City official arraigned on extortion charge

Kenneth Brissette left the Moakley federal courthouse in Boston.

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The indictment of the city?s director of tourism, sports, and entertainment stems from the federal investigation into dealings with Boston Calling.

The crowd at City Hall Plaza for Boston Calling in May 2015.

Union chief says he had no knowledge of alleged wrongdoing

A union president says he spoke with Kenneth Brissette in a ?noncommital? meeting.

Kenneth Brissette.

City official once described his job as ?Minister of Fun?

In his two years at City Hall, Brissette, who is facing extortion charges, has played a key role in public events for the Walsh administration.

Morley Safer.

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Morley Safer, ?pillar? of ?60 Minutes,? dies at 84

Safer, who once claimed ?there is no such thing as the common man; if there were, there would be no need for journalists,? was 84.

// Family of cyclist killed in Back Bay last year sues truck driver

The civil suit alleges that carelessness and negligence caused the death of Dr. Anita Kurmann, a 38-year-old endocrine surgeon.

// Trump ?not qualified? to be president, Clinton says

Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump in a TV interview, questioning his ability to handle complex foreign policy challenges.

// Weld confirms he?ll run for VP as a Libertarian

Former Governor Bill Weld said he agreed to be former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson?s running mate at a meeting in Las Vegas last Sunday.

Terrorism a possibility in EgyptAir crash

Relatives grieved as they waited in front of an Egyptair building.

Amr Nabil/Associated Press

An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard swerved wildly in flight and crashed.

// Quick-thinking 10-year-old saves baby brother from choking

Ben Doctoroff ran down the block barefoot to get the help he knew his baby brother needed.

// City to test Newbury Street shutdown this summer

Taking a stroll down a Newbury Street devoid of cars could happen sooner than you think.

// Marguerite Lopes, a longtime social worker and activist, dies at 88

Marguerite Lopes, 88, of Baltimore, who died May 8, was longtime social worker and activist.

// Custom House?s feathered guests draw a crowd

Falcon season is in full swing in Massachusetts and wildlife officials are banding a new batch of chicks before they fly away.

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling


Curt Schilling calls Stephen A. Smith a racist. Again.

Appearing on WEEI, the former Sox pitcher said, of the ESPN commentator, ?I think he?s a racist, I think he?s a bigot.?

// Louis C.K. wins big for charity on ?Jeopardy!?

Comedian Louis C.K., a 1985 graduate of Newton North High School, earned $50,000 for Fistula Foundation.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Buddy movies, thumb wars, and LBJ

The Globe?s top picks for things to do this weekend, in Boston and beyond.

// Bryan Cranston practically resurrects LBJ in HBO?s ?All the Way?

The film adaptation puts you in a room with the 36th president of the United States, with an intimate view of his weary, furrowed face.

Ground Game

ground game

// The daily battle of pomp vs. wonk begins

If the news cycles focus on personality, Donald Trump has an advantage. If they are on policy, Hillary Clinton will have the upper hand.

The Big Picture


Balance (Defined)

One in an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.