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Trump nominates Andrew Lelling as Mass. US attorney

Lelling has worked for 12 years in the US Attorney’s office, according to the White House.

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Hurricane Irma will batter Florida and ‘devastate the United States,’ officials warn.

Jude Law and Annabelle Wallis in “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” one of this year’s many box office flops.

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Ty Burr

The movie box office this summer was so bad because the movies were

Hollywood execs think that people don’t go to the movies because of bad Rotten Tomatoes reviews. Truth is, mainstream studio films are, by and large, insanely bad.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2-19-15_15.jpg Prominent surgeon sues MGH, alleging he was fired for raising patient safety concerns

Dr. Dennis Burke, who spoke out against allowing surgeons to operate on two patients at once, charges Mass General fired him in retaliation.

Jacqueline Diaz (left), mother of Jadee Soto Diaz, visited the memorial site where her daughter was killed in Methuen.

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Family of Methuen girl, 11, killed in hit and run crash, ‘totally devastated,’ police chief says

An 11-year-old girl was crossing Broadway in Methuen with a parent when she was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene.

The Nation

Hurricane Irma will batter Florida and ‘devastate the United States,’ officials warn

Storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on St. Martin in the Caribbean.

By Leonard Shapiro and Mark Berman

Hurricane Irma will batter Florida and ‘devastate the United States,’ officials warn.

Long a refuge for the elderly, Florida is now a place of danger

A man looks out his window, ahead of Hurricane Irma, in Miami Beach, Fla., Sept. 7, 2017. In a state where one in four residents is over 65, caring for elderly residents is one of the main challenges in planning for the hurricane as it heads toward Florida. (Scott McIntyre/The New York Times)

By Marc Santora

1 in 5 residents here is older than 65, a percentage greater than any other state.

4 killed in medical helicopter crash in North Carolina

This aerial view shows the wreckage of a Duke Health System medical helicopter which crashed near Belvidere, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The North Carolina Highway Patrol says the accident caused fatalities. (Keith Baker/WRAL via AP)

A state trooper said it’s not known where the helicopter was headed when it went down and authorities have no idea what caused the crash.

The World

Israel’s ‘meal’ scandal moves closer toward indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s wife

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is accused of misuse of public funds.

By Ruth Eglash

Sara Netanyahu is likely to be indicted on fraud-related charges, a statement by Israel’s attorney general said Friday.

Death toll rises to 58 in powerful Mexico earthquake

Debris filled a street in Mexico City after the deadly earthquake.

By Elisabeth Malkin, Paulina Villegas and Azam Ahmed

One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets.

China, Pakistan take swipes at Trump’s Afghan policy

By GERRY SHIH

The top diplomats from China and Pakistan took swipes at President Donald Trump’s newly unveiled Afghanistan policy on Friday as they called for new talks with the Taliban to resolve the 16-year conflict.

Editorial & Opinion

Letters

Privatization is not the way to strengthen veterans care

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: U.S. Military veteran and amputee Lloyd Epps walks after doctors serviced his prosthetic leg at the Veterans Administration (VA), hospital on January 29, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City. Epps, who lost his leg to an infection in 2010, wears a hightech custom prosthetic from the VA which powers his gait forward. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Readers express their opposition to a call to halt inpatient care at VA medical centers and to convert VA beds to housing for homeless veterans.

Metro

Groton quadruple-homicide was a ‘situation of tragic family violence’

Groton police officer Mike Ratte standing on the corner of Hoilis and Common Streets blocking media access to a quadruple homicide.

By Danny McDonald and Adam Sennott

A 22-year-old man will be charged with four counts of murder after four adults were found bludgeoned to death at a Groton home.

While you were sleeping, the city street cleaners were busy

Jesston Smith power-washed a sidewalk along A Street around 4 a.m.

By Emily Sweeney

City workers toil under the cover of darkness to clean up the city streets.

Boston school bus performance improves dramatically

Far more Boston school buses arrived on time Friday morning on the second day of classes, bringing performance back in line with the previous school year.

By James Vaznis

Some 71 percent of Boston school buses arrived by the opening bell, a dramatic improvement from Thursday when only 44 percent showed up on time.

Business & Tech

Boston begins work on preparing Amazon bid

Construction continued on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle.

By Tim Logan

Facing an Oct. 19 deadline, state and local officials are starting to plot strategies to persuade Amazon.com Inc. to build a huge corporate campus in the region.

Have you been hacked? What to do after the Equifax data theft

The credit reporting company Equifax Inc. said Thursday that a massive breach of the company’s computers might have exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans.

By Hiawatha Bray

These are the steps you need to take to protect your identity.

Background check rules for Uber, Lyft drivers modified

The changes should give some drivers who had been automatically banned because they had court settlements, but not a criminal conviction, more opportunity to appeal their rejections.

By Adam Vaccaro

The state government adjusted its controversial background checks, but not enough to quell criticism from some activists.

Obituaries

Don Williams, 78, singer who had 17 No. 1 country hits

Mr. Williams, who toured sparingly, had a rich voice and gentle delivery.

By Kristin M. Hall

Mr. Williams’s mellow sound influenced a later generation of singers.

Country star Troy Gentry, 50, dies in helicopter crash

Mr. Gentry of Montgomery Gentry died Friday in a helicopter crash.

By Mesfin Fekadu

Mr. Gentry was killed hours before he was to take the stage in New Jersey.

Joe DeNucci, 78, prizefighter and state’s longest-serving auditor

Bostonma. 11-3-98 Joe DeNucci and his wife Barbara moments after winning the position of State Auditor of Ma. in the1998 election. GLOBE STAFF PHOTO DOMINIC CHAVEZ

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. DeNucci won his first 16 professional fights, but his record was even more impressive on Election Day.

Sports

Jim McBride

Bill Belichick on Patriots’ defense: ‘Things didn’t work out good’

Kansas City Chiefs running b9ack Kareem Hunt (27) eludes New England Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh (55) as he runs for a touchdown after catching a pass from Alex Smith during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Jim McBride

Losing Dont’a Hightower hurt, but the team’s play was much more painful.

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Mookie Betts leads way for Red Sox against Rays

Boston, MA - 9/08/2017 - (1st inning) Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) receives a high five from Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez after his three run home run during the first inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in the first of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 09Red Sox-Rays, LOID: 8.3.3647944215.

By Peter Abraham

Betts’s three-run home run propelled the Sox to victory.

BC HIGH 35, ANDOVER 7

BC High’s Danny Abraham does it again in rout of Andover

By Nate Weitzer

The Eagles’ star rushed for 262 yards and four TDs to do number on the Golden Warriors for the second straight year.

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HOLLISTON 24, MILLIS 7

QB Ryan Benco leads Holliston over Millis-Hopedale

By Dan Shulman

CATHEDRAL 28, LATIN ACADEMY 12

Khalil Blair gets help in Cathedral’s win over Latin Academy

By Brandan Blom

ST. JOHN’S (SHREWSBURY) 33, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 3

St. John’s schools Catholic Memorial with early strikes

By Brendan Hall

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 20, DUXBURY 10

Bridgewater-Raynham gets even, tops Duxbury

By Trevor Hass

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Kyle Van Noy signs two-year extension with Patriots

By Brad Almquist

BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

Rebecca Lobo, Tracy McGrady take place in Hall of Fame

By Pat Eaton-Robb

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

King Philip gets off to impressive start

By Henry Brechter

ST. MARY’S 54, SAUGUS 21

It was a big night for St. Mary’s and Zach Cummings

By Karl Capen

2017 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Here’s the perfect antidote for high school football’s spread offenses

By Nate Weitzer

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Jesse Gabrielle finds the mark for Bruins

By Kevin Paul Dupont

us open women’s final | 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys followed parallel paths to US Open final

By Howard Fendrich

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY RACE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a must-win situation

By Hank Kurz Jr.

IMPACT AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution hope to make it four straight shutouts at home

By Dan Shulman

Good Life

Find a bounty beyond apples at area farms this fall

Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow.

By Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Consider hot peppers, quinces, pears, herbs, flowers — even potatoes.

A new artistic vision blossoms for Carly Simon

Carly Simon at home in 2016.

By Juliet Pennington

The Oscar-winning singer-songwriter is pursuing a new hobby, one she hopes to expand.

Obsession

Change Is Simple to hold fashionable fund-raiser

By Marni Elyse Katz

The Fashion of Change event includes an eco-inspired fashion show.

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Hot Ticket

Foodie Crawl to return to East Somerville

By Kara Baskin

TV Critic’s Corner

Big Nurse coming to small screen

By Matthew Gilbert

Ask Amy

Interracial dating upsets parents

By Amy Dickinson

Love Letters

Strung along and then ghosted

By Meredith Goldstein