Pope Francis, in 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.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/church.jpg Catholic Church critics say Cardinal O’Malley’s statement wasn’t enough

“The words are nice, but I’ve heard them before,” said one man who took part in a weekly protest outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rathe_alewife_08-19456.jpg Alewife garage opens for work week, MBTA says

The garage was closed over the weekend as crews inspected the facility, which is in the process of being repaired.

Dave Epstein

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_packedpool1_met-17560.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_051918_feature_2926x.jpg Kicking off the work week with mild weather

The clouds you see this Monday morning will gradually give way to sunny skies, and temperatures are only expected to reach the lower 70s.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_110717_vote_19043x.jpg State defends date — Sept. 4 — of primary elections

Faced with disrupting Jewish holidays and the start of school, Secretary of State William Galvin says he picked the least worst option.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/AdobeStock_197501924.jpg 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.

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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.

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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.

Drawbridge on Route 107 between Saugus and Lynn frozen in place

The bridge - also known the Fox Hill bridge - the stopped functioning around 5:40 p.m. Sunday with the lift portion frozen in the up position.

adrian walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker%20(3)-19455.jpg We’re not the enemy of the people — and most of you know that

We make mistakes, but we also expose corruption, stand up for the voiceless, keep politicians honest, and tell the stories, large and not so large, of our communities.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_FISHERMANSFEAST_081918_07.jpg Late at night, an angel takes flight in the North End

The North End’s traditional Fisherman’s Feast ended when 10-year-old Sophia Fialkosky traveled from a third-story window to the statue of the Madonna del Soccorso waiting below.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_18G8L6.jpg Afghan troops rescue dozens taken captive by the Taliban

The Taliban took the hostages earlier Monday when the insurgents ambushed a convoy of buses in northern Afghanistan.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Dr.MuhlbergerandresearchersA.jpg After a decade of squabbles, BU’s biolab is in business

One microbiologist said opening the lab’s first delivery of virus samples “was like Christmas.”

Seabrook Beach in 2016.

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‘The toughest thing I’ve ever been through’: Good samaritan helps save two swimmers from rip tide in N.H.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/pfosi_170721_rescue_09[1].jpg Methuen man dies after swimmers in N.H. caught in rip current

A 47-year-old Methuen woman is in critical condition after several swimmers were rescued — some by a good Samaritan — from a rip current Sunday off Seabrook Beach.

Boston, MA: 10-05-2016: Aaron Hernandez (left) at a hearing on the murder charges against him, with attorney Jose Baez at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Mass. Oct. 5, 2016. Hernandez is a former NFL player for the New England Patriots. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Milton Valencia ( 06hernandez )

‘I try my best to paint an accurate picture of him’: Takeaways from Jose Baez’s biography of Aaron Hernandez

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.

Road to Recovery

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_061918_xxOpioidAccess_13069x.jpg At this addiction-treatment clinic, walk-ins are welcome

Fall River’s SSTAR treatment center is one of three “opioid urgent care clinics” intended to seize the moment when a person wants treatment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_worcesters.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/wiggs_Argento_02.jpg An alleged Harvey Weinstein victim also is accused of sexual assault

Actress Asia Argento paid $380,000 to a man who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, according to court filings.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/6fd6756ce08e44ea8740276e46911a14-6fd6756ce08e44ea8740276e46911a14-0.jpg The Rays’ pitching strategy kept the Red Sox off balance

Boston mustered just two hits on the afternoon as Tampa Bay relied heavily on its bullpen.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Clipboard-3127.jpg Trump speechwriter fired after appearance with white nationalists

Darren Beattie was fired after a media inquiry about his appearance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club conference.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/aac46951-7fe1-4d74-8b76-5a551ea9a65e.jpg Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

President Trump said Sunday that White House counsel Don McGahn isn’t “a John Dean type ‘RAT,’” referring to the Watergate-era counsel who turned on Richard Nixon.

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

Jay Paul for The Boston Globe

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.

US Gymnastics Championships

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_081918_gymfinal11_spts.jpg Once again, Simone Biles is the top female gymnast in the country

The four-time Olympic gold medalist took her fifth national championship on Sunday at TD Garden.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/200_croatia.jpg She spent 10 hours in the water after falling off a cruise ship — and she survived

The unidentified British woman was taking a cruise on the Adriatic Sea when she fell into the water.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/dc76637ad2bc477fa9ec00df241f5ac3-dc76637ad2bc477fa9ec00df241f5ac3-0.jpg South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives they haven’t seen in decades.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/200_john_oliver(5).jpg John Oliver breaks down the trade war

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_statehouse1_met-19450.jpg The challengers are few for Beacon Hill’s legislators

There is some competition for who will represent some Boston neighborhoods in Legislature.

From the Sunday Boston Globe

//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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_mgmcasino7_met.jpg 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.

Devra First

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/13/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Portland07a.jpg 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.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/ab7174ba-bafa-4dc0-8d32-8a687de5db6b.jpg President Trump renews attacks on voter rights

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

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

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//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.

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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.


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