Second State Police trooper to plead guilty in OT fraud case

The 40-year-old trooper, who allegedly stole $11,103 in overtime, is the sixth person to be charged in the widening overtime fraud scandal.

Matthew Ireland

More thunderstorms could hit the area Saturday

Storms were expected to continue throughout the region overnight and Saturday afternoon, bringing showers and potentially heavy rainfall with them.

// Report finds seven former Hotchkiss faculty members sexually abused students

The elite Connecticut boarding school apologized Friday after an independent investigator found that seven former faculty members sexually abused students between 1969 and 1992.

Three Republicans seeking to challenge Elizabeth Warre  are John Kingston(left), Beth Lindstrom (center) and Geoff Diehl.

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There are many paths to defeat Elizabeth Warren (or at least her opponents hope so)

Shaped by money, style or both, the GOP’s US Senate primary has become a study in contrasting campaign trails among the three Republicans vying to face Elizabeth Warren.

FILE - In this March 12, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault, right, walks past President Donald Trump during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Manigault Newman, who was fired in December, released a new book

It’s not just audio: Omarosa has video, AP says

Omarosa Manigault Newman has made clear that she plans to continue releasing the pieces of evidence if President Trump continues to attack her credibility.

Organizers behind last year’s ‘free speech’ rally plan to march in Boston Saturday

The march is scheduled to start at Boston’s City Hall at noon, and is intended to be a protest against “far-left violence,” according to Boston Free Speech.


A new skirmish in Harvard admissions case

Minority student and alumni groups at Harvard University are pushing back against what they consider an attempt to exclude their perspective from a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate race as a consideration in admissions.

// Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in Sandy Hook defamation case

Jones allegedly said broadcast that he’d told his staff to delete information from the “Infowars” website after CNN cited content from it for violating Twitter policies.

// Trump calls Manafort trial ‘sad,’ but is quiet on a possible pardon

President Trump refused to say on Friday whether he would pardon Paul Manafort as a federal jury in Alexandria ended its second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Thomas Farragher

// Sleep, the final frontier: This guy studies it. Here’s what he has to say

Charles Czeisler has traveled the world in search of data about how we sleep, why we sleep, how long we sleep and how well. And there are surprises everywhere.

Man allegedly indecently assaults two women on the Esplanade

State Police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly grabbed two women’s buttocks on the Esplanade near Community Boating earlier this month.

Kenneth Dutra was on duty at Longnook Beach. Warnings are posted about sharks and the possible danger of swimming.

Cape Cod beach closed to swimming until further notice after man attacked by shark

Long Nook Beach in Truro will be closed to swimmers “due to continued shark activity,” officials said Friday night.

// Former state representative gets 5 months added to embezzlement sentence for hiding $2.5m

A former state representative and Dartmouth selectman who’s currently serving a 70-month federal prison term for embezzlement was sentenced Friday.

A long standing tradition at McCoy Stadium is for fans to lower items to be autographed from the stands above the dugout in Pawtucket, RI on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Anthony Sostre, 8 of Attleboro, Mass. uses a bribe of free bubble gum in the milk jug to the right.(Globe Photo/Joe Giblin)

WooSox in Polah Pahk? PawSox headed to a new home

The Pawtucket Red Sox have concluded a lengthy search for a new home by choosing Worcester for a modern ballpark, leaving its long-time home of Pawtucket, R.I.

A rendering of the proposed ballpark.

Here’s a look at the renderings of the Triple A Red Sox ballpark in Worcester

The new ballpark will be called Polar Park.

Pawtucket, R.I.-04/28/2017- Larry Lucchino is trying to find a new home for the Pawtucket Red Sox, as millions of dollars has to be spent to improve the old McCoy Stadium where they currently play. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (business)

Alex Speier

Red Sox needed a new Triple-A facility to help develop big leaguers

Though Red Sox players had few complaints about the facilities at Pawtucket, the organization wanted to modernize the experience for top minor leaguers.

Talking Points

// The ghost of 38 Studios haunts Pawtucket

The computer game company run by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling failed spectacularly in 2012, and taxpayers were on the hook for millions.

Jake the Lion is the mascot of the Worcester Bravehearts.

‘We do not shrink from adversity’ — Worcester’s other team not pleased with WooSox

It seems everyone in Central Massachusetts is ecstatic with the Red Sox’ minor-league baseball club’s move to Worcester. Except for the Bravehearts.


// Brian Johnson delivers again for Red Sox after a rough start

After allowing three runs in the first, he held down the Rays while Xander Bogaerts sparked the Red Sox comeback.

David Hogg, co-author of #NeverAgain, discusses the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during an interview in New York, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Fourteen students and three staff members were fatally shot and multiple others wounded during the school massacre, on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


Maureen Dowd, David Hogg, Joi Ito announced as speakers for HUBweek 2018

The New York Times columnist, Parkland shooting survivor, and MIT Media Lab director are just three of the notable figures slated to appear at this year’s event.

// Joe Biden cancels Friday Vineyard appearance; group says he’s under doctor’s orders to avoid travel

Any health issues for Biden, 75, would be significant, since his name has been floated as potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

// Colbert weighs in on Globe-led #FreePress editorials

Late night host Stephen Colbert weighed in on a Boston Globe-led drive of newspapers across the country to support the free press -- and had a chance to try out his Boston accent, too.

Shirley Leung

// We waited a long time for a movie like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ — and that’s too bad

Asian-Americans want to send a message to Hollywood: Our stories are as universal and enduring as anyone else’s, and the proof will be at the box office.



How to get over a bad vacation

Here are some tips from workplace and travel experts to help you avoid feeling cheated out of some much needed time away, and to ease into a busy week without feeling more harried than usual.

// The Olympic dream not for every athlete

Nastia Liukin, Nancy Kerrigan understand the choice they made is a hard one.

Boston MA 8/17/18 Simone Biles on the floor exercise during the US senior women's competition at US Gymnastics at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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US Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles shows how it’s done at US Gymnastics Championships

At TD Garden, Biles became first gymnast to break the 60-point barrier since the 2016 Rio Games

// Channel 7’s Bri Eggers has a new forecast: Idaho

The WHDH meteorologist announced in a Facebook video Friday that she and her family are moving “Idahome,” as she calls it.

Miss Conduct

// Advice: Socializing is stressful with my picky eater husband

His selective palate creates awkward situations. Plus, skinny-dipping rules.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ‘I appreciated that he was reading on his Kindle’

They share an alma mater, liberal politics, and an interest in law. But are they too much alike?

Love Letters

// I was about to say ‘I love you,’ when he dumped me

Did I wait too long? Or would saying those three little words have changed nothing.

Special reports

// 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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// 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

// 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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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

// Getting over a breakup

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

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//$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.


// Play the crossword

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