MBTA repair bill up to $7.3b and may rise, panel says

A spokesman for Governor Baker praised the board for its work but did not commit to more money for the agency.

Building collapses on Bryant University campus in R.I.

Public safety agencies are on the scene at the Smithfield, R.I., school, but the extent of injuries is unknown.


Pope extends olive branches on abortion, traditionalist dissent

Priests will soon be able to forgive abortion, and anyone who confesses their sins to a traditionalist priest will be considered forgiven.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150730_kdb_NANNY_0007[1]-8855--90x90.jpg In stunning reversal, nanny’s murder case dropped

The medical examiner’s office said it could no longer stand by its ruling that a Cambridge infant’s death in 2013 was a homicide.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen_20131018.jpg Where does the nanny go to get her reputation back?

Before there was any compelling evidence, Aisling Brady McCarthy had been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.

US stock futures down amid worries over China

Futures on the Dow Jones industrial average retreated 422 points ahead of the open.

Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic National Committee last week.

Craig Lassig/REUTERS

Insights, redactions, in latest release of Clinton e-mails

The State Department posted 4,368 documents totaling 7,121 pages online Monday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/patty_parade_04.jpg Walsh proposes 13.7 percent City Council pay hike

Councilors’ salaries would increase to $99,500 — but not the $105,000 that they want.

Representative Joseph Kennedy III announced his support for the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Joseph Kennedy says he’ll support Iran nuclear agreement

Kennedy acknowledged that some voters in the district, which is heavily Jewish, might not favor his stance.

Al Cohen, 64, has been selling Fuller cleaning products for 40 years. Cohen estimates that he still has about 1,000 regular customers.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

After 40 years, Fuller Brush man still going door to door

There are three Fuller Brush men left in Mass. Al Cohen, 64, is one of them.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7547.jpg Don Orsillo is killing NESN with class

Don Orsillo continues to deliver the story of the 2015 Red Sox with no acknowledgment that he has been fired by the team.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_brady_court.jpg Judge could rule on Deflategate as soon as Tuesday

“The parties tried quite hard” to reach a settlement but couldn’t find common ground, US District Judge Richard Berman said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/b841b837a1534a5fa4f5e96b30d2b765-5737539e68744cd2b9b1da7174878e6e-0[1]-4671--90x90.jpg Move over, millennials. Gen Z is the hot new target audience

Generation Z, loosely defined as those 20 and younger, are starting to spend their own money, and businesses are noticing.

Damaris Swass (left) and Tyler Villa, students at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, sifted through discarded items on Linden Street in Allston on Monday, but didn’t find much of use.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Slim pickings at the start of Allston Christmas

Young adults hoping to furnish their homes on the cheap didn’t find much for the taking on Monday.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/syre-4927.jpg Biotech’s merger targets fight back

The biotech business is abuzz with takeover offers right now, and some of those targets don’t like being in someone else’s crosshairs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_daniel_rivera.jpg Group collecting signatures to recall Lawrence mayor

One backer says grievances against Daniel Rivera include improper hiring practices and a lax response to public safety issues.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/08d53ce359984b238dd7b08047de0870-08d53ce359984b238dd7b08047de0870-0[1]-1522--90x90.jpg Before dinosaurs, water bug was Earth’s big predatory monster

The sea scorpion grew to 5 feet 7 inches, with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, newly found fossils show.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150831_EZF_01fluteguy02.jpg Badly injured flutist able to perform once again

Boris Popovich’s vertebrae and nerves were damaged May 28 when a tree fell on his car, but he’s recovered enough play the flute.

STAT | Pulse of Longwood

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Top%20Hospital.JPEG-0e126.jpg Mass. General ad campaign takes on Children’s Hospital

“Your kids won’t always be young,” one ad declares, “but they’ll always be welcome at Massachusetts General Hospital.”

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/tracker-089.jpg Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Opinion & Ideas

Bobby Farrelly

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/02d2ff18698c4ebab2d99d1deea81673-02d2ff18698c4ebab2d99d1deea81673-0.jpg If Deflategate hit Mayberry, what would Andy Griffith do?

The Patriot Nation’s faith in Tom Brady ultimately could be rewarded. Or fans might end up with egg on their face.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August, including sand art, Willie Nelson, and wrangling sharks on Nantucket.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/beta150-4668.jpg A crash course on meditation via smartphone

Health coaching startup Change Collective offers meditation for the wary technologist.


John L. Allen Jr. | Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/crux.jpg Reflections on a daring double play by the ‘Pope of Mercy’

On Tuesday, Francis reached out to two constituencies long alienated from the official structures of the Catholic Church.