Suspects in alleged Pokémon plot held without bail

The two Iowa men are accused of bringing guns and ammunition to Boston with a Pokémon competition as their target.

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Pope announces new guidelines on abortion forgiveness

During a special Holy Year of Mercy set to begin Dec. 8, every priest will be able to forgive the sin of abortion.

Stocks plunge again amid China worries

The Dow was down more than 350 points Tuesday, continuing Wall Street’s month-long rocky ride.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) talked with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses.

Timothy D. Easley/AP

Invoking ‘God’s authority,’ clerk defies Supreme Court ruling

The Kentucky clerk told activists that her office is continuing to deny same-sex marriage licenses.

// MBTA repair bill up to $7.3b and may rise, panel says

A spokesman for Governor Baker praised the board for its work but did not commit to more money for the agency.

Attorneys David Meier (left) and Melinda Thompson discussed Aisling Brady McCarthy’s case Monday during a news conference at a Boston law firm.

Kevin Cullen

Where does the nanny go to get her reputation back?

Before there was any compelling evidence, Aisling Brady McCarthy had been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Wilfredo Lee/AP

Inside Hillary Clinton’s latest e-mail dump

The messages provide a window into Clinton’s private moments – and reveal a sense of her beyond her public face.

// Simmons professor arrested on child porn charges

Alyssa Azotea, 37, faces four charges of computer pornography and three charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

A building being built at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., collapsed on Tuesday.

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6 injured in building collapse at Bryant University in R.I.

The steel framework of an indoor athletic facility under construction at Bryant suddenly collapsed on Tuesday.

// How will judge rule in Deflategate case?

The judge in the case will probably either uphold the Patriots quarterback’s four-game ban or will completely vacate it.


// Don Orsillo is killing NESN with class

Don Orsillo continues to deliver the story of the 2015 Red Sox with no acknowledgment that he has been fired by the team.

Al Cohen, 64, has been selling Fuller cleaning products for 40 years. Cohen estimates that he still has about 1,000 regular customers.

After 40 years, Fuller Brush man still going door to door

There are three Fuller Brush men left in Mass. Al Cohen, 64, is one of them.

//[1]-4671--90x90.jpg Move over, millennials. Gen Z is the hot new target audience

Generation Z, loosely defined as those 20 and younger, are starting to spend their own money, and businesses are noticing.

Scientists said the sea scorpions were Earth’s dominant large predator long before dinosaurs.

Patrick J. Lynch/Yale University via Associated Press

Water bug was Earth’s first big predatory monster

The sea scorpion grew to 5 feet 7 inches, with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, newly found fossils show.

// Slim pickings at the start of Allston Christmas

Young adults hoping to furnish their homes on the cheap didn’t find much for the taking on Monday.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

// Biotech’s merger targets fight back

The biotech business is abuzz with takeover offers right now, and some of those targets don’t like being in someone else’s crosshairs.

// Group collecting signatures to recall Lawrence mayor

One backer says grievances against Daniel Rivera include improper hiring practices and a lax response to public safety issues.

// Walsh proposes 13.7 percent City Council pay hike

Councilors’ salaries would increase to $99,500 — but not the $105,000 that they want.

STAT | Pulse of Longwood

// Mass. General ad campaign takes on Children’s Hospital

“Your kids won’t always be young,” one ad declares, “but they’ll always be welcome at Massachusetts General Hospital.”

Ground Game

// Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Opinion & Ideas

Bobby Farrelly

// If Deflategate hit Mayberry, what would Andy Griffith do?

The Patriot Nation’s faith in Tom Brady ultimately could be rewarded. Or fans might end up with egg on their face.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.


// A crash course on meditation via smartphone

Health coaching startup Change Collective offers meditation for the wary technologist.


John L. Allen Jr. | Analysis

// Reflections on a daring double play by the ‘Pope of Mercy’

On Tuesday, Francis reached out to two constituencies long alienated from the official structures of the Catholic Church.