Gene Wilder, star of classic comedies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder was seen in 2008.

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Gene Wilder, who starred in “Willy Wonka” and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family said.

// In Trump, black Republicans see plenty to lose

Donald Trump has begun to make a pitch to African-American voters, but his approach has not been warmly received.

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attended a news conference in New York in 2013.

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Huma Abedin separating from Anthony Weiner after latest scandal

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday that she’s separating from husband Anthony Weiner.

Man charged with threatening police, stockpiling weapons

The 40-year-old Holliston man allegedly threatened to bomb a police station and “kill as many homeland security officers as he can.”

Malden axes school bus service, angering parents

Yellow school buses, as much a staple of elementary school as backpacks and lunch boxes, will roll no more in Malden.

// Former Boston Marathoner dies while saving her son

It started with a splash and a scream, and then another splash.

// Family of murdered teen fights to keep her history private

The N.H. high court says the man convicted in Lizzi Marriott’s death can discuss her sexual history in his appeal. Her family is fighting back.

// Owen Labrie’s victim expected to appear on ‘Today’ show

The victim in the St. Paul School’s sexual assault case will speak out publicly for the first time Tuesday morning.

Uber driver held without bail for allegedly exposing himself

A Malden man was ordered held without bail Monday after allegedly exposing himself to girls in the Everett area.

Shark spotted catching a meal near Provincetown

Two beaches in Truro were temporarily closed Monday morning after two great white sharks were sighted.

// LAX panic came after police detained man dressed as Zorro

False reports of an active shooter quickly spread after police with guns drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a sword.

Freia David at her old work station at the McDonalds in Needham.

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A happy farewell after 32 years at the French fry station

Freia David’s smile, enthusiasm, and her daily hugs made the McDonald’s in Needham more than just a restaurant.

// Strange visitor from the South is spotted off Cape Cod

No, that’s not a mermaid in the water.


// Mylan finds one more way to game the system

It’s almost as if the maker of the EpiPen had drawn up a list of ways to game a dysfunctional health care system — and decided to check off every last one.

// Montana plane crash kills ‘Ice Road Truckers’ star

Darrell Ward died in the fiery crash Sunday on the shoulder of Interstate 90 in western Montana.

A truck with a crane tipped over on Route 24, trapping two employees inside the crane’s bucket and halting traffic.

David Petrin, Little Compton Fire Department

Crane truck tips over on RI bridge, trapping two workers

The two workers were eventually transferred to the bucket of another vehicle and returned safely to the bridge.

// Map: Where the bedbugs are in Boston

Thinking of picking up some furniture off the street in Allston? This map of bedbug reports citywide might convince you to think again.


// Boston’s college students are returning

Some schools already have welcomed their charges; others will in the coming days. Here’s your guide to who’s moving in, and when.

Rachel G. Bowers

// Within NFL, Colin Kaepernick has both support and opposition

The quarterback’s decision to sit during the national anthem opened the door to conversations around the league.

// Why didn’t Avery Bradley help recruit Kevin Durant?

The Celtics guard is close to Durant, but he was not part of the Boston delegation that met with the free agent.

Adrian Walker

// Meet New England’s George Wallace: Paul LePage

If you think any of his behavior suggests the Maine governor is a racist, you’d better be prepared for serious blowback.

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Jimmy Fallon presents the Video of the Year award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Even Michael Phelps loved Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Ryan Lochte’ act

Fallon’s impersonation of the controversial swimmer was one of the Olympic highlights to mark MTV’s awards show.

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

Westborough State Hospital, formerly known as the Westborough Insane Hospital.

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Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

Ghosts from a failed system

Westborough State Hospital was built in the 1800s on hope and compassion. But with little scientific knowledge of mental illness, institutions like these became wretched warehouses.