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Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, causes panic, injuries

A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.

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With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Trump lashed out at members of his own party.

Boston, MA - 8/18/1967: Boston Red Sox player Tony Conigliaro is surrounded by teammates after being hit on the head by a fourth-inning fast ball from Jack Hamilton of the California Angels, during at game at Fenway Park in Boston on August 18, 1967. Conigliaro suffered a fractured cheekbone and scalp contusion. (Charles B. Carey/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 140404_CB_019

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Shock, then resolve for ’67 Red Sox after Tony Conigliaro beaned

Tony Conigliaro and the Red Sox were scuffling as July turned to August in that magical season of 1967. Then came the pitch.

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Felix D. Arroyo will resume his post Oct. 2, according to a memo from Paula M. Carey, chief justice of the Trial Court.

18nestornazi -Matthew Colligan, (mustache,) marches with Members of the Alt-Right led a torch march through the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Friday night. (Andrew Shurtleff / Daily Progress)

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NESTOR RAMOS

Outed online, a local man is now tied to Charlottesville rally

When his face was recognized in the torch-lit crowd at the Charlottesville rally, a local man was outed as a notorious Nazi apologist.

The Nation

Under fire — from GOP — Trump digs in on Confederate icons

President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of George Washington, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington.

By Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Trump lashed out at members of his own party.

Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, causes panic, injuries

Paramedics tend to one of the many pedestrians struck by a van driving through crowds on Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street on Thursday.

By Anne-Sophie Bolon and Palko Karasz

A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.

Top two officers on Navy ship in deadly collision off Japan to be relieved of duties

A TV crew filmed the damage to the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald on Saturday.

By Eric Schmitt

The Navy plans to relieve the two top officers and the senior enlisted sailor of a destroyer that collided with a freighter in June, killing seven.

The World

58 killed in 3 days in Philippine drug war

In this Aug. 16, 2017, photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during the 19th Founding Anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. Philippine police say they have killed at least 26 more drug offenders in overnight gun battles in the capital which brought the death toll in the president's renewed crackdown to 58 in the last three days. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

By Felipe Villamor

The killings make this the deadliest week in President Rodrigo Duterte’s monthslong drug crackdown, police said Thursday.

Venezuela Supreme Court orders dissident lawmaker’s arrest

epaselect epa06147801 Agents of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) search the residence of the former Venezuelan General Attorney Luisa Ortega Diaz in Caracas, Venezuela, 16 August 2017. The Venezuelan intelligence service (Sebin) raided the home of former Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz in Caracas, hours after the newly appointed Attorney General Tarek Saab requested the arrest of her husband, Deputy German Ferrer. EPA/Cristian Hernandez

By Fabiola Sanchez

The ruling was promptly denounced by government critics as a move aimed at silencing opponents of the president.

US soldier killed in battle with Islamic State in Afghanistan

By AMIR SHAH

An American soldier was killed and several others were wounded in a battle, the US military said.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Joshua Green

Donald Trump is winning on immigration

Hundreds of people march along a levee in South Texas toward the Rio Grande to oppose the wall the U.S. government wants to build on the river separating Texas and Mexico, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Mission, Texas. The area would be the target of new barrier construction under the Trump administration's current plan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By Joshua Green

Trump has delivered on the issue that transformed his political persona and drove his presidential campaign.

Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 3: Fans walk down Yawkey Way before the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park on April 3, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Mark Arsenault

John Henry said he was “still haunted by what went on here a long time before we arrived.”

Opinion | Charlie Baker and Martin J. Walsh

No tolerance for intimidation or violence here

Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh arrive at a press conference to address Saturday’s “Boston Free Speech” rally.

By Charlie Baker and Martin J. Walsh

Public officials must denounce evil ideas and guard against the threats to safety and democracy.

Metro

NESTOR RAMOS

Outed online, a local man is now tied to Charlottesville rally

18nestornazi -Matthew Colligan, (mustache,) marches with Members of the Alt-Right led a torch march through the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Friday night. (Andrew Shurtleff / Daily Progress)

By Nestor Ramos

When his face was recognized in the torch-lit crowd at the Charlottesville rally, a local man was outed as a notorious Nazi apologist.

Tens of thousands of counterdemonstrators may turn out to protest rally

Kyle Chapman is expected to speak during the free speech rally on the Boston Common Saturday.

By Meghan E. Irons

With days to go before the rally, police are also investigating reports that some radical counterprotesters are planning to bring acid to throw at rally-goers.

Suffolk Register of Probate to return from suspension

Felilx D. Arroyo, whose annual salary is close to $140,000, was suspended two years into his six-year term.

By Jan Ransom

Felix D. Arroyo will resume his post Oct. 2, according to a memo from Paula M. Carey, chief justice of the Trial Court.

Business & Tech

So far, compromise eludes Mass. alcohol task force

User design professionals from around the area are invited to a forum and happy hour on Thursday.

By Dan Adams

But the group’s chairman insists it will promote major changes to the way beer, wine, and spirits are sold in Massachusetts.

UMass Memorial pulls out of state Medicaid overhaul

UMass Memorial, which has its flagship teaching hospital in Worcester, said it will continue to care for MassHealth patients.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The move makes UMass Memorial Health Care the state’s only large network of doctors and hospitals that will not participate in the restructuring of MassHealth.

Mass. unemployment rate evens out with national average

By Lauren Feiner

Massachusetts lost 200 jobs in July, and the labor force participation rate took a slight dip.

Obituaries

Joe Bologna, 82, actor from ‘Lovers and Other Strangers’ and ‘My Favorite Year’

Joe Bologna made a film career in varied comedy roles, including “Blame It on Rio” and “Love Is All There Is.”

By Anita Gates

He combined comedy and the tough-guy personality, and received the best reviews of his career, in “My Favorite Year” (1982), as King Kaiser.

Lester Williams, 58, played for N.E. Patriots in 1980s

Lester Williams headed for the bench after making a fumble recovery in January 1986.

Lester Williams started in the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance during the 1985 season.

Edward Allcard, 102, first solo sailor to crisscross the Atlantic Ocean

By Harrison Smith

Mr. Allcard’s 1951 voyage came to an end when he tied up at Plymouth, England.

Sports

PETER ABRAHAM

Just 20, Rafael Devers is showing advanced talent and poise

Boston, MA: August 16, 2017: 20 year old Red Sox rookie phenom Rafael Devers hustles as he legs out a double. The Boston Red Sox hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in a regular season inter league MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff). Boston, MA: August 16, 2017: The Boston Red Sox hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in a regular season inter league MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

By Peter Abraham

“I’m here for a reason,” said the Red Sox rookie third baseman. “I’ve never been afraid on the baseball field.”

BEN VOLIN

Around the NFL, QBs are training and eating the Tom Brady way

Green Bay, WI 11/30/14 Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shaking hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after they defeated the Patriots 26-21 at Lambeau Field on Sunday November 30, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Patriots Reporter:

By Ben Volin

Players such as Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Marcus Mariota are adopting Brady’s diet and regimen.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Celtics rookie Guerschon Yabusele is making strides

The Shanghai Sharks Guerschon Yabusele (16) shoots against the Houston Rockets James Harden (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball exhibition game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

By Adam Himmelsbach

The burly French forward is “feeling great” as he recovers from offseason ankle surgery.

Weekend

Theater

‘Burn All Night’ considers the end of the party

Performers at a rehearsal for “Burn All Night” at Oberon.

By Christopher Wallenberg

The musical about four friends facing adulthood and anxiety about the fate of the world is getting its world premiere at Oberon.

Movie Review

Steven Soderbergh is back in the driver’s seat with ‘Logan Lucky’

Daniel Craig (left) and Dwight Yoakam in “Logan Lucky.”

By Ty Burr

His return to movie directing delivers unabashed entertainment that leans a little too hard on hee-haw caricatures.

music

Paula Cole covers the classics

Paula Cole

By Maura Johnston

With tributes ranging from Bob Dylan to Bobbie Gentry to Billie Holiday, the singer puts on a master class.