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Orleans-08/31/18-A shark flag blows in the wind at an entrance point to Nauset Beach. Shark sightings are almost a daily occurence on the Cape and especially at Nauset Beach, where beach life goes on as usual. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff


‘There have always been great whites down here, just not this close to the shore’

On the beaches along the outer Cape, this summer of the shark has seized attention and captured imagination like something out of a Steven Spielberg movie.

// Troubled Massachusetts nursing home chain in ‘dire’ straits

Two of Synergy Health Care’s Massachusetts nursing homes are on a federal list of worst nursing homes in the country, as the company’s financial woes mount.

Dr. Dallas Reed, an obstetrician-gynecologist and medical geneticist, uses a new software program to help diagnose kids with rare genetic diseases.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Facial recognition zeroes in on genetic disorders

A facial recognition app called Face2Gene, developed by Boston-based digital health startup FDNA, is making diagnoses easier for specialists in genetic disorders.

// Local candidates for Congress talking up impeachment

With just days to go before the Sept. 4 primary election, congressional candidates in Massachusetts are jumping on the impeachment bandwagon.

The Nation

Lawyer was reportedly told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

By Eric Tucker and Chad Day

A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter.

Pennsylvania bishop punishes predecessor over clergy abuse

By Michael Rubinkam and Mark Scolforo

Former Bishop James Timlin has been banned from representing the diocese in public events, “liturgical or otherwise.”

Thousands of Vietnamese, including offspring of US troops, could be deported under tough Trump policy

By Simon Denyer

Thousands of Vietnamese, including offspring of US troops, could be deported under tough Trump policy

The World

EU will let countries decide whether to use daylight saving

By Milan Schreuer

European countries that have observed daylight saving time for generations may soon put an end to it, European Union officials signaled Friday, saying that they would drop a rule that member countries must abide by the “spring forward, fall back” ritual.

Australia’s Catholic leaders reject call to report sex abuse heard in confessions

By Rick Rojas

The Catholic officials said it would violate a sacred rite, infringe on religious freedom, and ultimately do little to protect children.

S. Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks

By Hyung-Jin Kim

South Korea’s president will send a special delegation to North Korea next week for talks on a nuclear standoff and to set up a summit planned for next month, his office said Friday.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial Board Endorsement

Endorsement: Katie Forde would bring new energy to Suffolk Registry of Deeds

Charlestown, MA - 8/28/2018 - Katie Forde, candidate for Suffolk County Register of Deeds, campaigning at an event at Blackmore Bar and Kitchen restaurant in Charlestown talks with Chris Remmes, Ward Committee member and State Rep. Dan Ryan. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: JD Capelouto, Topic: 29deeds, LOID: 8.4.2983590643.

The Globe editorial board endorses Katie Forde in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds race.

Editorial Board Endorsement

Endorsement: Stephen Lynch, and his independent streak, deserve another term

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., speaks to the Republican side of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing on

The Globe editorial board endorses Stephen Lynch in the Eighth Congressional District primary.


For older job applicants, it’s an uphill climb

Belmont, MA - 08/08/18 - John Thurner, who's looking for a job in education, is driving for Lyft in the meantime. Workers over 55 who've been funneled into low-wage

Robert Weisman reported that, even in a hot job market, people over 50 are hitting obstacles. Readers relate their own challenges.


Local candidates for Congress talking up impeachment

President Trump.

By James Pindell

With just days to go before the Sept. 4 primary election, congressional candidates in Massachusetts are jumping on the impeachment bandwagon.

Father of Marine killed in crash following chase blames Mashpee police and driver

Kevin Quinn, of Mashpee was killed in July in a motor vehicle crash as he was returning home from visiting his wife Kara Sullivan and their newborn baby daughter at the maternity department of Cape Cod Hospital.

By John R. Ellement

Kevin Quinn, who was returning from the hospital where his wife had given birth to their first child, was struck by a driver who was allegedly fleeing police.

Problems persist with missing, delayed Boston school buses

More than a dozen schools have been affected by Boston’s school bus problems.

By James Vaznis

As the Boston school bus drivers contract was set to expire Friday, problems with school buses stretched into a fourth day.

Business & Tech

Fund manager to pay $1.9m

Boston fund manager MFS Investment Management has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

EMD Serono names a new president

An EMD Serono lab in Billerica.

By Jonathan Saltzman

German-based executive Rehan Verjee will head operations out of Rockland.

Calif. assembly OKs law on net neutrality

The California Assembly voted to enshrine net neutrality in state law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the Internet.


Iosif Kobzon, Russian crooner who bridged eras, dies at 80

Mr. Kobzon (right), who embraced Russia’s annexation of Crimea, sang a duet in 2014 with Alexandxer Zakharchenko, leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic set up by Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine. The European Union sanctioned him in 2015.

By Leonid Bershidsky

Mr. Kobzon came out on top in three distinct chapters of his country’s history: the Soviet era, the brief window of freedom and chaos in the 1990s, and Vladimir Putin’s imperialist revival.

Ruth Finley, put fashion shows on a schedule, dies at 98

Ms. Finley’s calendar helped designers avoid conflicts with rivals’ New York shows.

By Richard Sandomir

Ms. Finley’s Fashion Calendar was the essential guide to the New York showrooms, department stores, theaters, and lofts where designers introduced collections.


College Football

UMass will try to keep its momentum going against BC

Massachusetts quarterback Andrew Ford (7) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Duquesne in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Karl Capen

The Minutemen won convincingly in their opener, but BC has weapons on both sides of the ball.

Dell Technologies Championship

Justin Rose went on a late scoring binge, and he leads at TPC Boston

NORTON, MA - AUGUST 31: Justin Rose of England plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on August 31, 2018 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

By Owen Pence

Local favorite Keegan Bradley is in the hunt, trailing by two shots after round one.


Chris Sale feels ‘really good’ after throwing on side

Boston Red Sox's Chris Sale waits on the mound as manager Alex Cora comes out during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox ace threw while standing on the outfield grass before Friday night’s game.

Good Life


With or without the catsuit, Serena Williams is going to serve black excellence

The body-hugging design Serena Williams rocked as she competed in the French Open in May is not going to be allowed at that tournament in the future.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

From dress codes to doping tests, the tennis world keeps trying to hold Serena Williams back. But the queen knows how to hold court.

Hey, summer’s not over yet. Here are 7 ways to make the most of what’s left

By Lillian Brown and Kaya Williams

A few things to cross off your bucket list before the season (really) ends.

Ask Amy

Grandparents move away, pressure family to visit them

By Amy Dickinson

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