Major earthquake shakes Mexico City

The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings on one of the city’s central roads.

// Videos from Mexico show fixtures swinging, lights flickering, alarms blaring

After a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico on Tuesday, several people posted videos and images online.

The Trump presidency

// Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea in UN speech

President Trump told the UN that as president, he would always put America first, and issued a stern threat to North Korea in his first speech to the body.


// So about Trump’s UN speech today...

Here’s a breakdown of what we heard and what it might mean.

// Harvard’s endowment posts 8.1 percent return, lagging behind peers

The world’s largest academic fund continues to trail far behind its peers, posting just an 8.1 percent return on investments last fiscal year.

Hurricane Maria

Wind and rain from Hurricane Maria lashed the Caribbean island of Gaudeloupe overnight.

Puerto Rico faces direct hit from Category 5 Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria is expected to slam Puerto Rico “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations,’’ an official said.

// Are we really having more hurricanes than usual this year?

While there’s no easy answer, it appears that an odd combination of changing wind patterns and warming seas has made for a particularly stormy summer.

// Cape and Islands residents count down to Jose

On Nantucket, the harbormaster has closed the town pier and anchorage, and the access ramps to public beaches have been removed as Jose approaches.

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// Jose won’t batter New England, but look out for tropical-storm-force gusts

When the center of the storm passes well east of Nantucket, it will be windy on the island, but those winds won’t be very damaging.

// Trial of NECC pharmacist charged in deadly meningitis outbreak begins

Glenn Chin instructed his staff to use expired ingredients, falsify documents, and skip cleaning steps, leading to a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people, a prosecutor said.

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Oysters are king at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, ME.

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The most exciting new eateries opening soon around Boston

They just keep opening! Here are some you should care about, and why.

Marshall Longhorns football players during a break from practice in Marshall, Texas, Oct. 20, 2016. Tackle football is making a comeback among Marshall youths, despite the well-known safety risks associated with playing at such a young age. (Brandon Thibodeaux/The New York Times)

Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

A Boston University study found greater risks of brain-related problems from playing tackle football before age 12.

// Trump lawyer’s statement to media derails Senate meeting

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they ‘‘declined to move forward’’ with the closed-door staff interview and will schedule an open hearing instead.

The key senators behind this last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare are Lindsay Graham (right) and Bill Cassidy.

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The GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal bill could devastate Mass.

The Cassidy-Graham proposal would sharply reduce the funding Massachusetts uses for Medicaid.


// Headset problems? Bill Belichick has something to say about that

Belichick spoke at length about wireless communication problems and NFL procedures.

9/18/17-Springfield-Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announces that Gary E. Schara, 48, of West Springfield, seen at left, has been apprehended as a suspect in the1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam. (Dave Roback / The Republican)

Gary Schara held without bail in 1992 rape and murder of woman in Agawam

The arraignment marks the first time a suspect faced a judge in the notorious case that has haunted Western Massachusetts for decades.

// Mass. high court says sobriety tests aren’t evidence for pot use

Field sobriety tests typically used in drunken driving cases cannot be used as conclusive evidence that a motorist was operating under the influence of marijuana, the SJC ruled.

This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 photo shows people looking at covers of the Rolling Stone magazines at the

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A look back at some of Rolling Stone’s iconic covers

News that Jann Wenner is selling his controlling stake in Rolling Stone marks the end of an era for a magazine that defined the counterculture of its time.

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Matt Damon to play a huckster in ‘Charlatan’

The Cambridge actor will star as John R. Brinkley, an early-20th-century doctor who told his patients he’d discovered a cure for impotence.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speculated that Gisele Bundchen prevented Tom Brady from attending a Patriots event at the White House because she was jealous of Brady’s relationship with President Trump’s daughter Ivanka.


Scaramucci has an outlandish theory about why Brady skipped the White House visit

Anthony Scaramucci speculated about the reason for Tom Brady’s absence from the Patriots’ visit to the White House.

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// Struggle at heart of ‘Stronger,’ but some hands are overplayed

In the film, Jeff Bauman’s family becomes a group of two-dimensional beeah-swilling, Sawx-loving, F-bomb dropping “yo, bro” clichés.


// This week in weed

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

Opinion & Ideas


// Sheriff Joe Arpaio tries to fight dirty

Arpaio’s lawyer has threatened action against a Harvard law professor in a clear effort to deter opponents.

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.


// This pharma CEO promised fair pricing, but his latest move is raising ire

Allergan CEO Brent Saunders made a creative deal to protect patents on a lucrative drug.


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You won't believe the apps used by distracted drivers

DAYTON, Ohio -- Google Maps is the top phone app used by drivers when driving, but others have been found to use Facebook, Twitter and Netflix while behind the wheel, according to TrueMotion, a Boston-based company that studies drivers habits.