Iraqi forces lack ‘will to fight,’ defense chief says

Defense secretary Ash Carter’s harsh assessment came after Islamic State forces captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

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Nash, a former MIT faculty member who was the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday in a crash in New Jersey with his wife.

The boy who burned inside

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/474605278.jpg Fans gather in Foxborough to support Tom Brady

Patriots fans waved signs, chanted, and wore number 12 jerseys at a rally for Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/FullSizeRender-(1).jpg New ‘cottage’ at Maine compound for Jeb Bush

The 3,000-square-foot vacation home could be a reminder of the complications facing Bush’s presumed presidential campaign.

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Four stories of escaping poverty in Boston

Finding a way to move up and out was daunting, but acquiring skills helped make it work for these four people.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner_new_20150111.jpg What’s next for Kendall Square?

The past five years have seen brand-name companies set up shop in the square, hiring thousands of people in the process.

High fees for public information not uncommon

A hearing is set on the state’s public records law, which some groups say does little to shed light on government bodies.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 5/24/2015-- Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli (R) celebrates with Rusney Castillo (C) and Xander Bogaerts after hitting a two run home run against the LA Angels during the second inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts May 24, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: RedSox-Angels Reporter:

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Red Sox 6, Angels 1

Mike Napoli powers Red Sox in homestand finale

The Red Sox first baseman had a two-run homer and a two-run double to lead Sunday's victory.

May 24, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates after winning the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indy 500

Will Power finished second in the 99th running of the event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. The bout produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

'Phantom Punch' bout was Boston's phantom fight

The famous fight 50 years ago was originally scheduled to be held in Boston. Author Rob Sneddon explains why it was moved.

This artist's rendering provided by Carson2gether shows the exterior of a newly revised plan for a proposed stadium that would house both the Chargers and the Raiders NFL football teams.

BEN VOLIN I Sunday FOOTBALL NOTES

NFL teams battle it out for Los Angeles

The return of the NFL to LA — possibly as soon as the 2016 season — is a foregone conclusion.

Jim James of My Morning Jacket performing Saturday at Boston Calling.

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Pleasant surprises, a variety of styles at Saturday’s Boston Calling

My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Ben Harper, and Run the Jewels were among the highlights at Boston Calling on Saturday.

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The undefeated champ is a charming, trash-talking MMA fighter, a sex symbol, actress, and author. Everyone wants a piece of her.

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Making sure Dad is OK

Our solution for keeping tabs on our widowed father has had unexpected benefits.

Clockwise from left:  Illustrations of Gerald Peary, writer/director; Bob Montana (framed), cartoonist; Shaun Clancy, coproducer/ researcher; Jane Murphy, prom date; and Betty Tokar Jankovich, onetime girlrfiend.

Searching for the inspiration behind Archie Comics’ Betty

A new documentary film called “Archie’s Betty” explores Archie Comics cartoonist Bob Montana’s past in Haverhill.

The Big Picture

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.