Court officers can ignore requests to detain immigrants, SJC rules

Massachusetts court officers will no longer honor federal immigration agents’ requests to hold people for up to 48 hours after they appear in court for criminal cases.

// ‘You think you are leaving early, but it is never early enough’

The endless lines of brake lights are striking earlier and staying later. In Boston, you just can’t beat the traffic.

The Trump presidency

// Speaking at White House, Kushner denies collusion and defends Trump

In a brief statement to reporters at the White House after the meeting, Kushner repeated his assertion that he did not collude with Russia.

// Trump calls out Attorney General Jeff Sessions over lack of Clinton investigation

President Trump called Sessions “beleaguered” in a tweet Monday morning as he complained about the entities investigating his campaign.

President Donald Trump pauses during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Michael A. Cohen

Our coming constitutional crisis

The past six months have been an appetizer of unconstitutionality; the main course may soon be upon us.

// Trump’s approval rating in Mass. is second lowest in the US

It looks as if Massachusetts is living up to its liberal reputation in at least one regard.

// From Johnson to Nixon, Mass. has historic impeachment role

The Commonwealth has a tradition when it comes to commanders in chief: deposing them. Or at least trying to.

// Judge rules state’s voter registration deadline unconstitutional

A law establishing a voter registration deadline of 20 days prior to an election denies qualified citizens their right to vote, a judge said.

// Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

Authorities discovered eight bodies inside the crowded 18-wheeler parked in the summer heat, and two more victims died at the hospital.

// Woman who allegedly kidnapped infant from car has mental health issues

The Rochester, N.H., woman has a history of mental health problems and recently lost custody of her own 6-month-old.

A travel tour company denied JoAnn Becker a chance to join a scheduled tour of Vietnam because she is blind.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

Blind woman told she couldn’t join a travel tour without a companion

A Boston-based travel company wants a blind prospective tourist to find a traveling companion before they allow her on their trip, which the traveler says is unfair.


// Winter in July? System brings cool weather to New England

The good news is this abnormal pool of cool air will only stick around for a couple of days before being replaced by much warmer conditions.

Boston-04/15/2017- Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays - Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale walks back to the dugout after striking out Rays Derek Norris to end the 3rd inning with the bases loaded. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

Chad Finn

Easy sell: Chris Sale pitching like 1986 Roger Clemens

The lefthander’s performance so far compares favorably to Clemens’s Cy Young, MVP season.

Dan Shaughnessy

// What went down between David Price and Dennis Eckersley

Details emerged about the harsh words the pitcher had for the broadcaster during a Red Sox charter flight.

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Alex Speier

Unique circumstances surround decision to promote Rafael Devers

Devers’ callup could be temporary – possibly until the Red Sox make a trade for a more established bat.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady watches during an NFL football team practice, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tom Brady is back at work at Gillette Stadium

On Monday, he posted an Instagram with the caption: “It feels so good to be baaaaaaaaack #trainingcamp #LETSGO.”

// Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man who went hiking in N.H.

Wayne Atkins thought little of the blisters he had gotten while hiking the 4,500-foot-high Mount Garfield in New Hampshire.

Fire officials were still searching Monday for the cause of an 8-alarm blaze in Waltham Sunday.

Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe

Massive Waltham fire does not appear suspicious

An estimate of the cost of the fire damage is not yet available and the cause remains under investigation.

// Ray Allen deleted a comment telling Celtics fans to ‘get over it’

Amidst celebrating his 42nd birthday last Thursday, the retired All-Star took to Instagram to express his frustration with the Boston fanbase.

Christopher Muther

// Discount airline Primera launches with $99 fares to Europe

The Denmark and Latvia-based Primera will go up against budget carriers such as Norwegian and WOW airlines at Logan.

// Publisher withdraws book on Mandela health after complaints

A grandson of the late Nelson Mandela said that the removal of “Mandela’s Last Years” showed respect for the family’s wishes.

// Boston fitness firm wants to add DNA to your diet

Academic researchers expressed deep skepticism about whether FitNow’s product would make any difference in weight loss.


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// Marijuana cultivation applications approved by DEA: 0

The DEA solicited applications to grow marijuana for research nearly a year ago. Since then, the agency has yet to greenlight any.