Washington gives John McCain a last farewell

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush spoke about six-term senator John McCain at the National Cathedral in Washington.

This combination photo shows former President Bill Clinton speaking at the funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, left, and the flag-draped casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Washington. CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC each tried to keep viewers caught up on people paying respect to McCain as his body was lying in state in the U.S. Capitol, as well as the lengthy service for the Queen of Soul. (AP Photo)

McCain, Franklin tributes show 2 Americas and cultures

The contrast between the two events was striking, coming at a time when the country is experiencing extreme divisions on politics and race.

Foxborough, MA 1-22-17: Pictured during the post game podium celebration are (left to right) Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and quarterback Tom Brady. The New England Patriots hosted the Pittsburg Steelers in the National Football League AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: mcbride topic: Patriots-Steelers


Mark Leibovich on his new Patriots book: ?I don?t know why the guys let me in the way they did?

The book is a 349-page grenade guaranteed to rattle cages in Foxborough and across the NFL.

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 31: Members of the Oakland Athletics congratulate each other after defeating the Seattle Mariners 7-5 at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 31, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)


The A?s are the team you don?t want to face in the playoffs

Perceived to be a year ahead of schedule, the Athletics are poised to make the postseason and nobody is eager to meet them.

11 OCT 1972: Jim Catfish Hunter of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch to the plate during Game 4 of the American League Championship game at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, MI. The Athletics loss the game 4 to 3 but won the series three games to two.. (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

Bob Ryan

Pitch counts? The 1974 Oakland A?s staff would scoff

The small number of pitchers the A?s used in that championship season is unimaginable by today?s standards.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rex_US_President_Donald_J_Trump_del_9842554J.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Chin083118DemcandidateJayGonzalez_Met5.jpg 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.

Work continued at the site of GE?s new headquarters in Fort Point in August.

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As GE shrinks, will its 800 jobs deal shrink too?

GE is in quite a different place than it was in January 2016, when it picked Boston as its new home.

McNeven, J., The Foreign Department, viewed towards the transept, coloured lithograph, 1851, Ackermann (printer), V&A. The interior of the Crystal Palace in London during the Great Exhibition of 1851. CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons

Ideas | Nick Andersen

When you couldn?t bring technology to people, ambitious cities brought people to World?s Fairs

In an era before mass commercialization, it wasn?t easy to present new products to the public; the public had to travel to them. A forward-looking city could reap the benefits.

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

Charlestown, MA - August 28, 2018: Josiah Saint Cyr plunges into a pool while playing with friends at the Boston Housing Authority's Charlestown Development in Charlestown, MA on August 28, 2018. Forecasters say it?s going to feel hotter than 100 degrees outside, and this hazy, hot, and humid weather is expected to stick around until Wednesday night. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning that will remain in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 9 p.m. Wednesday, because heat index values could reach as high as 105 degrees in some places. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_traffic1_MET.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Handout_02wearlington_001.jpg In Arlington, a better bus ride may be on the way

The town is working with Cambridge, the MBTA, and state officials on a bus priority pilot program this fall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/452100928.jpg Gisele Bundchen met her doppleganger at the Boston wax museum

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shutterstock_117858124.jpg 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.

Music fest in Boston is abruptly canceled, sparking many questions

The ?Rock the Roots? concert at Boston City Hall Plaza, scheduled for today, was canceled Friday. Ticket-holders and the performing bands were left with more questions than answers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/06102011_10nonprofit_photo2-7955503.jpg Troubled Massachusetts nursing home chain in ?dire? straits

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.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/744add5abe8e452eb3d6bfc6e925144d-744add5abe8e452eb3d6bfc6e925144d-0.jpg Actress in ?ER? and ?Stand and Deliver? is fatally shot by police

Vanessa Marquez, who had a recurring role in ?ER? on television and who starred in the film ?Stand and Deliver,? was killed in a incident involving police officers.

State Police

Saugus man arrested after allegedly being pulled over three times

Joshua Thomson was first stopped by State Police on Route 1 in Revere for driving a truck with an unsecured load of scrap metal.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/5b5be91235664fd19cf9f7f776bcd7e9-5b5be91235664fd19cf9f7f776bcd7e9-0.jpg 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.?

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_bostoncollegemovein2_met.jpg Moving day cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

It?s that time of year again: U-Hauls will be cutting you off, and confused parents will ask you for directions.

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

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

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.

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.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial Board Endorsement

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Chin082818KatieForde_Met5.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/3ad1ffb78283420c88b07b0435e315bd-3ad1ffb78283420c88b07b0435e315bd-0.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/200_love_letters_bonus.jpg 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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/stan-fellows-home-nest-illustration$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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SeattleTimes_10kirsner02_biz.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/FlfQGTy9_585.jpg 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.


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Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.