As August ends, investors take stock

The month saw the worst stock performance in three years, and uncertainty about an interest rate hike remains.

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The state has dropped the charges against Aisling Brady McCarthy, the nanny accused of murdering an infant in her care.

The $7.3 billion estimate by the MBTA panel is not the final word.

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$7.3b needed to fix buses, trains, stations, MBTA panel says

The figure marks a substantial, though not unexpected, increase over a preliminary estimate of $6.7 billion issued in March.

Simmons College professor arrested on child porn charges

Alyssa Azotea, 37, of Concord, N.H., is a part-time member of the college’s faculty.

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

Mayor seeks to ban unmarked replica handguns

The proposed ordinance would allow Boston police to confiscate fake guns that aren’t clearly labeled.

Walsh proposes 13.7 proposal City Council pay hike

Councilors’ salaries would increase to $99,500 — short of the hike to $105,000 that councilors want.

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About 125 e-mails have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.

Group says it will launch effort to recall Lawrence mayor

The group says its grievances against Daniel Rivera include improper hiring practices and a lax response to certain public safety issues.

3 men arraigned in fatal July shooting in Dorchester

Tyshawn Pereira of Mattapan, Michael Johnson-McNeil of Dorchester, and Bobby Robinson-Gilmere of Dorchester are due back in court Sept. 23.

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

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Changing times can’t sweep him out

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

Tom Brady Deflategate hearing

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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The Patriots QB has the rare ability to take his boss to court when he thinks he’s being punished unfairly.

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

Judge’s decision is next in Deflategate

Judge Richard Berman said he would issue a decision in the coming days after another meeting that did not yield an agreement.

08/31/15: Boston, MA: PART OF A SERIES OF PHOTOS........Red Sox DH David Ortiz came to the plate in the botom of the fourth inning with 494 career home runs. He proceeded to go to the opposite field for number 495. The Red Sox have banners on the Green Monster with the number on it, and by the time /ortiz crossed the plate, it had already been changed to 495. The Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Red Sox-Yankees (1)

Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

David Ortiz hits homer No. 495 as Red Sox beat Yankees

Mookie Betts added a two-run shot for Boston and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits.

Ben Gould of Boston was outside of Fenway Park handing out

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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.

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 Generation 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/elvinvargas_05.jpg Protesters call for investigation into videotaped incident

Demonstrators rallied on City Hall Plaza in response to a video that they said showed a officer choking a man.

Donald Trump was at the final round of the Barclays golf tournament Sunday in Edison, N.J.

Trump says uncle was proof of family’s smart genes

Donald Trump’s late uncle, John G. Trump, was a renowned professor at MIT.

A man examined what remained of his house and car after Hurricane Carol.

Region marks anniversary of deadly Hurricane Carol

Sixty-one years later, the storm is a reminder that the Atlantic hurricane season can have a powerful effect on New England.

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.

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

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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.

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.

BetaBoston

BetaBoston

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

Crux

//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