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Egypt’s police kill 235 in attacks on dissidents

Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi ran from Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Nasr City district.
A woman tried to prevent a military bulldozer from running over a wounded protester at a camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo.


At least one protester was burned alive in his tent. Many others were shot in the head and chest. Some of 278 total killed appeared to be in their early teens, and young women.

Aaron Hernandez was arrested in June and has remained in jail without bail since.

Inside the double life of Aaron Hernandez

Family turmoil and rough associates marked the football player’s life growing up in Bristol, Conn.

Mayoral quest for Latino votes is fraught with challenges

Candidates are distributing Spanish-language literature on their political positions, rolling out Hispanic volunteers to make a pitch, and hiring Latino staff members.

Small cosmetic changes were made to the Forum restaurant’s second floor.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff

Four months after bombings, Forum is reopening

The last of the Boylston Street businesses hit by the Marathon attacks is poised to reopen.

Words on gays cost bishop post at Dartmouth

A prominent African bishop’s deanship was rescinded because of controversy over his views on homosexuality.

The Nation

Same-sex spouses eligible for Pentagon benefits

Same-sex spouses of military members will be eligible for the same health care, housing, and other benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex spouses.

Anger erupts over NYPD body cameras


A federal judge’s plan to force some New York officers to start wearing the devices has angered the city’s mayor and police unions.

Hostage, captor killed in La. bank


A man who believed a device had been implanted in his head shot two hostages, killing one, at a rural Louisiana bank before state police ended the hours-long standoff by shooting him dead.

The World

Violence is serious blow to peace efforts, US says

Secretary of State John Kerry said the violence in Egypt runs counter to Egyptians' aspirations for peace.

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the Egyptian military’s crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters.

Koreas to reopen factory park

South Korean businessmen, who run factories in the Kaesong complex, welcomed news it would reopen.

By Choe Sang-Hun

North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to reopen a joint industrial complex, reviving the last remaining symbol of their economic cooperation.

Egypt’s police kill 235 in attacks on dissidents

Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi ran from Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Nasr City district.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

At least one protester was burned alive in his tent. Many others were shot in the head and chest. Some of 278 total killed appeared to be in their early teens, and young women.

Editorial & Opinion


There’s not a Dan Wolf ethics exemption

Dan Wolf waits for passengers and baggage to be loaded on his plane before taking off from Provincetown Memorial Airport for Boston in 2007.

By Joan Vennochi

The law is clear: Wolf can’t run for governor and should resign from the Senate if he does not divest his 23 percent interest in Cape Air.

Alex Beam

Stephen Sondheim — he’s still here

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim waves after accepting the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., Sunday. Sondheim’s work includes “West Side Story,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “A Little Night Music.”

By Alex Beam

Fans of Sondheim celebrated the man and his music at the MacDowell Colony, where he was awarded the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement.


Obama has an opening with Iran

By Nicholas Burns

The president now has the opportunity to open talks with Iran for the first time in 34 years.


State, boatyard owner at odds over repairs

The owner of this Charlestown boatyard says evictions are needed to clear the way for rebuilding, but about 30 boats there also serve as residences.

By Brian Ballou

A judge is expected to rule on an injunction that would force the owner of two decaying piers on Boston’s scenic waterfront to fix the structures.

Groundbreaking federal judge to step back

Federal court Judge Joseph Tauro has spent about four decades on the Massachusetts bench.

By Peter Schworm

US District Court Judge Joseph Tauro, the first judge to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, is retiring from full-time status.

Yvonne Abraham

Raynham track owner riding on luck

By Yvonne Abraham

Now, more than ever, it’s great to be George Carney. “Some people are lucky, and some people aren’t. I’ve been very lucky.”

More Stories


Boy, 7, is struck by car in Stoughton

By Nicholas Jacques


Man allegedly strikes Framingham officer with car

By Derek J. Anderson

Woman dies after driving SUV into pool

By Travis Andersen and Melissa Hanson


Lawmaker moves to repeal software tax

State Senator Karen Spilka admits she didn’t oppose the IT tax in a recent bill.

By Michael B. Farrell

Democratic state Senator Karen Spilka, running for Congress, has filed a bill to repeal the software services tax that caught many in the tech sector off guard.

Hult Prize accelerator preps competitors for $1m

Gabe Mott said competing for the Hult Prize has opened opportunities for his McGill University MBA program team.

By Christina Reinwald

The prize will provide the seed money for the winning team to launch a social enterprise to put its ideas into practice.

PerkStreet Financial shuts down after five years

Dan O’Malley, CEO of PerkStreet Financial, said the company simply ran out of options when it was unable to attract enough partnerships and investors.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The Boston-based start-up that and tried to capitalize on consumer rage over bank card fees announced this week it will close Sept. 26.


Jack Germond, syndicated columnist and TV commentator; at 85

Jack W. Germond was a top interpreter of US politics.

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Germond became an authority on national politics and championed ‘‘horse race journalism’’ that predicts election winners and losers.

David Jones, 92; former Joint Chiefs chairman

General Jones was key in the Carter administration’s negotiations with the Soviet Union during SALT II.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Jones, a retired Air Force general, was the nation’s top military officer from 1978 to 1982.

Sean Sasser, 44; part of pioneering gay TV romance

Sean Sasser, 44, had a rare form of lung cancer.

By Megan McDonough

Mr. Sasser’s relationship with AIDS activist Pedro Zamora on the MTV show ‘‘The Real World’’ was one of the first real-life, televised gay romances.


Sources: Tom Brady’s knee injury a sprain, not serious

Tom Brady grabbed his left knee during a joint workout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NFL training camp in Foxborough Wednesday.

By Shalise Manza Young

Brady’s injury during a joint practice with Tampa, after Nate Solder was pushed into him, put a scare into Patriots camp.


Time to sit Tom Brady until regular season

Before he left the field with a knee injury Wednesday, Tom Brady participated in a joint workout with the Buccaneers.

By Ben Volin

After Wednesday’s knee-injury scare, Brady had better sit out the final three preseason games, just to make sure he’s healthy and ready for September.

Inside the double life of Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez was arrested in June and has remained in jail without bail since.

By Bob Hohler

Family turmoil and rough associates marked the football player’s life growing up in Bristol, Conn.

More Stories

Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3

Blue Jays win over Red Sox in 10th

By Peter Abraham

red sox notebook

More progress for Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz

By Peter Abraham

US Amateur championship

US Amateur: Jordan Niebrugge suffers rare 2013 defeat

By Michael Whitmer

Patriots notebook

Dont’a Hightower setting higher ceiling in 2013

By Fluto Shinzawa


Patriots practice goes on, even with Tom Brady hurt

By Ben Volin

us gymnastics championships

McKayla Maroney already looking ahead to 2016

By Will Graves

113th US Amateur championship

Brandon Hagy advances in US Amateur

By Michael Whitmer

Tip of the week

For proper alignment, improve your aim

By Michael Whitmer

G: Style

A renter struggles to make a garden her own

By Nicole Cammorata

Being a renter-gardener isn’t easy, especially not for someone who daydreams about the romance of living off the land.

HGTV gives away a luxury condo in Boston

“We didn’t want to go completely traditional,” said Lindsay Pumpa, the project’s lead interior designer. “But we did want to speak to Boston color-wise.”

By Christopher Muther

The winner of the Urban Oasis contest will recieve an insanely posh 1,000-square-foot, one-bedroom condominium at the W.

Party Lines: Rodman Ride for Kids

From left: Don Rodman, president of Rodman Ride for Kids, with Emily Neill of Natick, Carolyn Dumser of Boston, Melissa Curtis of Milton, and Erinn Gormley of West Roxbury.

About 100 guests attended a reception hosted by Deloitte in its Boston office to help recruit riders for the Rodman Ride for Kids event.

Globe North

North Andover

Essex County farms offer a unique dining experience

Diners fill the tent at Smolak Farms in North Andover on a recent summer evening.  These “Whim Dinners” are offered for the third year.

By Joel Brown

An increasingly popular way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables is to sign up for a farm-to-table dinner, where food from the fields is served right on the spot.

Some places to eat on the farm

Local farms that are serving meals with produce fresh from the field.

MarketStreet Lynnfield aims to be entertainment destination

Ted Tye (left), with National Development, and WS Development official Michael McNaughton see a bright future for MarketStreet Lynnfield.

By David Rattigan

An array of stores and restaurants will begin opening next week on former Colonial Golf Course property next to Route 128.

Globe South

Complaints about Scituate’s discolored water

Daily number of calls to Scituate’s Department of Public Works complaining about discolored water:


Long-stalled Route 109 bridge project set to resume soon

By John Laidler

Work on the project to replace the Route 109 bridges over Route 128 in both directions will resume by the end of this month, an official said.

New FEMA maps add thousands to flood zones

The flood zones now cover more of Marshfield, where wave action in addition to standing water can damage property.

By Jennette Barnes

Recently released federal flood maps have redrawn the lines, adding thousands of South Shore residential and commercial properties to high-risk flood zones.

Globe West


Group plans to build a new Groton Inn

Chris Ferris poses for a portrait at the site of The Old Groton Inn in Groton. The historic building burned down in 2011, and Ferris is purchasing the property and building a replica.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

A group of investors is looking to purchase the Main Street property, and build a replica of the historic building that was destroyed in a 2011 fire.


Selectmen to consider town’s section of Freeman Rail Trail

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Supporters of the Bruce Freeman Trail see the decision as a key development in their efforts to complete the proposed 25-mile project.

Concord’s Dick Kazmaier: A football hero remembered

Dick Kazmaier of Princeton University, poses with the Heisman Trophy in 1951.

By Marvin Pave

The two-time All-American had led Princeton University to a second consecutive undefeated season in 1951, and captured the Heisman Trophy.