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Cape DA admits mistake in drunken driving case

Nearly two months before he led police on a chase that ended in a fatal head-on collision, Mickey Rivera was accused of driving drunk in Hyannis.

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Prayer, science, and everything in between: A miracle child comes to Boston for help

Zoey Grace Alford was born on April 20, 2015, in Memphis, and she defied doctors’ expectations: She lived. She thrived. But her complicated condition led her parents to Boston Children’s Hospital.

// Airbnb hosts criticize plan for short-term rental database

Airbnb says making the data publicly available imperils the privacy of hosts and guests alike.

special report

// Lawmakers demand answers on ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program after Globe report

After the Boston Globe revealed the program, officials agreed Monday to brief Congress this week.

Harvard University’s admissions policies are at the center of an affirmative action lawsuit brought by Students for Fair Admissions.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/file

Elite colleges come to Harvard’s defense in affirmative action case

Many selective colleges and universities made it clear in court filings that Harvard’s race-conscious practices are far from unusual and urged the court to uphold them.

The Nation

Family that lost 9 in duck boat sinking sues for $100 million

Family members of two of the duck boat sinking victims comforted each other Saturday at an Indianapolis funeral home. Nine members of the Coleman family were killed in the incident earlier this month.

By Margaret Stafford

The suit claims the owners and operators of the Missouri tourist boat put profits over people’s safety.

Trump administration mulls a unilateral tax cut for the wealthy

President Trump’s Treasury Department is studying whether it could use its regulatory powers to allow people to account for inflation in determining capital gains tax liabilities.

By Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley

The Treasury may use its regulatory powers to allow taxpayers to account for inflation in determining capital gains liabilities.

2018 midterm battleground is not what was expected

Many working-class and rural districts that voted for President Trump in 2016 could elect Democrats to Congress in November.

By Nate Cohn

The areas where Democrats have a chance to win include many working-class and rural districts won by President Trump.

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The World

Fate of Malaysia Airlines jet remains a mystery, panel says

A girl wrote a condolence message on a memorial for victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 tragedy in March.

By Austin Ramzy

Flight 370 disappeared four years ago and has not been found despite extensive searches.

Millions face loss of citizenship in India

Residents hold documents as they stand in line to check their names on the National Register of Citizens in a village in India’s Morigaon district in the state of Assam Monday.

By Kai Schultz

A draft list of citizens living in the state of Assam excluded about 4 million people, raising deportation fears.

Norway defends killing of polar bear near cruise ship

Authorities investigated the coast of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, where a polar bear allegedly attacked a German cruise ship guard before being shot to death by another employee of the tour operator.

By Jan M. Olsen

Authorities said guards from the German ship first tried to scare the bear away after it injured a crew member.

Editorial & Opinion


A federal program that makes every American passenger a would-be terrorist

The Globe’s reporting on “Quiet Skies” raises questions, and Congress should demand answers from the agency’s leaders.

Opinion | Amy MacKinnon

This is what it’s like to love a police officer

By Amy MacKinnon

Much like a cop’s work, it is the push-pull between extended periods of mundane days and bursts of unexpected terror.


A generational shift in politics finally arrives in Mass.

Ayanna Pressley (left), Maura Healey, and Mike Capuano.

By Joan Vennochi

It’s powered by the conviction that it’s OK to challenge an incumbent or establishment darling.


Cape DA admits mistake in drunken driving case

A makeshift memorial formed near the scene of a head-on crash that killed a new father Saturday.

By J.D. Capelouto, Amelia Nierenberg and John R. Ellement

Nearly two months before he led police on a chase that ended in a fatal head-on collision, Mickey Rivera was accused of driving drunk in Hyannis.

special report

Lawmakers demand answers on ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program after Globe report

By Jana Winter

After the Boston Globe revealed the program, officials agreed Monday to brief Congress this week.

More female candidates mean tough choices for women’s groups

Relic Reilly (front left) and his twin brother, River, talked to state Senator Barbara L'Italien during one of her

By Stephanie Ebbert

This year, so many women are running for certain seats that endorsing one of them means, of necessity, snubbing others.

Business & Tech

Laid-off Necco workers find themselves in high demand

Revere Mayor Brian M. Arrigo (left) watched as Maria Alves and other employees grabbed job fliers Friday while waiting to pick up their last paychecks outside the Necco candy factory in Revere.

By Allison Hagan

Businesses from across Massachusetts are opening their doors for the displaced workers — and there seems to be plenty of sugar to go around.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

As cyber-attacks on the US rise, is the answer to hack back?

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at a cybersecurity conference in Moscow on July 6.

By Hiawatha Bray

Some cyber security experts want the US government, and even private companies and individuals, to go on the offensive.

Boston businesses rally to protect transgender residents’ rights

Eastern Bank chief executive Bob Rivers helped lead the push to pass the state’s transgender rights law in 2016. He said it’s important that businesses again show support. “It’s a very important business issue, from the standpoint of talent attraction and business retention,” he said.

By Jon Chesto

The last thing Boston’s business leaders want is the North Carolina Effect.


Herman Shine, 95, one of the few to escape Auschwitz

By Daniel E. Slotnik

“I am alive thanks to not one but to a dozen miracles,” Mr. Shine said in 2009 about his improbable escape.


Red Sox 2, Phillies 1 (13 inn.)

It took a while to happen, but Blake Swihart had a big moment for the Red Sox

Boston, MA: 7-30-18: The Red Sox Blake Swihart (left) celebrates with his teammates following his bottom of the 13th inning game winning ground rule double that gave Boston a 2-1 victory. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Philadelphia Phillies in a regular season inter league baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

Swihart’s ground-rule double knocked in Eduardo Nunez for the winning run.

Peter Abraham

In Ian Kinsler, Dave Dombrowski acquired a player he knows well

Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler throws out Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

By Peter Abraham

The Sox picked up Kinsler for two minor league pitchers, Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez.

For a rookie, Sony Michel shows a firm grasp of what it takes to be a Patriot

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hands off to rookie running back Sony Michel, right, during an NFL football minicamp practice, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Owen Pence

The ex-Georgia running back has exhibited a team-first attitude and an eagerness to learn.

Tuesday Stories


Ben Mezrich to roll out new book, ‘Bitcoin Billionaires,’ in the spring

From left, Tonya and Ben Mezrich with the cover art for their new children's book

By Kaya Williams

If you thought the author’s interest in the Winklevoss twins ended with “The Accidental Billionaires,” his 2009 book about the creation of Facebook — think again.

Music Review

At Tanglewood, a fleeting festival of the new

Gemma New leads a a mixed chamber ensemble and sopranos Fotina Naumenko and Mary Bonhag at Ozawa Hall.

By Jeremy Eichler

The Tanglewood Music Center’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music opened on Thursday night under the direction of composer Thomas Adès. 


Emerson Colonial Theatre can, can, can at ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ reopening gala performance

BOSTON, 7/29/2018 - From Left, Danny Burstein, Karen Olivo, and Aaron Tveit at the MFA following a Gala performance of Moulin Rouge celebrating the reopening of the Emerson Colonial Theatre Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Lifestyle, fNames Kilgannon)

By Maddie Kilgannon

Stars and drama devotees welcomed the newly restored theater back Sunday with a glitzy red carpet and party fitting of the night’s show: “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.”

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TV Critic’s Corner

Sacha Baron Cohen is his own straight man

By Matthew Gilbert

Love Letters

Why has his family forgiven his awful ex?

By Meredith Goldstein