At the RMV, it was like the bad old days again

The introduction of a new driver?s licensing system led to hours-long delays Monday at registry offices across the state.

// ?A shock to us all.? Baker unhappy with hidden trooper pay

The State Police are pointing at Massport over why details on pay for those assigned to Troop F weren?t filed with the state comptroller.

// Retired Supreme Court justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.

// Blacks have less faith in city police and courts, poll shows

The Hyams Foundation-commissioned survey explored the opinions and experiences of race relations and racism in Boston?s communities of color.

Kim Jackson (left) greeted Arthur ?Sonny? Walker, 92, who opened the bar that now bears his name nearly 50 years ago.

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?Where else am I going to go?? Roxbury will miss its ?black Cheers?

Sonny Walker?s, formerly the C&S Tavern, was an institution and a haven for generations of black Bostonians.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// Beware: That Amazon ?free trial? could be quite costly

It has become more and more confusing to order and pay for the video entertainment that comes into our homes.

// State senator arrested on drunk driving charge

He was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to one count of operating under the influence of liquor.

Francho Bradley (above) and Adrianne Jennings, along with a photo of the weapons they are accused of stockpiling in a Tewksbury Hotel.

Tewskbury PD

Texas man tells police he needed weapons cache at Tewksbury hotel for secret mission

Francho Bradley told polce that he works for a ?secret government agency? and needed the arsenal ?for his mission,? court records show.

// Water park official facing murder charge in waterslide death

A water park company?s co-owner was being held in a Texas jail in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy on what was promoted as the world?s largest waterslide.

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40 years into the war on clutter, and we?re still overwhelmed by stuff. What?s going on?

Despite an industry that?s grown so massive it?s become its own form of clutter, we?ve made little progress.

// Go ahead and steal your favorite restaurant?s design ideas ? but leave the fork

It?s not enough to wow diners with exceptional food. Design has to be interesting, too. But when elements of that design become too interesting, diners tend to walk off with them.

// BSO music director Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais have divorced

The couple posted the news on their respective web sites and the Boston Symphony Orchestra issued a statement about the split.


// Gisele Bundchen talks concussions, fashion, and her love of Munchkins

?I cannot have one,? Gisele Bundchen said about the tiny doughnut holes. ?I have to have, like, 10.?

// Looking to hire more women in tech? Try meeting with some

A group of tech executives wants to make sure their colleagues can no longer argue they?re not hiring women because they don?t know any.

Michael Begay/Globe Staff

Love Letters Podcast

Breaking up was easier before social media

Splitting up used to be much easier. You just avoided each other at the mall. Now? Not so much. Listen to Episode 2 of Meredith Goldstein?s new Love Letters podcast.

// Why Josh McDaniels decided to stay in Foxborough

The Patriots offensive coordinator spoke publicly Monday for the first time since he reneged on the Colts? coaching job.

// Just a typical coaches? breakfast for Bill Belichick at NFL owners meetings

There were definitely words coming out of Belichick?s mouth for 27 minnutes, but there wasn?t too much weight behind them.

// Does the armored train in Beijing belong to Kim Jong Un?

The Chinese capital is gripped by a mystery that includes an armored train, amateur detectives, and a flurry of Internet searches for ?fatty the third.?

Researchers found this earthworks structure, which had another inside it.

Parts of Amazon, once thought empty, may have been home to 1 million people

The new study joins a growing body of research suggesting the Amazon was more populated than once believed.


// Gronk?s galpal Camille Kostek gets a modeling gig with Sports Illustrated

She?s one of two women with NFL ties chosen in the search for the ?next great swimsuit star.?

// Want a statue of a naked Donald Trump? It?s going up for auction

Julien?s Auction said it?s the last statue remaining that was not vandalized or destroyed.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast


// The Love Letters podcast: How to get over an ex

Is rebound sex empowering, or does it leave you feeling lonelier? Meredith Goldstein investigates.

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It?s come down to 8. Which local restaurant will win?

What tastes are on top this year? Tacos, tapas, sticky buns, dim sum, oysters, and more. Make your picks here.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Ernest J. Moniz

// On Iran and North Korea: Don?t trust, and verify, verify, verify

The International Atomic Energy Agency has learned lessons in Iran that it could apply to North Korea.

Modeling?s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.


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// Why Houston wants nothing to do with the massive national opioid lawsuit

Harris County, Texas, the country?s third largest, is fighting to keep its case in state court.