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A student walked past school buses outside Codman Academy in Dorchester on Wednesday.

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School bus delays continued Wednesday in Boston, and parents are fuming

Families had to hastily rearrange schedules to drive their children to or from school after some school bus routes were running as much as two hours late in Boston.

// Is the Boston housing market showing signs of a change?

The superheated housing market in the Boston area may be cooling, with more options available and fewer prospective buyers in July.

// A new role for paramedics: treating patients at home

Under pilot programs, a small number of Mass. paramedics treat patients where they are most comfortable, with a goal of avoiding unnecessary and costly hospital visits.

// The number of independent voters in the state keeps climbing

The result for Tuesday’s primary and the primary elections beyond: more uncertainty.

// In the deep blue of New England, a Trump appointee gains respect for protecting the environment

Alexandra Dunn, a proud Republican who leads the EPA’s New England office, has won widespread accolades from the region’s environmental leaders.

The Nation

New campus sexual misconduct rules may be proposed to bolster rights of accused

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9792341c) US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the fifth official commission meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, DC, USA, 16 August 2018. The meeting was held on school safety - specifically to focus on 'the best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools, and practitioner experience with school-based threat assessment'. Federal Commission on School Safety will conduct the fifth official commission meeting, Washington, USA - 16 Aug 2018

By Erica L. Green

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing new policies on campus sexual misconduct that would strengthen the rights of accused students, lessen liability for colleges, and encourage schools to provide more support for victims.

White ex-Texas cop gets 15 years in black teenager’s death


A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas.

Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds to help him

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a $400,000 fundraising campaign to help him.

The World

China races to corral a deadly outbreak of African Swine Fever before it spreads

By Amanda Erickson

China races to corral a deadly outbreak of African Swine Fever before it spreads

As Pentagon moves to clarify N. Korea stance, Trump says war games could restart instantly

By Paul Sonne

The Defense Department aims to avoid any misinterpretation that could jeopardize nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea.

Posters Suggesting That Women Can Drink While Pregnant Stir Backlash

By Daniel Victor

On posters distributed to medical facilities across Australia, large type over an image of a pregnant woman reads: “It’s safest not to drink while pregnant.”

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial Board Endorsement

Endorsement: Liz Malia, Jeffrey Sanchez, and Jon Santiago for Mass. state representatives

BOSTON, MA - 8/10/2018: Massachusetts State House (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

The Globe endorses State Representatives Liz Malia and Jeffrey Sanchez, as well as challenger Jon Santiago.

Shirley Leung

The Asian-American wave in Massachusetts politics

HAVERHILL, MA - 08/18/2018 U.S. Congress candidate Dan Koh writes a note to a voter while canvasing throughout the neighborhood of Haverhill. Koh is one of 10 democractic candidates running for Congress in Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. Erin Clark for the Boston Globe

By Shirley Leung

Third Congressional District race represents a wave of Asian-Americans running for office in Massachusetts — and across the country.


After PawSox move, Rhode Island taxpayers should be thanking Gina Raimondo

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo delivers her State of the State address to lawmakers and guests in the House Chamber at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. Raimondo will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent Services to help connect residents with various services. While there, she plans to sign an executive order to reduce reliance on single-use plastics that can end up in the state's waters. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Joan Vennochi

The Rhode Island governor offered a fiscally responsible plan to keep the minor league team in Pawtucket.


Here are the big policy differences between the two Democrats running for governor

Democratic candidates for governor of Massachusetts Jay Gonzalez (center) and Bob Massie (right) with host Jim Braude (left) during a debate on WGBH's Greater Boston television show this month.

By Joshua Miller

For Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie, there are differences in how they promise to govern and their approaches to the big job.

School bus delays continued Wednesday in Boston, and parents are fuming

A student walked past school buses outside Codman Academy in Dorchester on Wednesday.

By James Vaznis

Families had to hastily rearrange schedules to drive their children to or from school after some school bus routes were running as much as two hours late in Boston.

It’s a beautiful day in Vt.: ‘Mister Chris’ revives ‘Neighborhood’ feel, philosophy at PBS


By Emily Williams

Chris Dorman has built up a fan base for “Mister Chris and Friends,” a children’s program set to air on Vermont PBS. But with echoes of iconic PBS host Fred Rogers, the show may resonate afar.

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Business & Tech

Bold Types

Doc Rivers returning to TD Garden

By Jon Chesto

The former Celtics coach has returned each fall to help out ABCD, a group he grew close to while coaching in Boston.

Nonprofits feeling pinched by recycled clothing competitors

Simple Recycling picks up used clothes curbside in 15 Massachusetts towns and has cut in on the revenue stream of some nonprofits.

By Alex Gailey

Organizations that rely on clothing donations say they’re losing money to upstart businesses that offer recycling convenience.

A 1-acre lot in Kendall Square sells for more than $50 million

The property at 585 Third St. has remained empty for years amid Kendall Square’s biotech and high-tech boom.

By Jon Chesto

One of the most valuable vacant acres in the Boston area has changed hands.


Robert Wood, urged Christian tolerance for gay people, dies at 95

By Richard Sandomir

In a 1960 book, the Rev. Robert W. Wood urged Christian clergymen to welcome gay men and women to their churches.

Henry Arnhold, patriarch of a storied banking family, dies at 96

By Emily Flitter

Henry Arnhold was the last member of a generation of prominent German Jewish bankers who escaped Nazi persecution, re-established their family business in the New World and later helped rebuild Dresden, Germany, after the fall of the Iron Curtain.



Former Revolution star Clint Dempsey retires from soccer

FILE - In this April 26, 2015, file photo, Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, left, celebrates after he scored a goal against Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, second from right, as Timbers' Alvas Powell, right, stands in the goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Seattle. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, Dempsey announced his retirement, stepping away at age 35 after 15 years of playing professionally. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Injury, age and reduced playing time led to his decision to call it quits.


A glimpse at the thought process of Bryson DeChambeau, FedExCup standings leader

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States celebrates with the winner's trophy after 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 Owen Pence

He flaunted an impressive understanding of body mechanics, and divulged brain training methods that have helped him through stressful situations on the course.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox hitters have handled high velocity exceptionally this year. How?

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 28: José Ureña #62 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 28, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

By Alex Speier

Assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett identified a few factors.