Patrick seeks more power to cut budget

The request, unveiled as the governor signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget, took lawmakers by surprise.

Officials acknowledge flights of immigrants

The federal government has increased the number of charter flights this year carrying immigrant detainees to Massachusetts.

Ethen Lam, 7, made a sign for classmate Sayuri Sak, who was one of seven people killed in a fire Thursday.

Lowell fire hits heart of Cambodian community

Though many have little to give, donations of money, clothing, and food have poured in to help the survivors.

No agreement on whether FDA should ban hysterectomy tool

A panel of experts reviewing the safety of a controversial cutting device couldn’t reach a consensus.

Johnny Cammarata (left) and Joey Buceta had coffee at My Cousin’s Place on Hanover Street as summer campers looked on through a window.

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World Cup overflows with memories of a bygone North End

For some residents, this year’s competition is as good a time as any to take stock of the changing neighborhood.

Alvin Smith held up a poster across the street from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena heralding the return of LeBron James.

Dan Shaughnessy

LeBron James, the Prodigal Son

Four years ago, LeBron Hate ruled the day. Now, he is loved throughout the land, especially in Cleveland.

Seagulls flew above Plymouth Harbor as the moon rose Friday.

Saturday’s supermoon the first of three this summer

Tomorrow’s full moon will appear to be unusually big.

// Smell of bleach, air of hope at Boston’s animal shelter

The interim director said the city was taking steps to support staff at the overburdened pound.

Golf buddies charged with insider trading

The seven friends allegedly made more than half a million dollars by sharing information about a local company.


// Take the Globe Opinion news quiz, July 11, 2014

Were you paying attention this week? Test your knowledge of public indecency in Uxbridge and old-timey presidential sexting.


// ‘Tammy’ no masterpiece, but may leave you smiling

The movie doesn’t showcase Melissa McCarthy at her crassly funny best, like “Bridesmaids” or last summer’s “The Heat.”