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.

2 people arrested in connection with fatal stabbing in New Bedford

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


// 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.

// 3 firefighters injured after flames engulf Lawrence home

About 25 people were displaced after a fire at an unoccupied home damaged five other surrounding buildings.

// Owl recovering after collision with Green Line train

This story is a hoot.

// Italy quake death toll hits more than 240

At least 470 aftershocks have rattled the area — one as strong as magnitude 5.1.

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

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

// Joyce defends home renovations

The state senator denounced a Boston Globe story last week raising questions about whether the work was reflected in the home’s assessed tax value.

// 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.

In this photo provided by Puerto Princesa Tourism Office, a giant pearl measuring 30cm wide (1ft), 67cm long (2.2ft) and weighing 34kg (75lb) is displayed in the lobby of the Puerto Princesa Tourism Office in Puerto Princesa city, Palawan province in southwestern Philippines Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Puerto Princesa Tourism Officer Aileen Amurao said the giant pearl was found by a relative fisherman ten years ago and entrusted to her for safekeeping and eventually to the mayor of the city. The still-to-be-authenticated find is said to be the largest in the world and would likely be valued in excess of US$100 million. (Herald Hugo/PPTO via AP)

Herald Hugo/PPTO via AP

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.

Officers arrest alleged NYC heroin trafficker in Whately

The suspect was allegedly trying to smuggle about 112 grams of heroin.

// Mass. hospitals in decent fiscal health

Eighty percent of the state’s 65 hospitals ended last year with a profit, according to new report.

// 2 Orlando hospitals won’t bill nightclub shooting victims

The hospitals that treated victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre are not billing the survivors for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

// What Boston could learn from Methuen over body cameras

With little fuss, Methuen Police became the first major law enforcement agency in Mass. to start using body cameras in May.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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Ground game

How Donald Trump could come back

There’s still a plausible way for Trump to win in November. It is not likely, but it is plausible.

// Donald Trump to hold rally in New Hampshire

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

// Fast Forward: David Ortiz makes history, National Park Service turns 100

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

// 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.

April 25, 2016 | Ayer, Ma Inside the Ayer District Court for the arraignment of State Tooper Robert Sundberg for domestic violence charges. Richard Rafferty, Sundburg's lawyer (left). (Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe)

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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?

// Hey, Boo-Boo, smile for the camera!

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

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?


// 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.

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.

Peter Abraham

// Mo Vaughn has high praise for David Ortiz

The former Red Sox slugger, who recently launched his own clothing line, thinks Ortiz is one of Boston’s best athletes ever.


//[1].jpg Ortiz’s storybook final season reaching new heights

The Red Sox DH recorded his 10th season of at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, putting him in all-time elite company.

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.