Hurricane Harvey

Forecast brings hope in Houston as Harvey?s human toll mounts

After days of rain, Houston had a glimpse of the sun Tuesday as dusk fell. Forecasts for the city call for much less rain Wednesday, and perhaps even some sun.

Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle/AP

People are still trying to escape from their inundated homes, even as a less-ferocious but still potent Harvey returned to shore.

// If Boston got 50 inches of rain, ?we?d all be swimming?

Subway and road tunnels submerged. The Charles River overflowing. Beacon Hill transformed into an island. But it?s highly unlikely here.

Vehicles made their way through high waters at a railroad overpass in Beaumont, Texas.

Shivering toddler found clinging to drowned mom in Texas

A witness saw the woman take her 18-month-old daughter and try to walk to safety when the current swept them both away.

// How Hurricane Harvey could affect flood insurance in Mass.

Huge losses from heavy rains are weighing heavily on the government program that provides flood insurance for tens of thousands of Mass. properties.

Christopher Muther

Does B&B stand for blah and bummer?

With awkward conversations, questionable decor, and limited privacy, a stay at a B&B hardly feels like a vacation.

// Boston wax museum revels in the ridicule

Officials at the Dreamland Wax Museum say they?re embracing the extra attention from online hecklers who have lampooned its less-than-flattering likenesses.

Devra First

// I ate like Tom Brady so you wouldn?t have to

Ever wondered how the Patriots QB?s TB12 meal kits are? Herein lie the answers.

// Patriots? Super Bowl comeback astounded even NFL Films

A new documentary details the depth of the ?collective genius? involved in the historic victory.

// Looks like Tuukka Rask is also a pretty decent field goal kicker

The goalie was one of nine Bruins who attended Tuesday?s Patriots practice in Foxborough.

// Deadline nears on Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade

A report Tuesday said the Cavaliers had backed off on their demand that the Celtics sweeten the deal.

Facebook to hire more than 500 at new Cambridge office

Facebook?s new office in Kendall Square will bring the number of Boston-based staff to 650. 

//,MassLive.com_30worchester01_met.jpg Questions remain after bizarre Worcester kidnapping

Police said a 7-year-old was taken by a family friend without the permission of her parents, and later was thrown off a bridge.

// Wheelock could merge with BU, but deal isn?t final

Some Boston-area schools have combined in recent years, but mergers in higher education are considered risky and difficult.

// Trump says ?talking is not the answer? regarding North Korea

President Donald Trump says the US has paid the North Korea what he calls ??extortion money?? for 25 years.

Aria Carpenter (right), a transgender woman, and her boyfriend, Devon Keeley, a transgender man, who are both seniors at Lesley.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Transgender students push change on campus

Most schools that have made changes to policies involving transgender students have been pushed to do so by student activism.


// Novartis wins a landmark FDA approval with first CAR-T cancer drug

The treatment genetically engineers patients? own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.

// Shooting of teen in Somerville was ?not a random act?

Authorities have yet to announce an arrest in the case.

// 25 years after Ruby Ridge, the radical movement still grows

It?s been a quarter-century since an Idaho standoff sparked an expansion of radical right-wing groups in the United States that continues today.

// Man fell in nursing home ? and staff didn?t call for medical help

Family members are angry after the death of Walter Haddad at a Worcester nursing home. ?They should have called an ambulance,? his daughter said.

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How gun violence gave this scholar a voice

Watch Amy Duong explain how a family tragedy inspired her to get involved in her community.

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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.

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// Tom Yawkey was no hero

Boston has its own dark legacies to confront.

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// An ?old wives? tale? drives calls for tetanus shots amid Houston flooding

The suggestions are based on the mistaken belief that contact with floodwaters increases a person?s risk of contracting the infection.

Real Estate

Obamas looking to buy a place on Martha?s Vineyard

Chicago will always be President Obama?s hometown ? that?s where the Obama Presidential Center is being built ? but it looks like he may be spending a lot more time on Martha?s Vineyard in the future.