White House pushes back on N. Korea: ‘We have not declared war’

North Korea’s foreign minister earlier said President Trump’s latest statement was ‘‘a declaration of war’’ against his country.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_SR48U.jpg Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months for illicit contact with 15-year-old

The former Democratic congressman from New York had previously pleaded guilty to exchanging illicit messages with a 15-year-old girl.

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When Moria Nickerson and Ben Elliott heard Hurricane Maria was headed for Vieques, they decided to stay in order to help their neighbors.

Meryanne Aldea lost everything at her house in Juncos when the winds of Hurricane Maria ripped away the roof.

Damage to Puerto Rico’s power grid is unprecedented

One hundred percent of the system run by the Puerto Rico Power Authority is offline, because Maria damaged every part of it.

Dave Epstein

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From Augusta to Hartford, high temperature records have been broken over the past 24 hours, and more are likely to fall Monday afternoon.

Six puppies that were left for dead in an Uxbridge river Sunday are doing well, “considering the circumstances,” police said.

Uxbridge Police Department

Uxbridge police seek ‘low life’ who threw bag of puppies into river

A kayaker on the Blackstone River found the bag of puppies after they were dumped there. Officials believe all the dogs will survive.

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The students have said the name “Millionaire” is embarrassing, can give the wrong impression, and leads to razzing at games.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cousins[1]-9599-kheE--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg ‘This is really eating me up inside,’ mother says after son’s killing

The Lowell man’s body was found alongside a road in Billerica last week.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_nathancarman12_met.jpg Nathan Carman made ‘suspicious’ fixes to boat, attorneys say

Lawyers for the vessel’s insurer said Carman made “structural alterations” to his boat before its “curious sinking” with his mother on board.

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“They’d tell me not to be so serious,” said Molly Pidgeon, whose renovation of a Charlestown home will be featured this fall.

Doris Toohey, 85, walked down the stairs at her condo in Brighton with her dog, Bonnie.

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The Fine Print

Broken elevator taxes patience, and knee of condo owner

Since her building’s elevator broke down in August, 85-year-old Doris Toohey has had to climb 56 steps to get to her fourth-floor condo.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/LEE_patshoupre4_spts.jpg When bottled water ran out, Gillette Stadium charged fans $4.50 for tap water

“We apologize. That should not have happened,” a Patriots spokesperson said.

A police officer secured the crime-scene tape outside of the Grand View Avenue home where the body of 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack, a Lynn schoolteacher, was found in Revere.

Elementary school students in Lynn told of teacher’s death; homicide probe underway

Heartbroken students of Vanessa MacCormack, a second-grade teacher, learned from the principal that the popular instructor had died.

Secrets in the Sky | Part 2 of 2

A flight plan for failure

There is a troubling pattern of lax oversight by the FAA that has made the agency vulnerable to fraud, and the public vulnerable to those who mean to do harm.

Connections | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/connections1001comp.jpg At 70, he’s still waiting to get the call from the Red Sox

Why would I let a little thing like age dampen my dream of playing in the majors?

Proposed lobster emoji.

Today is National Lobster Day and this US senator really (really) wants a lobster emoji

Senator Angus King is trying to “butter up” the group in charge of accepting or denying the smartphone characters.

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Though the NFL has a rule requiring players to be on the field for the national anthem, an NFL spokesman said it will not pursue any punishment.

President Donald Trump.

Trump spent the weekend tweeting color commentary on anthem protests

For the past four days, the president has been armchair quarterbacking the actions of NFL players.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/3ff606c4-9b06-4567-b65d-1dda279bc2f4.jpg Will Trump take the heat off football’s concussion problem?

Seemingly overnight, the NFL — which has weathered damaging scandals involving CTE and domestic violence — went from punching bag to sympathetic victim.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Indira%20lakshmanan%20(1)-3194.jpg What Trump doesn’t understand: We’re all Colin Kaepernick now

Trump doesn’t get what it means to be a patriot: Protest is as American as apple pie.

Dispatches from Media Day

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/0d080aac775b4a01b71a81522d9f1bec-0d080aac775b4a01b71a81522d9f1bec-0.jpg Jaylen Brown wants to open a dialogue on team protest

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown said he reached out to his teammates on Sunday about the issue with the intention of “opening up a dialogue about it.”

Newsletters

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Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

Opinion & Ideas

EDITORIAL

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The restrictive laws governing beer distribution in Massachusetts need to change.

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.

Special reports

SPOTLIGHT FOLLOW-UP

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In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/NOBEL_2-1024x576.jpg Who will win the Nobel Prize in medicine?

A number of recent breakthroughs in cancer biology could be in line for the big prize.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.