Man accused of kidnapping, rape pleads guilty


“I never look at sunshine in the same way,” the victim of Nathaniel Kibby, who was held captive for nine months in N.H., said Thursday.

// Thousands gather for wake of slain Auburn officer

The wake for Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. is being held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Charlton.

// Twin of man accused of murdering police officer condemns his actions

“We send our deepest condolences to the officer,” Giancarlo Zambrano said after a court appearance in West Roxbury.

19 people wade through neck-deep water to escape Kentucky cave

Two tour groups exploring a Kentucky cave were trapped Thursday by rising water, including two police officers who tried to reach them.

// Trump says he would debate Sanders. . . for a price

Bernie Sanders isn’t likely to win the Democratic nomination — but he still might end up debating Donald Trump.

Former Governor of Massachusetts William F. Weld poses for a photograph in his office in New York Thursday May 19, 2016. (Tina Fineberg for The Boston Globe)

Bill Weld and the Libertarian platform

Once a no-nonsense federal anti-drug prosecutor, the former Mass. governor is hoping to win the VP nod from a party that calls for legalizing drugs.

// Danvers student advances to national spelling bee finals

Mitchell Robson, an eighth grader, will face off against nine others tonight to become the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.

// Kenneth Starr demoted amid football sex scandal at Baylor

Starr was a central figure during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings over the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998.

A 19th-century shipwreck found at a construction site in the Seaport.

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Shipwreck found during Seaport construction

A 19th-century shipwreck was discovered at an ongoing project in the waterfront neighborhood.

Steven Spielberg at Harvard’s commencement.

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Steven Spielberg urges Harvard graduates to heed their intuition

At Harvard’s commencement, the guest of honor told the graduating class of 2016 they would face their defining moments every day.

// Solemn service marks losses in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan

The ceremony was conducted as the last of 37,000 American flags were planted in the Common.

// Antibiotic-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ found in US

Top US public health officials say the development could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.

//}.jpg Massive office complex could blossom at Flower Exchange site

The new owners want to build a “dynamic corporate campus” that could employ 5,000 to 10,000 people.

Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy on the set of the TV miniseries “The Kennedys: After Camelot” in Toronto.


First look at Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy in ‘After Camelot’

The Reelz miniseries, currently filming in Toronto, is expected to premiere next spring.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belicick during an NFL football practice Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Some very early observations from Patriots practice

It’s far too soon to make any judgments, but not too soon to notice a few interesting things . . .

David Ortiz has some fun with New York fans

The Red Sox DH made a surprise appearance at a restaurant in New York.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Boston Calling, ‘Roots,’ and glow sword wars

Here’s everything fun to do around Boston on this Memorial Day weekend.

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in the remake of the miniseries “Roots.”

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Television Review

A ‘Roots’ for right now

The remake of the blockbuster 1977 miniseries is as spikily relevant now as the original was in its time.

// Female-forward slate of stars at Boston Calling

Impressive from the start, Boston Calling steps up this weekend with its most diverse, inclusive, and musically wide-ranging affair to date.

// Grilling recipes for Memorial Day weekend

Prepare a charcoal grill or turn a gas grill on for these long-weekend meals.

Opinion & Ideas


// Obama must scale back his nuclear weapons expansion plan

The United States already has the world’s most powerful military capabilities; it does not need new nuclear weapons.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

ground game

// Why the State Dept. e-mail investigation really matters

The report could affect Hillary Clinton’s ability to pivot her campaign heading into the general election.

The Big Picture

Mount Sinabung erupts

Mount Sinabung erupted violently in Indonesia this week, killing at least seven and forcing thousands to flee.