Michelle Carter receives 15 months in jail; will remain free pending appeal

A judge sentenced Michelle Carter to two and a half years, with 15 months to serve and 15 months probation, for goading her boyfriend to kill himself in a high-profile texting suicide case. However, he allowed Carter to remain free while awaiting appeal.

04carter - (08/03/2017- Taunton, MA) Judge Lawrence Moniz reviews a book of sentencing guidelines while sentencing Michelle Carter for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. Thursday, August 3, 2017. (Matt West/Boston Herald)


In the Michelle Carter case, the eyes have it

Judge Lawrence Moniz took great pains to explain that his job was to find that delicate balance between rehabilitation and punishment.

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Michelle Carter received her sentence on Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/photo%20(1).JPG Fire reported at Union Oyster House

The fire started on the first floor and crawled to the second floor dining room, a manager said.

Nestor Ramos

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Tinlin_01.jpg He thought he was dying, but highway chief paved his own road to salvation

Tom Tinlin needed a lot of things to go his way when a blood vessel in his brain burst in April. Fittingly, one of them was traffic.

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Boston public schools warn families about online game reported to encourage teen suicide

Reports, which may have originated in Russia, about the online game say it leads youth through a series of steps over the course of 50 days that culminates in suicide.

Boston, MA - 8/03/2017 - Supporters gather at rally at South Bay immigration detention center in support of MIT janitor Fransisco Rodriguez. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Correspondent, Topic: 04rodriguez, LOID: 8.3.3312803167.

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Protestors seek release of MIT janitor detained by immigration authorities

Dozens of people gathered to ask ICE to release Francisco Rodriguez, who missed the birth of his son this week.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_bcec3_biz.jpg Changes in convention center plans reflect broader industry shift

Rather than bulk up to compete for trade shows, the convention center will likely focus more on a different market that doesn?t need sprawling spaces for their meetings.

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Former American Congregational Association building is home to dozens of small social service agencies.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-9789.jpg A cross-country bicycle trip of a lifetime ? delayed 40 years

John Sweeney averaged 65 miles a day, mostly along Route 20, a 3,365-mile ribbon of asphalt that is the longest road in the United States.

In Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, the high of 103 degrees shattered the 1986 record for the day, which was 96 degrees.

David Epstein

Why does record heat keep hitting the West?

The same weather pattern that broiled West Coast earlier this year is back, roasting cities like Portland, Ore. with record temperatures.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Plymouth_09.jpg ?Hear Ye, Hear Ye? ? Plymouth isn?t so disappointing, after all

A first-person account of a trip to Plymouth Rock and plantation, as part of the Globe?s summer tourist series.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_04tdgarden-1_metro.jpg TD Garden owed $13.8 million, they struck a deal for $1.65m

A group of teenagers discovered the venue had failed to live up to its obligations to hold three fund-raisers a year to benefit the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The Trump presidency

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_R771X.jpg Trump blasts Democrats for fueling Russia ?hoax?

Speaking at a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, Thursday, Trump says the Russia story is ??just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics.??

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/d2f1b84b26a7463fa0a48d1c7f422da6-75db6880b5224b739a88d0f13a8d222a-0.jpg Special counsel in Russia probe reportedly impanels grand jury

The grand jury is located in Washington, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which cited people familiar with the investigation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Trump-Generals.jpg John Kelly will face enormous challenges wrangling Trump

?I told John he?s going to need a big bottle of Scotch to deal with that chief of staff job,? said former secretary of defense Leon Panetta.

The Senate voted 94-1 on Thursday to pass a broad Food and Drug Administration bill that contained a measure written by Senator Elizabeth Warren to allow consumers to purchase hearing aids without going through a licensed audiologist or other specialist.

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Warren scores a win on bill to make hearing aids cheaper, easier to buy

Breaking through the Senate?s near-constant gridlock, Elizabeth Warren on Thursday scored a rare bipartisan legislative win.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_PK4I9.jpg Secret Service vacates Trump Tower command post in lease dispute with president?s company

The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower following a dispute between the government and President Trump?s company.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/60ba4af9956a4bbabe4330ea76870ef9-cceb89a9418a41d58bd543c54c25eaa3-1.jpg Democratic West Virginia governor switches to GOP

Jim Justice told about 9,000 Trump supporters at a rally in Huntington that he will be changing his registration Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/30/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_GO3IY.jpg Trump called N.H. a ?drug-infested den?

?I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den,? President Trump privately told Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/56fdff37a7cc409d8c726d07f1beed0c-56fdff37a7cc409d8c726d07f1beed0c-0.jpg Former Trump advisor details tie to data firm, transition pay

Michael Flynn has disclosed new income and consulting roles that he previously left off his public financial filing.

In honor of his G.O.A.T. status, the Patriots decided to bring in some surprise guests to help celebrate Tom Brady?s 40th birthday.

Patriots brought in some real goats to celebrate Brady?s birthday

In honor of his G.O.A.T. status, the Patriots decided to bring in some surprise guests to help celebrate Tom Brady?s 40th birthday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/shutterstock_284572052-9778-U833181251805RqC--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Mass. has more repeat lottery winners than any other state

Some people redeem so many winning tickets that they raise questions about the integrity and oversight of the $5 billion state lottery.

Flames engulf residential skyscraper in Dubai

The Torch Tower is one of the world?s tallest residential towers reaching more than 80 stories high.

Comm. Ave. Bridge construction


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_01commave-13_metro-9698-U833285476566D0B--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg How to navigate the Comm. Ave. construction

Public transportation officials are using a variety of measures to minimize the impact to commuters of all types.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | John R. Kasich

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/70c0985030224a3787db6231a6101d8d-70c0985030224a3787db6231a6101d8d-0.jpg Pushing the reset button on health care

Meaningful change happens only with bipartisan support, open debate, and the normal push and pull of the legislative process.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi16standoff05[1].jpg His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead

In Hingham, a welfare check on a disconsolate young man with a gun turned into something utterly unimaginable.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_MB3WQ.jpg Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Rhode%20Island.jpg Rhode Island?s novel approach to opioids: access to treatment for all inmates

It?s the first state in the nation to offer medication-assisted treatment to its entire prison population ? in hopes it will reduce recidivism.