US to impose sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack in England

The State Department said the sanctions will be imposed on Russia because it used a chemical weapon in violation of international law.

// Boston Beer boss tells Trump that tax cut helps his company ?kick ass?

Jim Koch and a number of other CEOs met with President Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey.

// Video captures bloody aftermath of shark attack on seal

Last week, researchers spotted a shark eating a seal off Wellfleet and found themselves up close with the bloody aftermath.

David Epstein

// We?re going to be sweltering until we get a brief break on Friday

Unfortunately, the humid stuff will lurk just offshore and likely come back later this weekend.

7-15-18 - Richardson, TX - Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick campaigns for Colin Allred (background center), who is running for Congress in Texas, during an appearance at Allred's campaign headquarters in Richardson, Texas. Gov. Patrick is considering a 2020 presidential run. (Kim Leeson for The Boston Globe)

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How Deval Patrick could outflank Elizabeth Warren in 2020

As Republicans try to box in Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick is testing the presidential waters.

// Nathan Carman asks court to tap into his trust found for legal fees

Nathan Carman, named in probes into the murder of his grandfather and disappearance of his mother, wants money for a lawyer to defend him in a lawsuit by his relatives.

// ?Pressure to work in pain.? A quarter of opioid deaths are in construction

Construction workers, farmers, fishermen, and others employed in workplaces where injury is common die of opioid overdoses at rates five or six times greater than the average worker.

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

He?s running for six different elected offices on the same ballot (and yes, that?s legal)

Before you dismiss H. Brooke Paige, consider this: he is all but guaranteed to be the GOP?s nominee for four of the positions because he is running unopposed in the primary.

Michael A. Cohen

// On Twitter, Trump fumbles away his own defense

President Trump?s ?no collusion? mantra hit a roadblock over the weekend.

// NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

New York City approved a one-year moratorium on new licenses on for-hire vehicles such as Uber and Lyft while the city studies the rapidly changing industry.

// Man arrested at New Mexico compound was allegedly training kids for school shootings

The man was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound where 11 hungry children were found in filthy conditions, prosecutors said.

// Republican Congressman Chris Collins removed from House committee after arrest

A New York indictment charges Collins, the congressman?s son and the father of the son?s fiance, with conspiracy, wire fraud and other counts.

Amrhein?s Restaurant.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Amrheins in Southie up for sale; could go for $20 million

The iconic property on West Broadway has been on the market for about a month and is expected to fetch a pretty penny once a buyer closes on the site sometime in the fall.

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk 3-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Ty Burr

An Oscar category for ?popular?? Bad idea.

Every couple of years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does something so deeply screwy that those of us who care find ourselves doing a classic spit-take.

// State unveils new anti-stoned driving ad

Officials sternly warned consumers not to get high and drive, but enforcement could be a challenge.

// Holliston woman is a rising star in the sport of ninja

Casey Rothschild, 20, recently became the youngest female competitor to finish the ?American Ninja Warrior? qualifying course.

At the Studio Allston Hotel, the lobby pops with color.

Christopher Muther/Globe staff

Inside Boston?s hottest hotels, from bleak to chic

Travel writer Christopher Muther slept around so you don?t have to. A look inside Boston?s hottest hotels.

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Barack Obama wasn?t the only celebrity visiting Martha?s Vineyard

A pair of actors was also spotted on the island recently.

Love Letters

Do I tell my dates about my toddler?

A lot of men seem turned off when they find out I?m a single mom.

Globe Magazine

// Where to have fun with your dog around Boston

Summer and fall are the perfect seasons for hitting the road and getting outside with your dog. And the adventures range far beyond your local dog park.

// Missing cat reunited with owner after 7 years

After seven years away from home, Tigger the cat has finally found his way back, much to the delight of his owner.

LODOGA, CA - AUGUST 07: Firefighters monitor a back fire as they battle the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history with over 280,000 acres charred and at least 75 homes destroyed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Epic California fire is 10 times the size of Boston

The wildfire raging in California ? the largest in that state?s history ? has burned more than 457 square miles.

Chief of Charlottesville Police, RaShall Brackney, right, gestured as City leaders fielded questions from business owners during a forum in July on preparations for the one year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam proactively declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year anniversary of the violent white nationalist rally.

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Joe Hill sees a link between Lady of the Dunes, ?Jaws?

The New Hampshire thriller writer thinks the murder victim might have been a movie extra.

tv critic?s corner

// ABC doesn?t want to say goodbye to ?Modern Family?

The sitcom?s showrunners had planned to end the series after the upcoming season, its 10th. But the network would like an 11th.

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Canton middle school teacher to serve as 2019 Iditarod ?Teacher on the Trail?

When mushers race sled dogs for miles across a snowy landscape during the 2019 Iditarod sled dog race in March, a Massachusetts school teacher won?t be far behind.

// New study: People tend to aspire to date someone ?out of their league?

The study determined people?s ?desirability? by using the PageRank algorithm, which was created by the founders of Google to rank Web pages.


//[1]-7875.jpg Ben Cherington?s stamp will be forever imprinted on these Red Sox

The former Boston GM, now VP of player development for Toronto, played a big part in the Sox landing the talent that now makes up their core.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Scott Gilmore

// Agitated shouting from an agitated kingdom

Nobody expected a diplomatic war between Saudi Arabia and Canada.

Special reports

// TSA tracking travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Air marshals are conducting a new domestic surveillance program, tracking people as they fly and move through airports. It might be illegal.


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// Drug prices could be a winning issue for Dems ? if only they had a plan

With the midterms ahead, candidates still haven?t figured out the best way to talk about high drug prices.

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.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable ? and confounding ? art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Real Estate

Rhode Island sailing program has home on Newport Harbor

Sailing is to Newport, Rhode Island, as?fishing is to Gloucester, Massachusetts, clamming is to Cape Cod, whaling is to the island of Nantucket. Which is to say, it?s iconic and defining.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture


The Big Picture

Summertime festivals around the world

Photographers capture communities gathering at events organized to celebrate a variety of cultural observances.


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