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Trump welcomes Malaysian leader, despite advocates’ concerns

The Malaysian prime minister is linked to an embezzlement scandal, and has been accused of limiting free speech and imprisoning opposition leaders.

A woman carried a child and emergency water Tuesday as she passed debris from Hurricane Irma strewn in Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

On St. John, ‘it looks like after a volcano erupts,’ visitor says

Volunteers are organizing supplies while people who usually guide snorkelers lead residents of the ravaged US Virgin Islands to safety.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bird.jpg Scores of bird species could disappear due to climate change, study finds

The black-capped chickadee is among scores of birds that are likely to disappear from parts or all of Massachusetts by 2050, according to a study.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/WSD_13seaport02_met.jpg Bowing to civic pressure, Seaport developer plans for theaters

Three stages would be part of the 12.5-acre Seaport Square project, which sits on the last big undeveloped section of the district.

Scores of people gathered Tuesday to show support for the family of an 8-year-old biracial boy who, according to his family, was taunted with racial slurs and hanged from a picnic table.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

After alleged taunting and hanging, N.H. town comes together

Dozens gathered Tuesday to show support for the family of an 8-year-old biracial boy who, his family said, was taunted and hanged with a rope around his neck.

The Nation

On St. John, ‘it looks like after a volcano erupts,’ visitor says

A woman carried a child and emergency water Tuesday as she passed debris from Hurricane Irma strewn in Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands.

By David Abel

Volunteers are organizing supplies while people who usually guide snorkelers lead residents of the ravaged US Virgin Islands to safety.

Trump welcomes Malaysian leader, despite advocates’ concerns

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak (2nd L) of Malaysia outside the West Wing of the White House September 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Razak is on a three-day visit in Washington. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Annie Linskey

The Malaysian prime minister is linked to an embezzlement scandal, and has been accused of limiting free speech and imprisoning opposition leaders.

Florida has 828,000 mobile homes and only half are insured

A trailer flattened by Hurricane Irma sits in a mobile home park in Immokalee, Fla. Only half of the state's mobile homes are insured. MUST CREDIT: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post.

By Danielle Paquette

One expert estimates there will be a 16-week backlog for those looking to build new mobile homes.

The World

Macron faces first big street protests, a challenge to his labor reforms

A demonstrator throws a tear gas canister back to anti-riot police during a protest called by several French unions against the labour law reform, on September 12, 2017 in Nantes, western France. French unions launched a day of strikes and protests today against French President's flagship labour reforms, a key test as he stakes his presidency on overhauling the sluggish economy. More than 180 street protests are planned nationwide against the reforms, which are intended to tackle stubbornly high unemployment by loosening the rules that govern how businesses hire and fire people. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

By Aurelien Breeden

The latest rallies are a test of Macron’s resolve to revamp the French economy and of his opponents’ ability to mobilize against him.

Ruling conservative-led bloc wins Norway’s national elections

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks at a news conference in Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday.

By Henrik Pryser Libell

The vote was seen as a referendum on taxes, immigration, energy policy, and European integration.

Singapore has a new president, no election needed

Singapore's President-elect Halimah Yacob, right, gestures as she delivers a speech to her supporters next to her husband Mohammad Abdullah Alhabshee at the People's Association building on Nomination Day in Singapore on Wednesday.

By Richard C. Paddock

Singapore will get a new president Wednesday, but she will not be elected.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Equifax messed up. Now consumers have to pay?

Consumers should be allowed to freeze their files for free, at all credit reporting agencies.

JEFF JACOBY

Bribes — er, incentives — for Amazon

FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, construction continues on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle. Amazon said Thursday, Sept. 7, that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. It plans to stay in its sprawling Seattle headquarters and the new space will be

By Jeff Jacoby

Instead of luring Amazon or GE with custom-tailored tax breaks, states should ease the burden for all taxpayers.

RENÉE GRAHAM

Despite promises, Trump dithers on opioid crisis

FILE-- President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting regarding the opioid crisis, at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Aug. 8, 2017. TrumpÕs ad-libbed threat toward North Korea at the meeting reflects an evolving and still unsettled approach to one of the most dangerous hot spots in the world as Trump and his team debate diplomatic, economic and military options. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

By Renée Graham

President Trump has been dragging his feet on tackling the opioid crisis.

Metro

After alleged taunting and hanging, N.H. town comes together

Scores of people gathered Tuesday to show support for the family of an 8-year-old biracial boy who, according to his family, was taunted with racial slurs and hanged from a picnic table.

By Cristela Guerra and Travis Andersen

Dozens gathered Tuesday to show support for the family of an 8-year-old biracial boy who, his family said, was taunted and hanged with a rope around his neck.

Man shot on Boston Common, 3 persons of interest in custody

A police officer directed a bystander off the crime scene on Tuesday.

By Danny McDonald and Adam Sennott

The 19-year-old was seriously injured. Police said an argument preceeded the shooting, and the people involved knew one another.

Tufts cracks down on fraternities, sororities

Tufts University in Medford.

By Deirdre Fernandes and Laura Krantz

Allegations of hazing, sexual misconduct, and alcohol misuse led Tufts University to crack down on eight Greek life organizations.

Business & Tech

HIAWATHA BRAY | TECH LAB

Super iPhone may not be quite super enough for the price

Apple CEO Tim Cook, wrapped up a new product announcement presentation at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif.

By Hiawatha Bray

For $999, the iPhone X offers little in the way of worthwhile extras.

Shirley Leung

Dream big like Jeff Bezos, and you just might land Amazon

Amazon chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos is considering whether Boston should host Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

By Shirley Leung

To win the competition for the Internet giant’s second North American headquarters, Boston needs to woo a visionary with a vision.

Bowing to civic pressure, Seaport developer plans for theaters

A rendering of a two-story retail building between Seaport Blvd. and Northern Ave., with a newly-proposed rooftop garden that would be open to the public.

By Tim Logan

Three stages would be part of the 12.5-acre Seaport Square project, which sits on the last big undeveloped section of the district.

Sports

RED SOX 11, ATHLETICS 1

A new approach is working out great for Mookie Betts

Boston, MA: September 12, 2017: Hanley Ramirez (left) greets teammate Mookide Betts (right) after his bottom of the fourth inning two run home run put Boston ahead 7-1. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Oakland Athletics in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

By Peter Abraham

The outfielder made an adjustment at the plate, and it paid off Tuesday with two homers and six RBIs.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

BC-Notre Dame hardly even registers here anymore

Boston, MA - 11/21/15 - (2nd quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback John Fadule is sacked in the second quarter. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Boston College Eagles in the University's Shamrock Series at Fenway Park. Fenway Park last hosted a football game in1968. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Michael Vega, Topic: 22Notre Dame-BC, LOID: 8.2.464867787.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Eagles host the Irish in football Saturday, but you probably were unaware — because this isn’t a college sports town.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Suddenly, Patriots’ top priority is fixing the offense

Foxborough, MA - 9/08/2017 - (4th quarter) New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) reaches but could not pull in a pass from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the fourth quarter. Brady and his receivers did not seem in synch most of the night. - The New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs in the season home opener at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 08Patriots-Chiefs, LOID: 8.3.3641245542.

By Ben Volin

The loss of Julian Edelman and the introduction of new faces puts the ball in Josh McDaniels’s hands.

Wednesday Food

In defense of fall flavors: Pumpkin spice is nice

By Kara Baskin

We conducted an informal survey soliciting sentiments about the pumpkin spice hoopla, and responses were heated. Basically, it’s the Taylor Swift of flavors.

dining out | devra first

Once more, with feeling, at Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

“Greek-inspired” ice creams at Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar.

By Devra First

Michael Schlow’s Greek spot gets a heart transplant in the form of chef Brendan Pelley.

Getting salty

Getting Salty with Maria DelVecchio of the North End’s Trattoria Il Panino

Maria DelVecchio at her workplace.

By Kara Baskin

A new feature gets someone hard at work in the restaurant industry to dish about their job and Boston’s culinary scene.