Hurricane Harvey

Flooding is catastrophic in Houston as Harvey stalls over Texas

Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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At least five people were dead and hundreds were rescued as flooding worsened in southeast Texas. Houston, the nation?s fourth-largest city, saw at least 11 inches and widespread damage. The FEMA chief said the government expects a ?mass care mission.?

// Live updates: ?Catastrophic flooding? in Houston area

Rain fell on Houston at nearly 3 inches an hour, leaving some streets and underpasses underwater.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Floyd Mayweather wins showdown with Conor McGregor

The highly anticipated fight between the boxer and MMA star was stopped in the 10th round.

New England Patriots running back D.J. Foster (27) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/


Picking the Patriots? 53-man roster just got more difficult. Here?s our projection

The team has to improve depth at pass rusher and receiver, filling roster spots for Julian Edelman and Derek Rivers.

ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman hosts an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)


NFL Sundays won?t be the same without Chris Berman

For the first time since 1986, Berman will not be part of ESPN?s football programming.


// How Julian Edelman?s injury affects the Patriots? offense

The running backs and tight ends will likely see an uptick in the quick, chain-moving passes that usually go to Edelman.

// Did the Oakland A?s just subtweet the Red Sox? David Price?

It?s the baseball beef that won?t die.

First-class amenities are standard with JetBlue?s Mint service.

Jetblue?s Mint class is the most refreshing seat in the skies

There?s good news for fans of Jetblue?s business class category, called Mint. The airline is expanding the number of Mint flights out of Boston next year.

Ideas | Beth Daley

Genetic tests are everywhere, but how reliable are they?

These types of genetic tests are finding an eager audience.

// Now rare, typewriters still need TLC

Most of Tom Furrier?s business comes from writers who want a specific feel in their instrument, nearly always choosing manual typewriters.

Kevin Cullen

// IRA informant Sean O?Callaghan died not in a pool of blood but in a Jamaican swimming pool

In his 62 years, Sean O?Callaghan murdered and maimed, and turned on everything and everyone he once held dear.

Simon Properties last year scrapped plans for a tower at Copley Place (rendering above), citing high building costs.

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What happens after the real estate wave crests?

It?s inevitable, the experts say, but no one is predicting anything close to a disaster.

Starts & Stops

// Commuter rail to ... Ruggles? More options coming soon

It?s already a major Orange Line station, but a new project could make Ruggles a commuter rail hub as well.

// Tito Jackson: the ?sum total? of those who love him

The origin story of mayoral candidate Tito Jackson.

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Yvonne Abraham

A love affair, on two wheels

Rails trails bring us a side of Massachusetts we don?t ordinarily see. So why the hate?

The Recovery Centers of America?s facility in Danvers.

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Turmoil, shoddy care at luxury addiction centers

An investigation by STAT and the Boston Globe found a company that spends lavishly on facilities and marketing while skimping on giving patients basic care.

// Politicians join T bus mechanics against outsourcing

With the MBTA seeking private companies to operate bus maintenance facilities, union workers have cultivated political support.

The Trump presidency

// GOP leaders still puzzle over President Trump

Republican Party leaders assembling for their summer meeting found themselves in a bit of a bind.

// Trump asked Sessions about closing case against Arpaio

The president asked the attorney general whether it would be possible for the government to drop the criminal case but was advised that would be inappropriate.

4-year-old boy drowns at Falmouth campground

A 4-year-old boy drowned in a pool at the Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins in Falmouth.

Special reports

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// Priests? children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

// Do-it-yourself DNA? Go right ahead

Using the world?s first portable DNA lab to sequence beer is a cool thing to do.

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// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// Here?s what Conor McGregor may be doing to his body before the big fight

Floyd Mayweather has said Conor McGregor is scrambling to cut weight. Here?s how that works, and why it can be dangerous.


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