Despite restrictions, lawn lovers water on

Some people put up “well water” signs so they can blast their sprinklers without drawing nasty scowls from neighbors.

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While most suburbanites observe water restrictions, some refuse to retire their spinklers.

// How did R.I. win acceptance of HPV vaccine?

A school-entry requirement is thought to be only one piece of the puzzle.

// Harvard Square could lose iconic Out of Town News

The newsstand in the tiny 500-square-foot kiosk is not part of Cambridge’s proposed $4.6 million project to remake the plaza.

// Pod of killer whales spotted off Cape Cod

A group of friends witnessed a rare event — an apparent pod of killer whales swimming nearby as their boat cut through the Cape Cod waters.

New Bedford-08/25/2016- Tessa Pina poured boiling water on and mopped the blood off the side walk where Mateo Morales, 15 was stabbed to death on this corner in New Bedford, which is Chancery Street at Middle Street.

2 arrested in connection with fatal stabbing of 15-year-old

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

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 25: Second baseman Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays catches Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox at second base attempting to stretch a single into a double during the eighth inning of a game on August 25, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)


Red Sox limp home after second straight loss

They went 7-4 on the long road trip but dropped the last two games to the last-place Rays.


// For Red Sox, left field has been a minefield

Andrew Benintendi’s injury is just the latest stroke of misfortune to affect those playing the position.

Dominic Kane stuck his arm into a hole as he searched for Wessie the missing python.

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‘Wessie’ the snake is Maine’s own Loch Ness monster

It’s said to be 10 feet long — with a noggin the size of a soccer ball, and a Maine community is rattled.

Meet Patriots linebacker Barkevious Mingo

Where did his name come from? What does he do besides football? Here are some answers.

// Trapped, horrified students recount Kabul campus attack

Mohammed Naser heard the bomb go off and ran to his classroom window, just in time to see the cinder-block garden wall blow apart.

// Can artificial intelligence guide stock picks?

If you use Netflix, the online streaming service will recommend options based on your viewing history. Now, a Boston-based firm hopes to bring that same technology to financial services.

Hillary Clinton during a speech in Reno, Nev.

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Clinton says Trump is ‘taking hate groups mainstream’

Hillary Clinton sought to tie Trump more tightly to the darkest strains of the American political right in a major speech Thursday.


// The truth about Clinton’s health

Dr. Giuliani is right, Hillary Clinton’s health is a crucial issue.

// Rally attendee looked shocked that Trump called Clinton a bigot

Looks like Chris Christie’s wife isn’t the only one to be visibly taken aback by something Donald Trump has said.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

Trump ‘is for himself,’ Kaine tells Colbert

Senator Tim Kaine tried to paint Donald Trump as a self-interested real estate developer on Thursday’s “The Late Show.”

FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks to the Center of American Progress Action Fund in Washington. Warren is being considered as a vice presidential pick for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Elizabeth Warren shrugs at Curt Schilling’s aspirations

The former Red Sox pitcher said he would “like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics.”

One dead in Sumner Tunnel ramp crash

One person was killed and two more were hospitalized following a crash on the Sumner Tunnel ramp to Interstate 93 northbound.

// St. Paul’s parents helped fund Owen Labrie’s defense

A prominent parent led an effort that raised over $100,000 to fund a high-powered legal team, documents show.

// Nun killed in Mississippi came from close Stoneham family

Paula Merrill, 68, was born in Stoneham and developed her affinity to the Catholic Church in Massachusetts.

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.