Afghan soldier who fled Cape training granted asylum

Major Jan Arash was one of the three soldiers who spent more than $1,600 to travel from Cape Cod to border checkpoint near Canada.

// Millions of workers may soon become eligible for OT pay

A federal plan would more than double the current threshold at which many salaried employees stop getting overtime pay.

Clinton Correctional Facility Superintendent Steven Racette and Deputy Superintendent Stephen Brown are among those on leave.


N.Y. prison chief, 11 others put on leave after recent escape

The workers placed on administrative leave include the prison’s superintendent and his deputy in charge of security, officials said.

// Hunt for N.Y. inmates was hampered by missed signals

New details have surfaced about the three-week manhunt for two convicted murderers that gripped northern New York.

The plane crashed into a home in Plainville on Sunday.

Investigators to update public on fatal Plainville crash

The crash killed a couple from Tennessee and their daughter, who planned to attend an orientation for new Northeastern students.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Boston 2024 to meet with USOC on Olympics bid

Boston 2024 officials are scheduled to meet Tuesday with members of the US Olympic Committee’s board about the new plan.

Evan Horowitz

// So what happens when things go wrong with Olympics?

Unless a truly robust insurance policy can be put together, public money will be on the line.

Cyclist apologizes for punching fellow rider in Fitchburg race

A video shows Jerome Townsend punching Dave Warner as he sat on the ground with his arms up to defend himself.

The Celtics introduced draft picks Jordan Mickey, Terry Rozier, R.J Hunter, and Marcus Thornton (left to right) on Tuesday.

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Adam Himmelsbach

Seven takeaways after Celtics introduce draft picks

Here’s what we learned Tuesday about the players chosen in the draft last week.

// Bruins GM feels the heat, but says team isn’t rebuilding

Don Sweeney said it may look like the Bruins “took a step back,” but returning players and younger additions bode well for the future.

// After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end.

// Christie kicks off campaign for president

Chris Christie said both political parties “have failed our country” in an announcement speech calling for more compromise in politics.

// Ride-hailing service Lyft giving away free coffee today

If you haven’t had your caffeine fix yet, you might want to hold out until noon.

Jon Rineman performs at The Stand in Manhattan one night in June after work on  “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”


Top ‘Tonight Show’ writer works hard at being funny

N.H. native and Emerson grad Jon Rineman, head monologue writer for “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” is honing his stand-up routine.

Movie review

// ‘Magic Mike XXL’ is short on plot, long on beefcake

The sequel to the 2012 male-stripper movie is missing the original director, half the original cast, a plot, a script, and most of the wit.

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is hitting .301 with 18 home runs and 48 RBIs this season.

Alex Speier

Red Sox likely were long shot to land Josh Donaldson

Any trade package for the MVP candidate would have likely started with Xander Bogaerts.

Scores of journalists from the world’s top news agencies await word of the slightest new development.

Reporter’s notebook

The long wait for an Iranian nuclear deal

Scores of journalists in Vienna from the world’s top news agencies await word of the slightest new development.

// Adult coloring books tap into desire to unwind, unplug

Coloring books for grown-ups, many with detailed and intricate designs, have exploded in the publishing world.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential hopefuls

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.



// Will Governor Baker back the new Olympic plan?

Getting his seal of approval for an Olympics that was forced to grow its venues beyond Boston is essential for Boston 2024.

The Big Picture

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Same-sex marriage legalized in US

The US Supreme Court made a historic decision Friday in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states.