State lawmaker wants to go after conservative Dems

Senator Jamie Eldridge wants to unseat sitting legislators, a break in State House decorum that deepens the rift in the party.

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying this woman in connection with an East Boston homicide.

Boston police

Woman sought in connection to June slaying in E. Boston

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old whose body was found in a garage.

// Uber said to lose at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016

Even in the US, where Uber had turned a profit during its first quarter, the company was once again losing money.

// Owl recovering after collision with Green Line train

This story is a hoot.

// Italy quake death toll rises to 250

More than 470 aftershocks rattled residents and rescue workers in central Italy.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

// Burkinis don’t threaten our freedoms — laws that ban them do

France, the nation that gave us Brigitte Bardot and the bikini — is now policing beachwear.

// Forget tricorn hats. These reenactors prefer olive drab

At the Fort Devens Museum, history buffs honor the men and women who served in World War II.

// For 10 years, this pearl was hidden under bed

A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world’s biggest pearl, but he didn’t know it.


// EpiPen maker to make drug more affordable

Mylan Pharmaceuticals will offer a savings card and expand its patient assistance program in the wake of outrage over EpiPen’s high prices.

Yvonne Abraham

// State trooper’s trial promises to be ugly for many

Did troopers ignore a domestic violence victim’s suffering, a victim who was one of their own?

// Prince’s home, Paisley Park, to open for public tours

The company that runs Elvis Presley’s Graceland will manage the Minn. estate.

2 people arrested in connection with fatal New Bedford stabbing

Wednesday’s stabbing killed a 15-year-old boy and left two other people wounded.

// 3 firefighters injured after flames engulf Lawrence home

About 29 people were displaced after a fire at an unoccupied home damaged five other surrounding buildings.

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Five things to watch for in Patriots-Panthers

Players to keep an eye on include Jimmy Garoppolo, Aaron Dobson, and Terrance Knighton.

// Red Sox put Andrew Benintendi on disabled list

Benintendi was injured in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Rays.

// Is it enough to tweet that you #StandbyLeslieJones?

That’s the question after this latest incident of online harassment against Leslie Jones.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Donald Trump to hold rally in New Hampshire

The Republican presidential candidate will be back in Manchester for a rally this afternoon.

// Bernie Sanders’ new political group is met by staff revolt

Supporters of the Vermont senator are accusing him of establishing a shadowy group that favors secrecy and big donors.

// LePage says most drug dealers arrested in Maine are black, Hispanic

Maine Governor Paul LePage is in hot water once again.

Miss Conduct

// Advice: Our sweet guest doesn’t know she wasn’t invited. Now what?

Plus, settling the question of whether you can eat when not everyone has been served.

The Trustees

Hey, Boo-Boo, smile for the camera!

A bear in the Pioneer Valley had a close encounter of the selfie kind.


// Tom Wolfe traces the often-amusing history of bickering over how humans started talking

This being Tom Wolfe, the ponderous debate over language and evolution takes on a kind of pop-art pizzazz in “The Kingdom of Speech.”

Movie Review

// The movie about Barack and Michelle’s first date is good. Too bad it was released now.

“Southside With You” comes at a time when so many people will not be able to enjoy it because of our polarized politics.

Love Letters

// He checked her out

My problem is that I thought I saw him check her out the other day and I’m not sure if I should address it ... or whether he’s just being a man?

Globe Magazine

At summer’s end, an ode to the outdoor shower

Neil Swidey on a particular delight of New England’s all-too-short season.

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

Massimo Percossi/EPA

Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Rescue crews were using whatever they could to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three Italian towns to rubble.