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John Thurner, who’s looking for a job in education, has driven for ride-hailing services in the meantime.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Workers stuck in ‘old person jobs’ pin hopes on tight labor market

Economists caution that employees in their 50s and 60s still face formidable hurdles from companies that are chasing young talent and are wary of gray hair.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_capuano_kennedy_082818_06.jpg Michael Capuano follows ‘all politics is local’ mantra while still attacking Trump

The question is whether Capuano’s record, a traditional recipe for success for Mass. politicians, is enough to satisfy Democrats’ restive mood.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi30pressley01.jpg Ayanna Pressley wants to be known for advocacy for women and girls

Pressley’s city council agenda represented a dramatic shift on the traditionally parochial body that had only one other female member when she was first elected.

At many small colleges, administrative spending is surging

Student enrollment is rising, but administrative salaries and wages are growing even faster at many private colleges across New England.

“Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology,” Google said.

Benjamin Quinton/New York Times

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Trump is out to get Google. But is Google out to get him?

The president accused the search engine of producing search results that are biased against him. How would we know?

The Nation

Judge delays opening statements in Paul Manafort’s next trial

Paul Manafort

By Chad Day

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, is getting more time to prepare for his second trial even as his attorneys say they will request that the case be moved from Washington to another location because of pretrial publicity.

Trump ally Ron DeSantis wins Florida GOP governor’s primary

President Trump shook hands with Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a rally in Tampa on July 31.

By Patricia Mazzei and Jonathan Martin

The win propels DeSantis, one of President Trump’s most unabashed allies, to the general election in the country’s largest swing state.

GOP senators wary of renaming office building for McCain

A statue of Senator Richard Russell of Georgia stood in the rotunda of a Senate office building named after him.

By Gabriel Pogrund

The proposal to rename the Senate’s oldest office building for the late senator had received bipartisan support.

The World

France’s environment minister quits, raps Emmanuel Macron

By James McAuley

Nicolas Hulot cited constant disappointments with what he considers the French government’s lax approach to tackling climate change.

Iran’s parliament delivers rare rebuke to country’s embattled president

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran spoke Tuesday in parliament.

By Tamer El-Ghobashy

Lawmakers rejected Hassan Rouhani’s plans to mitigate an economic crisis that has been exacerbated by the US pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal.

War crimes report accuses Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in Yemen

Mandatory Credit: Photo by SALVATORE DI NOLFI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9812988h) Kamel Jendoubi, Chairperson of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, informs the media on the publication of its report on the establishment of facts and circumstances surrounding alleged violations and abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva,, Switzerland, 28 August 2018. UN report on the conflict in Yemen, Geneva, Switzerland - 28 Aug 2018

By Nick Cumming-Bruce

Torture, rape, and the use of child soldiers are among the litany of war crimes that have been committed in Yemen, UN experts reported Tuesday.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial Board Endorsement

Endorsement: Rachael Rollins and Donna Patalano would lead on criminal justice reform

Middlesex DA candidate Donna Patalano (left) and Suffolk DA candidate Rachael Rollins.

We can do better on criminal justice. That’s why next week’s Democratic primaries for the Middlesex and Suffolk DAs are so important.

Renée Graham

Mollie Tibbetts’s parents lost a daughter. Republicans found a tragedy to exploit

Newt Gingrich spoke of making Mollie Tibbetts “a household name” after her death. Pictured: Gingrich in December 2015 in Orlando.

By Renée Graham

From the White House on down, Republicans have seized any opportunity to stoke anti-immigrant fears.

SCOT LEHIGH

In search of the next John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (R) talks to reporters after a closed-door Senate Armed Services Committee briefing on the Bergdahl prisoner swap at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 10, 2014. The White House has been trying to appease angry lawmakers since U.S. President Barack Obama announced on May 31 that U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been exchanged for the five inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

By Scot Lehigh

With McCain’s passing, the nation has lost its one truly national senator.

Metro

Ayanna Pressley wants to be known for advocacy for women and girls

Ayanna Pressley campaigned Tuesday at the Park Street MBTA station.

By Michael Levenson

Pressley’s city council agenda represented a dramatic shift on the traditionally parochial body that had only one other female member when she was first elected.

Cardinal O’Malley, local priests meet amid abuse revelations

Unidentified priests passed protesters Tuesday as they headed toward the meeting at St. Julia’s Parish in Weston.

By Brian MacQuarrie

The meeting comes after a former top diplomat to the Vatican alleged Pope Francis was among church leaders who covered up reports of abuse involving Cardinal McCarrick.

Michael Capuano follows ‘all politics is local’ mantra while still attacking Trump

Representative Michael Capuano, Democrat of Somerville, spoke to a volunteer in Brighton on Tuesday.

By Michael Levenson

The question is whether Capuano’s record, a traditional recipe for success for Mass. politicians, is enough to satisfy Democrats’ restive mood.

Business & Tech

Will 2018 set a record for biotech IPOs?

By Jonathan Saltzman and Kate Sheridan

Fifteen Mass. companies went public through July 31, surpassing the total for all of 2017.

Workers stuck in ‘old person jobs’ pin hopes on tight labor market

John Thurner, who’s looking for a job in education, has driven for ride-hailing services in the meantime.

By Robert Weisman

Economists caution that employees in their 50s and 60s still face formidable hurdles from companies that are chasing young talent and are wary of gray hair.

Software startup CloudHealth sells to VMware for more than $500 million

VMware, which is buying CloudHealth Technologies, already had a deep connection to Boston.

By Andy Rosen

Boston-based CloudHealth helps businesses manage their use of cloud-based data and services.

Obituaries

Robert Everett, computer pioneer who led MITRE Corp., dies at 97

Mr. Everett worked with MITRE since its inception, including when it was spun off from MIT.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Everett was recalled as a humble leader who “had a way of disarming people with his presence, even though he was probably the smartest guy in every room he was in.”

Matthew M. Aid, independent researcher who wrote a history of the NSA, dies at 60

Mr. Aid’s diligence exposed an effort by intelligence agencies to remove public records from National Archives.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Aid’s diligence exposed an effort by intelligence agencies to remove public records from National Archives.

Queeneth Ndaba, 81, champion of South African jazz

By Giovanni Russonello

Ms. Ndaba managed Johannesburg’s most influential home of art and culture during the darkest days of apartheid.

Sports

RED SOX 8, MARLINS 7

One bad throw gives the Red Sox one ugly win

Boston, MA: 8-28-18: The Red Sox Edurado Nunez loses his helmet as he hustles across first base as a throwing error by the Marlins shortstop sails away, J.D. Martinez scored on the play to give Boston an 8-7 victory. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Miami Marlins in a regular season inter league MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Alex Speier

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and allowed the Sox to maintain their 6½-game lead in the AL East.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Sure, this Red Sox win was big. But it only poses more questions

Boston, MA: 8-28-18: Following the game winning run scoring on a throwing error, the Red Sox (left to right) Mitch Moreland Nathan Eovaldi, Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez (who scored the winning run) and Chris Sale are all smiles as thy head to celebrate with teammate Eduardo Nunez, who was safe at first base on the play. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Miami Marlins in a regular season inter league MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

Another poor outing by the bullpen — blowing leads in the eighth and ninth innings — took away some of the luster from win No. 91.

Kevin Paul Dupont

The Tiger Woods Comeback Show comes to Boston

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Austin Cook of the United States talks to Tiger Woods of the United States on the 12th tee during the final round of The Northern Trust on August 26, 2018 at the Ridgewood Championship Course in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

By Kevin Paul Dupont

With that winning touch still eluding him of late, Woods arrives at this week’s Dell Technologies Championship as a legend of near-mythic proportions.

Wednesday Food

Devra First

Where to eat in Greater Boston this fall

The signature fried chicken at SOUTHERN PROPER.

By Devra First

Fall is the perfect time to rediscover the city, and discover some of its newer restaurants.

HELP DESK

Chefs offer advice on packing healthy lunches your kids will actually eat

A pizza by Lenox Hotel chef Sean MacAlpine.

By Kara Baskin

We asked several Boston chefs (who are also parents) how to make lunches that won’t invite complaints, comparisons, hunger strikes, and mood swings. Here’s their advice.

Getting Salty

Barbara Lynch talks about the Boston restaurant scene

Barbara Lynch

By Kara Baskin

The Southie-born chef really just wants a good tuna fish sandwich and some vanilla ice cream.

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