Trial in teen’s suicide could begin in December

Michelle Carter appeared at the Bristol County Juvenile Court in Taunton on Friday.

George Rizer for the Boston Globe

A 19-year-old Plainville teenager faces allegations that she persuaded a friend to kill himself despite his wavering on whether to carry out the act.

// Hackers hit Democratic fund-raising committee

News of the breach came the same week Donald Trump had asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.

// How a Natick officer talked a man off a bridge

The man was threatening to jump off the Speen Street Bridge. After a conversation with Officer Dylan Punch, he got treatment instead.

// Two to plead guilty in compounding pharmacy case

Carla and Douglas Conigliaro aren’t charged directly with the meningitis outbreak that originated at their facility.

// Transit geeks, rejoice: The MBTA’s making even more data public

It’s now a whole lot easier to download information on how your bus or subway line has been doing.

// Bill Belichick swears Tom Brady will be the starter in Week 5

The Patriots coach put an end to a reporter’s line of questioning in a hurry on Friday.

Staff Sergeant Dana Francis, Sergeant Tommy Coppola, Specialist John Shively, and Private First Class  Aaron Amardey-Wellington.

Staff Sergeant Steven Littlefield

Mass. soldiers rescue 87-year-old woman in N.J. woods

The woman, who drank only rainwater for two days after becoming stranded, was slumped in the backseat of a car.

// Meet the ‘Lawn Mower Lady,’ credited with nabbing murder suspect

Lori Boyd, who lived in the Boston area for 33 years before moving south, made headlines this week.

// Thorny business matters facing Mass. lawmakers

With a deadline for new laws fast approaching, legislators will process a tall stack of business bills on Saturday.

// N.C. voter ID law discriminatory, court rules

A federal appeals court found that the law, requiring a photo ID to cast in-person ballots, was enacted “with discriminatory intent.”

Democratic National Convention

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How different were the Trump and Clinton speeches, really?

Take away the spotlight. The crowd. Their cheers. What kind of vision for the country did Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton present in their nomination speeches?

// The reading grade level of convention speeches, ranked.

Is your convention speech smarter than a 5th grader?

// Donald Trump slams Hillary Clinton after her historic night

Trump and his campaign hammered Clinton on her speech as well as her e-mail scandal.


// Ayanna Pressley hates your flip-flops. Yes, the footwear.

The city councilor tweeted from the convention floor that she wants you to wear something more formidable.

// Rockport’s landmarks are three of a kind

Which is most popular — Motif #1 on Bearskin Neck, the Twin Lights on Thacher Island, or the Paper House?

Mt. Tabor, VT - 7/3/2016 - Rainbow Family members hold hands with a man dressed as an Ent as they walk into a meadow during a Rainbow Gathering in Mt. Tabor, VT, July 3, 2016.(Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ’70s, an annual summer gathering alights in Vermont.

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// Four centuries of Boston flops, flubs, and failures

We’ve had no shortage of wins to crow about. But then there were also these.


// Matt Damon is everywhere

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s a lot happening for the Cambridge-bred actor right now.

Alex Speier

// Will all these close losses end up haunting Red Sox?

If the Red Sox miss the playoffs, the last seven games could prove to be major missed opportunities.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Bourne, the Bard, and flying nannies

Everything fun to do this weekend in Boston and beyond.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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

2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats met in Philadelphia for their national convention.