Trump now says he misspoke on Russia meddling

President Trump spoke to the media Tuesday.

“I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russian meddling in the 2016 election took place,” President Trump said Tuesday, but then immediately added: “Could be other people also. A lot of people out there.”

// Lightning strikes houses in three Mass. towns

Houses in Danvers, Sterling and Townsend were struck by lightning Tuesday as severe thunderstorms rolled across Massachusetts.

Two flooded out vehicles sit under the railroad bridge on Cambridge Street in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 17, 2018. Heavy rain caused flash flooding in many parts of the region. Photo by Matthew Healey

These photos show how just bad the flooding was in Worcester today

The Worcester area was slammed Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms rolled through Massachusetts, with flash flooding crippling some of the city’s streets.

Seattle Mariners Jean Segura (2) celebrates his three-run homer in the eight inning during the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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American League last one standing in All-Star slugfest

The teams combined for an All-Star Game-record 10 home runs.

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// Spoiler alert: Red Sox are still dogged by dismal postseason numbers

The first team to win 68 games before the All-Star break still has everything to prove.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Tom Brady #12, Danny Woodhead #39, and Sebastian Vollmer #76 of the New England Patriots look on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


Former Patriots aren’t worried about team’s current state of affairs

Sebastian Vollmer, Wes Welker, and Rob Ninkovich all downplayed Tom Brady’s absence from voluntary workouts.

A pedestrian bridge on the Esplanade.

A beer garden is coming to the Esplanade

Night Shift Brewing, a popular craft brewer, was approved to open one beer garden near the Hatch Shell, and a second one along the Charles River in Brighton.

The penthouse suite at No. 284 has an atrium glass roof and private terrace.


Check-in: No. 284, where guests are encouraged to feel at home

The former private residence in Back Bay underwent an 18-month, multi-million-dollar rehab that managed to preserve the building’s historic charm while adding loads of modern luxury.

// Two teens wait in Boston after being separated from their father at the border

Like thousands of families separated by the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, two teenage boys are facing a discouraging bureaucratic maze to reunite with their father.

// Robert Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Paul Manafort case

Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

// Long ER waits persist for children in mental health crises

A backlog in emergency departments slows treatment for mentally ill patients and creates stress for doctors and nurses, who are generally not well-trained to manage patients who might be psychotic, violent, or suicidal.

// Catholic order pays $1m settlement to 8 victims of clergy sex abuse dating back decades

One of the accused priests was the subject of a letter written in 1992 to the late Cardinal Bernard Law that graphically described sexual abuse faced by its author.

Emanuel Lopes is seated during his arraignment on Tuesday.

Man accused of murdering Weymouth officer and bystander held without bail

Emanuel Lopes, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a hospital gown, was arraigned Tuesday for the murders of Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael Chesna and Vera Adams.

// How the fatal shootings of a Weymouth police officer and a local resident unfolded

The events began when police responded to a 911 call of an erratic driver speeding and driving over lane markers into oncoming traffic near South Shore Hospital.

14-year-old boy drowns in Fall River pond, DA says

Eddie Benitez of Fall River was swimming in South Watuppa Pond Tuesday afternoon, when his friends noticed he was struggling and did not come out of the water.

// Boston’s battle against youth homelessness gets a big boost

On any given night, about 360 unaccompanied youths and young adults are believed to be homeless in Boston. The city won $4.9 million in federal funding to combat the problem.

// Legislative session comes to a close without action on noncompete reforms

With two weeks of formal legislative sessions remaining for the year, time has apparently run out on efforts to limit noncompete agreements in Massachusetts.

The scene at Congdon’s After Dark Food Truck Park includes people sitting at tables and walking among the trucks

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Congdon’s Donuts built a food truck park, and people are eating it up

If you’re a food lover, the Wells, Maine, destination feels an awful lot like a carnival.

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// Harvard lawsuit is about affirmative action, not Asian Americans

The case has divided Asian Americans. Some of us want to keep affirmative action to ensure diverse campuses. Others say race-blind policies ensure Asian American applicants don’t experience bias.

// When wives earn more than their husbands, they underreport their income, Census finds

A surprising new development in the gender wage gap issue? “Manning up” and “womaning down.”

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//[1].jpg Motherhood brings the most dramatic brain changes of a woman’s life

So why does prenatal care ignore the topic altogether?

Opinion & Ideas


// You don’t have to be a transgender man to play one in the movies

To demand that only transgender actors be cast in transgender roles is to deny the legitimacy of acting as a profession.

Special reports

// For refugees in Kenya, an education in hope

The Kakuma Refugee Camp is a holding center for thousands dispossessed by war and conflict. A New Hampshire university has made it the focus of its global plans.


// To treat gonorrhea, researchers increasingly look to bespoke treatments

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, clinicians may need rapid, point-of-care diagnostics.

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.

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// Getting over a breakup

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

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