Storm-ravaged Puerto Rico starts to rebuild

Men looked at the damaged trees in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday.


‘‘The storm didn’t bother me,’’ said one resident. ‘‘It’s the devastation. I get goosebumps. It’s going to take us a long time.’’

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// Hurricane Maria leaves destruction across Puerto Rico

The 155 mile-per-hour winds crushed balconies, bent gates, and downed trees, while bringing an island-wide power outage with no time estimate for returning electricity.

A rendering of 2017's HUBweek.


Domes to dot City Hall Plaza for innovation-themed festival

The third edition of HUBweek will feature talks by entrepreneurs, scientists, and journalists.

// Amazon could find those 50,000 jobs hard to fill in Boston area

Tech companies say they already have problems finding qualified candidates, but others believe Amazon could establish Boston as a tech mecca.

Robert Mueller.

Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions as president

The special counsel is looking into the firing of President Trump’s national security adviser and FBI director, according to White House officials.

// Jose’s winds, rough seas force cancellation of Nantucket ferry service

Temperatures in Greater Boston will rise into the 70s Thursday, but powerful gusting winds will persist into the night.

// Quiet Maine island left searching for answers after Groton slayings

Memories of Orion Krause remain vivid on Monhegan Island, but now the suspected murderer’s name evokes darker thoughts.

// Millbury goat goes on the lam, captured at local hotel

“As it turns out, Tom Brady was not the only [GOAT] running wild this past weekend,” Auburn police wrote on their Facebook page.

The texts are coming from inside the house

Parents who were initially horrified at the seemingly impersonal communication mode have not only made peace with it - they’re deploying it themselves.


// Red Sox clinch postseason spot with solid Sale outing

Chris Sale struck out 13 Orioles without walking a single batter, and Red Sox clinched a postseason berth when the Indians defeated the Angels.

Massachusetts inches one step closer to all-year daylight saving time

One man’s quest to put Massachusetts on daylight saving time all year was endorsed on Wednesday by a state commission.

// Kimmel lays into critics after calling Senator Cassidy a ‘liar’ over health care bill

Jimmy Kimmel spoke about the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal Obamacare again Wednesday night.

// Should I drink 25 glasses of water like Tom Brady?

This writer was going to try it, but the experts warned he’d better not.

// Turkeys are ‘strategizing’ in Cambridge and officials want to do something about it

The City Council wants residents to get guidance on how to deal with the truculent birds.

// Someone made a fake Equifax site. Then Equifax linked to it three times

People create fake versions of big companies’ websites all the time, usually for phishing purposes. But the companies do not usually link to them by mistake.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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What could a King memorial in Boston look like?

Boston officials can glean inspiration from the other memorials to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. around the country.

Shirley Leung

// Why too few women in life sciences is bad for business

A new report provides a road map of the barriers women face throughout their careers, and explains how a diverse workforce is good for the bottom line.

// Justice Ginsburg a surprise speaker at Jewish new year service in D.C.

The 84-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has served on the court since 1993, noted that she is now the longest-serving Jewish justice.

// I’d rather go to jail than take down pro-Trump signs, Maine woman says

Susan Reitman told NECN: ‘‘If I have to sit in jail for the rest of eternity, that’s my choice.’’

// Terror suspect was overweight, bored, and not serious about ISIS, defense says

David Douad Wright’s terrorism trial began Wednesday in US District Court in Boston.


// This week in weed

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

Opinion & Ideas


// New GOP health care bill: unkind, un-gentle

The GOP’s “last-ditch” health care bill is a dangerous threat to millions of Americans.

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.


// As a scientist, he studied trauma victims. Then he became one

Dennis Charney knew more than most about resilience. But after a horrifying shooting, he didn’t know whether it would be enough.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.