Health files make for a juicy target for thieves

illustration by LOUIE CHIN

Credit cards are nearly worthless in online black-market forums, researchers say. The big prize? Health care records.

// In Boston, some areas bear brunt of opioid overdoses

There?s much publicity about the scourge in the suburbs, but it?s been wreaking havoc on Boston proper for years.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Windham High School, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Windham, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republicans say Trump could lose key states

Republican leaders said on Sunday that Donald Trump may lose to Hillary Clinton in Ohio and even in Arizona.

// Who will John Kasich vote for? Even he doesn?t know.

The Ohio governor says he has no idea how he?ll vote come November because he doesn?t support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

// Research is lost as cancer lab is liquidated

A highly unusual chain of events led to the destruction of cancer samples in a lab in Brighton.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

A new vibe amid Newfoundland?s salt air: hope

The demise of the Grand Banks fishery left tens of thousands out of work, desperate, and angry, but there?s been a renaissance.

// Iran says it executed nuclear scientist who went to US

Iran executed a nuclear scientist who it said defected to the US and then returned to home.

Hiker airlifted from Mount Flume in N.H.

Christopher Wetzel was airlifted from the Flume Trail in Lincoln, N.H. Saturdayevening after falling 50 feet.

// What those gantries on the Pike are secretly doing

The devices will replace tollbooths on the roadway as the state makes the transition to all-electronic tolling.

East Freetown man killed in Lakeville crash

A 21-year-old East Freetown man was killed Saturday afternoon when his car crashed into the woods in Lakeville.

A band played for crowds along Newbury Street

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Closed to traffic, Newbury Street becomes a playground

Newbury Street, an area normally congested with vehicles, gave free reign to foot traffic and Frisbees on Sunday.

2016 Olympics

John Powers

// Swimmer Michael Phelps is a man remade

The most decorated Olympian of all time has found perspective and purpose in life outside the pool.

Christopher L. Gasper

// For Brazilians, beach volleyball is a way of life

In the sandbox, Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha happily carry the hopes of a nation.

Vladimir Putin speaks with the Russian paralympic team in 2012 after the London games.

Russians barred from Paralympic Games over doping

The Paralympics organization directly condemned the Russian state?s involvement.


// Reward organ donors, and thousands of lives will be saved

Some people will always be motivated by altruism to donate an organ. Far more would be motivated by material rewards.

Sense of summer

// The unmistakable perfume of a storm

With just a little moisture, the ground releases the petrichor aroma of a summer rain.

Sunflowers, like animals, have a circadian rhythm ? an internal clock that can be set to the external world.

Matt McClain/Washington Post

Watch a sunflower dance in the sun: Now scientists know how it?s done

Sunflowers, like animals, have a circadian rhythm ? an internal clock that can be set to the external world.

// At Suffolk, some questions are answered but others remain

The Boston school is preparing to search for what will be its seventh president since 2010.

Julian Edelman had foot surgery in May.

Julian Edelman back in full pads at Patriots practice

Sunday was the receiver?s first day in full pads and a helmet since the start of training camp.

// Alex Rodriguez will play final major league road games at Fenway

The Sox host the Yankees for a three-game series starting Tuesday; he?ll play his final game Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Cod and community rebound in Newfoundland

Cod populations are making a comeback, and towns on the Canadian coast are feeling the impact.