LA comfortable with Olympic bid in ways Boston wasn?t

Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics twice previously, while the prospect of having the Games in Boston did not sit well here.

Tom Brady Deflategate hearing

//[1]-7282--90x90.jpg No settlement reached between Tom Brady and NFL

The sides met with Judge Richard Berman in proceedings that lasted more than two hours, and will continue to negotiate.

A sketch depicted Tom Brady at the hearing in federal court in New York on Wednesday.

?I don?t tend to flatter people,? artist says of Brady sketches

After her less-than-flattering drawings of Tom Brady went viral, Jane Rosenberg said that that it?s not her job to make him look pretty.

South Boston Bypass Road was first created in 1993 as a commercial highway during the Big Dig construction, and it has remained closed to non-commercial traffic since.

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Officials open roadways in effort to ease traffic

A stretch of the South Boston Bypass Road will be opened, and cars will be allowed to use the HOV lane on I-93 North that leads into the Ted Williams Tunnel.

Clinton meets with Black Lives Matter activists in N.H.

Hillary Clinton?s private meeting followed the high-profile interruption of an event for US Senator Bernie Sanders.

Smoke and fire erupted into the night sky after an explosion in Tianjin, China.

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At least 13 dead, hundreds injured in Tianjin, China, explosion

Between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in the city, the state-run Beijing News said on its website.

Mass. Senate president seeks funds for police body cameras

Stanley Rosenberg said the Legislature should come up with money to help local law enforcement try out the devices.

Lowell teen dies after fall while hiking in N.H.

Julia Hassan, 17, had been hiking with a group of friends, several of whom ran about 4 miles after the fall to get help.

Former president Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer, will undergo treatment

The cancer was found when Carter, 90, had surgery earlier this month to remove a small mass in his liver.

Citizens, the state?s second-largest bank by deposits, only made corrections if the mistake was greater than $50 between 2008 and 2012.

Citizens fined $20.5m for deposit mistakes

The Providence-based bank will also refund $11 million to customers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said.

Magazine | Examiner

// Everything you need to know about Boston Public Market

The new, year-round fixture at Haymarket, features products???mostly food???solely from New England.

// Next winter won?t be as bad ? if forecasters are right

Temperatures will be milder, and the amount of snowfall should fall within historical averages, meteorologists said.

A female Army Ranger student crossed the Yellow River on a rope bridge last Tuesday Camp James E. Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Two women advance to final stage of Ranger School

If they pass, they will become the first Army Ranger-qualified women in the history of the US military.

Last winter, under the brunt of an accumulated 108 inches of snow, the historic palace sprang several chronic leaks, endangering items in the collection and forcing staff to take the drastic steps of putting out buckets and rubber mats, and shrouding some works in plastic sheeting.

Punishing winter pushes up Gardner?s $1.5m roof project

A roof-replacement project will cause the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to close its second floor for most of 2016.


// What will the Red Sox rotation look like in 2016?

Henry Owens, Stephen Wright, and Brian Johnson could wind up duking it out for the fifth spot.

MBTA worker uses bus to slow car with unconscious driver

Paul Healy steered his bus into a car to slow it down when he saw a woman was slumped over the wheel.

The sky show is pieces of comet Swift-Tuttle hitting Earth?s atmosphere and burning up.

Dark skies make for prime viewing of Perseid meteor shower

If you go outside after dark Wednesday or Thursday, be sure to look to the northeast.

Dartmouth town officials have leased BMWs.

Dartmouth town officials get new cars ? luxury BMWs

The officials determined that the most cost-effective, environmentally friendly rides for them would be the BMW i3.

Ground Game

// Trump?s shots stoking anger in N.H. GOP women

In N.H., home to the nation?s first primary, the state?s leading Republican women called Trump?s comments improper.

Opinion & Ideas

Padraig O?Malley

// A two-state solution is dead

The 2014 war in Gaza changed the calculus of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Big Picture

Amarion Allen, 11-years-old stands in front of a police line shortly before shots were fired in a police-officer involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday.

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Ferguson one year later

Demonstrators returned to Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere in the St. Louis area one year after the death of Michael Brown.



// Verizon tests ultra-fast Internet in Framingham

The company could increase data speeds to 40 or even 80 gigabits per second.


On Spirituality

// On being ?doubly othered?

?Doubly othered.? That is how Gina Messina-Dysert describes her life as a faithful feminist and a faithful Catholic.