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Bermuda braces for Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices.

Tehran rules out talks with US as Trump steps back from directly blaming Iran

Tehran rules out talks with U.S. as Trump steps back from directly blaming Iran

UK Supreme Court weighs whether Boris Johnson broke the law in suspending Parliament

The court is hearing challenges to Johnson’s contentious decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks — an unusually long break, coming just before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on Oct. 31.

Lam says PR firms declined to help restore Hong Kong’s image

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the government had asked international public relations firms to help restore the city’s reputation, battered by months of pro-democracy protests, but was rejected.

American cancer survivor swims English Channel 4 times

An American cancer survivor has succeeded in her remarkable quest to swim across the English Channel four times in a row.

20 dead as truck falls off cliff in southern Philippines

Twenty villagers were killed and 14 others were injured when the truck they were riding in lost control and fell off a cliff Tuesday in a remote mountain village in the southern Philippines, police and the Red Cross said.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg A bicycle safety measure that should be law

One of the most crucial fixes for bicycle safety is a device for trucks that should be mandatory.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


// A rampant prescription, a hidden peril

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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