Was that Lexus in Kendall Square a self-driving car?

Neal Doyle

The vehicle spotted Friday -- with a driver -- is thought to belong to the Toyota Research Institute.

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Boston’s largest police union renewed its fight against body cameras Friday.

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Ashby

The adult man and woman were found outside a home Friday afternoon, authorities said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/151124_WALKER_25travel_25632x.jpg Amtrak threatens to cut Boston rail service

Amtrak and the MBTA are embroiled in a legal dispute over the cost of track maintenance.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/02232012_23weghost6-8192311.jpg John J. McGlynn Sr., former longtime Medford mayor, dies at 94

John J. McGlynn Sr., 94, who died Aug. 20, was a five-term mayor of Medford and a longtime public servant.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP_DavidBecker01_met.jpg Thousands sign petition for judge’s removal after sex assault sentence

The judge sentenced David Becker, 18, to probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault.

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“Dear America: Maine here. Please forgive us – we made a terrible mistake,” the paper said after Governor Paul LePage’s racially charged comments.

FILE- In this June 7, 2016, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage attends an opioid abuse conference in Boston. LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected in a binder of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic. The governor made the remark at a town hall in North Berwick, Maine, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Paul LePage wants to duel state legislator

In an obscene tirade, the Maine governor said he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge state legislator Drew Gattine and point a gun between his eyes.

24-year-old Salem, N.H., man killed in Sumner Tunnel crash

Dillon Cohen was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, State Police said in a statement.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/PFC%20Mansfield.JPG Private First Class James Mansfield is coming home — 73 years later

The remains of the Plymouth native, killed in action on a Japanese battlefield during World War II, were discovered last year.

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Donald Trump’s physician is standing by his assessment of the GOP nominee’s health, according to NBC News.

A home in Chilmark, on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Big houses on Vineyard draw filmmaker’s attention

Thomas Bena has waged what has sometimes been a lonely and divisive campaign to curb the size of new construction and preserve the pastoral quality of Martha’s Vineyard.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/greenhouse_26havardkiosk-1_business.jpg That day Paul Allen started a company at the Out of Town News stand in Harvard Square

The venerable news kiosk sold the magazine that sparked Microsoft co-founder’s inspirational moment. Now it’s threatened with closure.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/30/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/05049719.jpg Don’t ask us for trigger warnings or safe spaces, says University of Chicago

The students should not expect to get ‘‘trigger warnings’’ before professors talk about sensitive topics, or ‘‘safe spaces.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/brown_28NamesIviCat04_liv.jpg Ivy the cat delighted JP residents for 15 years

The orange and white feline certainly knew how to relax.

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Apple trees are equipped to weather dry conditions because they have deep roots and are often irrigated.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unnamed-11785.jpg David Ortiz’s image carved in to Sterling corn maze

Davis Mega Maze is honoring the retiring Red Sox legend as the theme of this year’s puzzle.

It cost the Red Sox $63 million to sign budding star Yoan Moncada in 2015 — but $31.5 million of that went to Major League Baseball as a penalty.

2012 REUTERS file

ALEX SPEIER

Red Sox got caught in MLB’s Latin America crackdown

Major League Baseball is trying to change the “Wild West” mentality there, but some question its methods and motives.

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/sketches3.jpg The issue of crime in 16 cases

This special edition of Ideas explores crime through the eyes of first responders, criminals, and victims living with the legacy of trauma.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin082616RedSoxRoyals_Spt2.jpg Aly Raisman throws out the first pitch at Fenway

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park before the start of Friday’s game.

book review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/smeewebpic.jpg The art world’s famous frenemies

In his lively and compelling new book, Globe art critic Sebastian Smee shows how the tension between famous painter friends influenced their work.

Things to Do

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chin082915CarribeanParade_met5.jpg The Weekender: Beethoven, Sharon Jones, and the physics of love

Everything fun to do this weekend around Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_sailing_met.jpg Students of all abilities take to the waves in adaptive sailing event

The sailing event is hosted by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to allow people of all abilities to enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg 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'

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“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.