Fast Forward: Obama in Louisiana, Red Sox are back in first
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What’s it like outside? We’re having a nice stretch of great weather this week that continues today: sunny, 80, low humidity. You might need a light jacket or sweater this morning.
While you were sleeping: Hillary Clinton was on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, laughing off Donald Trump’s attacks on her supposed poor health, opening a jar of pickles to demonstrate her strength, and declaring that the next release of her e-mails will be “boring” ... Typhoon Mindulle hit Tokyo, killing at least two people and injuring dozens. The main airport was closed, and more than 100 domestic and international flights were canceled.
Who are the Sox playing? Let’s keep feasting on the Rays! The Sox are back in first (tied with Toronto) thanks to a strong performance by David Price and an unbelievable catch by rookie Andrew Benintendi in left field. Clay Buchholz takes the ball again since Steven Wright is still nursing a sore shoulder. (7:10 p.m., NESN and WEEI)
On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton is spending more time raising money than campaigning this week. She’ll attend a fund-raiser at the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who stepped in for Leonardo DiCaprio after he got delayed trying to finish his climate change documentary in time for the Toronto Film Festival. Donald Trump holds a rally in Austin at 7:30 p.m.; he canceled events in Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon scheduled for later this week in what was supposed to be “immigration week.”
President Obama heads to Baton Rouge to visit the areas swamped by flood waters that killed 13 people and destroyed thousands of houses.
Boston could use some of those “open gangway” subway trains that New York City is embracing. Instead of doors between the cars, these trains have accordion connectors where passengers can stand -- or rather, bounce. (Some say it’s like a mini-workout.) So there’s more space, and you can walk the length of the train to find somewhere to sit or stand. The doors are wider, too. Won’t stop someone from throwing up on your Vans, but don’t be so picky. Cities around the world are using the trains, but NYC will be the first in the US when it puts the cars in service in four years or so.
Today’s the launch of an interesting college savings program for Worcester kindergartners called $eedMA. The state will deposit $50 in a Massachusetts 529 plan (UFund) for every kid in kindergarten in Worcester this fall and encourage parents and relatives to keep contributing to it. (The plan is to eventually do it for all Mass. kindergartners.) Research shows that setting up a savings account makes a child seven times more likely to go to college.
Speaking of which, College Bound Dorchester holds its fourth annual matriculation ceremony at 5 p.m. in Roxbury for their students headed to college. That group takes on some of the hardest cases -- high school dropouts, drug dealers, etc. -- and sets them on the path to higher ed.
In the Bowe Bergdahl case, his lawyers are going to argue in court today that US Senator John McCain improperly meddled in the case when he threatened to hold congressional hearings after a hearing officer recommended that the charges should be misdemeanors carrying no prison time. After McCain’s comments, a senior officer overruled the decision and sent the case to a general court-martial. Legal experts said Army officers could have seen the remarks by McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, as a tacit threat to their careers.
Finally, while you’re waiting for your other TV shows to begin the fall season, check out “Halt and Catch Fire” on AMC, starting its third season at 9 p.m. (The first episode actually had a surprise airing Sunday night, but most of you missed it. The official premiere is tonight.) The storyline about the computer industry in the 1980s focuses on the female leads this season.
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