Troubled Massachusetts nursing home chain in ?dire? straits, court monitor warns

Two of Synergy Health Care?s Massachusetts nursing homes are on a federal list of worst nursing homes in the country, as the company?s financial woes mount.

Former secretary of state John Kerry.

CBS: Former secretary of state Kerry not ruling out 2020 bid

CBS News says former secretary of state John Kerry is not ruling out a 2020 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

// Justice Department lawyer says he was told Russia had ?Trump over a barrel?

Bruce Ohr says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump ??over a barrel.?

// Trump to stump for Ted Cruz, who he once said ?has accomplished absolutely nothing? for Texans

President Trump says he?ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger.

A staff member for President Donald Trump blocked a camera as a photojournalist attempted to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Evansville, Indiana.

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Trump volunteer blocks news photographer's shot of protester

A volunteer member of the advance team for President Trump blocked a photojournalist's camera as he tried to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Indiana.

// Problems persist with missing, delayed Boston school buses

As the Boston school bus drivers contract was set to expire Friday, problems with school buses stretched into a fourth day.

// Local drivers among country?s worst, insurer says

Out of 200 cities nationwide, the 2018 Allstate America?s Best Drivers Report ranks Boston 199th, Worcester 197th, and Springfield 195th.

// Father of Marine killed in crash following chase blames Mashpee police and driver

Kevin Quinn, who was returning from the hospital where his wife had given birth to their first child, was struck by a driver who was allegedly fleeing police.

// ?They didn?t have a chance?

Having just found a buyer for their house, a couple was on the verge of escaping a toxic neighbor. Now, that neighbor is accused of running the pair down, killing one.

// Authorities find 20 firearms at Calif. home of man who allegedly threatened the Globe

Prosecutors say Robert Chain made 14 threatening calls to the Globe that were ?profane, lewd, and peppered with antigay slurs? after the paper launched a campaign in support of the free press.

Body found on Mass. Pike in Auburn ID?d as Norwell man

The body of Johannes Songdahl III was found near Exit 10 in what first responders initially believed was the result of an ejection from a vehicle following a crash.

// Lowell man allegedly breaks into home, stabs ex-girlfriend?s new boyfriend

Lowell police are searching for an armed man who allegedly entered a bedroom where his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend were sleeping and stabbed the boyfriend.

Orleans-08/31/18-A shark flag blows in the wind at an entrance point to Nauset Beach. Shark sightings are almost a daily occurence on the Cape and especially at Nauset Beach, where beach life goes on as usual. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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?There have always been great whites down here, just not this close to the shore?

On the beaches along the outer Cape, this summer of the shark has seized attention and captured imagination like something out of a Steven Spielberg movie.

Washington says goodbye to John McCain

The late senator?s wife, Cindy McCain, and other members of his family watched from the steps of the East Plaza as John McCain?s casket was carried into the Capitol.

Presidents, pop stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin.

In a regal ceremony fit for the Queen of Soul, loved ones and fans gathered in Detroit and around the world said farewell to Aretha Franklin Friday.

Memorable moments from Aretha Franklin?s daylong ?homegoing?

Thousands of people packed a Detroit church Friday to pay respects to Aretha Franklin, the musical giant whose legacy was evident in several hours of tributes in song.

// Local candidates for Congress talking up impeachment

With just days to go before the Sept. 4 primary election, congressional candidates in Massachusetts are jumping on the impeachment bandwagon.

// The Democrats? gubernatorial candidates hit the road seeking voters

Days before Democratic primary voters head to the poll to pick their nominee, Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie spent Friday making some of their final pitches.

Dr. Dallas Reed, an obstetrician-gynecologist and medical geneticist, uses a new software program to help diagnose kids with rare genetic diseases.

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Facial recognition zeroes in on genetic disorders

A facial recognition app called Face2Gene, developed by Boston-based digital health startup FDNA, is making diagnoses easier for specialists in genetic disorders.

// What to do if your dog bites someone

What happens after the family pet bites someone? Veterinary clinicians and animal control officers in Boston say knowing what to do next is valuable.

// Older workers want jobs, but employers aren?t hiring them

Baby boomers continue to be ?pigeonholed? into lower-wage positions, said one economist, and that can have dire financial consequences.

// Restoring Hilltop Steakhouse cactus sign has been a tall order

A sign company has spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours restoring the vintage sign, piece by piece.

// August was a scorcher ? but the high temps aren?t over yet

There were 19 days in August with dew points at or above 70 degrees. All this added up to the warmest August on record.

Dave Epstein

// Don?t get used to this cool respite

It?s going to feel hot and humid again Sunday afternoon and Labor Day.

TV Critic?s Corner

// NBC to reair 2002 ?SNL? show hosted by John McCain

The night before McCain?s private funeral, after a week of tribute, we?ll get a vivid reminder of the late senator?s eager sense of humor.

// Gisele Bundchen met her doppleganger at the Boston wax museum

"Look who I saw in Boston today. Another me!" Bundchen captioned her Instagram post.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial Board Endorsement

// Endorsement: Katie Forde would bring new energy to Suffolk Registry of Deeds

The Globe editorial board endorses Katie Forde in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds race.

Editorial Board Endorsement

// Endorsement: Stephen Lynch, and his independent streak, deserve another term

The Globe editorial board endorses Stephen Lynch in the Eighth Congressional District primary.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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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.

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.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

A home, but for how long?

The Trump administration canceled the program that had allowed Patricia Carbajal to create a life as a mother, a construction worker, and a budding activist.


// Play the crossword

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