Democratic National Convention

Donald Trump asks Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s e-mails

“Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.”

Did Donald Trump as Vladimir Putin to cast the deciding vote in the presidential election?

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Trump, Putin and the hacking of an American election

First Democratic Party e-mails were hacked. Could the computers that manage the nation’s voting systems be next?

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Is Putin trying to pick our president?

It’s difficult to separate fact from fable in this tale of international intrigue; here’s where that line is now.


// Maybe honeymoon isn’t over for Affleck and Garner

In Touch reports that the couple is taking a trip to the beaches of Turks and Caicos, the site of their 2005 wedding.

// An open letter to J.K. Rowling: Please, just stop.

Many fans are euphoric about the new Harry Potter release on Sunday. I’m not one of them.

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Nick Cafardo

What would it take for Red Sox to get Chris Sale?

The Red Sox could face a real dilemma over the potential cost of making a bid for the White Sox ace.


// This is what happens when the Red Sox bullpen is shorthanded

Did John Farrell leave Robbie Ross Jr. in too long against the Tigers? The results obviously suggest as much.

// Patriots’ focus on getting Garoppolo ready, Belichick says

The backup quarterback will be the starter when the Patriots open the season because of Tom Brady’s suspension.


// Matt Damon talks Deflategate

Apparently Damon and BFF Ben Affleck are on the same page when it comes to Tom Brady.


// The ultimate guide for dealing with home contractors

A step-by-step guide on what to ask and how to protect yourself when you need work done on your home.

Melissa Willis, the mother of Kyzr Willis, the 7-year-old boy who was found dead at Carson Beach, was comforted outside their family home Wednesday.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff

Mother of boy found dead says camp never said he was missing

Melissa Willis said no one at the city-run day camp ever called her to say her child was missing. Instead, she found out from her 9-year-old niece.

// ‘Lawnmower Lady’ from Boston helps find Ala. murder suspect

Lori Boyd was credited this week with helping police arrest a murder suspect — and the Internet is thanking her.

// That time Paul English met Marissa Mayer (and it didn’t go well)

English, the co-founder of the travel app Lola, reminisced in an online post about the time he met Mayer, then a Google executive.

// Help pours in for dog that chewed off paw

The MSPCA has received $57,000 in donations and over 1,000 requests to adopt Maverick after he recovers.

// Arlington police search for missing 12-year-old girl

Jessenia Frederick was last seen at her grandmother’s house in Jamaica Plain.

// Harvard endowment chief resigns for personal reasons

Stephen Blyth, CEO of the $37.6 billion fund, had been on medical leave since May.

Faneuil Hall warns you not to give to the ‘fake monk mafia’

“Monks” in orange robes have been soliticiting donations, but are they who they say they are?

FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, a mural depicting Freddie Gray is seen past blighted row homes in Baltimore, Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the intersection where Gray was arrested. Gray later died in police custody. An Associated Press review of court records nationwide shows that the attorneys who represent cities are sometimes weak links in the systems meant to hold police accountable for wrongdoing. The review found that lawyers deliberately hid important facts, delayed their disclosure or otherwise sought to subvert evidence in civil cases. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Patrick Semansky/AP/file 2016

Prosecutors end Freddie Gray case without a conviction

All remaining charges in the 2015 death of a Baltimore man after he was injured in police custody have been dropped, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.

// Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin to be released full-time

Doctors have said for many years that John Hinckley Jr. is no longer plagued by the mental illness that drove him to shoot the president.

Globe investigations

“When the EMTs arrived, Dave was laying like this.” Gerry Hill said, offering to show where his suicidal son was fatally shot after a tense encounter with police.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

A battle against Islamic State fighters

“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic says.