‘Wessie’ the snake is Maine’s own Loch Ness monster

Dominic Kane stuck his arm into a hole as he searched for Wessie the missing Python.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

It’s 10 feet long — with a noggin the size of a soccer ball, some in the community claim.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/benintendialt6.jpg Red Sox put Andrew Benintendi on disabled list

Benintendi was injured in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Rays.

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That’s the question after this latest incident of online harassment against Leslie Jones.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Donald Trump to hold rally in New Hampshire

The Republican presidential candidate will be back in Manchester for a rally this afternoon.

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Supporters of the Vermont senator are accusing him of establishing a shadowy group that favors secrecy and big donors.

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Maine Governor Paul LePage is in hot water once again.

Miss Conduct

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Plus, settling the question of whether you can eat when not everyone has been served.

The Trustees

Hey, Boo-Boo, smile for the camera!

A bear in the Pioneer Valley had a close encounter of the selfie kind.

bOOK rEVIEW

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This being Tom Wolfe, the ponderous debate over language and evolution takes on a kind of pop-art pizzazz in “The Kingdom of Speech.”

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/sside200-1477.jpg The movie about Barack and Michelle’s first date is good. Too bad it was released now.

“Southside With You” comes at a time when so many people will not be able to enjoy it because of our polarized politics.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/goldstein-5197.jpg He checked her out

My problem is that I thought I saw him check her out the other day and I’m not sure if I should address it ... or whether he’s just being a man?

Globe Magazine

At summer’s end, an ode to the outdoor shower

Neil Swidey on a particular delight of New England’s all-too-short season.

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying this woman in connection with an East Boston homicide.

Boston police

Woman sought in connection to June slaying in E. Boston

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old whose body was found in a garage.

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Even in the US, where Uber had turned a profit during its first quarter, the company was once again losing money.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/26owltrain200-11687.jpg Owl recovering after collision with Green Line train

This story is a hoot.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/594748240.jpg Italy quake death toll rises to 250

More than 470 aftershocks rattled residents and rescue workers in central Italy.

Woman dies from injuries sustained in school bus crash

A passenger in the car that collided with a school bus in Mendon Wednesday morning has died.

FILE - In this Aug. 4 2016 file photo made from video, Nissrine Samali, 20, gets into the sea wearing a burkini, a wetsuit-like garment that also covers the head, in Marseille, southern France. Burkinis vs. bikinis. Beneath the clash over how to dress, or undress, on the beaches of France simmers an issue that for decades has divided the nation, and grown more complex in this time of terrorism.(AP Photo, File)

Associated Press

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Burkinis don’t threaten our freedoms — laws that ban them do

France, the nation that gave us Brigitte Bardot and the bikini — is now policing beachwear.

In this photo provided by Puerto Princesa Tourism Office, a giant pearl measuring 30cm wide (1ft), 67cm long (2.2ft) and weighing 34kg (75lb) is displayed in the lobby of the Puerto Princesa Tourism Office in Puerto Princesa city, Palawan province in southwestern Philippines Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Puerto Princesa Tourism Officer Aileen Amurao said the giant pearl was found by a relative fisherman ten years ago and entrusted to her for safekeeping and eventually to the mayor of the city. The still-to-be-authenticated find is said to be the largest in the world and would likely be valued in excess of US$100 million. (Herald Hugo/PPTO via AP)

Herald Hugo/PPTO via AP

For 10 years, this pearl was hidden under bed

A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world’s biggest pearl, but he didn’t know it.

stat

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/8157611740654081813c4200358dadf0-8157611740654081813c4200358dadf0-0.jpg EpiPen maker to make drug more affordable

Mylan Pharmaceuticals will offer a savings card and expand its patient assistance program in the wake of outrage over EpiPen’s high prices.

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Senator Jamie Eldridge wants to unseat sitting legislators, a break in State House decorum that deepens the rift in the party.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abraham-11756.jpg State trooper’s trial promises to be ugly for many

Did troopers ignore a domestic violence victim’s suffering, a victim who was one of their own?

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Michael R. Bloomberg and Drew Faust

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0826bradford.jpg Helping mayors do their job

A new program from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University will help mayors do one of the most complex jobs on the planet.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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

The Big Picture

Massimo Percossi/EPA

Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Rescue crews were using whatever they could to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three Italian towns to rubble.