Breaking his silence, Junot Díaz denies abuse allegations against him

Author Junot Díaz adamantly denied allegations of inappropriate behavior made by two female writers.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

In his first interview since being accused of inappropriate behavior with women, the celebrated novelist adamantly denied the allegations. His case may be a turning point in the #MeToo movement.

// Susan Collins says she wouldn?t support a Supreme Court nominee who would overturn Roe v. Wade

Senator Susan Collins of Maine said President Trump shouldn?t pick a judge for the Supreme Court who doesn?t respect legal precedent, including the ?settled? law legalizing abortion.

// Injunction extends Maria evacuee housing program to Tuesday

Vouchers for the program were set to expire at midnight. FEMA has paid for hotels for those who fled Puerto Rico after the hurricane.

// It?s going to remain hot ? and humid

In addition to temperatures this week in the high 80s and low 90s, it will be sticky. Turn on the AC.

Yvonne Abraham

// The bright spot in an era of darkness: the people

When you start looking for them, the helpers are everywhere. We need more of them, and they need more of our help.

Panel awards city mechanic $50k in discrimination case

Theophilus Drigo says that he was singled out because of his race and then faced retaliation after he filed the complaint.

Adam Melonas at Chew labs in Boston?s Fenway neighborhood.

Webb Chappell for the Boston Globe

Globe Magazine

Can Adam Melonas cook up a food revolution from his secretive Fenway lab?

With a team of superstar scientists and chefs, the man who views himself as a modern-day Willy Wonka is reimagining food for the future.

// A rare shooting in Brighton?s Oak Square rattles residents

?No one in the community should be in fear at this time,? said local City Councilor Mark Ciommo.

Dollar Tree catered to lower-income shoppers in a neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

It was a house of worship, and now it?s a house of bargains

The former St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown has taken on new life ? if a decidedly secular one.

// Baker says payroll tax doesn?t violate longstanding pledge

The governor said because the tax supports a new service ? the paid family and medical leave program, it ?is a lot different than just raising taxes just to balance the budget.?

// Ten people displaced by early-morning Dorchester fire

The blaze resulted in about $300,000 in damage, fire officials said.

Harvard and other colleges and universities are feeling lashed by political and economics gusts.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Lawrence Bacow is taking Harvard to the heartland

The university?s new president is out to shed Harvard Yard?s image as a Northeast enclave for the country?s elite.

// In cities big and small nationwide, protesters take to streets to protest Trump?s immigration policy

The events were mostly peaceful, but arrests were reported in Dallas and Columbus, Ohio.

// Demonstrators make their way to South Bay jail

Hundreds of protesters linked arms and sat on the sidewalk in front of the South Bay House of Correction in Boston, where undocumented immigrants are held.

// Boston protesters overrun City Hall Plaza, Common

City officials said more than 5,000 people took part. Organizers said there were 15,000. ?No more kids in cages,? read one sign. ?Don?t jail children,? read another.

// What did Melania Trump learn while visiting the border?

It?s not clear what lessons the first lady took from her trip and what she?ll communicate to President Trump.

Dylan Fielding celebrates at the finish of the demolition-style Flagpole Race, held at the end of each racing day at New Hampshire?s Hudson Speedway.

Porter Gifford

Globe Magazine

Photo essay: A look at the loud, unpredictable action at Hudson Speedway

Photographer Porter Gifford captures the action at the New Hampshire speedway ? a gritty first stop up the ladder of professional racing.

Red Sox 11, Yankees 0

// Chris Sale?s 1-hit masterpiece had shades of Pedro

The lefty had one of the best performances by a Red Sox starter in New York in almost two decades. He walked one batter and struck out 11.


// This is the most important non-playoff start of David Price?s Red Sox career

The Sox lefthander is 7-1 with a 2.72 ERA in his last nine starts, going into Sunday night?s game in New York.

// Aron Baynes, Celtics agree to two-year deal

The 31-year-old center agreed to the $11 million deal right when free agency began, shortly after midnight.

Love Letters

If she has feelings for me, why does she keep dating other guys?

After being her rebound guy multiple times, he wonders if she?ll ever take him seriously.


// An 850 credit score? It?s possible

For many consumers, a perfect credit score is like a four-leaf clover. You know it exists. It?s just rare.

book review

// Pulling no punches on Rocky Marciano

Mike Stanton serves up a portrait of a deeply flawed boxing legend whose only hope for perfection was in the ring

Cooking | Magazine

// Everything you need to know about using a charcoal grill

Plus, a skirt steak salad recipe that lets you test your skills.

Fan in the crowd as Jean-Michel Jarre performs during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, April 13, 2018. The Weeknd brought a raw emotional intimacy as he headlined Coachella, where electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre lit up the festival with lasers and calls to safeguard the environment. Packing 125,000 fashionably or at least scantily dressed fans onto the sun-baked desert of southern California, Coachella has become the titan of music festivals and a global brand with a who's who of acts who play back-to-back weekends with identical lineups. / AFP PHOTO / Kyle GrillotKYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

Aloha to your father?s Hawaiian shirts

Cheeky and colorful, high-end or bargain basement, they?re not just for graying Buffett fans anymore.


// From ?Black Panther? to ?Lean on Pete,? the best movies of 2018 . . . so far

Here are the top movies of the first half of the year.

Opinion & Ideas


// No easy arms deals for dictators, no matter what Trump says

The president wants the power to sell AR-15s and other weapons to strongmen, without congressional oversight.

Special reports

// Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data

Users? clicks and posts built Facebook and Google?s online empires. Isn?t it time they got paid for their labor?



Watch ?Runnin?,? a STAT documentary

?Runnin?,? now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

Globe event

Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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