Following boy’s death, center’s director on leave

Mayor Martin Walsh says the director of the community center 7-year-old Kyzr Willis went missing from has been placed on leave.


// Tragedy at Boston beach

A look at what happened in the death of Kyzr Willis.

Bus countdown signs coming to Dudley Station

Bus countdown signs will be activated at Dudley Station this week, MBTA officials said.

40-year-old man charged with statutory rape of teen girl

A North Attleborough man allegedly committed statutory rape over the past year, authorities said.

// iRobot shows strong quarter amid focus on consumer business

Bedford-based iRobot Corp. is off to a strong start as it enters its new chapter as a consumer-focused company.

Students used white tape to create lanes on the sidewalk intended to keep texting pedestrians from collisions.

Sara Arfaian

Design solutions for Central Square, created by teens

High school students set out to create urban design solutions for ignored groups in Cambridge, from texters to the homeless.

// ‘Lawnmower Lady’ from Boston leads police to murder suspect in Ala.

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

Man in Mashpee barricades himself in store, may be armed

Mashpee police emphasized that the incident is not an active shooter situation.

// Harvard endowment chief resigns for personal reasons

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

Democratic National Convention

Mississippi delegate Kelly Jacobs posed for picture as she showed off her Obama-themed dress at the DNC.

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Live updates

Obama, Biden to headline third night

Tim Kaine, nominee for vice president, will also speak Wednesday night.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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.”

Ground Game

// Donald Trump steals the news. Again.

Hillary Clinton made history. Tim Kaine will be introduced to the nation tonight. President Obama will pass the torch. But did you see what Trump just said?

Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean Sr., left, and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

Trump confuses Tim Kaine with another former governor

Donald Trump twice misidentified the home state of Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine.

President Barack Obama.

Excerpts from Obama’s convention speech

The White House released transcripts from President Obama’s convention speech.


// 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.

// Meet the physicists who vetted the science in ‘Ghostbusters’

“I’m hoping this movie finds those girls [who are interested in science] and sends them to me at MIT,” said Lindley Winslow, a physicist.

Matt Damon in “Jason Bourne,” directed by Paul Greengrass.

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★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

Matt Damon returns in entertaining ‘Jason Bourne’

From the no-frills title to the globe-hopping story line and the state-of-the-art action sequences, the movie’s a work of dogged professionalism both on the screen and behind it.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stands on the field during an NFL football practice Monday, June 13, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Bill Belichick’s to-do list during training camp

There’s a lot of work and preparation that needs to be done over the next five weeks.

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.