Action on Felix G. Arroyo coming ‘shortly,’ Walsh says

Asked whether action could be taken today, Mayor Walsh replied, “I don’t know when it will be done, but hopefully shortly.”

According to the Cape Cod National Seashore, a shark bit into a standup paddleboard around 10 a.m.

Cape Cod National Park Service

Wellfleet beach closed after great white shark bites paddleboard

A paddleboard was bitten about 30 yards offshore, in 3 feet of water, not far from the lifeguard-protected beach area.

// N.H. voters, advocates sue to block voter registration law

Civil rights advocates say the new rules amount to intimidation designed to discourage thousands of young residents from voting.

// Baker appoints state senator to Cannabis Control Commission

The new regulatory agency will have broad authority over the forthcoming recreational marijuana industry in Massachusetts.

President Trump spoke Tuesday to supporters in Phoenix.

Trump threatens GOP over wall, calls media ‘sick people’ at rally

The president also hinted at a pardon of a controversial Arizona sheriff during his Phoenix rally.

// The story behind the ‘Blacks for Trump’ guy at the Phoenix rally

He’s impossible to miss, possibly planted, and has appeared in the crowd directly behind Donald Trump several times over the last two years.

// N.H. white nationalist says he’ll turn himself in

Christopher Cantwell would not say where or exactly when he’d go to police, only that it would be done in the ‘‘most appropriate and safe manner possible.”

// Clinton says her ‘skin crawled’ as Trump hovered on debate stage

In her upcoming book, Hillary Clinton says that Donald Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, ‘‘Back up you creep, get away from me.’’

// Blue Hills deer hunt to return for 3rd year

The hunt will include five times more archery hunters than last year.

Boston terror suspect allegedly asked fellow prisoner to ‘neutralize’ witness, codefendant

The Everett man is set to stand trial next month on federal charges of plotting to help the Islamic State.

// Healey sues loan servicer for mismanaging student debt

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey says Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency overcharged thousands of public service workers.

This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album,

Big Machine via AP


Taylor Swift announces new album ‘Reputation’ out in November, first single drops tomorrow

Taylor Swift, who’s been dropping hints about a new album, finally announced that “Reputation,” her sixth LP, will be out Nov. 10.

Music Review

// Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey deliver hit after hit after hit

Tuesday night’s stop at TD Garden bobbed along on the performers’ charm and superlative catalogs.

// Scott Brown rocks out to Cheap Trick in New Zealand

The former US senator from Massachusetts appears to be having a pretty good time down there.

Miss Conduct

// My late dad’s girlfriend wants me to take care of her as she ages

She’s calling me her stepdaughter and wants me to be executor of her will, though we see each other only occasionally.

// Why are there so many empty storefronts on Boylston?

One of the most prominent blocks in the Back Bay — Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley — feels downright desolate.

// Celtics owner calls trade ‘bittersweet’ but necessary

The Eastern finals loss prompted the effort to acquire Kyrie Irving, though it meant losing Isaiah Thomas.

Kyrie Irving

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This is what Kyrie Irving said about the earth being flat

The new Celtics point guard is an extreme skeptic.


// Patriots ramping it up before third preseason game

The return of key personnel brings a little more intensity to practice, with the opener in two weeks.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

// The Red Sox will take all of this Doug Fister they can get

With a one-hit masterpiece against the Indians, he showed he can give the Red Sox a boost – and innings – down the stretch.

// Meet the big, dark blot on this summer’s treeline

The year’s wet, cool weather — coming after years of drought — has been perfect for the growth of fungus.

// Kennedys ‘incited this crowd into an angry mob,’ police say

Matthew “Max” Kennedy allegedly threw himself into a wall, smashed a shelf full of glass objects, and refused to cooperate with officers.

Special reports

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// Priests’ children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Opinion & Ideas

A Lighter Take

// Steve Bannon’s secret passion project

A satirical look at Steve Bannon’s career after the White House.

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// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// How a doctor built demand for a detox device, without proof it works

The Bridge has taken off as a “pain-free” way to detox from opioids. But the evidence is flimsy.