Faith, kindness defined Methuen rip current victims

Mike and Laura Cote died after they were rescued from a rip currant at Seabrook Beach.

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Mike and Laura Cote “would do anything for you,” Mike’s father recalled. The Cotes died after they were caught in a rip current Sunday at a Seabrook, N.H., beach.

// Golfer pleads not guilty to biting off part of another player’s finger in bizarre golf course brawl

A dispute among golfers over the pace of play on a Plymouth golf course turned into a brawl in which one man allegedly bit off part of another man’s finger, police said.

// Cardinal O’Malley apologizes for not responding to letter

The 2015 letter contained allegations against Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington who allegedly sexually assaulted minors.

Man killed in shootout with police in Rochester, N.H.

Douglas Heath exchanged fire with two Rochester officers and two state troopers after crashing his car at the intersection of Oak Street and Route 125.

Lilian Calderon, one of the people suing over the arrests of immigrants who showed up for hearings at government offices, answered questions outside federal court on Monday.

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Judge asks ACLU, government tough questions in immigration case

Lawyers for immigrants trying to avoid deportation argue that the Department of Homeland Security unlawfully detained their clients.

// Suffolk investigation finds no illegal, unethical behavior in president search

The search process for the university’s new president had come under fire by some trustees.

// Citing finances, accreditors put Newbury College on probation

The school is just one of two small schools in New England to be cited recently by accreditors for financial concerns.

Opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

// Security clearances should terminate with government employment

Why should former officials retain privileged access to state secrets?

Some au pairs, in the US through this visa program, say they’re treated worse than the family pet

The State Department’s J-1 program is cheap labor disguised as cultural exchange, human rights groups and worker advocates say.

// Expanding Wi-Fi access in Tanzania: Facebook’s Boston office adds to global Internet push

Engineers from Facebook’s Cambridge office say they have successfully adapted a wireless technology that you might use in your home.

// Whale washes up on Duxbury Beach

Marine biologists and beach officials are working to remove the mammal to perform a necropsy.

// Stork escapes from Stone Zoo

A white-bellied stork named Las has escaped from Stone Zoo New England.

R.I. woman falls off sailboat, makes it to island in Narragansett Bay

The woman was picked up by another boat hours later after making it to Prudence Island.

// Melania Trump called for good behavior online. Moments later, her husband logged on to Twitter

Just after she spoke, President Trump unleashed a barrage of tweets in which he called the former CIA director a “hack” and mocked the effectiveness of the Justice Department.

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// History suggests strong economy could tame the Blue Wave

To reclaim control of the House of Representatives in November, Democrats will have to defy the results of previous midterm elections.

// Shirley Leung named interim editorial page editor at The Boston Globe

The columnist has explored topics ranging from business and politics to gender issues in the workplace. She replaces Ellen Clegg, who retired last week.


Josh Zakim has focused on immigrants’ rights issues, civil rights, and voter access.

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Josh Zakim barnstorms across Mass. to raise his profile

The city councilor has ventured to far-flung corners of the state, hoping to sow excitement among potential voters.

Secretary of State William Galvin (left) is facing the most competitive challenge since he was elected to his post 24 years ago.

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William Galvin faces strongest challenge in 2 decades

The longtime incumbent says he’s “not taking anything for granted” as he fights to win the Democratic nomination.

// An Elizabeth Warren endorsement would be a boon for Galvin or Zakim. Except it didn’t happen — for either

It would be the golden goose of endorsements, in the thick of a heated campaign: A nod of approval from a popular senator.


// Time to cut back on drinking? Here’s how.

You can drink too much without necessarily being addicted to alcohol. And drinking less can make your life better.

// Bryon Hefner made hundreds of harassing phone calls to his treatment facility, police say

Hefner pleaded guilty Monday in Concord District Court to four counts of placing “annoying” telephone calls.


// This loss hurts: After Indians rally, Red Sox fall short in ninth

Cleveland erased a 3-0 deficit against Rick Porcello to earn the comeback win in the battle of division leaders.


// Here’s why Terry Francona ranks as the best manager in Red Sox history

The infamous Chicken and Beer Year was one of the greatest collapses in baseball history, but the rest of Francona’s tenure in Boston was off the charts.

// Cardi B opens VMAs with her signature humor — and a trick

Cardi B pretended to be holding her daughter, Kulture, at the VMAs.

Cardi B spoke onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday.

Cardi B wins VMA, Nicki Minaj defends Fifth Harmony member

Cardi B, in her well-known silly demeanor, “opened” the 2018 Video Music Awards — not with a performance, but with cute jokes.

People laid out in the grass on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Researchers: Boston’s blazing hot summer could be a sign of things to come

Boston is suffering through what could end up being the hottest summer ever, and it could be a sign of things to come.

Justin Bilton lookied out at the wildfire from the safety of a boat.

Justin Bilton

‘I thought we were going to die’: Father and son escape raging Montana wildfire

Justin Bilton and his father, Charles, were on a trip together in Montana when they suddenly found themselves trapped by a fast-moving forest fire.


// No exceptions when it comes to politicians and free press

Political figures on both the left and right deserve scrutiny for their treatment of journalists.


// Takeaways from Jose Baez’s biography of Aaron Hernandez

In “Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez,” the attorney sheds fascinating new details about the former Patriots star’s life.

Christopher L. Gasper

An ode to the greatness of Simone Biles

Her display of superiority had her competitors openly acknowledging the yawning gap between Biles and the rest of the US gymnasts.

After the announcement of the team’s move to Worcester, Mike Stanton looks back on the PawSox.

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Opinion | Mike Stanton

Goodbye, Rhode Island: Elegy for the PawSox

After the announcement of the team’s move to Worcester, Mike Stanton looks back on the PawSox.

// Here’s what Barack Obama is reading this summer

The former US president shared his reading list online, and it’s filled with romantic comedies. (Just kidding.)


// Ben Affleck took a 22-year-old Playboy model to a Jack In The Box drive-through

Questions are swirling after the Massachusetts native was spotted out with a 22-year-old Playboy model.


// Frankie Shaw thanks Cleveland Circle restaurants for letting her film ‘SMILF’

The Brookline native said she had “been going to your restaurants since I was a little girl.”


// ‘Project Runway’ winner to launch a style and design pop-up in the Fenway

Erin Robertson and interior designer Nicole Fichera will open Hourglass — part boutique and part “content studio.”

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// After latest shocking sex abuse report, Pope Francis must lead

The revelations from Pennsylvania threaten to undermine much of what Francis has built.

Special reports

// This MBTA route showcases all of the T’s bus problems

The 111 is a rolling case study of all that ails MBTA bus service: overcrowding, delays caused by traffic and passengers who pay in cash, and frequent cancellations.


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// Prominent Dartmouth researcher plagiarized colleagues’ work, investigation finds

An investigation found that Dr. H. Gilbert Welch committed research misconduct.

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.


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Elon Musk confronts a fateful tweet and an 'excruciating' year

“I thought the worst of it was over — I thought it was,” Elon Musk told the New York Times. “The worst is over from a Tesla operational standpoint.” He continued: “But from a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come.”

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

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

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US Gymnastics Championships in Boston

This week, Boston will get a look at some of the best gymnasts in the world during the US Nationals, which runs Thursday through Sunday at TD Garden.


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