TSA says air marshals don’t follow ‘ordinary’ travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ

 “I’m not a terrorist,” Taylor Usry said upon learning that she was followed by air marshals.

Jay Paul for The Boston Globe

She’s a social media manager for an arts-and-crafts company, and somehow became a target of a secret TSA surveillance program.

Boston, MA - 8/18/2018 - (7th inning) The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of a 3 game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 19Red Sox-Rays, LOID: 8.4.2848465588.


Fast start helps Red Sox run away from Rays

Boston used some aggressive base running to score four in the first inning, then David Price handled the rest.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 12: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)


Lesson learned? Red Sox should have given Chris Sale more time

Sale’s return to the DL — after just one start — shows how careful the team has to be before running him back out there.

Home of the Week

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/turner080718BIZ081918HomeoftheWeek31.jpg In a historic Waltham neighborhood, a ‘young’ house is listed for $619,000

Cedarwood had its start in the 1920s, when cars became affordable and suburban living became a reality.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/C58C4549-13428.jpg A debt-free college degree? It’s possible

Smart spending, smart saving, and smart choices can make it happen.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_081718_gymfri16c_spts.jpg When it comes to injuries, gymnasts don’t want to hurt their chances

Ragan Smith shrugs off pain as part of a gymnast’s life, and doesn’t actually know how many broken toes she has now.

Kerry Thompson, who is deaf and legally blind, gave a salsa lesson to Paul Ingemi at the Blackstone Community Center.

She cannot hear the music. But this dancer and her students move to silent rhythms

Kerry Thompson doesn’t need to hear the music to know how it moves her.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/13/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/web0819cover.jpg Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more

Big banks are the big winners when shoppers whip out the plastic. Meanwhile, Americans sink further into debt.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/b472e28acdab43a9a4a651b95e852918-b472e28acdab43a9a4a651b95e852918-0.jpg That Jackie Bradley catch? Here’s how he did it without getting hurt

The Red Sox center fielder also explained why Kevin Kiermaier’s effort on a ball he just missed was also a display of elite defensive skills.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1016329744.jpg Let’s size up the Red Sox’ playoffs competition

What are the strengths and areas of vulnerability of the playoff contenders the Red Sox might face in October?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/caadc5fc5cd34a8ea9a40fefb76b151e-903ddfc1592d428cb0c7538282950d3e-1.jpg What we learned by watching the Lions and Titans practice

While the Lions require media to watch in a designated area, the Titans allow reporters to watch all of practice from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler runs a drill during NFL football training camp Friday, July 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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BEN VOLIN | On Football

Malcolm Butler has moved on, from the Patriots and his Super Bowl benching

The cornerback signed a life-changing contract — five years, $61.2 million — with the Titans in March.

Texans 16, 49ers 13

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/f106c0980de94bdb8c9a7ce775833658-f106c0980de94bdb8c9a7ce775833658-0.jpg Jimmy Garoppolo sharp in a preseason loss for 49ers

The former Patriots backup quarterback was 10 of 12 for 136 yards and a touchdown.


Demonstrators take over City Hall Plaza

Right-wing demonstrators and counterprotesters exchanged taunts and ugly accusations, but no violence was reported.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-19432.jpg N.H. woman who survived bear attack has no hard feelings

A 71-year-old New Hampshire woman who was mauled by a black bear inside her home is still recovering from her injuries, but says she has no hard feelings toward the bear.

Television Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Group-Sitting-On-Ledge-Vertical-FIN-400dpi.jpg ‘Meh’ to Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’

The “Simpsons” creator pokes fun at the tropes of medieval drama in his new Netflix series.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-19454.jpg K-9 Kenny retires from Hull Police Department

K-9 Kenny sported a snappy pair of sunglasses and indulged in a cake adorned with a Milk Bone at his retirement ceremony Saturday.

The gaming room at MGM Springfield.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

MGM hopes its big bet on Springfield casino pays off

The state’s first full-fledged casino opens Friday, seven years after gaming was legalized in Mass. And this looks like no casino you’ve ever seen, as un-Vegas as Springfield itself.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/1013897452.jpg Pentagon sees space as next frontier

The US is perched on the edge of a new era in space militarization, and a new administration is eager to engage in a high-tech arms race.

Bon Appetit magazine has named Portland, Maine, as its Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. The city has a thriving restaurant scene, including the Eventide Oyster Co.

Fred Field for The Boston Globe

Devra First

Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards?

The city inarguably offers excellent food and a wealth of culinary talent. But when it comes to wider recognition, it is often overlooked.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AP18222295330365.jpg Another strong quake hits Indonesia’s Lombok island

The temblor caused landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaged buildings.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_conley_henning.jpg Longtime Suffolk DA backs prosecutor as his successor

Dan Conley’s endorsement of Greg Henning was long expected.

No word on condition of child pulled from Granby pool

The 2½-year-old was unresponsive when rescued around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to State Police.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/542ff345-2468-46c0-bd93-29d4f1a1f739.jpg Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy are paying political dividends

The rollback has unlocked of millions of dollars in campaign donations from conservatives and corporate interests that benefited from it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aac46951-7fe1-4d74-8b76-5a551ea9a65e.jpg White House counsel is playing key role in Mueller probe

Don McGahn has provided some details that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, several officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/13/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/rathe_alewifegarage_05.jpg Alewife station garage should reopen Monday morning, T says

The crumbling garage, which has closed multiple times in recent weeks for emergency repairs, is closed this weekend so officials can inspect that work.

At St. Christopher Church in Dorchester, the Rev. Paul Helfrich became emotional as he addressed the Pennsylvania grand jury report from the pulpit during Mass on Saturday.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

In parishes around US, outrage grows in wake of Pa. scandal

More than 1,000 people have signed a letter demanding that every US bishop resigns in the wake of the latest sexual abuse scandal to rock the Catholic Church.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_sharks8_met[1].jpg Truro beach remains closed because of ‘recent shark activity’

The man who was badly injured in an attack Wednesday and taken to a Boston hospital was listed in fair condition Saturday.

Fans attending Backstreet Boys concert hurt during storm

At least 14 people were transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to an Oklahoma resort hosting the show collapsed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/RETIRE_BANK_FRAUD_ADV19.jpg A new law helps banks flag fraud against seniors

A Maine effort to encourage bank employees to recognize suspicious activity in exchange for greater protection from legal liability for reporting it is now national law.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2f6e15244c43449a89cc15bd69d4cd59-2f6e15244c43449a89cc15bd69d4cd59-0.jpg A mysterious first lady weathers a chaotic White House

After more than a year in Washington, Melania Trump remains an intensely private first lady still adjusting to the demands of a new life.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/58bce8a082f74cc2935b56fdb6320e9d-58bce8a082f74cc2935b56fdb6320e9d-0.jpg Schools grapple with obligations to migrants in shelters

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the US-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/mag0812_corbettC1-VRKN.jpg Poet William Corbett’s South End home was a literary salon

Mr. Corbett, who died Aug. 10, was the unofficial laureate of the South End before moving away in 2012.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Turner010318METRO04mbtaprep27-13970-14194-14235.jpg When it comes to commuter rail, privatization isn’t problem

The T doesn’t have — and never has had — the in-house ability to operate the commuter lines itself.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner051518METRO07chelseabus505-19204-U832996319084rWB--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg This MBTA route showcases all of the T’s bus problems

The 111 is a rolling case study of all that ails MBTA bus service: overcrowding, delays caused by traffic and passengers who pay in cash, and frequent cancellations.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/statehouse150-3271.jpg This Week in Politics

A convenient digest of the top political news of the past week, delivered every Saturday. Sign up now.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/CF3A0977.jpg A women’s health firm pitched a much-needed drug. Men didn’t get it

Antiva Biosciences is getting a front-row view of the challenges involved in pitching a company focused on women’s health.

Globe event

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SeattleTimes_10kirsner02_biz.jpg Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/FlfQGTy9_585.jpg More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.


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Elon Musk confronts a fateful tweet and an 'excruciating' year

“I thought the worst of it was over — I thought it was,” Elon Musk told the New York Times. “The worst is over from a Tesla operational standpoint.” He continued: “But from a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come.”

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lovelettersalbum.jpg Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/stan-fellows-home-nest-illustration$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

US Gymnastics Championships in Boston

This week, Boston will get a look at some of the best gymnasts in the world during the US Nationals, which runs Thursday through Sunday at TD Garden.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/crossword.jpg Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.