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Boston makes US short list for 2024 Olympics

Making the list is only an incremental step in an arduous process, but it keeps alive the possibility of a Boston Olympics.

An NTSB inquiry has centered on a May 31 crash that killed seven people aboard a Gulfstream IV jet at Hanscom Field.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Pilots may have skipped checklist before Hanscom crash

Data from the flight recorder suggested that pilots did not check to see if their controls worked before takeoff from Hanscom Field.

The celebrated Russian pianist Denis Matsuev will take the stage of Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre for a solo piano recital.

Critic’s Notebook

Russian musicians’ support for Putin not playing well

Whether their endorsements flow from sincere personal beliefs, the pro-Putin stance of many musicians is catching up with them overseas.

Volunteers who joined the army to fight Sunni militants boarded trucks in Baghdad.

Ahmed Saad/REUTERS

Iraqi cleric’s call fuels fear of sectarian war

A top Shi’ite cleric implored his followers to take up arms against Sunni militants who have captured broad stretches of territory.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/08242008_24bidenro-6843755.jpg Chaos raises anew question of splitting up Iraq

Creating three semiautonomous regions may now be the best option to create stability, a number of analysts say.

Patrick’s SJC pick a Mass. milestone

Geraldine Hines currently serves on the state’s appeals court.

The Nation

E-mails sought in IRS probe lost, agency says

The IRS told Congress that it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner’s e-mails before 2011.

By Stephen Ohlemacher

The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by conservative groups.

Chaos raises anew question of splitting up Iraq

In 2007, then-Senator Joe Biden saw the best option for Iraq as allowing Sunni, Shi’ite, and Kurdish populations to carve out semisovereign territories in a loose confederation.

By Bryan Bender

Creating three semiautonomous regions may now be the best option to create stability, a number of analysts say.

Air traffic controllers still work compressed ‘rattler’ schedules

By Joan Lowy

Workers still have schedules that make it probable they will get little or no sleep before overnight shifts.

The World

Iraqi cleric’s call fuels fear of sectarian war

Volunteers who joined the army to fight Sunni militants boarded trucks in Baghdad.

By Alissa J. Rubin, Suadad Al-Salhy and Rick Gladstone

A top Shi’ite cleric implored his followers to take up arms against Sunni militants who have captured broad stretches of territory.

Ukraine ousts Russian separatists from town

Ukrainian servicemen escorted men detained during a battle with pro-Russian separatists Friday in Mariupol, Ukraine.

By Carol Morello

The pre-dawn attack on separatist strongholds in the city of Mariupol was over in less than six hours, an official said.

Islamist militants unveil rules as they expand area of control

A girl lowered the flaps on a tent at a displacement camp in Kalak, Iraq. Thousands have fled Mosul in the few days since the city was overrun by militants.

By Caroline Alexander

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria posted the guidelines Thursday on websites used by jihadist groups.

Editorial & Opinion

RENÉE LOTH

State’s taxpayer advocate sums up without division

Michael Widmer is retiring from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

By Renée Loth

Michael Widmer brought clarity and common sense to complicated fiscal issues.

DANTE RAMOS

Technology reboots the language

By Dante Ramos

Just because people say tech-derived words in everyday conversation doesn’t mean we’re thinking robotically.

opinion | HOWARD AXELROD

Computer metaphors are invading our language

By Howard Axelrod

How has technology come to give us the language for our inner lives?

Metro

Pilots may have skipped checklist before Hanscom crash

An NTSB inquiry has centered on a May 31 crash that killed seven people aboard a Gulfstream IV jet at Hanscom Field.

By Laura Crimaldi

Data from the flight recorder suggested that pilots did not check to see if their controls worked before takeoff from Hanscom Field.

Patrick’s SJC pick a Mass. milestone

By Stephanie Ebbert

Geraldine Hines currently serves on the state’s appeals court.

Critic’s Notebook

Russian musicians’ support for Putin not playing well

The celebrated Russian pianist Denis Matsuev will take the stage of Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre for a solo piano recital.

By Jeremy Eichler

Whether their endorsements flow from sincere personal beliefs, the pro-Putin stance of many musicians is catching up with them overseas.

More Stories

Greatness on the tiniest stage

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Probation officer tells of promotion

By Milton J. Valencia

Business

Luxury rentals in works for Quincy

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

A developer has acquired almost six acres of waterfront property and plans to build 352 apartments.

Coffee is pricier after Brazil drought

Dunkin’ Donuts said it expects a “modest increase in coffee prices” at its shops this year.

By Taryn Luna

Coffee prices are climbing as a result of a drought during the rain season in Brazil.

Shirley Leung

Give Boston Olympics a chance

By Shirley Leung

What’s worse than thinking we can’t do something is to drown out the voices of people who believe we can.

Obituaries

Chuck Noll, 82; Hall of Fame coach for NFL’s Steelers

Chuck Noll held up the Super Bowl trophy for fans at Pittsburgh’s airport in 1975.

By Will Graves

Mr. Noll transformed the Steelers from a long-standing joke into one of the NFL’s pre-eminent powers, becoming the only coach to win four Super Bowls.

Eric Hill, 86; children’s author created ‘Spot’ series

Mr. Hill’s children’s books included brightly colored illustrations he created.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Hill enlivened story time and bedtime for millions of youngsters with his simply told, lift-the-flap tales of the yellow dog Spot.

Myles J. Ambrose, 87; served as drug czar for Nixon

Mr. Ambrose was asked to lead the White House Office of Drug-Abuse Law Enforcement.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Ambrose did resign before he could take the helm of the new government arm he had helped shepherd into being, the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Sports

RED SOX 10, INDIANS 3

Red Sox rough up Cleveland Indians

Brock Holt slides across the plate while scoring on a Dustin Pedroia double in the seventh inning. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

Every Sox starter reached base at least once, and all but one scored a run.

Kings 3, Rangers 2 (2 OT)

Kings win Stanley Cup

The Kings celebrated winning the Stanley Cup after defeating the Rangers in Game 5.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Kings defeated the Rangers, 3-2, to win their second Stanley Cup in three seasons.

ON SOCCER

Dynamic Dutch deliver an opening salvo

Netherlands strikers Robin van Persie (right) and Arjen Robben (left) combined for four goals on Friday. DAMIEN MEYERDAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

By John Powers

The Netherlands hadn’t scored five goals in a Cup match since they beat South Korea in 1998.

G: Family

A place to grieve for families that lost loved ones to AIDS

Alysia Abbott with her father Steve.

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

Two women whose fathers died of AIDS launch a website where others can share their stories of loss without feeling shame.

Book REview

‘Do Fathers Matter’ by Paul Raeburn

By Kent Black

Science journalist Paul Raeburn looks at studies of dads and the role they play in parenting.

Love Letters

Tired of the disappearing acts

He is frustrated when dialogues end with no explanations on online dating sites.