Husband, wife die in Seabrook, N.H., rip current incident

The two people who died after a powerful rip current swept a group of people out to sea at a Seabrook, New Hampshire, beach on Sunday were identified as a husband and wife from Methuen.

// Good Samaritan helps save swimmers from deadly N.H. rip current

Matt Tomaszewski of Boston was enjoying an idyllic day on the New Hampshire coast with his family. That’s when the screams started.

// Golfer pleads not guilty to biting another player’s finger off in bizarre golf course brawl

A dispute among golfers over the pace of play on a Plymouth golf course turned into a brawl in which one man allegedly bit off part of another man’s finger, police said.

// Pope Francis, in lengthy letter, addresses latest sex abuse scandal

The pontiff criticized the “crime” of covering up abuse and said that the church had failed “the little ones.”

// Judges asks ACLU, government tough questions in immigration case

Lawyers for immigrants trying to avoid deportation argue that the Department of Homeland Security unlawfully detained their clients.

Opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

// Security clearances should terminate with government employment

Why should former officials retain privileged access to state secrets?

Duxbury-08/20/18-A fin whale washed up on Duxbury Beach, as members of the New England Aquarium took measurements and photos at the scene. (Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe)

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Whale washes up on Duxbury Beach

Marine biologists and beach officials are working to remove the mammal to perform a necropsy.

Lynn man arrested for allegedly holding woman at gunpoint in Fenway apartment

Police had gotten a call for a person screaming inside the apartment around 11 p.m. Friday, and heard “a female victim screaming for help” when they arrived.

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// History suggests strong economy could tame the Blue Wave

To reclaim control of the House of Representatives in November, Democrats will have to defy the results of previous midterm elections.

// Beth Israel, Lahey officials forcefully dispute state report that predicted merger would raise costs

Hospital leaders, in a filing released Monday, criticized the state Health Policy Commission’s economic analysis and said it produced “extremely misleading and inflammatory estimates.”

R.I. woman falls off sailboat, makes it to island in Narragansett Bay

The woman was picked up by another boat hours later after making it to Prudence Island.

// When is truth not the truth? Ask Rudy Giuliani

When two people tell different versions of the same story, “it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth,” President Trump’s lawyer said Sunday.

// Cohen investigated for bank fraud in excess of $20 million

The probe also is looking at whether Michael Cohen violated campaign finance laws by arranging financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Trump.

// Melania Trump called for good behavior online. Moments later, her husband logged on to Twitter

Just after she spoke, President Trump unleashed a barrage of tweets in which he called the former CIA director a “hack” and mocked the effectiveness of the Justice Department.

Bryon Hefner.

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Bryon Hefner made hundreds of harassing phone calls to his treatment facility, police say

Hefner, 31, appeared Monday in Concord District Court, where he pleaded guilty to four counts of placing “annoying” telephone calls.

// Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer says Tom Brady urged the ex-Patriots star to ‘get your (expletive) together’

In “Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez,” the attorney sheds fascinating new details about the former Patriots star’s life.

Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attended the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center.


Ben Affleck took a 22-year-old Playboy model to a Jack In The Box drive-through

Questions are swirling after the Massachusetts native was spotted out with a 22-year-old Playboy model.

People laid out in the grass on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Researchers: Boston’s blazing hot summer could be a sign of things to come

Boston is suffering through what could end up being the hottest summer ever, and it could be a sign of things to come.

The hot summer means the Spray Pool on the Common has often been packed.

Dave Epstein

Is this a historically hot summer? Let’s look at the data

The answer varies based on where you live and how you measure temperatures.

‘I thought we were going to die’: Father and son escape raging Montana wildfire

Justin Bilton and his father, Charles, were on a trip together in Montana when they suddenly found themselves trapped by a fast-moving forest fire.


// Time to cut back on drinking? Here’s how.

You can drink too much without necessarily being addicted to alcohol. And drinking less can make your life better.

Christopher L. Gasper

An ode to the greatness of Simone Biles

Her display of superiority had her competitors openly acknowledging the yawning gap between Biles and the rest of the US gymnasts.

Opinion | Mike Stanton

// Goodbye, Rhode Island: Elegy for the PawSox

After the announcement of the team’s move to Worcester, Mike Stanton looks back on the PawSox.

// Worcester going Woo-Woo for its new baseball team

News that the PawSox are planning to move to the state’s second largest city, a historic city in baseball circles, has residents excited.


// Frankie Shaw thanks Cleveland Circle restaurants for letting her film ‘SMILF’

The Brookline native said she had “been going to your restaurants since I was a little girl.”

David Cross attends the second anniversary of Metrograph on March 22, 2018 in Lower Manhattan, New York. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images


David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘deeply offensive’ tweet

The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.”

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 26: Jessica Mendoza of ESPN speaks on set the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

Jessica Mendoza on the shift, Dave Matthews Band, and why the Red Sox are different this year

Over East Coast beers and a plate of nachos, we spent a couple hours talking to Mendoza about beer, baseball, and what it’s like working with A-Rod.

// Mike Tirico to take over as studio host for NBC’s Sunday night football

Tirico, who replaces Dan Patrick, had spent the last two seasons as the on-site host for Football Night in America.

// Here’s what Barack Obama is reading this summer

The former US president shared his reading list online, and it’s filled with romantic comedies. (Just kidding.)

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

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

// College-bound? The fees could end up being a big surprise

Even families who have done their homework before their children commit to a school can find surprises lurking among the line-items charges.

// John Oliver breaks down the trade war

On “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver said that President Trump’s trade policies are hurting, not helping, Americans.

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// President Trump renews attacks on voter rights

Trump’s push for voter ID laws is yet another attempt to suppress voters.

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// 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.


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// Prominent Dartmouth researcher plagiarized colleagues’ work, investigation finds

An investigation found that Dr. H. Gilbert Welch committed research misconduct.

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// 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.


// 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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US Gymnastics Championships in Boston

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