‘Number of fatalities’ in Texas balloon crash

This handout photograph obtained courtesy of KXAN TV shows a police vehicle blocking a road where a hot air balloon crashed near Lockhart, Texas, on Saturday.

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A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Texas on Saturday, causing what authorities said was a “significant loss of life.”

Teen who drowned in Charles River near Harvard was summer school student

The 18-year-old who died Friday night was a Harvard Summer School student, according to the university.

City councilors back Walsh in rift over liquor licenses

Boston city councilors are joining with Mayor Martin J. Walsh to push for full control over the city’s liquor licenses.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/chin072916SuffolkUniversityBuildings_Biz3.jpg Suffolk University fires back at ousted president

The chairman of the Suffolk University board of trustees fired back Friday evening at ousted president Margaret McKenna.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/ryan_pickleball6_so.jpg Prepare to meet the pickleballers

Its enthusiasts call it the fastest-growing sport in America, and it’s taking off with seniors south of Boston.

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In 1973, Clinton went door-to-door on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school.

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Donald Trump plans to deploy his daughter to swing states to woo independent women voters turned off by his harsh rhetoric.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/image001-003.jpg Doris Kearns Goodwin talks politics with Colbert

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AFP_BK44N.jpg Where to get your Harry Potter on this weekend

Lots of local places are gearing up for celebrations around “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Reynolds_30gore03_met.jpg Karenna Gore appears in court over pipeline protest

Al Gore’s daughter and the other protesters face misdemeanor charges of trespassing, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace during the June 29 protest.

2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 30: A large set of the 'Olympic Rings' arrive at the Olympic Golf Course on July 30, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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As Olympics approach, Brazil is feeling the weight of the world

First Olympic host nation from South America is hoping star performances can shift attention from country’s turmoil.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/AFP_DD0J3.jpg Here are the story lines to follow in Rio Olympics

Triplet marathoners, a mother-son shooting duo, and a 41-year-old gymnast will be worth watching.

Bob Ryan

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After covering 11 Olympics and growing to love them, I am troubled by them and by the way they have evolved.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_patriotstrainingcampday3_sports956-001.jpg When will Tom Brady break his silence?

Is it too much to ask for him to tell his loyal fans how he is feeling?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_patriotstrainingcampday2_sports447.jpg The two weeks Jimmy Garoppolo made a name for himself

A relevant evaluation of Garoppolo came in January 2014 at the East-West game and the Senior Bowl.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosdet3_spts.jpg Jackie Bradley Jr. and the risk of regret at the trade deadline

It’s safe to say the Red Sox are relieved they didn’t deal Bradley even though opportunities to do so in recent seasons were frequent.

Sofia Gubaidulina at Marlboro Music Festival’s concert hall in Marlboro, Vt.

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In residence at Marlboro, Sofia Gubaidulina pursues music of the soul

Sofia Gubaidulina, this summer’s composer-in-residence at the Marlboro Festival, writes music blending avant-garde complexity and the cadences of the eternal.

What our critics say

Art Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/O_Keeffe-Jackinpulpitabstractionno.5-NGA.jpg Long before Hillary, these modernist pioneer women were getting it done

A beautiful exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art showcases the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe and three of her contemporaries.

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How a jailhouse snitch led prosecutors to a conviction, despite lacking a confession, witnesses or DNA evidence.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg 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'

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

The Big Picture

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)

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ’70s, an annual summer gathering alighted in Vermont this year.