The Trump presidency

Trump reportedly presses Putin on election; Russia denies interfering

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed brokering ??commitments of noninterference?? in the US political system.

Body language experts see reserve, deference, power plays in Trump-Putin meeting

President Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia finally met in person Friday at the G-20 Summit. Body language experts got an eyeful.


// From normalizing Bill Clinton to normalizing Donald Trump

The degradation of the presidency didn?t begin with Donald Trump.

// Legislature poised to pass $400m in cuts for new budget

Readjusting expectations for revenues downward by more than $700 million, House and Senate negotiators nonetheless agreed to ratchet up spending by 2.7 percent.

// Baker proposes tapping mental health care accounts to balance budget

Governor Charlie Baker is still nipping and tucking last year?s spending plan.

Shirley Leung

// UMass Boston chancellor flubs first big move on fixing the budget

Barry Mills made a cruel and unusual decision to shutter the university?s day-care center and preschool.

// Bruins beat the IRS at tax shootout

A US Tax Court found that the Bruins could deduct 100 percent of the cost of the meals eaten on the road.

// 15-year-old was allegedly driven away from Boston slaying scene by his mother

The boy allegedly climbed out of a rented car, approached an 18-year-old man, and plunged a knife into his chest.

// NASA gives Pence a pass on touching the space equipment: ?We were going to clean it anyway?

In a tweet, NASA came off remarkably relaxed about the whole thing.

Connor Bradley jumped through a hoop on City Hall Plaza during a lunch break.

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Nestor Ramos

Boston has tried everything to make City Hall Plaza more fun. So why not vast quantities of pizza?

This is the unstated premise of the first Boston Pizza Festival: Serve up vast quantities of something unassailably popular on a site that?s widely, almost pathologically, loathed.

//'Neill_1-5813783.jpg 38 years ago, there was an uproar about the House dress code, too

Amid the buzz this week over accusations that House Speaker Paul Ryan was behind a ?new? dress code, the roots of the policy actually date to Tip O?Neill.

// Roof-deck madness is gripping Boston

In the old days, a Boston ?roof deck? didn?t even have a deck. It was bumpy tar. But now, with lounge chairs, gardens, and fireplaces, the roof deck has gone high end.

Eddie Lampert, chief executive of Sears Holdings Corporation, said in a blog post Friday that the closures come ?as we continue to as we continue to focus on our best stores and return to profitability.

Kmarts in Fitchburg, Springfield to close in latest round of Sears cuts

Two Massachusetts Kmart stores are among 43 Sears and Kmart stores that will be closed down by early October, Sears Holdings said Friday.

Renée Graham

// White men have nothing to complain about

Despite what a contributing columnist in this newspaper recently stated, white men do not need defending.



// Win some, lose some: Celtics will miss Avery Bradley

The signing of Gordon Hayward made losing a talented, free agent-to-be inevitable.

Heavy afternoon rain caused flooding on Route 6 in Wellfleet.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Falmouth sees ?significant? street flooding after downpours

The weather service issued a flash flood warning for southwestern Barnstable County Friday.

// The MBTA is trying to stop ?manspreaders? with cute GIFs

Following strings of complaints and pleas from passengers that the MBTA take action against these behaviors, the T is rolling out a new campaign.

Ideas | Emily Kumler

// Why artificial intelligence is far too human

Humans freak out about robotic Terminators, but scientists worry that AI is too much like us.


// Backstreet Boys play a small show before a big night at Fenway

Fans got to hear three songs, including one the guys love performing live.

//,%205%2030%2023%20PM.jpg What happens when the happiest country on earth gets bumped to No. 2

The World Happiness Report polls 155 countries to determine happiness. Denmark has won the title every year ? except this one.


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// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

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// This writing group gives Boston?s homeless an outlet for their pain

At a health center for the homeless, the group gives patients a chance to tell their stories with dignity and humanity.

Real Estate

What is it like to live in Saugus?

Consider Bill Cross an expert on this town north of Boston. He?s spent 23 years with the Fire Department and has never thought about leaving town.