After setbacks, New Bedford eyes other projects

New Bedford, MA - 7/31/2015: Mayor Jon Mitchell rides on the Harbor Masters Boat in New Bedford, MA on July 31, 2015. (Harrison Hill for The Boston Globe)

Harrison Hill for The Boston Globe

Plans for a wind farm, casino, and Olympic sailing have fallen through, and officials are considering less glamorous improvements.

//[1]-8496--90x90.jpg Argument allegedly turned violent for trooper, girlfriend

State Police Trooper Corey Benoit is facing domestic violence charges and was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made a statement near the scene of a shooting.

Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe

Brazen daylight shooting injures 3 in Roxbury

A man, his sister, and another woman were in a car on Academy Terrace when a man walked up and opened fire.

Voters First Presidential Forum | 7 p.m.

// Presidential candidates flock to N.H. for forum

Fourteen White House hopefuls are scheduled to participate in the Voters First Forum this evening.

// As Fla. governor, Jeb Bush asked George W. Bush for stronger state powers

The governor offered nine pages of advice on how to use the power of the Oval Office to in relations with the states.

State officials ask for criminal justice analysis

With an eye toward trimming prison populations and reducing recidivism rates, top officials in state government want an independent review.

Aaron Hernandez.

Hernandez allegedly had ‘sexually explicit’ relationship with tipster

Prosecutors are seeking to discredit the claims of the woman at the center of an effort to disqualify a juror.

Judge rebukes Walsh in fight with Wynn over casino

A Suffolk Superior Court judge rebuked the Walsh administration Monday for using litigation as a public relations tool.

Jon Stewart during a taping of

AP Photo/Brad Barket, File

The best of Jon Stewart: 5 vintage ‘Daily Show’ moments

Picking only five classic clips from 16 years of Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show”? It’s almost unfair.


// Joe Biden’s case for Joe Biden

Who is a better antidote to the guarded Hillary Clinton and the safe campaign she is trying to run?

Hitchhiking robot HitchBOT  in Marblehead on July 17.

Canada’s cheerful hitchhiking robot destroyed at age 2

The harmless, cheerful little robot with a mission to hitchhike across the US was found brutally dismembered in Philadelphia.

Alex Speier

// Will Red Sox change their management model?

The team is arriving at a time of altered front-office dynamics and at a period when it requires a reshaping of its roster.

The note was intact when pulled from the bottle. Above, the sender’s contact information is covered.

Rory Golden

Diver in Ireland discovers note in a bottle from Nantucket

Rory Golden was returning from an annual diving trip off of the coast of Ireland when he saw the bottle bobbing in the water.

New England Patriots strong safety Jordan Richards slaps hands with fans during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jordan Richards picking up Patriots defense

The rookie out of Stanford has been impressive early on at training camp.

// Obama unveils new power plant regulations

President Obama says the new regulations are “the single most important step” the US has ever taken in the fight against climate change.

Governor Charlie Baker.

Baker plans ‘thank you’ weekend for top fund-raisers at Cape resort

The two-day invite-only golf retreat includes a wine tasting, cocktail hour, and clambake.

// French report documented crashes of plane type in Milwaukee crash

French authorities released a report last year documenting crashes involving the same type of plane that crashed last week, killing a Wenham father and daughter.

DraftKings cofounders (from left) Jason Robins, Paul Liberman, and Matt Kalish say their company is not in the gambling business.

Are fantasy sports sites like DraftKings just gambling?

Thanks to a legislative exemption, daily fantasy games do not meet the federal legal definition of gambling.

Ground Game

// Who’s on top in the race for the GOP nomination?

The Boston Globe has revised its rankings of the top 10 Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire.



// Jeb Bush goes out on a limb for James K. Polk

Bush named Polk as one of the presidents he admired most — and generated controversy for the 11th commander in chief.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration.


// After car hack, Internet of Things looks riskier

The revelation that hackers could remotely seize control of 1 million Chrysler automobiles delivers a stark warning.



// US Catholic bishops take on Donald Trump

Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants from Mexico has riled US bishops