Report on DCF highlights neglect, abuse of children

One hundred and eighty-four children were abused or neglected while under the state agency’s supervision last year.

// Suspects in alleged Pokémon plot held without bail

The two Iowa men are accused of bringing guns and ammunition to Boston with a Pokémon competition as their target.

A building being built at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., collapsed on Tuesday.

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6 injured in building collapse at Bryant University in R.I.

The steel framework of an indoor athletic facility under construction at Bryant suddenly collapsed on Tuesday.

Crux | John L. Allen Jr.

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.

// Simmons professor arrested on child porn charges

Alyssa Azotea, 37, faces four charges of computer pornography and three charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) talked with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses.

Timothy D. Easley/AP

Invoking ‘God’s authority,’ clerk defies Supreme Court

A Kentucky county clerk and her staff have been summoned to a federal hearing for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

// Brigham to cut 100 jobs as costs rise faster than revenues

The job cuts at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will apply to all positions that don’t deal in direct patient care.

//[1]-4680--90x90.jpg Amazon to let Prime members download videos

Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos.

// Stocks plunge again amid China worries

The Dow was down more than 350 points Tuesday, continuing Wall Street’s month-long rocky ride.


@large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Here’s what you shouldn’t share in an online age

These days, sharing has graduated from the intimacy of a simple person-to-person gesture into something more like a public performance.

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.

Move over, millennials. Gen Z is new target audience

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Inside Hillary Clinton’s latest e-mail dump

The messages provide a window into Clinton’s private moments – and reveal a sense of her beyond her public face.

// How will judge rule in Deflategate case?

The judge in the case will probably either uphold the Patriots quarterback’s four-game ban or will completely vacate it.


// 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.

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

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.

Wind surfer Elena Ufimtseva walked to the shore with her board and sails as the sun set in Boston on Monday.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

August tied for Boston’s fourth-warmest on record

September is also off to a warm start, with a string of dry and sunny days expected leading into Labor Day weekend.

//[1]-1522--90x90.jpg Water bug was Earth’s first 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.

// Hacker who worked with Anonymous starts digital news service

Gregg Housh, a hacker who went to prison for illegal online activity, is recasting himself as a journalist.

Kevin Cullen

// 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.

Ground Game

Ground game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

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Bobby Farrelly

// 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.


// A crash course on meditation via smartphone

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



// Pope announces new guidelines on abortion forgiveness

During a special Holy Year of Mercy set to begin Dec. 8, every priest will be able to forgive the sin of abortion.