In Trump’s N.H. visit, the focus is on votes

Donald Trump gestured as he spoke during a campaign event in Bedford, N.H.

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He again promised to help combat the state’s opioid epidemic by building a wall “to stop the heroin from pouring in.”

// Insults key in Trump’s toolkit

Donald Trump has a history of using weight as a way to make fun of, demean, or express his disapproval of people he wants to punish.

Tim Kaine (left) and Mike Pence.

Ground Game

Are these the most irrelevant VP picks in modern history?

The VP debate Tuesday could carry the same impact that Mike Pence and Tim Kaine have brought to their tickets: inconsequential.

// Baker will give raises to low-wage nursing home workers

Thousands of low-wage nursing home workers will be included in a state-mandated pay raise.

The derailed commuter train collapsed the roof at the train station in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Investigators search for cause of N.J. train crash

Transportation safety officials are looking at what the operator was doing before the crash that left one dead and more than 100 injured.

// Neighbors say engineer in deadly train crash loves his work

Thomas Gallagher, a married father of teenage daughters, has worked for New Jersey Transit for 29 years.

Nathan Carman and his mother, Linda, left from Port Judith, R.I., aboard the aluminum boat “Chicken Pox.”

What we know — and don’t — about the sinking of Nathan Carman’s boat

Mystery continues to surround the sinking of Nathan Carman’s boat and the disappearance of his mother.

// Is marijuana a gateway drug?

Political leaders who oppose the effort to legalize pot in Massachusetts say it too often leads users to abuse harder drugs.

Bottle flipping becomes the rage with middle schoolers

It’s not hard these days to find kids flipping bottles: at bus stops, at middle-school lunchroom tables, inside Little League dugouts.

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// Developer Jon Cronin hopes Seaport tower completes his success story

Cronin’s company would like to replace two old-school bars — Whiskey Priest and Atlantic Beer Garden — with a 22-story condominium.


// Bill O’Reilly responds to James Taylor’s request to turn off Fox News at Logan

When Taylor’s wife asked for the channel to be changed at the airport, she was told: “This is the Bill O’Reilly corner, honey.”

// Lawmakers approve money to end home care wait list

Thousands of frail, older Massachusetts residents were facing a wait for critical services.

// Police trying to ID man who knocked a woman off her bike

The woman was in Inman Square on Sept. 22, when the man allegedly hit his shoulder againt hers, knocking her off her bike.

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan talks to media members after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo won 33-18. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Rex Ryan: ‘Nobody likes anything in Boston’

The Buffalo Bills coach got a little testy when he has his conference call with members of the New England media.

Movie Review

// Stupid is as stupid does in ‘Masterminds’

It’s the kind of comedy that’s more weird-stupid than good-stupid, but Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis make it work.

The Brookline Avenue Bridge may soon be known as the “Big Papi Bridge.”

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Lawmakers step up to the plate and rename span the Big Papi Bridge

The Brookline Avenue Bridge has been renamed to honor the Red Sox’s David Ortiz.

// Yankees honor David Ortiz before his final game in N.Y.

The Red Sox slugger received a painting as well as a book of personalized letters from current and former Yankee players.


// Red Sox’ bizarre celebration made for interesting viewing on NESN

The Red Sox had to shake off a crushing loss to the Yankees to enjoy the spoils of clinching the AL East.

Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis star in “Masterminds.”


The Weekender: Punks, rebels, and dancing b-boys

A guide to everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Oktoberfest 2016

The taps are open at the world’s biggest beer festival in Germany that runs until Oct. 3.