NorthPoint plans get jumpstart from $300m deal

NorthPoint, one of the largest remaining parcels of open space near downtown Boston, sold on Thursday for $300 million.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Plans for the large parcel of open space include bringing nearly 3,000 apartments, a park, and office space to Cambridge.

Owen Labrie (left) and defense attorney Jay Carney were seen in court on Thursday.

Teen in St. Paul?s rape case bursts into tears on stand

?I was raped,? the 16-year old said, her voice rising in anger under intense questioning from Owen Labrie?s lawyer, J.W. Carney, Jr.

// Woman allegedly confesses to fatal supermarket stabbing

Connor MacCalister allegedly told police she went to the Maine supermarket with the intention of killing ?several random people.?

No layoffs in privatizing of bus lines, T officials say

Officials said no bus drivers would lose their jobs if the MBTA seeks to outsource about 30 bus routes to private companies.

Former president Jimmy Carter gave the media an update on his recent cancer diagnosis at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday.


Jimmy Carter says he is ?at ease with whatever comes?

The former president announced that he will begin radiation treatment on cancer that is on multiple spots on his brain.

// Hispanic homeless man allegedly targeted by brothers

One of the South Boston brothers accused of beating and urinating on the victim said he was inspired in part by Donald Trump.

// Lowell store owner chases, shoots at robbers

?I?m working so hard for my family,? Kimseng Seng said Thursday. ?I have to protect myself.?

Eastham beach evacuated after blood seen in ocean

Coast Guard Beach closed at about 12:40 p.m. on Thursday after beach-goers saw a group of seals swimming near a pool of blood.

Staff members participated last summer in the ice bucket challenge at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. The ALS Association collected $115 million last year.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Ice Bucket Challenge led to breakthrough, researchers say

Johns Hopkins scientists are partly crediting the success to the massive influx of public interest through the viral campaign.

Opinion | alex beam

Who is making the world a better place?

When the world improves, it does so in complicated ways.


Ethics, law collide in questions over accessing Ashley Madison leak

The exposure of user data from Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking extramarital affairs, is stoking another round of legal and ethical debate.

Caitlyn Jenner was seen at the Greek Theatre in July.

Crash investigators recommend manslaughter charge for Caitlyn Jenner

Investigators found that Jenner was driving ??unsafe for the prevailing road conditions?? in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs a drill during a joint practice between the Patriots and New Orleans Saints at the Saint's NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Razor-sharp Tom Brady shows no signs of distraction

The flap over his suspension goes on and on, but it?s not affecting the Patriots quarterback on the field.

Associated Press and Globe file photos

Another win for Boston: Best-dressed sports teams

Of cities with three or more teams in the four major leagues, Boston was rated No. 1 by Uni Watch.

The Red Sox introduced Dave Dombrowski as their new president of baseball operations on Wednesday.

Alex Speier

Red Sox, Dombrowski will benefit from Cherington?s work

Ben Cherington created a tremendous foundation upon which Dave Dombrowski can build.

H.P. Lovecraft

Fans gather to honor H.P. Lovecraft

NecronomiCon Providence is commemorating the 125th anniversary of the birth of the horror/fantasy writer.

//[1]-1433--90x90.jpg Study questions treatment for early stage of breast cancer

It now appears that treatment for the very early stage of cancer ? Stage 0, as it is commonly known ? may make no difference.


// Why angry neighbors have lawyered up against Skydive Cape Cod

In Chatham, a sky diving operator wants to get back to work, but the neighbors want him grounded for good.

Ground Game

// For real drama, look to Chris Christie and Rand Paul

The next few weeks are much more critical for them than whatever Trump or Clinton say at their next press conference.

Opinion & Ideas

Derrick Z. Jackson

// Julian Bond recognized AIDS as a key issue for African-Americans

By 2006, the longtime activist was calling AIDS ?a major civil rights issue of our time.?

The Big Picture

Paul Sancya/Associated Press

Cooling off

It?s summertime, and people and animals alike are looking for ways to escape the heat.


Tech Lab

// As phone contracts die, competition comes to life

T-Mobile?s aggressive move to eliminate two-year contracts for customers has spurred other carriers to follow suit.


On Spirituality

// Being generous is hard

The divine comes from a place of fullness: There?s enough for everyone.