Officials believe no survivors in Texas balloon crash

Police cars blocked access to the site where a hot air balloon crashed early Saturday near Lockhart, Texas.

James Vertuno/Associated Press

Federal officials say a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas.

Teen who drowned in Charles River near Harvard was summer school student

The 18-year-old who died Friday night was a Harvard Summer School student, according to the university.

City councilors back Walsh in rift over liquor licenses

Boston city councilors are joining with Mayor Martin J. Walsh to push for full control over the city’s liquor licenses.

// Suffolk University fires back at ousted president

The chairman of the Suffolk University board of trustees fired back Friday evening at ousted president Margaret McKenna.

// Prepare to meet the pickleballers

Its enthusiasts call it the fastest-growing sport in America, and it’s taking off with seniors south of Boston.

// Pope urges clergy to go into the world, tend to the needy

Pope Francis encouraged Catholic priests and nuns to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy as he celebrated a Mass on Saturday in a Polish church.

// Tracing Clinton’s brief time in New Bedford

In 1973, Clinton went door-to-door on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school.

// Trump is hoping women aren’t a lost cause

Donald Trump plans to deploy his daughter to swing states to woo independent women voters turned off by his harsh rhetoric.

// Karenna Gore appears in court over pipeline protest

Al Gore’s daughter and the other protesters face misdemeanor charges of trespassing, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace during the June 29 protest.

// Animals to be moved from squalid Westport farm

A team from the ASPCA has been on site for a week, feeding and treating about 1,000 neglected animals as local, state, and federal authorities investigate.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff


When will Tom Brady break his silence?

Is it too much to ask for him to tell his loyal fans how he is feeling?


// The two weeks Jimmy Garoppolo made a name for himself

A relevant evaluation of Garoppolo came in January 2014 at the East-West game and the Senior Bowl.

Red Sox 6, Angels 2

// Rick Porcello goes the distance in win over Angels

He limited the Angels to only five hits to run his record to 14-2.

// Doubts about informant cause Chandra Levy case to crumble

How a jailhouse snitch led prosecutors to a conviction, despite lacking a confession, witnesses or DNA evidence.

// Where to get your Harry Potter on this weekend

Lots of local places are gearing up for celebrations around “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Sofia Gubaidulina at Marlboro Music Festival’s concert hall in Marlboro, Vt.

Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe

In residence at Marlboro, Sofia Gubaidulina pursues music of the soul

Sofia Gubaidulina, this summer’s composer-in-residence at the Marlboro Festival, writes music blending avant-garde complexity and the cadences of the eternal.

What our critics say

Art Review

// Long before Hillary, these modernist pioneer women were getting it done

A beautiful exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art showcases the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe and three of her contemporaries.

Book Review

// New Trump book adds details but unlikely to change minds

Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston attempts to add to our understanding of the Republican presidential nominee.

2016 Olympics

Bob Ryan

// I love the Olympics but the future of the Olympic movement is at stake

After covering 11 Olympics and growing to love them, I am troubled by them and by the way they have evolved.

// A guide to the Rio Olympics

When to watch, who to watch, and how to watch. It’s all here.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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

Mt. Tabor, VT - 7/3/2016 - Rainbow Family members hold hands with a man dressed as an Ent as they walk into a meadow during a Rainbow Gathering in Mt. Tabor, VT, July 3, 2016.(Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ’70s, an annual summer gathering alighted in Vermont this year.