Man suspected of killing officer fired at troopers from inside closet

Danielle Dowd and her son Lucas, 5, placed flowers at a memorial for Officer Ronald Tarentino outside of the Auburn Police Station.

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A new statement outlines details of the final confrontation between police and Jorge Zambrano, who was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire.


// At death?s door: The most dangerous moment for police

There?s nothing more perilous than that space where a cop doesn?t know what he has and a criminal has made up his mind that he?s not going back to prison.


// The sacrifice of Officer Tarentino

We owe Officer Tarentino?s family an accounting of what led to his death so we can honor a police officer who did his job the right way.

// A look at Jorge Zambrano?s criminal record

Zambrano, the suspect in the fatal shooting of an Auburn police officer, was no stranger to the court system.

// Baltimore officer cleared of all charges in Freddie Gray case

Prosecutors are 0-for-2 in their attempts to hold Baltimore police accountable in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

Boston, Ma-May 13 2016- Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld- Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel pitching in the ninth inning against the Astros.

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Will ?Kimbreling? be the newest rage at Fenway Park?

Closer Craig Kimbrel has a style all his own, and his unusual posture may catch on with fans.


// David Ortiz?s age-defying feats are extraordinary

At this rate, Ortiz could wind up in the rarefied company of Ruth and Gehrig in extra-base hits.

// Russell Wilson?s lesson for grads: Don?t throw Super Bowl interceptions

Sounds like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is still bitter about losing the Super Bowl to the Patriots.

Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, from the film ?Frozen.?

?Frozen? star Idina Menzel addresses campaign to give Elsa a girlfriend

In ?Frozen,? the ice queen Elsa didn?t have a love interest. But for the sequel, what about writing her a girlfriend?

// Commuter rail schedule switch goes as well as you?d expect

Neither officials nor the region?s thousands of commuters really expected the MBTA?s switch to new train schedules to go perfectly.


// Still panicked about Trump? Don?t be

The latest polls show Trump and Clinton running neck-and-neck, but don?t believe the hype.

ground game

// The simple reason why Trump-Clinton polls tightened

Hillary Clinton may not need to appeal to independent voters as much as she just needs to convince Bernie Sanders supporters to join her.

//[1]-6383-6311.jpg Energy bill leaves Cape Wind unplugged

Despite last-minute lobbying on both fronts, there?s no language promoting more solar energy or curbing natural gas expansion.

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Vietnam arms embargo to be lifted, Obama says in Hanoi

The action to allow sale of lethal military equipment ends one of the last vestiges of the Vietnam War.

47 years later, Navy officer?s family accepts Purple Heart

Commander Melvin Lederman was killed in Vietnam in 1969, and his family since then trying to get a Purple Heart for him.

// Troy Flutie charged with DUI

The Boston College receiver has been suspended from the football team pending further investigation.

Attorney Theodore Olson was added to Tom Brady?s legal team in April.

Tom Brady attorney says Roger Goodell ignored NFL?s own equipment rules

Theodore Olson also said he may seek a stay of Brady?s suspension if an appeal is not decided before the season.

Opinion & Ideas


// China?s new cultural revolution

China?s new cultural revolution has nothing to do with Chairman Mao.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Why party unity is overrated in this election

The rule about candidates getting the entire party to fight for them after a bruising primary might be tossed out of the window.

The Big Picture

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In search of sanctuary

The pews grew emptier and emptier. Until at last they realized: the Congregational Church of West Medford was dying.

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.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Design New England

Design New England

// When inspiration strikes

With their home as canvas, the couple behind KTII Design Group embrace the stylistic power of change.