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DNA evidence linked Stewart Weldon to sex assaults from 2009, 2017

Stewart Weldon, who lived at a Springfield home where authorities found bodies of three women, was linked by DNA to sexual assaults reported earlier but never charged.

The Johnston Gate at Harvard Yard in Cambridge.

Craig F. Walker)/Globe Staff/file 2017

Harvard denies discriminating against Asian-Americans

Harvard says the group suing the school over alleged admissions discrimination has created “900 paragraphs of supposedly undisputed facts — many of which are neither undisputed nor even facts.”

Construction personnel worked on a building project just south of Chicago's Loop. The U.S. economy surged in the April-June quarter, growing at an annual rate of 4.1 percent.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

It’s not a fluke: This economy is really strong

The US economy grew 4.1 percent during the second quarter, a healthy clip that suggests the recovery may be accelerating.

The Nation

Hundreds mourn father, children killed in sinking of duck boat

Guest comforted each other during the service for Glenn, Reece, Evan, and Arya Coleman in Indianapolis on Friday.

Governor Eric Holcomb, first lady Janet Holcomb, and US Representative Andre Carson were among those at the funeral service.

Top Trump officials clash over plan to let cars pollute more

By Coral Davenport

The rollback would would permit more planet-warming pollution and bar states from setting higher standards.

US judge appoints monitor to evaluate border facilities

By Elliot Spagat

The order followed reports of spoiled food, insufficient water, and frigid conditions faced by the youngsters and their parents.

The World

Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

By Shlomo Mor

A Palestinian teenager was killed after allegedly breaking into a settlement home and stabbing three Israelis.

Climate change worsens Europe’s heat waves, study finds

A burnt grass area near Nettetal, Germany.

Researchers say heat waves of the kind currently being seen in northern Europe have become twice as likely.

Complete lunar eclipse is longest of this century

The so-called ‘‘blood moon’’ was visible in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

Americans actually like ‘socialist’ policies

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands with Zephyr Teachout after endorsing her for New York City Public Advocate on July 12, 2018 in New York City. The two liberal candidates held the news conference in front of the Wall Street bull in a show of standing up to corporate money. Ocasio-Cortez shocked the Democratic political community recently after an upset win against Representative Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic primary. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By Michael A. Cohen

The government can provide many services better than the private sector.

Letters

Could Helsinki summit be Trump’s nadir?

Readers continue to assess the fallout of the Helsinki summit.

Metro

In Falmouth, two officers are shot, and suspect is ‘hit a number of times’

**PLEASE - DO NOT POST THIS ANYWHERE ON SITE UNTIL AFTER 11:00:00 PM** (july 27) JULY 27,2018, Falmouth, MA- A suspect is arrested after two Falmouth Police officers were shot. please credit this way ; FROM BOSTON 25 NEWS

By Danny McDonald, Jenna Russell and Jackson Cote

The suspect sustained multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Smoking marijuana in public isn’t much of a risk anymore

Smokers gathered on Boston Common for the Freedrom Rally last year.

By Mark Arsenault

A sampling of local police departments suggests people who smoke pot in public have little to fear.

DNA evidence linked Stewart Weldon to sex assaults from 2009, 2017

Stewart Weldon is led into Springfield District Court for arraignment on a new charge of kidnapping on Monday, June 4, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. The Massachusetts kidnapping suspect who lives in a home where three dead bodies have been found has returned to court to face an additional kidnapping charge. A not guilty plea was entered Monday. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP)

By Laura Crimaldi

Stewart Weldon, who lived at a Springfield home where authorities found bodies of three women, was linked by DNA to sexual assaults reported earlier but never charged.

Business & Tech

Shriners Hospital nixes proposal to stop treating child burn victims in Boston

Children lined up at a window to see Santa arriving in a firetruck for a summertime visit at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston earlier this month.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The plan stirred concern among patients and advocates that the decades-old hospital, which serves children, might close entirely.

Obituaries

Auguste Clape, 93; his hillside Rhone vineyards rose to fame

In a photo provided by Gail Skoff, Auguste Clape in about 1982. Clape, a pillar of the northern Rhône Valley wine region whose sturdy yet remarkably soulful wines awakened interest in the little-known Cornas appellation, died on July 13, 2018, in Valence, France. He was 93. (Gail Skoff via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY OBIT CLAPE BY Eric Asimov FOR JULY 23, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

By Eric Asimov

His sturdy yet remarkably soulful wines awakened interest in the little-known Cornas appellation.

Alene Duerk, 98, Navy’s first female rear admiral, is dead at 98

In a photo provided by the US Navy, Rear Adm. Alene Duerk, director of the Navy Nurse Corps, in her office in 1974. Duerk, who was the first woman in the Navy to attain the rank of rear admiral, died on July 21, 2018 at her home in Lake Mary, Fla. She was 98. (US Navy via The New York Times) -- EDITORIAL USE ONLY

By Neil Genzlinger

“I didn’t go into the Navy for a lifetime, I went in for six months,” Alene B. Duerk told an interviewer in 2016, when she was 96.

Sports

Red Sox 4, Twins 3

It was Mookie Betts who saved the Red Sox after Craig Kimbrel couldn’t

Boston, MA - 7/27/2018 - (10th inning) Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) dances as he watches his game winning home run in the tenth inning leave the park. The Boston Red Sox host the Minnesota Twins in the second of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Red Sox-Twins, LOID: 8.4.2664046326.

By Julian Benbow

Mookie Betts lifted the Red Sox with a walkoff home run after Craig Kimbrel blew a save situation in the ninth.

PETER ABRAHAM | ON BASEBALL

This was one heck of a Red Sox win, but ...

Boston, MA - 7/27/2018 - (9th inning) Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) blew the save in the ninth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Minnesota Twins in the second of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Red Sox-Twins, LOID: 8.4.2664046326.

By Peter Abraham

One thing was evident in an entertaining victory: the bullpen needs an arm to get the Sox from the seventh to the ninth inning.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox’ Mitch Moreland sits out again with knee pain

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland is welcomed to the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Julian Benbow

Moreland had left knee surgery in the offseason and the Sox are being careful with him.

Good Life

A new public art installation puts the ruins of a Gilded Age ballroom by Kenmore Square

BOSTON, MA - 7/27/2018: A new public art installation on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Charlesgate and Kenmore Sq Called Open House, it's meant to look like an open-air ballroom. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: ARTS TOPIC 27glynn

By Graham Ambrose

Liz Glynn’s new public art installation evokes the treasures of an unequal age.

Ask Amy

Single senior looks for alternatives to Internet dating

By Amy Dickinson

Advice from Amy Dickinson

How to look 7 years younger

By Beth Teitell

There are things you can do today that will literally make you look younger tomorrow.