A shocking turn as DA drops charges against nanny

Aisling Brady McCarthy, 37, had maintained since her 2013 arrest that she did not kill an infant in her care.

Kevin Cullen

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The former nanny is owed some dignity on her way back to Ireland.

Futures down as factory output in China declines

The S&P 500 was trending downward early Tuesday as the markets continue to fall. 

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

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Joseph Kennedy says he’ll support Iran nuclear agreement

Kennedy acknowledged that some living in the district, which has a heavy concentration of Jewish voters, might not favor his stance.

//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.

Tom Brady Deflategate hearing

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left federal court in New York on Monday.

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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.

Bobby Farrelly

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7547.jpg Don Orsillo makes his return to Fenway Park

Monday’s game was Orsillo’s first at Fenway since he learned last week he was being replaced in the booth.

STAT | Pulse of Longwood

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.”

Isabella Cimato, 17, Arianna Schaden, 14, and Sofia Harrison, 15, checked their phones at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y., as they did some back-to-school shopping.

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Companies want to know how Gen Z thinks

Generation Z, those people between the ages of 14 to 20 years old, are starting to spend their own money, and businesses are noticing.

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Officials said that figure could grow as they refine their understanding of the scope of the problem.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/200_aldrich.jpg Providing insights into overcoming disaster

A Northeastern professor and Katrina refugee speaks about post-disaster recovery and his field of expertise, academically and personally.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/greenhouse_FullerBrush-11_lifestyle.jpg Changing times can’t sweep him out

Al Cohen is still peddling Fuller Brush products door to door, after four decades.

Flutist Boris Popovich performed Monday at Summer and Washington streets, the first time he performed since suffering injuries in May when a tree fell on his car.

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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/allstonxmas_03.jpg 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.

Commentary | Ty Burr

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No one took nightmares more seriously — or, paradoxically, with more tongue-in-cheek wit — than horror filmmaker Wes Craven.

Pablo Sandoval has lowered his setup and moved back a bit, and now feels more comfortable at third base.


Pablo Sandoval says transition to Red Sox was trying

The ex-Giant has made some adjustments in the field and is getting used to AL pitching.

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joan_Vennochi_150px-1246.jpg Time for Hillary Clinton to cut through the noise

Ads and high-profile endorsements can still be undermined.

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.



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You can now get directions from Rob Gronkowski on the Waze app.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/schoolgirl-big-8815.jpg A look at Catholic back-to-school . . . um, ‘fashion’

The last major shift in Catholic school uniform fashion was permitting girls to wear slacks