Mother of three killed by errant gunfire is remembered

Grisel Sanchez was shot and killed as she walked through Puddingstone Park in Dorchester on Tuesday night.

The Deflategate ruling

// Patriots’ public relations based on defiance

Robert Kraft’s attacks against the NFL and Roger Goodell may embolden Patriots fans.

Robert Kraft blasts NFL over Deflategate penalty

Patriots owner Robert Kraft returned to a defiant tone against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and gave his support to Tom Brady.

Ben Volin | on football

// Brady, Kraft explanations have inconsistencies worth exploring

While the owner and quarterback offered passionate responses to the NFL’s decision on Deflategate, they weren’t totally convincing.

Children ate lunch at Roger Clap Innovation School in Dorchester.

Boston eyes healthier food options in public schools

Officials are considering a broad overhaul of food service at public schools in Boston.

Wesley Bedrosian for the Boston Globe


Groups diving deep into Doomsday scenarios

Boston and Cambridge are sprouting think tanks that are devoting their brainpower to preparing for the technological crises of the future.

Rand Paul talked with officials at the North Haverhill Fair in Haverhill, N.H. on Saturday.

Rand Paul defends campaign during N.H. swing

The US senator from Kentucky isn’t worried about his current poll numbers. The campaign is playing the long game, aides add.

Swimmer pulled from water by firefighter and Milton teens dies

A drowning man who was pulled from the waters off a South Boston beach by an off-duty firefighter and three teenagers from Milton has died.

// Mullah Mohammad Omar, Taliban leader, said to have died in 2013

The obscure, one-eyed zealot led the Taliban from its beginnings as a band of student insurrectionists.


HubSpot fires marketing chief, sanctions CEO

The moves at the Cambridge firm come amid allegations that the two improperly tried to obtain a draft manuscript of a forthcoming book.

// Object under investigation for link to Malaysian plane

Investigators concluded the object came from a Boeing 777, making it likely that it was from the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared.

// Medford mayor promises ‘decisive action’ after taped stop

Detective Stephen LeBert stopped a motorist while off duty and said he could “put a hole” in the driver’s head.

Yvonne Abraham

// A lesson learned?

After the scuttled Olympic bid, city voters have a right to expect a more measured and thoughtful mayor.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Joshua Paul/AP

Boston’s behavior ‘confusing,’ Olympics official says

Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// Red Sox’ Comedy Hour is no laughing matter

Hey, season-ticket holders, so you’re spending $43,000 (four tickets) for this?

White Sox 9, Red Sox 2

// Rick Porcello struggles again as Red Sox fall to White Sox

The righthander gave up six runs on 10 hits as he pitched only into the third inning, leaving to boos.

// Cincinnati officer facing murder charge in killing

A prosecutor said the University of Cincinnati officer “purposely killed him” and “should never have been a police officer.”

//[1]-8485--90x90.jpg Court reinstates ex-Bulger handler’s conviction

Former FBI agent John Connolly’s murder conviction for the 1982 shooting death of John Callahan had been overturned in 2014.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.



// Amazon’s new storefront, Launchpad, takes on The Grommet

The company’s new storefront borrows heavily from Somerville-based e-commerce site The Grommet.


// ‘Kandhamal’ tells whole story of anti-Christian persecution

What happened to the Christians of Kandhamal, India, in 2008 almost defies belief. Here are six of their stories.