Husband, wife die in Seabrook, N.H., rip current incident

The people who died after a powerful rip current swept a group of people out to sea at a Seabrook, N.H., beach on Sunday were identified as a husband and wife from Methuen.

The scene outside Atlas Liquors in Quincy on Monday night.

Quincy liquor store sign comes down, taking part of building facade with it

An ambulance driver who was passing by the store on Adams Street told police about the mishap.

A sign from the 1950 commemoration, which marked the 330th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in Provincetown.

A reminder from Provincetown: Pilgrims stopped here first

Blown off course, the Mayflower paused on the Cape for 5½ before heading west.

Attorney Mitchell Garabedian called for Pope Francis to outline what measures the Catholic Church will take and for the release of documents relating to sexual abuse in the church.

Catholics remain skeptical after Francis’ apology for abuse

The faithful wonder, will real reform follow?

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Man shot in October State Forest in Lee

The man suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the Berkshire Medical Center after he was shot in the 16,500-acre state park in Lee, police said.

Police searching for missing Haverhill woman

Danielle Nichols was last seen Aug. 16, the Haverhill police said.

Episcopal Diocese apologizes for bishop’s comments about Israeli soldiers

Bishop Gayle Harris told church members two stories about alleged mistreatment of Palestinian children by Israeli soldiers.

William Galvin faces strongest challenge in 2 decades

This is life back on the campaign trail for Galvin, in the thick of his most competitive challenge since he was elected secretary of state 24 years ago.

Josh Zakim barnstorms across Mass. to raise his profile

“It’s tough to run for statewide office,” said Maurice Cunningham, a political science professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2018. There are 132 days left in the year.

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

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

MS-13 member sentenced after shooting 2 on board Blue Line train

Rogelio Alvarado faces up to six years in state prison for the 2016 incident.

Firefighters battled the blaze at 94 George St. in Roxbury on Nov. 5, 2016.

Acquittal for men accused of setting fire that caused homeless woman’s death

Jurors found Marcus Dozier and Kenneth Ford not guilty of arson and second-degree murder.

Braintree-12/20/17 At the Archdiocese of Boston Headquarters, Cardinal Sean O'Malley met with the media to speak about the death of former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law. John Tlumacki/Globe staff (metro)

Read: Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s statement on 2015 letter from Ramsey on McCarrick sex abuse claims

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley apologized Monday for the way his office handled a 2015 letter containing allegations against Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington who was removed from the ministry in June and resigned in July after reports that he had sexually assaulted minors and abused seminarians.


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Elizabeth Warren’s primary concern is her reelection campaign

The senator’s team has made clear that she has “no plans to get involved with primaries across the state.”

MS-13 member sentenced in murder of 16-year-old boy

Salvadoran national Edwin Diaz received 35 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

Bryon Hefner (right), pleaded guilty in the District Court of Central Middlesex, to making “annoying” phone calls.

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.

Suffolk University President Marisa Kelly.

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.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren did not offer an endorsement in the secretary of state race.

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.

Newbury College’s campus is in Brookline.

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.

Randolph, MA - 3/21/2017 - Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley attended today's Wake for Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Randolph. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 22wake, LOID: 8.3.1973858621.

Cardinal O’Malley apologizes for not responding to letter that raised questions about sex abuse by fellow cardinal

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

Las, the stork.

Stork escapes from Stone Zoo

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

Ayanna Pressley’s campaign hopes the 30-second spot on Spanish language television stations will help her energize Latino voters before the Sept. 4 primary.

Ayanna Pressley rolls out Spanish-language TV ads

Pressley, who is being vastly outspent by incumbent Michael Capuano, touts her work on behalf of immigrants in the spot.

Ipswich police recover body of Rowley man from Crane Beach shoreline

Authorities are investigating after the body of a Rowley man was found in the surf along the Crane Beach shoreline Monday morning.

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.

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.

Judge grills ACLU, government in immigration case

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

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.

Lynn man arrested for allegedly holding woman at gunpoint in Fenway apartment

Police had gotten a call for a person screaming inside the apartment around 11 p.m. Friday, and heard “a female victim screaming for help” when they arrived.

Derek Harkins was arraigned at Plymouth District Court for biting a man's fingertip off during a golf brawl.

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.


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Mass. couple gives wounded dog a second chance at life

Kathy and Chris Ambrose, both from Reading, adopted Claire, a stray dog from Mississippi who was shot in the face and leg at close range.

Driver seriously injured after crashing into tractor-trailer in Holliston

The driver of a pickup truck was seriously injured after his car collided with a tractor-trailer Monday morning in Holliston.

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

‘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.

Inert grenade found in Roxbury yard

An inert grenade was found in the backyard of an Roxbury home Monday.

N.H. man charged with murder in deaths of wife, father

The deaths were reported Monday morning.

Duxbury-08/20/18-A fin whale washed up on Duxbury Beach, as members of the New England Aquarium took measurements and photos at the scene. (Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe)

Whale washes up on Duxbury Beach

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

Yarmouth police officer hurt after cruiser hits utility pole

A Yarmouth police officer has been released from the hospital after his cruiser skidded off the roadway in Yarmouth Port Monday morning.

Police arrest suspect in stabbing near Downtown Crossing

Boston police arrested Joseph Porter, 47, of Boston, in connection with stabbing in Boston.

Drawbridge on Route 107 between Saugus and Lynn frozen in place

The bridge - also known the Fox Hill bridge - stopped functioning around 5:40 p.m. Sunday with the lift portion frozen in the up position.

06/16/16: Seabrook, NH: Spending some time at the seashore on a beautiful afternoon, a beachgoer relaxes on Seabrook Beach. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:metro topic: feature

‘The toughest thing I’ve ever been through’: Good Samaritan helps save swimmers from deadly rip current in N.H.

Matt Tomaszewski of Boston was enjoying an idyllic day on the New Hampshire coast with his family. That’s when the screams started.

A woman ran on the Boston Harborwalk near the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester in May.

Kicking off the work week with mild weather

The clouds you see this Monday morning will gradually give way to sunny skies, and temperatures are only expected to reach the lower 70s.

The MBTA’s Alewife garage is showing its age.

Alewife garage opens for work week, MBTA says

The garage was closed over the weekend as crews inspected the facility, which is in the process of being repaired.

The hot summer means the Spray Pool on the Common has often been packed.

Dave Epstein

Is this a historically hot summer? Let’s look at the data

The answer varies based on where you live and how you measure temperatures.

Man shot in Charlestown Sunday night

A man was shot in Charlestown on Sunday night, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to Boston police.

Three-car crash in Canton closes two lanes on I-93 northbound

Few details were known about the crash, which occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday.

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Today is Monday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year.

Seabrook Beach in 2016.

Methuen man dies after several swimmers rescued off N.H. beach

A 47-year-old Methuen woman is in critical condition after several swimmers were rescued — some by a good Samaritan — from a rip current Sunday off Seabrook Beach.

Drawbridge connecting Lynn, Saugus will be closed Monday

The Belden G. Bly Bridge, also called the Fox Hill Drawbridge, was closed Sunday after it got stuck in the open position around 5:40 p.m.

Late at night, an angel takes flight in the North End

The North End’s traditional Fisherman’s Feast ended when 10-year-old Sophia Fialkosky traveled from a third-story window to the statue of the Madonna del Soccorso waiting below.