Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

USOC wants to see rising support for Boston bid

US Olympic officials praised Boston 2024’s revised plan but also said they are concerned about public backing of the effort.

Baker raises prospect of earlier Olympics vote

Moving the vote from the November presidential election to early 2016 could dramatically reshape the politics of the referendum.

Philip Chism appeared in Salem Superior Court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his trial should be moved out of Essex County. He is accused of raping and killing Colleen Ritzer, his Danvers High School math teacher. One of his attorneys John Osler is on the left.

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Lawyer argues that Chism jury would be prejudiced

Philip Chism is accused in the 2013 rape and murder of his high school math teacher in Danvers.

// Officers raised risks during Tsarnaev capture, chief says

Officers who responded without supervision got in the way and put themselves and others at risk, Watertown’s police chief said.

UMass to implement new measures for Iranian students

The moves will ensure the university does not discriminate against Iranian students while complying with federal sanctions against Iran.

Employees of a restaurant talk on an empty street in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment due later to the International Monetary Fund. Capital controls began Monday and will last at least a week, an attempt to keep the banks from collapsing in the face of a nationwide bank run. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)


Greece defaults on debt repayment as bailout expires

The development means that Greece no longer has access to existing financing from its eurozone partners and the IMF.

State Senate pushes for 210% tax on flavored cigars

The measure was included in the Senate’s yearly state budget proposal, but not the one from the House.

Partners to close Union Hospital in Lynn

The plan calls for consolidating services and adding 58 beds at the North Shore Medical Center’s Salem Hospital campus.

Amid terror concerns, July 4 security to be tight

Among other measures, authorities have banned drones from the Esplanade for July 3 and July 4, saying they cause undue concern.

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Carli Lloyd of Germany celebrates with team mates as she scores the opening goal from a penalty in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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US defeats Germany to advance to World Cup title game

The US women’s national team will play the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between Japan and England.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck at Game 1 of the World Series in Boston in 2004. The couple have decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage.


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner getting divorced

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told E!

// Officials examining hole found in crashed plane’s engine

The Plainville crash killed a couple from Tennessee and their daughter, who planned to attend an orientation for Northeastern students.

// Hunt for N.Y. inmates was hampered by missed signals

New details have surfaced about the three-week manhunt for two convicted murderers that gripped northern New York.

opinion | Barack Obama

// Why America needs the Export-Import Bank

Congressional leaders should call a vote to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, President Obama writes in an op-ed for The Boston Globe.

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Bruins hurt themselves with hasty trade of Dougie Hamilton

The defenseman wanted out — possibly because he clashed with Claude Julien — but the move didn’t have to be made.

Boston Celtics draft pick Jordan Mickey, left, responds to a question as draft picks Terry Rozier, second from left, R.J. Hunter and Marcus Thornton look on during a media introduction at the Celtics basketball training facility, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Summer jobs await Celtics draft picks

The Celtics’ draft crop — Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey, and Marcus Thornton — will play in two summer leagues.

Garrett Harker visits his latest project, Branch Line, under construction in Watertown.

Garrett Harker’s emerging empire

Restaurateur Garrett Harker runs Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, and Row 34. Three more are opening or coming soon.

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Will you be affected by the new overtime rules?

Any salaried employee earning less than $50,440 would automatically be eligible for overtime pay under Obama’s plan.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential hopefuls

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.


Ban Ki-moon

// Norman Rockwell’s big worldview

In celebration of the United Nations’s 70th anniversary, Rockwell’s “We the Peoples” is on display at the UN’s headquarters.

The Big Picture

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Same-sex marriage legalized in US

The US Supreme Court made a historic decision Friday in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states.