Boston?s bid for 2024 Olympics

Baker raises prospect of earlier Olympics vote

Moving the vote from the November presidential election to early 2016 could dramatically reshape the politics of the referendum.

Boston 2024 meets with USOC on Olympics bid

Boston 2024 leaders are presenting their ?version 2.0? of the bid to the US Olympic Committee.

US, Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

The move marks a major step in re-establishing diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Partners to close Union Hospital in Lynn

The plan calls for consolidating services and adding 58 beds at the North Shore Medical Center?s Salem Hospital campus.

// Afghan soldier who fled Cape training granted asylum

Major Jan Arash was one of the three soldiers who spent more than $1,600 last year to travel from Cape Cod to a border checkpoint near Canada.

Amid terror concerns, July 4 security to be tight

Among other measures, authorities have banned drones from the Esplanade for July 3 and July 4, saying they cause undue concern.

After 30 years, Danvers cancels fireworks over security costs

Heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings had shaken the private event?s finances.

Healey finds fault in Mass. mental health treatment

Mental health treatment in the state is uncoordinated and short on data, a new report from Attorney General Maura Healey says.

// Hunt for N.Y. inmates was hampered by missed signals

New details have surfaced about the three-week manhunt for two convicted murderers that gripped northern New York.

California governor signs strict vaccine bill into law

The bill strikes California?s personal belief exemption for immunizations, requiring nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board photographed the crash site.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Officials examining hole found in crashed plane?s engine

The Plainville crash killed a couple from Tennessee and their daughter, who planned to attend an orientation for Northeastern students.

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Inside the first CityTarget on the East Coast

Merchandise in the store, set to open July 26, is similar to other full-size stores, but in easier-to-carry sizes.

opinion | Barack Obama

// Why America needs the Export-Import Bank

Congressional leaders should call a vote to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, President Obama writes in an op-ed for The Boston Globe.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck at Game 1 of the World Series in Boston in 2004. The couple have decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage.


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner getting divorced

?After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,? the couple told E!

Tech Lab | BetaBoston

// A first bite of Apple Music

Apple has come late to streaming, goaded into action by fading sales of digital music at its iTunes store.

Al Irish, 95, at a baseball game in Falmouth.


For Al Irish, 95, Cape Cod League is still his passion

If there is a keeper of the pure flame in Cape baseball, it is Irish, the chief archivist of the league?s institutional history.

Hanley Ramirez couldn?t make a play on an RBI double by Eduardo Escobar in the ninth inning against the Twins on June 4.

Charles Krupa/AP


Why don?t the Red Sox trade Hanley Ramirez?

Ramirez has not endeared himself to Red Sox fans, who don?t think he can play left field.

// Singer Peter Mulvey rallies peers with Confederate flag protest

In the wake of the Charleston, S.C., killings, ?Take Down Your Flag? has become a musical call to arms.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Will you be affected by the new overtime rules?

Any salaried employee earning less than $50,440 would automatically be eligible for overtime pay under Obama?s plan.

The Big Picture

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Same-sex marriage legalized in US

The US Supreme Court made a historic decision Friday in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states.