NFL, players denounce Trump after his remarks on anthem protests

President Trump said players who kneel during the national anthem should be “fired,” prompting responses from the NFL and the players union.

// After Steph Curry says he doesn’t want to go to the White House, Trump withdraws invitation

It’s not immediately clear whether President Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks with a reporter as she arrives for a vote at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. Murkowski opposed the previous GOP health care attempt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump keeps up the pressure on GOP holdouts in health bill

President Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party’s last-ditch health care hope.

A fare checker on the commuter rail platform at South Station checks a passenger’s ticket before he boarded last week. The checks are being made on a limited basis for now.

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Starts & Stops

The fare police are in full swing on the commuter rail

The commuter-rail operator began running spot ticket checks this month on random trains.

High-pressure system set to bring back summer

The warm weather is expected to last most of the week, until a cold front hits on Thursday.

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke with Gracie Johnson during a hog roast in Charlottesville, Indiana.

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Devos, citing Brandeis case, upends campus assault policy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.

Political observers are waiting for Senator Susan Collins to announce whether she will run in next year’s open seat for governor of Maine.

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Susan Collins may run for governor in Maine. Or will she?

As the clock ticks down in Washington, all eyes are on the Maine senator. But it’s another decision Collins is wrestling with that could be the biggest of her career.

The scene of a murder-suicide in Foxborough on Friday. William Scaccia, 49, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with his young son Anthony Scaccia.

‘You have not seen how evil I can be.’

An Army veteran who police say killed himself and his son had repeatedly faced gun charges and been arrested as recently as last week.

// Several Dorchester businesses damaged in overnight two-alarm fire

The building that caught fire houses a restaurant, nail salon, coffee shop, and dentist office.

// Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico’s disaster becomes clear

Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam Friday.

Andrea Riseborough and Emma Stone in the 2017 film BATTLE OF THE SEXES, directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. Photo by Dale Robinette. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

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Sometimes it’s reel embarrassment when watching a movie with mom, dad, or the kids

Call it Cineshame — the trauma that happens when an inappropriate scene pops up in movie you’re watching with a parent or child.

Boston imagines a ‘super CharlieCard’ for transportation

City and state officials are working to develop a one-stop payment tool that would work for virtually all forms of public and private transportation in Massachusetts.

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros hits a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on September 8, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)


The case for Jose Altuve as AL MVP, and a look at all the contenders

Altuve’s .346 batting average, 31 steals, 24 homers, and .965 OPS make him the clear favorite.


Congressman Seth Moulton weds Liz Boardman

The couple got hitched in Marblehead.

Aaron Hernandez had an advanced form of the disease, researchers said.

Next challenge on CTE: Detect it in the living

Sophisticated brain scans may eventually detect the condition — but for now, it is confirmed only after death.

Move over, Duck Boats. Here comes the ‘Puff Bus’?

The Denver-based company Loopr wants to bring its so-called “Puff Bus” — a transportation service and mobile cannabis lounge — to Boston.

this week in weed

Marijuana gets all dressed up and rides the elevator to the top floor

A tidal wave of establishment money is poised to crash over the cannabis industry in Massachusetts.

// Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Although in most cases the systems were not breached.

James Franco plays twin brothers in “The Deuce.”

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Fall TV Preview

Sexy, savvy, and full of laughs: 8 new TV shows not to miss

From a ‘Will & Grace’ update to a Margaret Atwood adaptation, these new shows have promise.

A view from Mount Greylock, the state’s highest peak and fictional home of J.K. Rowling’s Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The muse in the mountains: Berkshire hills provide inspiration

We recently decided to explore two particular places that have influenced some prominent writers: Mount Greylock, in 1898 the very first state park established by the legislature, and Monument Mountain.

The normally family friendly event ran for more than 20 years and had broken world records for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one place.

Smaller Keene, N.H., pumpkin festival makes comeback after violence

A New Hampshire city is bringing back a pumpkin festival known for its record-setting jack-o-lanterns three years after violence forced its cancellation.

// Graphic: Why consider changing the Mass. time zone?

A state commission’s proposal to adopt Atlantic Standard Time would mean big changes for residents.


// This week in weed

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

Opinion & Ideas


// Facebook needs more human eyeballs

We act as if tech companies are powerless to stop running dubious ads, but they’re not.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

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

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Special reports


// Whistle-blowers at N.H. VA hospital are tip of iceberg

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.


// To advance precision medicine, NIH turns to long-mistreated communities

The agency hopes to recruit more than a half-million people from communities that are wary of clinical research.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.