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.

// Red Sox put Andrew Benintendi on disabled list

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

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.

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.

// 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.

Officers arrest alleged NYC heroin trafficker in Whately

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

// 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.


// 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.

// 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.

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

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

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.

// 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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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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.