VA doesn’t pay its bills, and veterans are left in the lurch

For Ron, a house-bound Army veteran who asked that his full name not be given, the shifting of his home-health care service has generated anxiety. He suffers from diabetes, congestive heart failure, and lung and kidney problems.

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A New Hampshire home-health care provider repeatedly asked the agency to pay its bills. Why it wouldn’t was a frustrating and inscrutable mystery.

// Trump on racial slur: ‘I don’t have that word in my vocabulary’

Former aide and TV co-star Omarosa Manigault Newman says she’s heard a tape where the president could be heard saying the N-word.

// Car crashes into safety barriers outside British parliament

The driver of the car, a man, has been arrested, police said.

// ACLU: Agencies want to ‘trap’ immigrants seeking residency

Internal agency communications show filed in court show federal agencies coordinated to bring unauthorized immigrants into government offices.

4 more troopers swept up in overtime fraud scandal

The unidentified troopers were temporarily relieved of duty and placed under internal investigation.

For its power, Vineyard Wind plans to charge about one-fourth what Deepwater Wind’s Block Island project (above) charges.

Deepwater Wind

No one expected Vineyard Wind’s power to be this cheap

Many energy experts expected low prices, but they were surprised by just how low the numbers were.

// In the white nationalist movement, fault lines are visible

Old-school racist groups, neo-Confederates, and Internet-savvy white identitarians can’t agree on a leader or a particular brand of intolerance.

11 seals, mostly pups, found dead along Maine coastline

About 30 animals were found along the shore near Saco on Sunday and Monday, a wildlife official said.

// As facilities crumble, MBTA boasts of a balanced budget

The transit agency is in rare health, according to the books, but years of deferred maintenance is coming home to roost.

// Somerville’s mayor: ‘I will never drink Sam Adam’s beer again!’

Why? Joseph Curtatone is upset with Boston Beer chairman Jim Koch’s praise of President Trump.

// Trump finds another way to snub John McCain

The president signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for the ailing senator from Arizona, but didn’t say his name.

// Australian archbishop avoids jail time for covering up abuse

A court ruled Tuesday that Archbishop Philip Wilson could serve his one-year sentence in home detention, rather than jail.

// Sheet metal workers’ union says new contract is ‘fair’

More than 1,200 members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 had walked off the job Aug. 1. They approved a contract Sunday.

Boston Book Festival cancels One City One Story event amid plagiarism flap

Plagiarism claims dogged Sonya Larson’s “The Kindest,’’ which had been selected for the marquee session.

Parents will go to great lengths to help their children get into Harvard University — or any elite college.

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Would you spend $16,000 on a college application boot camp?

With acceptance rates plummeting, college coaching has gone extreme.

Omarosa says Trump is ‘physically ill,’ and she blames Diet Coke

The former White House staffer says a BU study links consumption of diet beverages to increased chance of stroke and dementia.


// After Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics tries to move forward

TD Garden is set to host the national championships this week as the sport and its athletes are still reeling from the sexual abuse scandal.

// Here’s what Paul Pierce says Celtics players need to do to win the title

“When you have that type of talent,” Pierce said, referring to the team’s stacked roster, “they’re going to have to learn to sacrifice.”

More than 17 million fax machines are still in use in the United States alone, providing hackers with a point of entry if the machines are connected to a company’s computer network.

Nothing is safe anymore, not even fax machines

The fax machine may present a vulnerable point where hackers can infiltrate an organization’s network, a report finds.


// This is serious mountain biking — down an actual mountain

Going down a zigzag course on two wheels is different from skiing: There is no snow to break your fall.

// Stephen Miller’s uncle takes aim at an ‘immigration hypocrite’

David Glosser, a former BU School of Medicine professor, said immigration policies Miller endorses would have prevented their family from coming to the US.

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Opinion | Jeff Sessions

How law enforcement is taking action on the opioid crisis

The US attorney general outlines Operation SOS, his plan to prosecute synthetic opioid trafficking.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a still image from the documentary “RBG.”

TV Critic’s Corner

CNN to air the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, ‘RBG’

CNN, a producer of the film, says it will run Sept. 3 at 9 p.m., then again at midnight, then again on Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.

Foxborough, MA--8/13/2018-- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes during Patriots Practice. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Patriots Reporter:

What Tom Brady’s new helmet could mean for his Patriots future

The quarterback sported a new helmet at practice this week — a change that won’t be necessary until next season.


// A Waltham magician amazes on ‘America’s Got Talent’

“A lot of magic feels like you’re trying to fool someone,” Shin Lim said. “[But] I’m trying to change the outlook on card magic — to make it more artistic, more visual.”

The billboard can be seen at Route 1 and North Street.

An Eagles fan is trolling the Patriots with a billboard near Gillette Stadium

They just can’t quit gloating.

Belmont, MA., 08/29/17, Former Boston Globe journalist, and current BU professor, Dick Lehr has a new book out for young adults called Trell. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff 14namesLehr Caption/Credit: Former Boston Globe journalist and current BU professor Dick Lehr. ÐSuzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Former Globe Spotlight reporter’s novel inspired by infamous Boston murder headed to big screen

Following Dick Lehr’s 2003 Globe article, a man was freed after more than a decade in prison.

// In Bryon Hefner case, a judge rules that witnesses will remain confidential

Attorney General Maura Healey’s office argued the records could provide a window into “additional” potential victims.

// Shark bites bass off hook off Monomoy Island

A family aboard a fishing boat had two close encounters with a great white shark Sunday when the shark snatched a fish off a child’s line and then returned minutes later.

// How to build a successful online dating profile

You’ve done it. You’ve joined the countless Americans using a dating app in their quest for love. Now, though, comes the hard part: Constructing a profile.

Opinion & Ideas


// Saying no to campaign-finance loopholes

Dark money is creeping its way back into Massachusetts elections. Candidates should refuse it.

Special reports

// TSA tracking travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Air marshals are conducting a new domestic surveillance program, tracking people as they fly and move through airports. It might be illegal.


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// To map human memories, a scientist journeys deep into the mind of a worm

Eugene Lee, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, has been toiling to try answer a fundamental question: How do animals learn?

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.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

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Real Estate


//$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


The Big Picture

Summertime festivals around the world

Photographers capture communities gathering at events organized to celebrate a variety of cultural observances.


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