As sands shift, Cape Cod refuge changes and tensions rise

The tension over whether the state or federal government controls the waters off Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has peaked in recent months.

Yvonne Abraham

// AG faces sexist, antigay slurs after imposing gun ban

Nobody was prepared for how vile so much of the pushback would be.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Mass. insiders turn to lobbying careers

Time and again, consultants who help candidates win elections then go on to represent corporate clients with interests before the new office holder.

Alison Novak is trying to get her son, Jace, to understand that she can’t lift him and that he must be gentle with her because of her pain.

Living in a box: stories of chronic pain

For those who live with it every day, pain confines in ways that others cannot see.


// Selling souls and other things

Some convicted of sickening violence make money by putting their thoughts, their clothing, even evidence up for sale.

// No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday.

// 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.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Control over liquor licenses stays with Legislature, not individual cities

The Legislature has thwarted Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s effort to win authority for Boston to grant additional liquor licenses.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Bruising contest now heads to swing states

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will now turn toward a handful of states that are likely to determine the election.

// Trump belittles Muslim parents of dead soldier

Donald Trump belittled the parents of a slain Muslim soldier who had strongly denounced Trump during the DNC.

// 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.

// Why the state’s plan on wood pellets is drawing criticism

Fuel derived from felling trees in forests may soon be deemed a form of renewable energy and qualify for state subsidies.

// The voice of the T calls it quits

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

2016 Olympics

Bob Ryan

// 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.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

// Racewalking, an Olympic sport people can relate to

The walkers (men and women) are highly disciplined, elite athletes.

In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins jumps from a helicopter during his training in Simi Valley, Calif.

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

Skydiver successfully lands without parachute

Skydiver Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from a plane into a net on the ground without the benefit of a parachute.

// 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.

// Fans will flock to bookstores tonight for new ‘Harry Potter’

But for many nostalgic readers, this one feels different. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a script of a play that wasn’t written by J.K. Rowling herself.


// Trade deadline is less stressful for Red Sox coach Ruben Amaro

The former Phillies GM was busy last year dealing Cole Hamels to the Rangers.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// 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'

// 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)

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ’70s, an annual summer gathering alighted in Vermont this year.