Methuen man dies after several swimmers rescued off N.H. beach

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.

3-year-old boy struck, killed by car in Worcester

The boy’s bicycle was hit by the front of a Nissan Armada that was pulling out of a parking spot on Laurel Street.

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

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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.

// 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.

// Trump speechwriter fired after appearance with white nationalists

Darren Beattie, who was a visiting instructor at Duke University before he joined the White House staff, was fired Friday after a media inquiry about his appearance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club conference.

// The new alternative facts: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani says it’s ‘‘silly’’ to say Trump should testify ‘‘because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry’’ because ‘‘it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth.’’

// 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.

3-car crash in Canton closes 2 lanes on I-93 north

Few details were known about the crash, which occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Drawbridge connecting Lynn, Saugus will be closed Monday

The Belden G. Bly Bridge, also called the Fox Hill Drawbridge, was closed Sunday after it got stuck in the open position around 5:40 p.m.

// 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.

// 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.

// Massachusetts’ Sept. 4 primary is coming up fast

Faced with disrupting Jewish holidays and the start of school, Secretary of State William Galvin says he picked the least worst option for the state’s primary election date.

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Most local state lawmakers are on a glide path to reelection — but there are a few with challenges

Incumbency rules on Beacon Hill. But there is some competition for who will represent some Boston neighborhoods in the Legislature.

// 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.

Man stabbed in downtown Boston early Sunday

A man suffered life-threatening injuries early Sunday after being stabbed near 69 Bromfield St., officials said.

// Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dips toe in political candidate waters

Michael Avenatti told attendees at the Hillsborough County Democrats’ fund-raiser that the Trump presidency is “one large dumpster fire.”

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Simone Biles during her balance beam routine.

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Morgan Hurd made a release move on the uneven parallel bars.

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Biles performed a flip during her balance beam routine.

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Kara Eaker took second place on the balance beam.

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Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, watching in a private box, waved to fans.

US Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles wins fifth US Gymnastics senior women’s title

The four-time Olympic gold medalist finished with a two-day score of 119.850.

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.

// North End angel takes flight

Sophia Fialkosky, 10, of Newton stars as this year’s Flying Angel in the North End’s annual Fisherman’s Feast. Sophia’s 94-year-old great-grandmother is the oldest living Flying Angel.

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// We’re not the enemy of the people — and most of the people 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.

// Alewife garage to reopen Monday after a weekend structural assessment

The largest garage in the MBTA system was closed over the weekend to allow for an assessment on the structure’s condition during ongoing repairs.

Tech Nomad

// The biggest impact of 3-D printing may be in medicine

The world of 3-D printing promises far more than more guns.


// She’s helped launch thousands of products

Bobbie Carlton has been called the den mother of start-ups, and the fairy godmother of entrepreneurs.

// 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.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Diego Castillo delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Rays’ pitching strategy kept Red Sox off balance

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

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.

Globe Magazine

// 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.

Globe Magazine

// How I found my race in America

When I stopped smiling like a good immigrant, I risked becoming an angry brown woman.

Music Review

// Despite rain, happiness reigns at Wicked Good Festival

Boston itself was the common thread running through the first Wicked Good Festival.

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5.2 million people crammed into Boston? In 1900, some of the best minds thought it was a possibility

Globe reporter Thomas F. Anderson’s assignment for his Christmas Day 1900 story was sweeping: Consult the best experts and sketch out a vision of what the city would look like in a hundred years.

// Flushing contact lenses can cause environmental damage

When the lenses make their way to a wastewater treatment facility, they do not biodegrade easily, researchers report, and they may fragment and make their way into surface water.

Art Review

//,_FogxFLO_sFogxCanopy_byMelissaOstrow16.jpg Four art installations you’ll want to see

This summer has brought atmospheric environments to get excited about.

// Elon Musk says cutting back on work hours isn’t an option

Arianna Huffington is calling on Elon Musk to adopt a healthier work-life balance, but the Tesla CEO says that’s not an option.


// Uncommon Knowledge: Testing for cheaters

Unusual insights from the social sciences, from transplants to Christianity to secrecy.

Opinion & Ideas


// President Trump renews attacks on voter rights

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

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.


// This Week in Politics

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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.

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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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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.”