Democratic National Convention

‘Thank you,’ Obama says. ‘Let’s keep it going’

The president was the headline speaker on a roster of heavyweights, including Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday.


// Clinton still needs to make the human connection

Clinton has to take off the mask and reveal the true woman behind it.

// Tim Kaine says Hillary Clinton ready to fight, win and lead

Tim Kaine tore into Donald Trump as a ‘‘guy who promises a lot’’ but always follows up with the words ‘‘believe me.’’

// 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.”

// Sketching out the DNC in Philadelphia

Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman went to the drawing board on the third night of the Democratic National Convention.

Yvonne Abraham

// A new low for Jill Stein

If Stein is looking for someone to compare to Trump, the mirror would be a pretty good place to start.

Jeff Magidson/Artslides Digital Imaging

The murals painted by ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ author need a new home

The paintings hung in the lobby of MIT’s elite business school for decades, and helped launch Robert McCloskey’s career.

// Legislation highlights divisions on Lyme disease

State lawmakers want to require coverage for long-term treatment while disease specialists criticize such an approach.

// Plan for second Mass. slots parlor faces steep odds

Despite securing a ballot question, the developer of a proposed second parlor may find the task easier said than done.

// Fox News goes silent after Ailes’ departure

Insiders described the on-set atmosphere as icy, as employees grapple with internal division after the abrupt exit of Roger Ailes.

Boston, MA--7/27/2016--The boy's mother Melissa Willis is embraced by neighbor and family friend Aleida Nunez (cq). The family of 7-year-old Kyzr Willis mourns outside their home in Dorchester, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. It was reported that he was found drowned off Carson Beach on Tuesday. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 28kyzr Reporter: Evan Allen

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

‘I put them in your care!’ mother of boy said of camp

Melissa Willis said no one at the city-run day camp ever called her to say her child was missing. Instead, she found out from her 9-year-old niece.

Four nominated to Appeals Court

Governor Charlie Baker nominated two Superior Court justices and two people from the attorney general’s office Wednesday.

// Court rebuffs Sampson’s plea to exclude evidence in death-penalty trial

Convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson received little support from a federal appeals court Wednesday.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Amid criticism, Healey defends gun crackdown

The attorney general said her ban on so-called “copycat” assault weapons is clear, enforceable, and already working.

03/09/2016 BOSTON Senior Bartender Kevin Fagan (cq) served drinks at The Black Rose in Boston since 1994. The pub is celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe


Free the chefs (from political drama)!

If Mike Moran and 13 other Boston legislators could see the world through a would-be restaurant owner’s eyes, they’d never stick up for a crazy old liquor license law.


// Boston entrepreneur recalls celeb-studded teenage years

Now he’s a successful tech entrepreneur in Boston. But in 1980s Queens, David Cancel was working out with the stars.


// 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.

Love Letters

// He makes fun of her weight and age

“I’m at the point where I dread eating anything that isn’t a salad in front of him. What do I do?”

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

2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats met in Philadelphia for their national convention.