Trump says he won’t block release of JFK assassination files

President Trump said in a tweet Saturday that he would allow the release of thousands of never publicly seen documents on President John Kennedy’s assassination.

Yvonne Abraham

// How rage over a woman’s anti-cop Facebook post killed a Lynn coffee shop

It’s not enough to just disagree with somebody who says something some find odious. No, angry mobs must be set upon them, to destroy their lives.

The hearse carrying the body of the US Army Sergeant La David Johnson passee in a procession after his funeral at Christ the Rock Church in Cooper City, Florida on Saturday.


Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

‘‘It hasn’t hit me yet, I haven’t had time to grieve,’’ said US Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s sister.

Michael A. Cohen

// Doing Trump’s bidding, Kelly kicks a widow when she’s down

Whether intentional or not, Trump did not console Myeshia Johnson; he made her pain worse.

// For some veterans, John Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divide

The deaths of four soldiers this month have sparked wider debate about the civilian-military divide in the United States.

// Adopting role of elder statesman, McCain is a repeated critic of Trumpism

Senator John McCain has spoken more than once in recent months against President Trump.

// Bannon faults George W. Bush for ‘destructive’ presidency

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon on Friday depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House.

// NAACP names new leader for more active future

The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.

// Tensions rise in Spain as Madrid moves toward direct rule of Catalonia

The escalating confrontation over Catalonia’s independence drive took its most serious turn Saturday.

// So long, Lord Jeff: Amherst College unveils new logo

It’s official at Amherst College: Bygone behemoths have pushed a controversial colonial commander to extinction.


// Senator Warren calls for expedited probe into death at Bedford VA Medical Center

Senator Elizabeth Warren is pushing for federal authorities to expedite the criminal investigation of a death at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

// A textbook stereotyped how racial groups respond to pain. The publisher is apologizing

Pearson apologized and launched a review of its curriculum Thursday after an outcry over a nursing education book that reinforced stereotypes of religious and ethnic groups.

Methuen police officers participated in a traffic stop last year.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/File

Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking suspects, lawsuit says

The suit claims the Methuen Police Department had known for more than three years that a translation of drivers’ rights given to OUI suspects was incorrect.

Louise Day Hicks and Kevin White met before a debate on Oct. 30, 1967.

Frank O’Brien/Globe Staff/File 1967

How the 1967 mayoral race changed Boston

In the 1967 mayoral election, the future and image of Boston seemed at stake — and they were.


// There is no way for the Falcons to live down the Super Bowl

Their visit to Foxborough only underscores what happened against the Patriots the last time they played.


// The new amateur champion fights fires when he’s not sinking putts

After a thrilling victory at the US Mid-Amateur Championship, this Brockton firefighter earned himself improbable invitations to the US Open and the Masters.

// Your guide to the 2017 Head of the Charles Regatta

The 53rd edition of the Head of the Charles Regatta is Oct. 21-22. Here’s what you need to know.

Thousands participated in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta along the Charles River on Saturday.

Summerlike weather makes a beautiful weekend for Head of the Charles

Light winds and sunny skies are expected for Saturday and Sunday.

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly agreed to extraordinarily large settlement in harassment case

Last January, Bill O’Reilly struck a $32 million agreement to settle sexual harassment allegations against him.

ESPN’s Jemele Hill: ‘I deserved that suspension’

“I deserved it. Like, absolutely. I violated the policy; I deserved that suspension,’’ Jemele Hill said.

Boston's Amazon bid

// Somerville offers Amazon a broad, urban option

The city’s bid strings together key development properties along either the Orange Line or the planned Green Line extension.

// Baker takes familiar stance on Amazon flurry

Boston’s plan is just one of dozens across the state that Governor Charlie Baker has publicly endorsed — all of them equally, with no public favorites.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets up after being hit by Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) in the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Jim Mone/AP


Injuries hit no other league like they do the NFL

Winning a football championship is usually more survival of the fittest than building the best team.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘She told me about some cool neuroscience she was doing’

Will these young scientists have any chemistry?

My first home

Free pizza and our own slice of life

Try running the hair dryer and the microwave at the same time and a fuse would blow — in the first-floor apartment.

Amarillo, TX

Ideas | Matthew Muspratt

What I saw traveling across America in Google Street View

It’s one thing to read about our national fracture. It’s another to actually see it.

// Rockwell heirs seek to block sale of artwork

The artist’s family wants to stop the Berkshire Museum from selling 40 works of art.

Season Ticket Podcast

// Tom Brady’s play at age 40 ‘astonishing,’ Al Michaels says

Broadcaster Al Michaels is on the call for this week’s Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and Falcons.

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Special reports

// Nurse’s aide plays video games while a vet dies at VA hospital

The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

Opinion & Ideas


// Amazon bids show spark . . . but what was N.H. thinking?

In scores of cities and states, residents learned something about their local governments as scores submitted bids for Amazon’s headquarters.

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The Amazon bid

newsroom commentary

// Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


// Meet the animal scientist trying to grow human organs — in pigs

Without Dr. Pablo Juan Ross the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera might not have been possible.


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Boston College senior Savannah Clarke (center) wept while praying during a march and rally at Boston College.

BC students, staff protest racial incidents

Hundreds of Boston College students, faculty, and staff marched through campus early Friday afternoon to protest recent racist events at the college.

Real Estate

What is it like to live in Windsor?

The town Nathaniel Hawthorne once described as a “bare, bleak spot fit, for nothing but sheep’’ is still largely off the grid (broadband is available only in town buildings).