Front page

BURLINGTON, MA - 7/18/2018: A rooftop deck has a dining area, grill and outdoor television with a view of the main road below at the office park. Suburban office park...The District Burlington in Burlington is an example of changes that are made to draw workers out of urban areas (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 28coolsuburbs

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Developers are trying to make the suburbs cool. Is that possible?

Employers and developers along America’s Technology Highway are trying compete with Boston and Cambridge for the best companies and talent, by adding urban lifestyle features.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_bird6_met.jpg Cities grappling with scooter outbreak

Years after the Segway wars, Boston and its next door neighbors are grappling with another two-wheeled transportation innovation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/skies-77682c66-938d-11e8-a679-b09212fb69c2.jpg TSA admits ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance snared zero threats

In a briefing with congressional committee staffers, TSA officials provided details on the “Quiet Skies” program, which expanded in March to include monitoring by teams of armed, undercover air marshals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Rex_US_President_Donald_J_Trump_hol_9778128AG.jpg The Russian threat ‘is real,’ Trump officials say

Trump administration officials on Thursday vowed to defend the United States’ elections against threats from Russia and other countries.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee_bodycamera13_met-11726-11546.jpg Boston to phase in 400 police body cameras after test finds benefits

A report on a year-long pilot found that the number of complaints against officers who used the cameras as well as the officers’ reported use of excessive force slightly dropped.

The Nation

The Russian threat ‘is real,’ Trump officials say

Mandatory Credit: Photo by TRACIE VAN AUKEN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9778128ag) US President Donald J. Trump interacts with the crowd as he leaves a rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, 02 August 2018. This marks Donald Trump's 22nd rally in Pennsylvania and is part of the lead-up to midterm elections this fall. US President Donald J. Trump holds rally in Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, USA - 02 Aug 2018

By Michael D. Shear

Trump administration officials on Thursday vowed to defend the United States’ elections against threats from Russia and other countries.

Manafort’s bookkeeper testifies against him, alleging efforts to inflate income

By Rachel Weiner and Justin Jouvenal

Manafort’s bookkeeper testifies against him, alleging efforts to inflate income

Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in some southern areas.

The World

Pope declares death penalty unacceptable in all cases

By Elisabetta Povoledo

Francis’ decision is likely to put many American Catholic politicians in a difficult position, especially Catholic governors who have presided over executions.

Study: US religious orders overwhelmingly back women deacons

Deacons are ordained ministers, not priests, though they can perform many of the same functions as priests.

Mnangagwa takes lead in Zimbabwe’s first election since Mugabe’s fall

An election poster for Emmerson Mnangagwa was attached to a lampost in Harare.

By Jeffrey Moyo and Norimitsu Onishi

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who seized power from President Robert Mugabe in a coup last year after serving as his enforcer for decades, took a clear lead on Thursday in Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Jennifer C. Braceras

Smear campaign against Marty Meehan misses UMass successes

Boston, MA -- 3/05/2018 - UMass President Marty Meehan gives a

By Jennifer C. Braceras

An ad campaign against the UMass system president ignores the positive steps Meehan has taken on financial aid and fiscal oversight.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Despite Wynn’s problems, casino still rises in Everett

EVERETT, MA - 7/19/2018: A garden in the making of greening the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC

By Joan Vennochi

Local enthusiasm for casinos says more about the challenge of spreading Boston’s boom than the instrinsic allure of gambling.

Opinion | Pavel Bains

Why Facebook, Google, and Twitter need to behave like banks

Companies should be accountable for our personal data the way banks are accountable for our money.

By Pavel Bains

Companies should be accountable for our personal data the way banks are accountable for our money.

Metro

Smith College to bring in outside investigator after student was racially profiled

Smith College sophomore Oumou Kanoute is pictured on campus on Friday.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Smith College will hire an investigator to review the incident of a black student who was racially profiled while she eating lunch on campus.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Trayvon Martin’s death is a wound unhealed

Dorian Gordon grew up in Dorchester, a world away from Trayvon Martin. But she’ll never forget the boy, armed with only a bag of Skittles and an iced tea, gunned down in Sanford, Fla., in 2012 for being black.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

If he’d made it home alive, Trayvon Martin would be around Dorian Gordon’s age. Six years later, the Dorchester native still grapples with his death.

TSA admits ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance snared zero threats

Travelers walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg phobto by Andrew Harrer

By Jana Winter

In a briefing with congressional committee staffers, TSA officials provided details on the “Quiet Skies” program, which expanded in March to include monitoring by teams of armed, undercover air marshals.

More Stories

Business & Tech

Hospital leaders frustrated at failed health care talks

The lobby at Brockton Hospital, which is owned by parent company Signature Healthcare.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Community hospitals have long argued that they are underpaid by insurers because they lack the market power of big teaching hospitals.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

Fear not, East Boston: Parks mean you won’t end up another Seaport

If this rotting pier is redeveloped as Piers Park III, East Boston could soon be a neighborhood with 15 acres of waterfront parkland.

By Shirley Leung

Some of the city’s most expansive waterfront parks are planned for the Eastie side of the harbor.This matters because it means luxury buildings won’t completely wall off the waterfront.

A range of businesses have high hopes for marijuana opportunities

Sliding racks like those sold by Donnegan Systems in use at a Nevada marijuana-growing facility. The storage system was designed to help cannabis cultivators maximize growing space.

By Dan Adams

Companies ranging from law firms to gardening equipment suppliers are trying to cash in on Massachusetts’ burgeoning marijuana industry.

Obituaries

Michael A. Sheehan, counterterrorism expert who warned of bin Laden, dies at 63

By Matt Schudel

Michael A. Sheehan led counterterrorism efforts around the globe with the United Nations, State Department, and New York City Police Department.

Doris Arndt, celebrated animal trainer, dies at 88

A photo provided by the Archive of Laurens Thoen of Doris Arndt with a pyramid of polar bears, her most popular act. Arndt, whose ability to command big cats and bears made her one of Europe’s best-known circus animal trainers in the 1950s and ’60s, a time when men dominated such acts, died on June 21, 2018, in Berlin. She was 88. (Archive of Laurens Thoen via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH OBITUARY SLUGGED OBIT ARNDT BY MELISSA EDDY OF JULY 30, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

By Melissa Eddy

Doris Arndt’s ability to command big cats and bears made her one of Europe’s best-known circus animal trainers in the 1950s and ‘60s, a time when men dominated such acts.

Judith Appelbaum, a guide for would-be authors, dies at 78

A photo provided by Sensible Solutions of Judith Appelbaum, who wrote the influential 1978 book “How to Get Happily Published: A Complete and Candid Guide.” Appelbaum, whose almost 60-year career in book publishing became a crusade to make the industry better — for writers, publishers and readers — died on July 25, 2018. She was 78. (Sensible Solutions via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH OBITUARY SLUGGED OBIT APPELBAUM BY ANITA GATES OF JULY 30, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

By Anita Gates

Judith Appelbaum’s almost 60-year career in book publishing became a crusade to make the industry better — for writers, publishers, and readers.

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

What items may be on Tom Brady’s birthday wish list?

Foxborough MA 08/3/17 New England Patriots Tom Brady signs his autograph for a few lucky fans on his 40th birthday after practice at the New England Patriots training camp at the Gillette Stadium Practice Field .(Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter: James McBride

By Christopher L. Gasper

With a guy like Brady, who doesn’t lack for material possessions, you have to get creative.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Dwayne Allen: ‘If anyone was let down last year, it was myself’

New England Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen (83) catches the ball during an NFL football minicamp practice, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Ben Volin

The Patriots tight end said he is moving a lot better after a good offseason and wants to prove who he really is as a player.

Tom Brady could have escaped Deflategate with a fine, but refused to blame equipment guys, new book says

Foxborough, MA - 8/02/2018 - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during New England Patriots training camp practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 03Patriots, LOID: 8.4.2729533288.

Brady was offered a $1 million fine, but no suspension by Roger Goodell if he implicated John Jastremski and Jim McNally.

More Stories

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

In a game they were supposed to lose, the Red Sox won convincingly

By Nick Cafardo

115th Massachusetts Women’s Amateur Championship

Shannon Johnson captures her first women’s MassAm title

By Mia Berry

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

Alex Rodriguez turns critical eye on David Price

By Chad Finn

Rays 4, Angels 2

Jalen Beeks gets first major league win

By Mark Didtler

Weekend

★ ★ | Movie Review

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon offer laughs and misfires in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

In “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” Kate McKinnon (left) plays Morgan, best friend and partner in adventure to Audrey (Mila Kunis).

By Ty Burr

“The Spy Who Dumped Me” poses a burning question: Can Kate McKinnon carry a movie? Or at least her half of a buddy comedy?

Art Review

Postcards as propaganda at the MFA

“The Phalanx” is one of the postcards on display at the MFA.

By Mark Feeney

An MFA show looks at propaganda you could stamp and put in a mailbox.

Music

Robert Glasper is bringing his all-star team to Newport

Clockwise from left: Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Justin Tyson of Glasper’s collaborative all-star band R+R=NOW.

By Bill Beuttler

R+R=NOW heads to the jazz festival following the release this summer of its debut album.