N. Korea says ?intercontinental? missile launched

If true, the launch would be the country?s most successful missile test yet, and rebukes President Trump's declaration that such a test "won't happen!"

Aircraft veers off N.H. runway while landing

An aircraft ground looped while landing at Nashua Airport Tuesday morning.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Campus_07.jpg Despite fiscal crisis, UMass Boston hires the well-connected

At least seven people with links to state politics have been hired in recent years, even as budget woes forced cutbacks in class offerings and office supplies.

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In the hours before a budget deal was struck, hundreds of protesters called on Governor Paul LePage and his allies to end the impasse.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/mass_ave_shooting.jpg 3 people hospitalized after South End shooting

The victims were discovered around midnight Monday when police responded to reports of gunfire in the area.

Emergency personnel transported one of the victims from the scene.

A ?tragic accident? at Logan leaves 10 taxi drivers injured

A cab jumped a curb and struck the drivers, and officials said the incident appears to be unintentional.

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The girl fell from a fourth-floor window, police said. The window had a screen, which was found near her.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen_20131018.jpg An idyllic moment at the beach turns treacherous

The end-of-the-school-year outing averted tragedy, but carried lessons of courage and of the importance of staying aware.

Portuguese man-of-wars ? venomous, jellyfish-like creatures ? have been found on Seagull Beach in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Parks and Recreation

If you?re on the beach and see this creature, stay far, far away

Officials have received several reports of Portuguese man-of-wars ? venomous, jellyfish-like creatures ? washing up on shore.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/pfosi_170703_douglas_05.jpg Boston recalls Frederick Douglass?s famed 1852 speech

Dozens gathered on Boston Common on the speech?s 165th anniversary to hear a collective recitation of Douglass?s famous oration.

Red Sox 7, Rangers 5 (11 inn.)

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/806826226-14468.jpg Dustin Pedroia went on a tear, and the Rangers wanted no part of it

The Rangers intentionally walked Pedroia in the 11th inning after he?d driven in four runs, and Andrew Benintendi made them pay.

The Gordon Hayward watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/0f0089946843457cb6d3335d10f0b5c1-6cd4467a20f04f4cbcb09a60cd1def1b-0.jpg Hayward isn?t in a hurry to choose his next team

Today is the earliest the All-Star forward will decide on his new NBA home.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper1-14441.jpg NBA?s offseason action is stealing the limelight

The offseason and free agency period have been more compelling, unpredictable, and dramatic than the playoffs were.

Fourth of July

Debbie Schinker of Stow, Ohio, waited in line to stake her claim on the Hatch Shell?s lawn for the 16th year. ?We come for the Pops and the people,? she said.

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Revelers gather early to set up on Esplanade

By 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, hundreds had lined up in hopes of getting a good seat for the Boston Pops Fourth of July show.

Fourth of July fireworks exploded over the Charles River and Esplanade, as seen from the roof of Boston University at 33 Harry Agganis Way in 2015.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff/File

6 great spots (off the Esplanade) to watch

Not everyone?s holiday plans include arriving at the Hatch Shell at 10 a.m. to mark their territory.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/File

Your guide to a day at the Esplanade

Where should you get off the T? What can you bring? When do the fireworks start? Don?t worry, we have you covered.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/WALKER_20150704_POPS_4893x.jpg Want to watch the fireworks at home? Here?s how.

You can stay in your hammock and watch the show ? or listen ? from most anywhere.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lee_water1_met.jpg Expect sunny skies and pleasant temperatures

Daytime temperatures around Boston will reach the low 80s, with a light wind and lots of sun, forecasters said.

From left: Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Ansel Elgort, and Jamie Foxx in Edgar Wright?s ?Baby Driver.?

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Movie Review

It?s pedal to the metal in heist comedy ?Baby Driver?

?Baby Driver? is the best time critic Ty Burr has had at the movies in months, and, if the world is too much with you, you may feel the same.

In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, actress-singer Rumer Willis poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Willis announced on Instagram July 1, 2017, that she was six months sober. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)


Rumer Willis announces her 6 months of sobriety

She posted the news on Instagram, saying she?s ??never been more proud?? of herself after what she calls ??the long journey.??

Visitors to Kennebunkport used the summer estate of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, and his wife, Barbara Bush, as the background for their photos. Tourists often stream down Ocean Drive to gaze at the Walker?s Point residence.

Kennebunkport loves the Bushes. The feeling is mutual.

Despite the frailties of age, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush seem to be everywhere in town this summer.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was wildly unpopular even before he was caught relaxing on the beach with family Sunday ? one of the very same beaches he?d ordered closed to the public as part of government shutdown just days earlier.

Nestor Ramos

Unlike New Jersey, Mass. has an adult at the helm

Sure, we have our own budget issues, but Governor Baker isn?t getting a tan on a closed beach.

Ideas | Ted Widmer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/history-543eba94-5779-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f.jpg Democracy?s immigrant story

Like many newcomers, the word was first received with hostility, and took decades to assimilate.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Hamel_03beekill_001.jpg As many as 60,500 honeybees killed in Rehoboth

Beekeepers are trying to determine the cause of the apparent contamination.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/0299_GW-Teeth-Still.jpg How George Washington?s teeth became an American legend

His teeth were crafted from gold leaf, lead plates, hippopotamus ivory, and the teeth of cows, horses, and, likely, his slaves.