‘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.

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It’s said to be 10 feet long — with a noggin the size of a soccer ball, and a Maine community is rattled.

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The linebacker out of LSU was selected sixth overall in the 2013 draft.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/082816biddingartA.jpg Tips for surviving in today’s bidding wars

When your reasonable offer is rejected, it’s enough to make you cry — and you’re not alone.

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

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

A nuTonomy self-driving taxi made its way down the road in its public trial in Singapore.

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Cambridge company launches self-driving cabs

A tiny Cambridge startup outflanked Uber in Singapore by launching the first self-driving taxicab service.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Aug%2025%20drought%20map.jpg Entire state now affected by some level of dry conditions

The portion of the state suffering from an extreme drought remained at just under 17 percent and the severe drought expanded from 64 to 72 percent.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Indira%20lakshmanan-1673.jpg 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.

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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.

Love Letters

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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?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/still+watermark.jpg 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.

Boston’s licensing board on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a license for a proposed Starbucks at 749 East Broadway (at right) in South Boston.

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Starbucks wins Southie fight

Starbucks fans in Southie, take heart: Your favorite coffee chain will be able to set up shop on East Broadway after all.

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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.

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The ACLU and other groups do not believe the public had “received sufficient answers” in last year’s shooting of Usaamah Rahim.

An owl collided with a Green Line train on the Riverside branch but didn’t appear to be severely injured.


Owl recovering after collision with Green Line train

This story is a hoot.

Former N.H. state trooper to plead guilty in beating of suspect

Andrew Monaco is to plead guilty to three counts of simple assault in a videotaped beating of a suspect following a police pursuit.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unnamed%20(2).jpg Police investigating anti-Semitic message at Marblehead High School

The incident happened around the same time that a rock was thrown through the window of the principal’s office.

The Trustees

Hey, Boo-Boo, smile for the camera!

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

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.

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

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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.