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Senator John McCain dies at 81

The Arizona senator and war hero turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to the GOP presidential nomination in 2008.

// O’Malley asks US dioceses to work with law enforcement

Speaking to the Globe, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that new procedures are urgently needed to address allegations of sexual abuse or negligence by bishops.

Patricia Carbajal started to break down as Univision announced that the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed her to reside in the United State legally for 19 years has been revoked.

After 19 years, the US has become home. But for how much longer?

For nearly two decades, the US government had given Patricia Carbajal permission to stay in this country, to work, to put down roots. But, now, in a moment, everything could change.

David M. Shribman | Analysis

// Chicago 1968: When it all changed

Fifty years ago, at the Democratic National Convention, anarchy eclipsed the democratic process and made it feel irrelevant.

The Nation

David M. Shribman | Analysis

Chicago 1968: When it all changed

Chicago police and protesters at the Democratic National Convention in 1968.

By David M. Shribman

Fifty years ago, at the Democratic National Convention, anarchy eclipsed the democratic process and made it feel irrelevant.

Mueller’s history may offer clues on next steps in Russia inquiry

Robert Mueller (left), then the FBI director, and George Tenet, then CIA director, spoke before a hearing in 2003.

By Matt Apuzzo

Some Democrats have predicted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller would break with a half-century of policy and prosecute a sitting president.

Winds die down, but rain is still a threat to Hawaii

A view of a flooded street in Hilo, Hawaii, on Friday, after Hurricane Lane began dumping rain. The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but some dangers remain.

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Forecasters said as much as 10 more inches of rain could fall on hard-hit Oahu and Maui.

The World

In Ireland, pope confronts nation shattered by abuse crisis

By Chico Harlan

Francis said the ‘‘failure of ecclesiastical authorities’’ to address sexual abuse has ‘‘rightly given rise to outrage.’’

Zimbabwe opposition rejects ruling and ‘false’ inauguration

US-based election observers said the country does not yet have a “tolerant, democratic” voting culture.

Venezuelan migrants pour into Peru before new rules enforced

On Saturday, Peru authorities started requiring Venezuelans to present a passport to enter the country.

By Martin Mejia

Tired men, women, and children, many lugging their belongings in suitcases, lined up at the Peru-Ecuador border.

Editorial & Opinion


One perennial song with sounds instead of words is, in fact, an annual

“It happens around December every year.”


No ‘delight’ in our Russia policy, from Clinton on

“I cannot regard with such cool detachment the mayhem and damage that this candidate has since wreaked on my country.”


Making a racket about TSA’s Quiet Skies puts our safety at risk

“I am happy when the TSA does a careful search when I fly.”


Pilot dies after small plane crashes in Hanson

Scott Landis, his wife Staci, and son Jack.

By Laura Crimaldi and Jeremy C. Fox globe staff and Globe Correspondent

Scott Landis and his brother were flying to spread their father’s ashes when their plane’s engine reportedly failed on takeoff.


Graffiti painted on home and lawn of ‘Top Chef’ producer

FILE - In this April 5, 2016, file photo, Tom Colicchio attends the Food & Wine 2016 Best New Chefs Party at Event Block in New York. Police are investigating after political and religious symbols were painted on

Police are investigating after political and religious symbols were painted on restaurateur Tom Colicchio’s home and lawn in New York.


Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Aretha Franklin funeral

This combination photo shows Smokey Robinson at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 26, 2017, from left, President Bill Clinton at Game 6 of the NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics in Milwaukee on April 26, 2018 and Cicely Tyson at the premiere of the film

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will also be among the speakers at the Queen of Soul’s service Aug. 31 in Detroit.

Business & Tech

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Where’s the beef? ‘Meatrepreneurs’ want to put it right on your doorstep

ButcherBox head chef Yankel Polak styled a scene with test kitchen manager Emilie Abijanac during a video shoot in Peabody. In addition to getting meat delivered, subscribers to the service gain access to videos that detail the preparation of various dishes.

By Scott Kirsner

Several Massachusetts startups are pitching new ways to deliver high-end meat products directly to consumers.


A mission with a view

 “Mass Action,” made up of shoe strings, was created by artist Nari Ward.

By Shirley Leung

The Barr Foundation’s offices on Lewis Wharf offer inspiration, inside and out.


‘Queen of Soul’ had no will — do you?

A court filing by her four sons revealed that Aretha Franklin didn’t have a will.

By Michelle Singletary

With no will, you die “intestate,” and this means the state dictates how your assets will be distributed. Is that what you want?

More Stories


She really knows her way around a tank

By Cindy Atoji Keene

The week ahead in business

By Allison Hagan


The week in business


Nick Cafardo | on baseball

Rays’ pitching has flustered the Red Sox

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

By Nick Cafardo

Tampa Bay often begins its games with a reliever as the “opener,” before moving on to the “headliner.”


Catholic Boy pulls away for four-length victory

Javier Castellano rode Catholic Boy to  victory in the Travers for a record sixth time.

By John Kekis

Catholic Boy overtook Mendelssohn at the top of the stretch to win the $1.25 million race at Saratoga.


How much will Matt Patricia and Mike Vrabel embrace the Belichick Way?

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia gestures while talking with defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) during NFL football practice, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Napa, Calif. The Oakland Raiders and the Detroit Lions held a joint practice before their upcoming preseason game on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

By Ben Volin

Patricia (Lions) and Vrabel (Titans) are the latest branches to sprout from the Belichick coaching tree.

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Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Will balls and strikes soon be in the hands of technology?

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Union 1, Revolution 0

Revolution’s winless streak hits eight

By Frank Dell’Apa


Yankees sweep pair from Orioles

By David Ginsburg


UMass football opens with blowout win over Duquesne

By Henry Brechter

red sox notebook

Christian Vazquez ready for rehab assignment

By Peter Abraham


Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue looks forward to new challenges

By Gary Washburn


Wade Boggs has ideas to help Rafael Devers’s defense

By Nick Cafardo


David Backes has a lean and hungry look for the upcoming NHL season

By Kevin Paul Dupont


editorial board endorsement

Endorsement: Democrats should choose Ayanna Pressley for the Seventh District

Boston MA 4/3/18 Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaking at a forum in the Greene Theater at Emerson College. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 05capuanopressley(2) reporter:

Pressley is a proven advocate with an understanding of the needs of the district, and she would be a fresh voice in Congress.

Ideas | John Hilliard

When children were always someone else’s problem

Society once left poor and abandoned children to their fate. How did that change?

By John Hilliard

Society once left poor and abandoned children to their fate. A sensational — and highly publicized — 1875 murder case in Massachusetts was a turning point.

Ideas | Mary Sarah Bilder

On the Supreme Court, eight is enough

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CHIP SOMODEVILLA/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9754023r) Brett Kavanaugh, Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with US Senators, Washington, USA - 10 Jul 2018 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L), Judge Brett Kavanaugh (C) and US Vice President Mike Pence (R) pose for photographs before a meeting in McConnell's office in the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 10 July 2018. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to succeed retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

By Mary Sarah Bilder

Nothing in the Constitution requires nine justices. And an even split might be healthier.

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Opinion | Scott Gilmore

Sorry, America, the free world has moved on

By Scott Gilmore

OPINION | Tom Emswiler and William Isenberg

Your government has a secret kill list. Is that OK with you?

By Tom Emswiler and William Isenberg



Bruce Hunter, All-American swimmer at Harvard and former Olympian, dies at 79

Mr. Hunter enlisted in the Navy after graduating from Harvard in 1961.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Hunter, who was about to enter his senior year at Harvard University when he competed in the 1960 Olympics, died July 6.

Lazy Lester, 85, an architect of swamp blues

Lazy Lester performed at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans in 2008.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Lazy Lester’s country- and Cajun-tinged sound made him an architect of the style known as swamp blues.

George Andrie, 78, ex-Dallas Cowboys player

Mr. Andrie picked up a fumble by Bart Starr and ran 7 yards for a touchdown in the second Super Bowl in 1967.

Mr. Andrie, a defensive end, scored a touchdown in the Ice Bowl game against Green Bay in 1967.

Sunday Arts

Things to do in Boston with your guests on the cheap

The Rose Kennedy Greenway offers plenty of diversions for visitors, including seven water features.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Some of the best things in Boston, as in life, really are free, or at least cheap.

Here, it’s all about Goya the bull

Patrick and Estelle Laurent at the grave of Goya the bull.

By Peter May

When it comes to bull running in France, the bull is the star.


Brookline playwright Eleanor Burgess’s ‘The Niceties’ peers into an abyss of racial division

Playwright Eleanor Burgess (foreground) with actors Jordan Boatman (left) and Lisa Banes during rehearsal for “The Niceties.”

By Christopher Wallenberg

Inspired by a debate that erupted on the Yale campus, Burgess’s play gets its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company.


Christopher Muther

Get your kicks on . . . Route 20? Welcome to the next Route 66

A sign for Route 20 in the western part of the state. Lawmakers are trying to designate the highway as a historic route.

By Christopher Muther

Come along on one local man’s quest to get Route 20 recognized as a historic highway and turn it into the next Route 66.

New Hampshire’s historical markers now a real page-turner

Michael A. Bruno decided to write a book in 2017 after he couldn’t find one about New Hampshire roadside markers.

By Christopher Jensen

A New Hampshire man is providing an incentive to pause for a chuckle, a sigh, or a gee-whiz moment.


How to get over a bad vacation

By Jill Terreri Ramos

Here are some tips from workplace and travel experts to help you avoid feeling cheated out of some much needed time away, and to ease into a busy week without feeling more harried than usual.

Real Estate

When downsizing means moving downstairs ... Architect transforms own Lincoln home

By Courtney Goodrich

Architect builds apartment that he and his wife can rent out now, downsize to later. |

Ask the Gardener: How often should you divide bearded iris?

By Carol Stocker

Ask the Gardener’s Carol Stocker gets to the root of the problem with bearded iris, offers advice on biennials, and lists what you should do in the garden this week. |


Globe Magazine

A superfan’s guide to seeing the Patriots at Gillette Stadium

By Chad Finn

Football season cometh! Here’s how to score tickets, park like a genius, tailgate like there’s no tomorrow, and more.

Globe Magazine

How Josh McDaniels and Brad Stevens became suburban dad buddies

Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels at Patriots training camp in Foxborough in July 2017.

By Ben Rohrbach

Their Boston sports bromance was forged out of the limelight amid the mutual pressures of their jobs.


Bidding farewell to summer with relief

By Joanna Weiss

Goodbye to battles over sunscreen, stressful logistics, tick checks, and traffic-related panic. For working parents, the hot days are a never-ending string of headaches.

Globe Local


I was the sun, and they were the planets

Rob and Lauren Beckham head off to school after the Blizzard of 1978.

By Beverly Beckham

Always is what you miss. Always knowing where they are. At school. At play practice. At a ballgame. At a friend’s.


Turtles, and groundhogs, and skunks, oh, my!

By Emily Sweeney

A turtle and skunk are rescued, Wiffle balls are taken hostage, and other odd tales from local police blotters.


Giant pumpkin smashes record at Marshfield Fair

Steve Connolly of Sharon was the proud winner of the New England Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Marshfield Fair - with his record-breaking 1,602 pound entry. (Nancy Connolly)

By Johanna Seltz

A Sharon man won bragging rights to the biggest pumpkin at the fair — a smooth-skinned, misshapen orange blob that weighed 1,602 pounds.