GOP close to getting votes it needs on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Senators are voting on a procedural measure to begin debate on the GOP health care plan.

// John McCain’s return echoes Ted Kennedy’s final days, but mission is far different

The two senators were both diagnosed with the same form of brain cancer, and both headed to Washington for critical votes.

// Caught on hot mic, senators unload on Trump

Apparently speaking to Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Senator Susan Collins of Maine also called a House representative “so unattractive it’s unbelievable.”

// Left something in your Uber? It will now cost $15 to get it back

The measure is designed to compensate drivers for time spent returning lost items.

A new app from the Hubway system will show the nearest station and how many bikes and open docks are available at each location and also allow riders purchase tickets or annual passes on their phones.

Starts & Stops

Hubway’s new app offers $1 bike rentals during Comm. Ave. project

Several third-party apps have been released in the past for the regional bike-share system, but this is the first official Hubway release.

// Thousands of records on JFK assassination released online

The documents, from the National Archives, will allow the public to gain a new window into the investigation.


A look back at the Andrea Doria on the 61st anniversary of its sinking

Fifty people were killed when the Italian luxury liner sank in July 1956 after colliding with the MS Stockholm in what became an infamous maritime disaster.

// The pedestrian buttons at crosswalks? They do nothing.

Waiting to cross the street? Press all you want, or don’t — it doesn’t matter either way.

Roof repairs, worker with yellow gloves replacing red tiles or shingles on house with blue sky as background and copy space.

Associated Press

Your Home | Design Refresher

Replace your roof? Wait a year? Here’s how to decide.

Now that the drought is over and winter is a few months away, it’s time for New England homeowners to get serious about what’s overhead.

Median home price in Mass. tops $400,000 for the first time

Competition among buyers remains high as the number of properties for sale dropped again in June.


// Red Sox didn’t get the memo on baseball’s power surge

This season the Red Sox rank 27th in homers, 11th in runs, and 19th in OPS.

// Patriots reportedly meeting with cornerback Brandon Flowers

The veteran has been a free agent since being released last March by the San Diego Chargers.

// ‘It’s impossible to ignore this anymore’: CTE study details toll on football players

Researchers studied the donated brains of 202 players, and interviewed their loved ones about mood and behavioral problems.

// Allegations that medical school dean led drug-fueled secret life stun many in Boston

In Boston, Dr. Carmen Puliafito was known as driven and intense, a physician who relished the business of running a clinic as well as his time in the operating room.

// North Korea could have nuclear-capable ICBM next year, officials warn

North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, US officials have concluded.

The Trump presidency

Ground Game

// Why it’s so complicated for Trump to just say, ‘Jeff, you’re fired’

Here are three problems the president would have in firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Renée Graham

The destruction of Jeff Sessions, 140 characters at a time

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is marching toward the abyss, but he never saw it coming.

Michael A. Cohen

// Events of the past few days are not making America great again

And it’s only Tuesday.

// ‘I’m going to fire everybody’ in bid to stop leaks, Scaramucci says

Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, threatened to fire everyone in the press office if necessary.

// Paul Manafort talks with Senate investigators

President Trump’s former campaign chair met with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators Tuesday and will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow.

// Man who attacked woman in N.H. gym parking lot acted alone, police say

Jordan Lamonde of Portsmouth snuck up behind the 18-year-old last month and punched her 39 times, police said.

// Worcester trying to land Pawtucket Red Sox

The Red Sox Triple-A affiliate’s lease at McCoy Stadium runs out in 2020 and the team wants a new ballpark.


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