John Kerry to have leg surgery this morning at MGH

The secretary of state will undergo the procedure after participating, by phone, in a meeting on the Islamic State.

// Hundreds missing after cruise ship mishap in Chinese river

Only 18 are known to have survived the capsizing of the ship, which held 458 people, most of them elderly passengers.

Police and canines prepared to patrol a section of Watertown.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff/File

Middlesex DA to speak Tuesday on Watertown manhunt

Officials wouldn’t elaborate on the topics Marian Ryan would address at her 1 p.m. news conference.

// E-mails show T chief’s frustration with Keolis

Beverly Scott’s messages offer a window into the T’s chaotic response to the repeated snow storms.


// Father Dan’s last Mass

The longtime pastor at St. Mark’s in Dorchester is stepping aside after spending 22 years there.

Joey Kim (center) graduated from Harvard in 2015.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

To get into elite colleges, some advised to ‘appear less Asian’

Some call it “the bamboo ceiling,” telling stories of Asian-American students with perfect SAT scores and GPAs turned down by top schools.

Seth Klarman, founder and president of the Baupost Group, is New England’s top campaign contributor.

New England’s top GOP donor isn’t a Republican

Seth Klarman gave more than $3 million in the 2014 federal elections — but he’s registered as an independent.

// After gruesome injury on boat voyage, panic set in

Those aboard “Naut Guilty” made frantic 911 calls after a 19-year-old woman caught her arm in the propeller while trying to climb back into the boat.

// Boston officials skip crucial casino meeting

Boston’s failure to appear at the table represented the latest hurdle in the way of Steve Wynn’s ambitious plans for the banks of the Mystic River.

FBI agent John Connolly Jr. (left) took Francesco Angiulo (center) to court in 1983.

Ted Dully/Globe staff/File

Frank Angiulo’s death marks end of North End Mob era

Francesco Angiulo, 94, was the last surviving member of the once-powerful Boston crime family.

Dante Ramos

Wikipedia editors honor Caitlyn Jenner’s identity

The swift revisions to her entry show the growing recognition of Jenner’s right to define herself in her own terms.

The Red Sox have already gotten their pitching coach fired. Manager John Farrell may not be far behind if they don’t start turning their season around soon.


Who’s to blame for Red Sox mess? Not John Farrell

A rainout was fitting for a 22-29 last-place team that is rapidly taking on water and hanging its manager out to dry.

Micron’s gel-filled ammunition.


Fitchburg firm makes a less-lethal bullet

Micron is making a less-lethal type of ammunition, with a gel-filled nose that expands and flattens against a person’s body on impact.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

Ben Mezrich’s non-fiction life

Last week, in the days leading up to his latest book release, the Boston author offered a peek into his personal life.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

// A few words for Vertex execs on big bonuses

Chief executive Jeffrey Leiden received nearly $15 million in retention bonuses from Vertex last year.

Building inspector John Lyons uses a paperwork-cutting tablet on rounds in South Boston.

City’s Inspectional Services Department gets makeover

Mayor Walsh’s administration is trying to drag the department out of the technological dark ages — including making it ditch its typewriters.

Arlington is latest town to debate pros, cons of Boston 2024 bid

About 60 people, both opponents and proponents of the Olympics push, attended the meeting at Arlington Town Hall.

Governor Charlie Baker attended a change-of-command ceremony and

Change of command ceremony marks June Day events

The ceremonies are organized by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts each year.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential hopefuls

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



// Mayor Marty Walsh needs to focus on the city

There’s a disconnect between the agenda he outlined at his inauguration and the one he embraced when he signed onto the Olympic bid.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, May 2015

From the Duckling Day Parade to the Boston Marathon bombing verdict, a look at the best in Globe photos this month.