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Edward Snowden sets sights on Ecuador

US authorities scrambled Sunday to figure out how to catch Edward J. Snowden, the former national security contractor accused of espionage, as he led them on an international chase, frustrating the Obama administration and threatening to strain relations on three continents.

// Celtics’ coach Doc Rivers set to depart to Clippers

The Clippers will send Boston a first-round pick for Rivers. Kevin Garnett was not included in the deal, and his future is now uncertain.

Environmentalists call for a Mass. carbon tax

A group of environmentalists plans to ask voters to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to adopt a so-called carbon tax by imposing new levies on gasoline, heating oil, and other fossil fuels based on the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.

Dorchester shooting tears at a vigilant mother

Kids in the neighborhood had been setting off fireworks for days, so when that first bang sounded Tuesday night Theresa Johnson assumed it was more kids and more fireworks.

The supermoon, shown rising behind Long Island, was photographed from Castle Island before clouds covered the view.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff


‘Supermoon’ won’t be back until next year

If you missed the full moon on Sunday, you’ll have to wait until next year to see the next “supermoon” -- the full moon at its closest approach to Earth.

Reimundo Gonzalez (left), 76, and Miguel Arrue, 88, relaxed last week in West Miami. where the GOP’s Senator Marco Rubio began his political career in 1998.

English fluency surfaces as GOP immigration issue

The Republican Party is struggling to coalesce around legislation to overhaul the immigration system.

Republican Gabriel E. Gomez greeted supporter Michael Mulvey in Worcester on Sunday. Democrat Edward J. Markey said hello to Michael and Kitty Dukakis in Lowell.

Gabriel Gomez, Edward Markey going all out

The Mass. Senate rivals scrambled to scoop up last-minute votes as they campaigned across the state on Sunday.

The Nation

Nik Wallenda crosses gorge near Grand Canyon

Nik Wallenda crossed the Little Colorado River Gorge on Sunday on a 2-inch steel cable that was 1,500 feet above the river.

By Felicia Fonseca

The daredevil used the Navajo Nation as a backdrop to one of his most ambitious feats yet.

Abortion limits protested in Texas

State House Democrats began a series of parliamentary maneuvers to prevent the passage of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions.

Firefighters unable to tame Colo. wildfire

Smoke from a huge wildfire hung in the air near Alpine, Colo. The blaze, near a popular retreat in southern Colorado, continues to be driven by winds and fueled by dead trees.

A fire near a popular summer retreat continued to be driven by winds and fueled by dead trees in a drought-stricken area, authorities said.

The World

Militants kill nine foreign climbers in Pakistan

Pakistanis in Karachi lit candles Sunday during a protest to condemn the killings in the Himalayas.

By Haq Nawaz Khan and Tim Craig

Gunmen stormed a camp on Pakistan’s second-largest mountain, killing nine foreign climbers, including a US citizen.

Mahmoud Abbas accepts official’s resignation

The Palestinian Authority president accepted the resignation of his newly appointed prime minister on Sunday.

Violence erupts in Albania election

An exchange of gunfire wounded a candidate and killed a supporter of a rival party, threatening to undermine the country’s bid to join the European Union.

Editorial & Opinion


A fake rule gums up real progress

By John E. Sununu

Insistence on adhering to the “Hastert rule,” which posits that a bill brought to the House floor should win at least half of the votes available in the majority party, threatens immigration reform.


Trusting in peace over war is effective diplomacy

By James Carroll

American foreign policy too often relies on worst-case thinking, which can mean missing positive opportunities.

opinion | Nathaniel P. Morris

A strong leader needed for top US doctor

Outgoing surgeon general Regina Benjamin encouraged healthy lifestyles during her tenure.

By Nathaniel P. Morris

America must have a surgeon general who guides the national discussion beyond the simple idea that vegetables are good for you.


Zoning changes could produce new farms in Boston

Vernell Jordan, a trainee, weeded spinach at a farm run by City Growers in Dorchester on June 5.

By Matt Rocheleau

Proposed new rules would allow for commercial agriculture ventures, which are largely prohibited under current regulations.

Political chaos seen as cause of voter fatigue

By Frank Phillips

After Tuesday’s Senate special election, Mass. politics will pivot to the next gubernatorial campaign and this fall’s mayoral free-for-all in Boston.

Casino developers charged millions for reviews

“It’s unusual for an entire applicant to get kicked out, though it does happen,” said Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Mass. gambling commission.

By Mark Arsenault

State investigators have spent $5 million in funds from the gambling industry in an attempt to weed out unqualified casino applicants.

Business ǀ Science

Mullen’s Acura ads target techie ‘doers’

Acura’s design philosophy: Always begin with the human being.

By Taryn Luna

When Acura wanted to regain its edge in a crowded SUV market, it turned to the Boston advertising firm for a daring strategy.

World’s largest solar-powered boat stops in Boston

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar’s 5,000 square feet of solar panels stretch 75 feet across and 115 feet stem to stern when fully deployed.

By Gail Waterhouse

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar visited New York last week before arriving in Boston for a brief stay to show off its unusual engineering and design.

from the hive

Site’s avatars let buyers ‘try on’ outfits

By Globe Staff

Dressformer is among the 128 finalists in the annual MassChallenge contest for start-ups.


Nathan Goldstein, 86; art professor’s writings are widely taught

Mr. Goldstein taught at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University for more than three decades.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Goldstein taught at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University for more than three decades.

Dr. Michael Potter; broke ground in tumor research; at 89

Dr. Potter (left) worked for more than 50 years at the National Cancer Institute.

By Matt Schudel

Dr. Potter was a principal investigator at the National Cancer Institute and served for more than 20 years as chief of the Laboratory of Genetics.


on basketball

Doc Rivers didn’t want to rebuild the Celtics

Doc Rivers couldn’t bear to go through a rebuild with Kevin Garnett and the Celtics.

By Gary Washburn

The lure of going to the Clippers, competing with a downtrodden Lakers franchise and coaching Chris Paul in his prime was too irresistible.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins still expect to hoist Stanley Cup

Claude Julien and the Bruins are looking to avoid elimination in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

By Dan Shaughnessy

These Bruins won’t go down without a fierce fight. They’ve been here before and know they can come back and win the series.

Tigers 7, Red Sox 5

Red Sox fall to Tigers amid controversy

Red Sox manager John Farrell (right) argued with umpire Mike DiMuro after he ruled that Daniel Nava did not catch a fly ball in the eighth inning.

By Peter Abraham

Most of the postgame talk after the 7-5 loss centered on a call in right field in the eighth that led to three Tigers runs.

G: Health

Health and Wellness

Will new laws make your food safer?

Despite improved techniques to help trace the sources of food contamination, current food safety regulations have not prevented dangerous contamination from happening in the first place.

By Deborah Kotz

Through new federal rules, officials hope they will be able to better prevent some tainted produce from getting to consumers.


When someone is no longer safe at home

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

For some, loss of independence is a worse fate than falling.

Daily Dose

4 keys to reducing your diabetes risk

By Deborah Kotz

Several new studies suggest lifestyle factors that contribute to a diabetes risk beyond a high-carbohydrate diet, obesity, and lack of exercise.

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Celtics Dance Team tryouts held at Suffolk

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‘Boston Legal’ creator backing the Blackhawks

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Richard Marx objects to inclusion in mullet gallery

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