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Pentagon sees space as next frontier

The US is perched on the edge of a new era in space militarization, and a new administration is eager to engage in a high-tech arms race.

Bon Appetit magazine has named Portland, Maine, as its Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. The city has a thriving restaurant scene, including the Eventide Oyster Co.

Fred Field for The Boston Globe

Devra First

Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards?

The city inarguably offers excellent food and a wealth of culinary talent. But when it comes to wider recognition, it is often overlooked.

The Nation

Pentagon sees space as next frontier

Defense Secretary James Mattis introduced Vice President Mike Pence this month before he announced the administration’s plan to create a Space Force by 2020.

By Christopher Rowland

The US is perched on the edge of a new era in space militarization, and a new administration is eager to engage in a high-tech arms race.

White House counsel gives Mueller coveted details

Officials say Don McGahn has shared accounts that could shed light on whether President Trump obstructed justice.

By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman

Don McGahn has provided some details that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, several officials said.

Trump accuses social media firms of discrimination against conservatives

President Trump at an event at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Aug. 7.

By Emily Cochrane

The president hinted that he might intervene if his allies’ accounts continued to be shut down.

The World

Quebec’s ‘trash radio’ host fires up outrage, and big ratings

Jeff Fillion’s radio program in Quebec has been testing the limits of free speech.

By Dan Bilefsky

Critics accuse shock jocks of nourishing the far right in a French-speaking province where anxieties about identity run deep.

The World Today

Imran Khan takes office as Pakistan’s prime minister

Supporters of Imran Khan celebrated his swearing-in as Pakistani prime minister.

By the Associated Press

Opposition parties say the security services intervened on Khan’s behalf in last month’s elections.

Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin meet to pursue more pragmatic relations

Russia’s Vladimir Putin (left) and Germany’s Angela Merkel spoke with the media prior to their joint talks near Berlin.

By Melissa Eddy

It was the first bilateral meeting between leaders of the European powers in more than five years.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

When it comes to the MBTA’s commuter rail, privatization isn’t the problem

The T doesn’t have — and never has had — the in-house ability to operate the commuter lines itself.

Renée Graham

The Violence Against Women Act is in peril

From left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts, and Shanann Watts.

By Renée Graham

Supporting a law that protects women from domestic and sexual violence should be a no-brainer.

JEFF JACOBY

From child refugee to Green Beret — to a seat in Congress?

19jacoby - Congressional candidate Joe Schneider. (Schneider For Congress)

By Jeff Jacoby

If ever an immigrant has lived the American Dream, Joe Schneider has. So why embark now on a race for Congress?

Metro

With new casino, a big bet on Springfield

The gaming room at MGM Springfield.

By Mark Arsenault

Seven years after Massachusetts legalized casino gambling, MGM Springfield is set to open on Friday.

More than 1,000 sign letter asking US Catholic bishops to resign

At St. Christopher Church in Dorchester, the Rev. Paul Helfrich became emotional as he addressed the Pennsylvania grand jury report from the pulpit during Mass on Saturday.

By Laura Crimaldi and Cristela Guerra

The letter says the crimes documented in a recently released Pennsylvania grand jury report about of child sex abuse “evince a horror beyond expression.”

Longtime Suffolk district attorney Dan Conley endorses candidate Greg Henning

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Greg Henning.

By Maria Cramer

The announcement was long expected but officially makes clear whom the sitting incumbent wants to succeed him once he leaves office in January.

Business & Tech

ON THE JOB

She’s helped launch thousands of products

A serial entrepreneur, Bobbie Carlton’s latest venture is Innovation Woman, an online database of female speakers.

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Bobbie Carlton has been called the den mother of start-ups, and the fairy godmother of entrepreneurs.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

‘Ice King’ Frederic Tudor was one cool character

By Scott Kirsner

In the 19th century, a Boston entrepreneur who put the frozen cubes into your Cuba Libre “failed his way to success.”

MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

A debt-free college degree? It’s possible

By Michelle Singletary

Smart spending, smart saving, and smart choices can make it happen.

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Like Jalen Ramsey, more athletes should tell us how they really feel

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was frank in his assessment of NFL quarterbacks in a recent GQ interview.

By Christopher L. Gasper

There are few professions where you have to choose your words as carefully.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Lesson learned? Red Sox should have given Chris Sale more time

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 12: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

By Nick Cafardo

Sale’s return to the DL — after just one start — shows how careful the team has to be before running him back out there.

RED SOX 5, RAYS 2

Fast start helps Red Sox run away from Rays

Boston, MA - 8/18/2018 - (7th inning) The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of a 3 game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 19Red Sox-Rays, LOID: 8.4.2848465588.

By Julian Benbow

Boston used some aggressive base running to score four in the first inning, then David Price handled the rest.

More Stories

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

What we learned by watching the Lions and Titans practice

By Ben Volin

US Gymnastics Championships

Sam Mikulak recaptures US Gymnastics senior men’s title

By Owen Pence

NASCAR | Bristol Motor Speedway

Kurt Busch returns to Victory Lane at Bristol

By Jenna Fryer

US gymnastics championships notebook

Junior trio jump through hoops to share gold

By Owen Pence

A’S 7, ASTROS 1

A’s bash Astros again, tie Houston atop AL West

By Rick Eymer

REVOLUTION AT D.C. UNITED | SUNDAY, 7:30 P.M. (FS1)

Staggering Revolution look for a solution

By Dan Shulman

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

Here’s what coach Nate McMillan is expecting from the Pacers this season

By Gary Washburn

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Bruins’ Anders Bjork aching to get season started

By Kevin Paul Dupont

NICK CAFARDO I SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Let’s size up the Red Sox’ playoffs competition

By Nick Cafardo

Ideas

Ideas | Orly Nadell Farber

Medical students are skipping class in droves — and making lectures increasingly obsolete

Medical students are skipping class in droves — and making lectures increasingly obsolete

By Orly Nadell Farber

AWOL students highlight increasing dissatisfaction and anxiety that there’s a mismatch between what they’re taught in class during those years and what they’re expected to know.

Ideas | Jane Solomon

How ‘millennial’ got skunked

A “skunked term” means different things to different people, because its meaning is ambiguous or has changed over time.

By Jane Solomon

A “skunked term” means different things to different people, because its meaning is ambiguous or has changed over time.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

How to interfere in a foreign election

 Russian President Boris Yeltsin, left, welcomes U.S. President Bill Clinton in St. George’s Hall at the Kremlin Palace, Jan. 13, 1994. This is the first meeting of the three-day summit and the two will discuss a wide variety of issues of mutual interests. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

By Stephen Kinzer

American interference in the 1996 Russian election to aid Boris Yeltsin’s victory was hardly secret.

More Stories

Opinion | Eric P. Lesser, Eric Paley, and Shirley Paley

Governor Baker turns his back on the innovation economy

By Eric P. Lesser, Eric Paley and Shirley Paley

Ideas | A.J.B. Lane

Trying to put a lighter spin on climate change

By A.J.B. Lane

Brainiac

A timely retraction

By Adam Marcus

Brainiac

Big Data: 95,767 participants

By David Scharfenberg

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: Sidewalk urinals

By David Scharfenberg

Obituaries

In 2004, Annan told Harvard grads the world needs ‘enlightened American leadership’

In 2002, Kofi Annan received a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award. Here, he received his award while Senator Edward Kennedy and Carolyn Kennedy looked on.

By John Hilliard

“We must not allow ourselves, out of fear or anger, to treat people whose faith or culture differs from ours as enemies,” Kofi Annan said.

John Glines, 84, who helped bring ‘Torch Song’ to Broadway

Mr. Glines (middle row left) with others from the original production of “Torch Song Trilogy” in the early 1980s.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Glines was committed to producing and writing plays with gay characters and gay themes that would appeal to a broad audience.

Miriam Nelson, 98, golden age dancer and choreographer

By Anita Gates

Ms. Nelson’s seven-decade career as a choreographer and dancer spanned the golden ages of Broadway, Hollywood, and television.

Sunday Arts

Devra First

Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards?

Bon Appetit magazine has named Portland, Maine, as its Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. The city has a thriving restaurant scene, including the Eventide Oyster Co.

By Devra First

The city inarguably offers excellent food and a wealth of culinary talent. But when it comes to wider recognition, it is often overlooked.

Art Review

Four art installations in Greater Boston you’ll want to see

Top: The Fens portion of Fujiko Nakaya’s “Fog x FLO.” Below (from left): Liz Glynn’s “Open House,” Alicja Kwade’s “TunnelTeller,” Yayoi Kusama’s “Where the Lights in My Heart Go.”

By Cate McQuaid

This summer has brought atmospheric environments to get excited about.

Buzzsaw | Matthew gilbert

Omarosa is the anti-heroine we’ve all been waiting for

Omarosa with candidate Donald Trump at an October 2016 rally in North Carolina.

By Matthew Gilbert

I can’t imagine coming up with a more perfect premise for a dishy, cynical TV drama than her tale of revenge and need.

More Stories

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Film recounts Grolier story; playing catchup with Mass Book Awards 

By Nina MacLaughlin

story behind the book | Kate Tuttle

Uncovering a lost history of women in flight

By Kate Tuttle

Vacationing in Nazi-land

By Julia M. Klein

book review

Trying to see the big picture

By Anthony Domestico

bibliophiles

A memoirist with a deep love for memoir

By Amy Sutherland

four takes

What you really learned in college

By M.J. Andersen 

@LARGE

#winning is everything

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Art Review

At RISD, e pluribus . . . what, exactly?

By Mark Feeney

Quick Bite

Home Taste comes to Arlington Heights

By Kara Baskin

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Boxing at the HFA, independent films in Arlington

By Loren King

Travel

Baked stuffed lobster, where have you gone?

The baked stuffed lobster at The Wild Rose Restaurant at Stonehurst Manor.

By Laurie Wilson

The labor-intensive classic New England dish used to be a restaurant staple, but it’s a little trickier to find these days.

Ice cream, seascapes, and charm in a Cornish port

The port and village of Mousehole in Cornwall.

By John Sherman

We wanted to get away for a week where no one we knew had ever traveled. Mousehole fit that bill and so many others.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

How to spend a perfect weekend in Gloucester

Coin-operated telescopes enhance the view along Stacey Boulevard in Gloucester.

By Christopher Muther

Tell me, fellow Bostonians, why are you torturing yourselves in Cape Cod traffic?

More Stories

Trendspotting

Interest in space tourism is sky high

By Jon Marcus

The VIP Lounge | Marshall Crenshaw

The VIP Lounge with Marshall Crenshaw

By Juliet Pennington

THERE

Here, there, and everywhere

By Kari Bodnarchuk

Travel Troubleshooter

My mom’s in a wheelchair. Why can’t I sit with her, American?

By Christopher Elliott

Real Estate

$619,000

Home of the Week: In historic Waltham neighborhood, one of the younger houses hits market

The property is in Cedarwood, a hilly neighborhood that dates to the 1920s.

By John R. Ellement

Waltham’s Cedarwood neighborhood had its start in the 1920s when cars became affordable and suburban living became a reality.

How to clean up a mossy roof and a sticky table

By Rob Robillard

Ask the Carpenter’s Rob Robillard discusses the pros and cons of power washing and varnish. For more home repair advice, go to realestate.boston.com.

Magazine

Globe Magazine

Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more

By Neil Swidey

Big banks are the big winners when shoppers whip out the plastic. Meanwhile, Americans sink further into debt.

Globe Magazine

How I found my race in America

The author is shown in the inset photo at age 4.

By Sharmila Sen

When I stopped smiling like a good immigrant, I risked becoming an angry brown woman.

Perspective | Magazine

A ‘real man’ should know how to dress. But America celebrates slobs

By Charles Taylor

Why is it considered masculine to remain so utterly clueless about dressing yourself?

Globe Local

BLOTTER TALES

‘Driving’ toddler gets out of a ticket with ‘cuteness warning’

19zoblotter -- This photo of a Malden police officer pulling over a 1-year-old boy in a miniature red Mercedes became a big hit on social media. (Cori Salerno)

By Emily Sweeney

An officer makes an interesting traffic stop, a Kmart shopper allegedly does some drug dealing as he shops, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

LOCAL FARE

In West Medford, tantalizing tastes of Mexico

19nodine -- Torta Cubano at Chimichurris Mexican Taqueria in West Medford. (Stephanie Schorow)

By Stephanie Schorow

Chimichurris offers tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, and other dishes based on tried-and-true recipes.

SUBURBAN DIARY

A familiar journey takes a different turn

By Nancy Shohet West

My instincts in recruiting my 19-year-old son as a travel partner turned out to be on target.