‘Number of fatalities’ in Texas balloon crash

The partial frame of a hot air balloon is visible above a crop field as investigators combed the wreckage of a crash Saturday morning near Lockhart, Texas.

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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.

Lawmakers try to hammer out compromise on Uber, Lyft bill

Lawmakers are frantically trying to hammer out a compromise on how to regulate ride-for-hire firms.

//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.

J. K. Rowling at the the press preview of

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JK Rowling says she hopes Harry Potter play goes global

London is under Harry Potter’s spell once more — and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2016-07-29T214242Z_1247741298_S1BETSLAPUAA_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION.jpg Tracing Clinton’s brief time in New Bedford

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.

The voice of the T calls it quits

If you’ve stood on a T platform, Oglesby is the one telling you your train is now arriving.

2016 Olympics


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/584699140.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/79a44f7ff61d4b409ef35f9a1b2726a4-79a44f7ff61d4b409ef35f9a1b2726a4-0.jpg I love the Olympics but the future of the Olympic movement is at stake

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/2011-2020/2016/07/29/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.

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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/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.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2f8b9b3b1b1149b7ab46c8a82758bb66-ba3eb022173446348717b2e32e3df99c-1.jpg Doubts about informant cause Chandra Levy case to crumble

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'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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

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 alighted in Vermont this year.

Nation & World

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