Walsh says Wynn offers hefty sum to end casino spat

Steve Wynn recently offered “hundreds of millions” of dollars to the city to help end the Boston lawsuit to halt Wynn’s casino, Mayor Walsh said.

Climate skepticism emerges as trend in GOP field

Climate change skepticism lines up with the conservative base, but not with the broader swath of voters in the general election.

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Benjamin Urbelis, owner of the “Naut Guilty,” and Alexander Williams faced charges stemming from an incident in which a woman lost her arm.

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Vincent Lisi said Friday that law enforcement must continue to monitor national security and cyber-security threats.

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since last year.

Sailboat washes ashore in Beverly with body on board

Beverly police are investigating the discovery of a body on board a sailboat that washed ashore around 1:30 p.m.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/obit150-8582.jpg Obituary blames LePage, Maine policies for woman’s death

The former husband of a 32-year-old woman who died of a heroin overdose lashed out at the Republican governor.

A full moon, known as the Blue Moon, was seen over the Staten Island Ferry early Friday, July 31.

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Today is once in a blue moon — sort of

The traditional definition of a blue moon is when two full moons occur in a month, and has nothing to do with color.

Artist Mark Balma paints a mural of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by dentist Walter Palmer during a guided bow hunting trip in Zimbabwe, as part of a silent protest outside Palmer’s office in Bloomington, Minn., on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe seeking extradition of American lion killer

The environment, water and climate minister accusing Walter James Palmer of trying to hurt Zimbabwe’s image.

Local kids give new Dr. Seuss book a thumbs-up

Eleven 6-year-olds in a Milton summer-enrichment class were among the first kids in the country to hear “What Pet Should I Get.”

Nick Cafardo

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/482222600.jpg Red Sox’ top priority should be securing an ace

Anything short of an ace and the Red Sox will be spinning their wheels once again.

ALEX SPEIER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/three.jpg Three pitchers the Red Sox could chase on deadline

A look at the trio who has been connected to the Sox most prominently today.

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The league and its players union have agreed to an expedited process to settle their dispute.

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The league’s top defensive rookie in 2013 was arrested after an alleged road race incident in a Bentley, which can travel up to 200 mph.

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Ideas | the word

‘So don’t I,’ from Shakespeare to modern New England

We aren’t about to give up this handy non-negative negative any time soon.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/hitchbot_01.jpg Can a sassy Canadian robot hitchhike cross-country?

Hitchbot thumbed its way across Canada in less than a month last summer. Now, it’s taking on the United States.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SMK_9850A.jpg ‘Fishiness’ led to HubSpot firing, but few details revealed

CEO Brian Halligan and cofounder Dharmesh Shah spoke about the events that led to an executive’s firing amid a book scandal.

movies

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/the-end-of-the-tour-EOT_R1_1-83-1_rgb.jpg Jason Segel takes on David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’

“I’m self-aware enough that when I read the script, I thought, ‘Well, there’s no way I’m going to get this part,’ ” Segel said of the role.

Ground Game

Video

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/paul.jpg Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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

Opinion

Editorial

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If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of the circle.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration.

BetaBoston

Tech Lab | BetaBoston

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After one of the biggest fiascos in its history, Microsoft is back on track with its new operating system.

Crux

Margery Eagan | On Spirituality

Witnessing an abortion

With an abortion, there is no happy ending. That doesn’t mean the government should outlaw the practice.