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Infectious-disease doctors join fight against opioid addiction

Traditionally, doctors have focused on getting rid of the infection, while paying little heed to the chronic illness that led to it — opioid use disorder.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BrendanKileyA.jpg A Coast Guardsman’s unforgettable rescue: two Houston kids alive in bin

Brendan Kiley has helped airlift people from their homes and swim up streets that were flooded by Harvey.

Joe McConaughy embraced his girlfriend, Katie Kiracofe as he reached the summit of Mt. Katahdin after breaking the record for fastest unsupported hike of the Appalachian Trail.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

BC grad breaks Appalachian Trail record with final push of 37 sleepless hours

Joe McConaughy completed the 2,190-mile trail in 45 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes. That’s an average of about 48 miles a day.

THE FINE PRINT | CONSUMER ADVOCATE

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After spending days reading policies and talking to travel insurance professionals, a word of advice: Know what you’re buying.

Always smiling is George Holman the #1 rated customer service agent on the MBTA, an exburant, boisterous greeter in the Orange Line stop underneath the old State House who has a huge following amongst regular passengers.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

New stop for one of the T’s friendliest faces

George Holman is an MBTA customer service agent, scheduled to be replaced by an “ambassador,” who will do the same job but at a lower cost.

The Nation

Mueller has letter on Comey

By Michael S. Schmidt

The letter explains President Trump’s rationale for why he planned to dismiss the FBI director.

Trump pulls back threat to shut down government over border wall

Congress has appropriated money to fund government operations only through the end of September.

Election system problems draw little scrutiny

By Nicole Perlroth and Michael Wines

Local, state, and federal agencies have conducted few digital forensic investigations to assess the possible effect of hacking.

The World

Kenya Supreme Court nullifies presidential election

Supporters of Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga celebrated a court ruling in favor of Odinga on Friday.

By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

The court ordered a new vote to be held within 60 days after finding that the balloting had been tainted by irregularities.

Myanmar ethnic clashes kill 400

By Austin Ramzy

At least 46 people, mostly women and children, were found dead on the banks of a river along the boundary with Bangladesh.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Peter Zheutlin

Who will step up for the dogs of Houston?

A puppy found in a shoe box during the hurricane and now being cared for by Tom English.

By Peter Zheutlin

Shelters and rescue groups are stepping up to save the dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Michael A. Cohen

The sorry state of American labor

n this Aug. 21, 2017, photograph, construction workers set up a frame for what will eventually become a jewelry store, in Jackson, Miss. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

It may be Labor Day weekend, but Americans are working longer hours, retiring later, and taking fewer vacation days.

Letters

Rethinking Yawkey Way

BOSTON, MA- April 20, 2012-Globe staff photo by Stan Grossfeld-------100th Anniversary. The scene on Yawkey Way...

Readers have a range of views on whether the street on which Fenway Park sits should be renamed.

Metro

A Coast Guardsman’s unforgettable rescue: two Houston kids alive in bin

Brendan Kiley has been riding in an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in Houston for the past few days.

By Emily Sweeney

Brendan Kiley has helped airlift people from their homes and swim up streets that were flooded by Harvey.

BC grad breaks Appalachian Trail record with final push of 37 sleepless hours

Joe McConaughy embraced his girlfriend, Katie Kiracofe as he reached the summit of Mt. Katahdin after breaking the record for fastest unsupported hike of the Appalachian Trail.

By Mark Arsenault and Jessica Rinaldi

Joe McConaughy completed the 2,190-mile trail in 45 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes. That’s an average of about 48 miles a day.

Infectious-disease doctors join fight against opioid addiction

Doctors Alison Rapoport and Christopher Rowley recently wrote a column in the New England Journal of Medicine urging doctors to start offering antiaddiction drugs and other treatment for patients with severe infections from drug use.

By Felice J. Freyer

Traditionally, doctors have focused on getting rid of the infection, while paying little heed to the chronic illness that led to it — opioid use disorder.

Business & Tech

THE FINE PRINT | CONSUMER ADVOCATE

Trip insurance wouldn’t cover the risk of Zika

FILE - This 2006 file photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is behind the large outbreaks of Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. On Friday, July 29, 2016, Florida said four Zika infections in the Miami area are likely the first caused by mosquito bites in the continental U.S. All previous U.S. cases have been linked to outbreak countries. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)

By Sean P. Murphy

After spending days reading policies and talking to travel insurance professionals, a word of advice: Know what you’re buying.

Steward Health Care fails to submit financial data as it expands

Carney Hospital in Dorchester.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Basic financial information about the company remains shrouded in secrecy.

US job growth slowed in August but economy still looks solid

Construction workers set up a frame for what will eventually become a jewelry store, in Jackson, Miss.

By Josh Boak

Employers added 156,000 jobs and held back on meaningful pay raises for most workers.

Obituaries

Jeannie de Clarens, 98, World War II spy

By William Grimes

Mr. de Clarens survived stays in three concentration camps for her activities.

Shelley Berman, 92, comedian pioneered humor based on everyday life’s annoyances

Mr. Berman at the “Meet the Fockers” premiere in 2004.

By Frazier Moore

Mr. Berman appeared on top TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life.

Bernard Pomerance, 76, playwright was author of Tonywinning ‘Elephant Man’

Mr. Pomerance in New York in 1979.

By Mark Kennedy

Mr. Pomerance’s play lured some of Hollywood’s biggest names, such as Bradley Cooper and John Hurt.

Sports

COSTA RICA 2, US 0

Team USA’s World Cup hopes in serious trouble

HARRISON, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Marco Urena #21 of Costa Rica celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal against the United States during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Red Bull Arena on September 1, 2017 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

By Ronald Blum

Lackluster outing in shutout loss will hurt bid to qualify for eighth straight World Cup.

Dustin Johnson grabs early lead in Dell Technologies

Norton Ma 9/1/17 Dustin Johnson approach shot on the 5th hole during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Johnson shot a 5-under-par 66 in windy conditions at TPC Boston.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

All revved up to see what this new engine can do for Celtics

Boston-09/01/17- The Boston celtics held a press confrence at TD Garden to introduce their new star players, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Irving(left) put his jersey on his shoulder as he leaves the stage with Hayward and Ainge. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Irving-Celtics marriage has to work because both sides sacrificed too much for it not to.

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Doug Fister brought his A game once again for Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

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By Craig Larson

Red Sox notebook

Struggling Xander Bogaerts will see bench time

By Peter Abraham

DELL TECHNOLOGIES NOTEBOOK

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By Kevin Paul Dupont

US OPEN

Teen Denis Shapovalov advances at US Open

By Howard Fendrich

Good Life

Is your child ready for kindergarten?

By Jaci Conry

The practice of red-shirting — delaying a child’s entry into kindergarten — has grown substantially over the years. But experts remain divided over what exactly the benefits are.

Want to help Harvey victims? Start with a check

Volunteer Paige Atkinson sorts donated clothing at NRG Center, which opened its doors to evacuees in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday.

By Dugan Arnett

For those hoping to make the most effective contribution, relief organizations say donated goods and uncoordinated volunteering aren’t the best options.

Ask Amy

Should mom tell about teen’s risky business?

By Amy Dickinson

Advice from Amy Dickinson