FROM Gary Washburn
Bell Rings for LeBron James and Bonanza Free Agency Market The NBA Championship has barely been decided, but it's already time for free agency, the time when players can, or sometimes must, negotiate with different teams. This year's group of free agents is being called "the deepest ever." Will LeBron James leave the Cleveland Cavaliers? Will Dwyane Wade stay with the Miami Heat? What about Chris Bosh ? Will they end up together? Gary Washburn is national NBA writer for the Boston Globe .
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.