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Gamblers placed bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, one of a handful of states that have allowed sports betting.

Julio Cortez/Associated Press/File

No, you can’t bet on the Patriots in New England yet

US sports betting is expanding following a Supreme Court decision, but Massachusetts and other states are still debating it.

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Ending months of self-imposed restraint, former president Barack Obama delivered a blistering critique of President Trump and Republican politics Friday, one that prompted a backhanded dismissal by the man who now occupies the Oval Office.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_portland_pandhandlers_083018_07.jpg In Portland, panhandlers hired for public work

Portland panhandlers clean parks, beautify public gardens, and even place flags at the graves of veterans in exchange for a small paycheck and a possible path to better, lasting employment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_gallardo2_met.jpg Driver who allegedly ran over Cambridge woman called 911, drove away, prosecutors say

Ashley A. Monturio, 41, was arraigned Friday for allegedly driving over Romelia Gallardo in a Cambridge parking lot, calling 911, and then fleeing the scene.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Chin082918CathyMerrillArmWrestler_Met18.jpg N.H. woman beats the odds in arm wrestling

What happened one day at the Cornish Fair has led a 53-year-old New Hampshire native around the world and to the top of the arm-wrestling world.

The Nation

Obama denounces Trump-style politics, urges voters to turn out at the polls

URBANA, IL - SEPTEMBER 07: Former President Barack Obama speaks to students at the University of Illinois where he accepted the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on September 7, 2018 in Urbana, Illinois. The award is an annual honor given by the university's Institute of Government and Public Affairs to recognize public officials who have made significant contributions in public service. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By Michael Scherer

Ending months of self-imposed restraint, former president Barack Obama delivered a blistering critique of President Trump and Republican politics Friday, one that prompted a backhanded dismissal by the man who now occupies the Oval Office.

John Dean warns of a Supreme Court overly deferential to presidential power

John Dean (center) was one of more than two dozen witnesses to appear at Senate hearings Friday.

By Seung Min Kim

Kavanaugh hearing: John Dean warns of a Supreme Court overly deferential to presidential power

The World

Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

By NICOLE WINFIELD

A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church.

Myanmar rejects international court’s right to Rohingya probe

By MIN KYI THEIN

Myanmar’s government on Friday rejected an International Criminal Court ruling that it has jurisdiction to investigate allegations that Myanmar security forces violated international law by driving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.

Renzo Piano offers new bridge design for his beloved Genoa

By Nicole Winfield

Architect Renzo Piano has offered a new bridge design for his beloved hometown of Genoa to replace the one that collapsed last month, killing 43 people, saying it must be built to last 1,000 years and be “simple, solid ... but not banal.”

Editorial & Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

A steady stream of crazy from the White House

President Donald Trump comments on an opinion piece that a senior administration official published anonymously in the New York Times during an event with law enforcement personnel at the White House in Washington, Sept. 5, 2018. The mystery writer is not Vice President Mike Pence, a spokesman said Thursday. “Our office is above such amateur acts,” the vice president’s spokesman, Jarrod Agen, said in a morning Twitter post, referring to the Op-Ed published on Wednesday. Traveling in India, Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state said if he felt he was not able to “execute the commander’s intent,” he would resign. “It is not mine,” he said. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

By Michael A. Cohen

The biggest parlor game in Washington is deducing who wrote the op-ed, not trying to figure out how the country can be rid of this deranged man-child running the federal government.

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

Standing strong with devoted Trump staffers

By Christopher Weyant

After the release of an anonyous op-ed from within the administration, Donald Trump’s team demonstrates their loyalty.

Letters

Supreme hypocrisy from the party controlling the Senate

“I must point out the jaw-dropping hypocrisy of the party controlling the Senate, in forcing through these hearings.”

Metro

Driver who allegedly ran over Cambridge woman called 911, drove away, prosecutors say

Ashley Monturio (right) of Pembroke spoke with her attorney Patrick Reddington during her arraignment at Cambridge District Court.

By Travis Andersen

Ashley A. Monturio, 41, was arraigned Friday for allegedly driving over Romelia Gallardo in a Cambridge parking lot, calling 911, and then fleeing the scene.

In Portland, panhandlers hired for public work

PORTLAND, ME - 08/30/2018 Peter Laroche sweeps out a tool shed while cleaning up garden beds along the Back Cove Trail while working for a city program that pays previous panhandlers minimum wage for cleaning up business lots and city parks. Erin Clark for The Boston Globe

By Brian MacQuarrie

Portland panhandlers clean parks, beautify public gardens, and even place flags at the graves of veterans in exchange for a small paycheck and a possible path to better, lasting employment.

Police officers honored for bravery during Hanna award ceremony

Boston, MA - September 07, 2018: Braintree police officers Donald Delaney, center and William Cushing Jr., right salute during the National Anthem during the 35th Annual Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA on September 07, 2018. The pair were two of six Braintree officers honored with the Medal of Honor. The officers were honored for their actions on May 5, 2017 while serving a kidnapping warrant in which Delany was shot. (SE BELOW) (one Braintree officer was not present) (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter: (On May 5th, 2017, Officers Donald Delaney, William Cushing, Ryan McHugh, John Hurley, Paul Hamilton and Stephen Wallace arrived at the Braintree Police Department for their tour of duty as they has hundreds of times in the past. None of these officers knew then, what they know now. Their capabilities as officers, their dedication to their duty and each other, their commitment to the Braintree Police department, and their very lives, would be put to the ultimate test that evening. At approximately 9 PM, each of these five officers attempted to serve a kidnapping warrant to a suspect known to be staying at the Braintree Motel. After verifying the suspect had rented a room at the motel, the officers approached the suspect’s room to serve the warrant. When the suspect did not respond to repeated knocking at the door to his room, Officer Hurley attempted to open the door using a key card. The door, however, had been latched from the inside and would only open a few inches. Through the small open space, the officers re-announced their presence and asked the suspect to open the door. The lawful demands of these five officers was answered by the suspect with a hail of gun fire. A 9 MM round fired by the suspect struck Officer Delaney, who was standing in front of the still closed door, in the right side of his head. Knocked off his feet, the round sent Officer Delaney

By Katie Camero

This year marked the 35th annual Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery, named after a trooper who lost his life in 1983 when he was shot six times during a motor vehicle stop in Auburn.

Business & Tech

Forget FOMO: Google says it’s trying to bring you the ‘joy of missing out’

Glen Murphy, right, is Google’s director of user experience.

By Andy Rosen

Glen Murphy, Google’s director of user experience, said he wants to help people use their phones more intentionally.

No, you can’t bet on the Patriots in New England yet

Gamblers placed bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, one of a handful of states that have allowed sports betting.

By Andy Rosen

US sports betting is expanding following a Supreme Court decision, but Massachusetts and other states are still debating it.

Tesla stock falls as CEO appears to smoke marijuana on video

Elon Musk smoked what was called a combined marijuana-tobacco joint on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

By Tom Krisher

As the video gained traction, more news hit: Early Friday, the company announced that chief accounting officer Dave Morton resigned after a month on the job, citing public attention and the fast pace of the post.

Obituaries

Rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26, family says

A family statement released through his publicists says Mac Miller died Friday, and there are no further details available on how he died.

By Andrew Dalton and Mark Kennedy

The platinum hip-hop star’s rhymes vacillated from party raps to lyrics about depression and drug use.

Sports

Nick Cafardo | on baseball

The silver lining in Friday’s loss: David Price had his A game going

Boston, MA - 9/07/2018 - (4th inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) reacts after getting the third out in the top of the fourth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 08Red Sox-Astros, LOID:8.4.3074412130.

By Nick Cafardo

The lefthander pitched six solid innings in his first game since being hit on the wrist by a batted ball.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

The old Celtics Ubuntu was back as Ray Allen joined hall of fame

Springfield MA 9/7/18 Ray Allen acceptance speech at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony at the Springfield Symphony Hall. His presenter is Reggie Miller. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Gary Washburn

Danny Ainge, the architect of the 2008 championship team, was on hand as Allen was inducted along with ex-Celtics Charlie Scott and Dino Radja.

ASTROS 6, RED SOX 3

Alex Cora put the Red Sox’ bullpen to the test, and it failed

Boston, MA - 9/07/2018 - (8th inning) Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) scored on a sacrifice fly off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly (56) for the go ahead run in the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 08Red Sox-Astros, LOID:8.4.3074412130.

By Peter Abraham

Ryan Brasier, Joe Kelly, and Tyler Thornburg let a compelling game get away on Friday night.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

With Tom Brady, some topics remain out of bounds

By Dan Shaughnessy

EVERETT 34, XAVERIAN 21

It was a night of firsts for the Everett football team

By Nate Weitzer

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Chris Sale returns to mound Tuesday against Toronto

By Peter Abraham

HS FOOTBALL | GEORGETOWN 35, TECHBOSTON 34

Georgetown stuns TechBoston with a special comeback

By Jake Caccavaro

HS FOOTBALL | NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH 14, KING PHILIP 7

Brendan McHugh lifts North Attleborough with late TD

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HS FOOTBALL | NORTH ANDOVER 35, WOBURN 7

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HS FOOTBALL | HOPKINTON 20, WAYLAND 0

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HS FOOTBALL | MANSFIELD 21, BC HIGH 7

Mansfield holds on to knock off BC High

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Ryan Donato leads Bruin prospects past Pittsburgh

By Kevin Paul Dupont

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Hingham stops 20th-ranked Pembroke in boys’ soccer

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The fire this time

People walk by a Nike advertisement featuring Colin Kaepernick on display, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2018 in New York.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The burning of a Nike taps into a long tradition of Americans gathered in circles around fires to change the world within eyeshot — burning witches, burning books, burning crosses, burning their neighbors.

Issa Rae is here for Michelle Obama love. Not so much for Melania Trump

The Glamour magazine October 2018 issue features Issa Rae on the cover.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

Issa Rae of “Insecure” is cover girl fresh for Glamour’s October issue. And our favorite awkward black girl came to slay.

How to get your kids to stop fighting

By Sophia Eppolito

Did it seem like the kids were at each other’s throats by the end of the long, hot summer? Here are some ideas from experts about how to keep bickering to a minimum.

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By Matthew Gilbert

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‘Stranger Things’ led to more

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