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Cambridge’s citywide composting offers clues as Massachusetts seeks to reduce the amount of trash going into landfills. The state has fallen behind its goals.

Primaries 2018: Governor

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/dtlumacki_gonzalez_metro04.jpg From gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez, a promise to be bold

In these cynical times, the Democrat’s political style can be described as aggressively earnest.

Primaries 2018: Governor

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_080218_Massie_807x.jpg Bob Massie brings a progressive agenda, eclectic background

The 1994 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor is looking to pull off a political resurrection.

3 dead, including gunman, in Jacksonville shooting

Officials still don’t know the motive of David Katz, who killed two people and injured nine, before fatally shooting himself at a video game tournament in Florida.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/71f08c57d2554c4dbcbc1857df42fdf1-71f08c57d2554c4dbcbc1857df42fdf1-0.jpg Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

Simon’s laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” ‘‘Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” plays dominated Broadway for decades.

The Nation

3 dead, including gunman, in Jacksonville shooting

Police boats patrolled the St. John’s River on Sunday near Jacksonville Landing (right), where a gunman shot two people during a video game competition.

By Alan Blinder, Christopher Mele and Patricia Mazzei

Officials still don’t know the motive of David Katz, who killed two people and injured nine, before fatally shooting himself at a video game tournament in Florida.

Obama, Bush expected to speak at John McCain’s funeral

Flags around the Washington Monument were flown at half-mast on Sunday to mark the death of Senator John McCain.

By Laurie Kellman

A day after McCain died, details of the farewell to the decorated Vietnam War hero, prisoner of war, and six-term senator were being worked out.

Hundreds attend Mass for Iowa college student

Mollie Tibbets’s father, cousin, and one of her teachers spoke at the service at her high school.

The World

Archbishop: Pope knew of D.C. cardinal’s offenses

A former top Vatican diplomat says accusations of sexual abuse against former Washington, D.C., archbishop Theodore McCarrick (above) were covered up by Pope Francis.

By Jason Horowitz

The former top Vatican diplomat in the United States dropped the bombshell in a letter published Sunday.

Afghan president asks top security officials to stay

Ashraf Ghani declined the resignations submitted by the defense minister, interior minister, and head of the intelligence agency.

North Korea accuses US of plotting invasion

It said the United States is staging military drills while at the same time pursuing dialogue with a smile on its face.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSEMENT

Endorsement: Secretary of State Bill Galvin deserves Democratic nomination

In an office with diverse and important responsibilities, Bill Galvin has run an efficient, effective, continually modernizing, scandal-free operation.

Democrats should nominate Galvin for a capstone term as Secretary of State.

Opinion | Victoria Reggie Kennedy

For John McCain, it was always country first

John McCain at a 2009 health care town hall meeting in Sun City, Ariz.

By Victoria Reggie Kennedy

His uncompromising love of country pushed him to fight for a more perfect union and to advance policies for the public good.

Opinion | Alan Wirzbicki

When I didn’t cut the mustard with John McCain

In this Jan. 29, 2008, file photo, John McCain celebrated in Miami after winning the Florida Republican presidential primary.

By Alan Wirzbicki

Ask McCain stupid questions and he’d tell you so — but only because what he really wanted was for you to ask better ones.

Metro

Primaries 2018: Governor

From gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez, a promise to be bold

Jay Gonzalez talked to voters at a house party hosted by Tina and Jim Shinnick at their home in Walpole.

By Mark Arsenault

In these cynical times, the Democrat’s political style can be described as aggressively earnest.

A throng of Brandeis newcomers settles in

Siman Regmi, 18, made her bed, as her mother, Hira Regmi, watched. Brandeis is welcoming its largest-ever freshman class.

By Cristela Guerra

The Waltham university welcomed the largest freshman class in its history.

Something’s rotting in Cambridge, and it’s all good

Jacob Rezendes, a trash collector in Cambridge, moved a compost bin.

By David Abel

Cambridge’s citywide composting offers clues as Massachusetts seeks to reduce the amount of trash going into landfills. The state has fallen behind its goals.

More Stories

Primaries 2018: Governor

Bob Massie brings a progressive agenda, eclectic background

By Mark Arsenault

Chess notes

By Chris Chase

Business & Tech

Shirley Leung

A final column, but not the last opinion

By Shirley Leung

This is my last column in the business section — for a while.

STAT

Trump’s strategy for lowering drug prices remains a riddle

By Ike Swetlitz

The administration’s position on PBMs — which help insurers negotiate drug prices — is tough to figure.

Unruly Studios aims to teach children coding — and get them moving

Bryanne Leeming is founder of Unruly, which makes floor tiles that kids can use in games that they have created with a simple coding language.

By Sarah Shemkus

Coding may soon be an essential skill for young people. At the same time, there is growing concern about their increasingly sedentary lifestyles.

Obituaries

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

FILE- In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as

By Charles Isherwood

Simon’s laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” ‘‘Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” plays dominated Broadway for decades.

Princeton Lyman, 82, US ambassador who helped guide South Africa out of apartheid

Hillary Clinton, then the secretary of state, listened to Dr. Lyman speak after he was named special envoy to Sudan.

By Matt Schudel

Dr. Lyman was a career diplomat who served as US ambassador to Nigeria and later to South Africa.

Sports

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

The Red Sox are slumping, and the AL East is a race again

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 26: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox strikes out swinging to end the top of the fifth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 26, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. All players across MLB will wear nicknames on their backs as well as colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms during Players Weekend. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

By Nick Cafardo

The Sox look like they’ve hit some kind of wall, and the Yankees are quickly closing in on the divisional lead.

RAYS 9, RED SOX 1

Lost weekend for Red Sox as Rays finish off sweep

Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, left, backs up catcher Sandy Leon, right, as Tampa Bay Rays's Brandon Lowe, center, scores on Michael Perez's two-run double during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

By Peter Abraham

Blake Snell dominated the struggling Boston lineup, which scored only five runs in the three games.

Patriots WR Eric Decker announces retirement from football

Foxborough-08/07/2018 The New England Patriots held training camp at their practice fields at Gillette Stadium. Wide reciever Eric Decker takes a break during practice. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Jim McBride

The veteran receiver had struggled during his short stay in New England’s training camp.