacy

The outcome could set the legal standard for ongoing investigations, including cases that have been tied to City Hall.

Tokai pharmaceuticals ends prostate cancer drug trial

The Boston biotech will end the clinical trial after a committee concluded it “will likely not succeed” in improving survival for patients.

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Most employers assume that once a retirement plan is in place, their job is done. But by keeping it top-of-mind and up-to-date, you can save your business from potential legal hassles.

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Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy (left) was in the company of greatness over the weekend at the Baseball of Fame.



Reflections on Hall of Fame weekend

Saturday in Cooperstown I was allowed to salute the diamond gods at Doubleday Field.

// Fast Forward: Hostage standoff ends in France, Bill Clinton speaks tonight

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

Polar Seltzer is now employing five generations of Crowleys.

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A sparkling new era for time-tested Polar

How Polar Seltzer became an overnight success, 134 years after it first began bottling.


// It’s officially a heat wave

Boston is slated to go six days with temperatures above 90.

// Boston area’s heat wave expected to hit day 6

Once again, temperatures will top 90, and there’s little chance of rain for the next few days.

// The artisanal ice cream scene is booming.

Pop-up shops. Small-batch producers. Dairy-free alternatives. It’s a hotbed of frozen desserts.


// New 55-plus community is short hop to highway, train

Sixteen condo units are still available at the Reading Woods development by Pulte Homes.

// Stuck in immigration limbo, he decided to go to law school.

Antonio Massa Viana, now here legally, was the first unauthorized immigrant admitted to the state bar in Mass.

// To end persistent poverty, a guaranteed job or free money?

Each approach to addressing inequality has pros and cons.

Globe Magazine

// Four centuries of New England flops, flubs, and failures

We’ve had no shortage of wins to crow about. But then there were also these.

// Boston proposes an ID to make it easier to include all

All city residents, regardless of immigration status, homeless status, or gender identity, would be eligible to apply for the cards.

Globe investigations

“When the EMTs arrived, Dave was laying like this.” Gerry Hill said, offering to show where his suicidal son was fatally shot after a tense encounter with police.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

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

A battle against Islamic State fighters

“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic says.