Officials acknowledge flights of immigrants

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

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.

A plane experienced mechanical problems and had to land in a field.

Plane makes emergency landing in Chelmsford

A small aircraft had to land on the Chelmsford High School softball field, officials said.

Democrats for attorney general agree to People’s Pledge

The agreement was signed more than 40 days after a candidate proposed it.

// Survivor haunted by losses from deadly Lowell fire

Minh Ngo Van said he has had trouble sleeping since losing two roommates in yesterday’s blaze.

A taste of NASCAR in N.H.

Experience the thrill of driving a 600-horsepower stock car around the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

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.

// 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.

The analytics of everyday life

It’s easier than ever to track your every move. So we did, from mowing the lawn to a day of skiing.


// 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.”