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Mike Bourne hugged his aunt, Rhonda, after a court approved his release from Worcester State Hospital.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Third of three parts

Desperately guarding a spark of hope

Michael Bourne has decided to stick with his meds. They may save his life, but at the price of not feeling fully alive. It is a cruel calculus, for him and for many. By Jenna Russell

Jeff McCormick remains in single-digit numbers in the polls, and two high-profile strategists have fled his campaign. He has spent $927,000 of his own money.

McCormick fails to catch fire, dimming spoiler hopes

Independent candidate Jeffrey McCormick has hardly made a blip on the gubernatorial campaign trail.

Susan Podziba was unable to attend an important meeting in Washington this week because she wasn’t able to enter the building.

Mass. IDs at odds with federal law

Mass. residents can’t get into some federal buildings because the state hasn’t signed on to a law that strengthens security standards.

Boston opened the school year with missed bus routes.

School bus no-shows strand students, perplex parents

About 400 of the 3,000 students who were scheduled to ride buses Monday morning were not picked up, officials said.

Only about 150 freshmen are enrolled at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, where classes begin next week.  Richard Stutman, head of the Boston Teachers Union, says “no one has sold the school” as a good option for students.

Enrollment dips, bringing uncertainty to Madison Park

The Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury is about to welcome one of its smallest freshmen classes in decades.

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a white police officer, was comforted during his funeral service Monday in St. Louis. Thousands of people attended the event, with some speakers imploring mourners to work for justice for Brown and for others.

4,500 attend service in Missouri for Michael Brown

During the service, several speakers exhorted mourners to work for justice, not just for Brown but for others.

The Nation

Mass. IDs at odds with federal law

Susan Podziba was unable to attend an important meeting in Washington this week because she wasn’t able to enter the building.

By Jessica Meyers

Mass. residents can’t get into some federal buildings because the state hasn’t signed on to a law that strengthens security standards.

4,500 attend service in Missouri for Michael Brown

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a white police officer, was comforted during his funeral service Monday in St. Louis. Thousands of people attended the event, with some speakers imploring mourners to work for justice for Brown and for others.

By Monica Davey

During the service, several speakers exhorted mourners to work for justice, not just for Brown but for others.

Businesses in Napa reach out to tourists after quake

Workers cleaned up after removing a chimney following a quake.

By Ellen Knickmeyer

The earthquake caused at least $1 billion in damage to about 150 homes and businesses.

The World

Ukraine says Russian tanks breach its territory

By Andrew E. Kramer

Ukraine is accusing Russia of opening a new front in the war by sending an armored column across the border from Russia south of the Ukrainian lines.

Egypt and United Arab Emirates said to have secretly carried out Libya airstrikes

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly teamed to launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior US officials said.

Syria warns US not to launch unilateral strikes on militants

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Syria is ready to work with the international community to prevent terrorism.

By Mark Landler

Syria said it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without the consent of Damascus.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | TOM KEANE

Workers the real winners in Market Basket standoff

Market Basket employees and customers attend a rally in Tewksbury on Aug. 5.

By Tom Keane

The employees made this happen, and did so despite threats to their livelihoods and risks that their tactics might backfire.

PAUL MCMORROW

Can a park jump-start a neighborhood?

Guests enjoy large art interactive pieces at the Lawn on D grand opening in South Boston earlier this month.

By Paul McMorrow

A temporary park is bringing new people to a seriously underused part of Boston.

Christopher Layne

US must acknowledge China’s ambition

A woman adjusts a flag during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing in July.

By Christopher Layne

Throughout history, power transitions have almost invariably resulted in war — and the US-China relationship is in just such a position.

Metro

Enrollment dips, bringing uncertainty to Madison Park

Only about 150 freshmen are enrolled at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, where classes begin next week.  Richard Stutman, head of the Boston Teachers Union, says “no one has sold the school” as a good option for students.

By James Vaznis

The Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury is about to welcome one of its smallest freshmen classes in decades.

Third of three parts

Desperately guarding a spark of hope

Mike Bourne hugged his aunt, Rhonda, after a court approved his release from Worcester State Hospital.

By Jenna Russell

Michael Bourne has decided to stick with his meds. They may save his life, but at the price of not feeling fully alive. It is a cruel calculus, for him and for many.

McCormick fails to catch fire, dimming spoiler hopes

Jeff McCormick remains in single-digit numbers in the polls, and two high-profile strategists have fled his campaign. He has spent $927,000 of his own money.

By Frank Phillips

Independent candidate Jeffrey McCormick has hardly made a blip on the gubernatorial campaign trail.

More Stories

Gang link to Dorchester parade shooting alleged

By Laura Crimaldi and John R. Ellement

Everett mayor’s wife rejects harassment allegations

By Andrea Estes and Sean P. Murphy

Judge puts DA, police on notice

By John R. Ellement

Duxbury

Woman who died in Duxbury crash identified

By Kiera Blessing

Business

After missteps, Dunkin’ Donuts set for California expansion

Dunkin’ Donuts launches its campaign in Modesto, Calif.

By Taryn Luna

The coffee chain is preparing to take another shot in the West Coast market where its toughest competitor, Starbucks, dominates.

Market Basket crisis hits disabled workers hard

Paul Byron sits on the back of his pickup truck outside the Market Basket store in Epping, N.H.

By Jack Newsham

More than a thousand disabled workers may have lost their hours due to the turmoil at the grocery chain.

Boston Capital

After turmoil, Market Basket can thrive again

Shoppers prepared for an impending snow storm in 2013 at Market Basket in Salem.

By Steven Syre

There is good reason to believe the company can again operate in the way that created so much loyalty among customers and employees.

Obituaries

Theodore A. Oatis, at 67; real estate developer whose optimism was inspirational

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Oatis continued to approach life with inspirational optimism and energy despite his diagnosis of colon cancer two years ago.

John F. Akers, at 79; led IBM as PCS took bite out of mainframe business

Mr. Akers was born in Boston and was a graduate of Needham High School.

By Rick Rojasand Steve Lohr

Mr. Akers was chief executive and chairman of IBM during a turbulent time when the rise of PCs undercut the profitability mainframes.

John Sperling, at 93; founder of University of Phoenix

By Bob Seaveyand Astrid Galvan

Dr. Sperling battled for accreditation and respect for the University of Phoenix, the upstart for-profit college he founded in the 1970s.

Sports

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 | 10 innings

Red Sox rally to end losing streak

Yoenis Cespedes, center, drove in the winning run before the Red Sox celebrated Monday’s win.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox blew a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning, but managed to recover in the 10th to end their eight-game skid.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Bills unlikely to end their playoff drought

Second-year quarterback E.J. Manuel is a huge piece of the puzzle for the Bills. Don Wright/AP Photo

By Ben Volin

On paper, the Bills have some nice pieces. But it’s hard to see Bills improving significantly from their perch 6-10 last year.

Looming cuts can make some Patriots uneasy

Tommy Kelly played in just five game last season but was productive. Barry Chin/Globe Staff

By Fluto Shinzawa

A couple of veteran defensive linemen were cut Sunday, and there will be bad news for more players soon.

G: Living

Late-summer checklist

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By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Feel like you’ve missed the boat (or the clambake)? Here are some ideas for last-minute summer fun.

Music Review

Mötley Crüe rumbles through the motions; Alice Cooper seizes the moment

Headliners Mötley Crüe (above) and  guest Alice Cooper (below) performing at the Xfinity Center Sunday night.

By Marc Hirsh

Both performers are still around in 2014 and capable of nearly selling out the Xfinity Center.

Emmy Awards

‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ win big

Actor Bryan Cranston accepted the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for “Breaking Bad” at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

By Matthew Gilbert

Every single one of the major winners in the series categories was a former winner.

More Stories

CD review | COUNTRY

Brad Paisley, ‘Moonshine in the Trunk’

By Sarah Rodman

Album review | ROCK

The New Pornographers ‘Brill Bruisers’

By Marc Hirsh

Music review

Lil Wayne, Drake face off at XFinity Center

By Maura Johnston

Music review

Lil Wayne, Drake face off at XFinity Center

By Maura Johnston

Album review | INDIE-POP

Rubblebucket, ‘Survival Sounds’

By Steve Morse

Album review | POP

Tina Dico, ‘Whispers’

By Ken Capobianco

Album Review I DANCE-POP

Basement Jaxx, ‘Junto’

By Maura Johnston

Stage Review

A raw, relevant ‘Fences’ at Gloucester Stage

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Stage Review

Flat Earth goes underground for ‘Pygmalion’

By Jeffrey Gantz

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

BOOK REVIEW

‘Mr. Tall’ by Tony Earley

By Max Winter

Love Letters

She says he’s hot but she’s not

By Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Shutter Island’ might be a TV show

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Bryan Cranston supports Boston during pre-Emmys run

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Andy Grammer finds magic at Fenway

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Matt Damon promotes clean water with Ice Bucket Challenge

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gets a VMA audience

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Casting call for ‘Sea of Trees’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein