Amazon could find those 50,000 jobs hard to fill in Boston area

Tech companies say they already have problems finding qualified candidates, but others believe Amazon could establish Boston as a tech mecca.

Robert Mueller.

Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions as president

The special counsel is looking into the firing of President Trump’s national security adviser and FBI director, according to White House officials.

Hurricane Maria

A downed tree blocked a street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday.

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All of Puerto Rico without power after Maria

‘‘Once we’re able to go outside, we’re going to find our island destroyed,’’ said Abner Gomez, Puerto Rico’s emergency management director.

// Tropical Storm Jose batters Cape and Islands with strong winds, rip tides

Eastern Massachusetts residents should brace for a stormy end to the week.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. To win, 50 of the 52 GOP senators must back it _ a margin they failed to reach when the chamber rejected the effort in July. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate pressing ahead with vote on last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill

The legislation by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy would repeal central elements of Obamacare.

// Trump Cabinet member reportedly used pricey private jets to travel to New England

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s five-flight itinerary was estimated to cost more than $60,000.

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How far breast cancer treatment has come—and where it’s going next

Countless strides have been made over the past century in the fight against the disease, with more on the way. Look back on the biggest milestones and learn about the research of tomorrow.

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A rendering of 2017's HUBweek.


Domes to dot City Hall Plaza for innovation-themed festival

The third edition of HUBweek will feature talks by entrepreneurs, scientists, and journalists.

// Should I drink 25 glasses of water like Tom Brady?

This writer was going to try it, but the experts warned he’d better not.

// Turkeys are ‘strategizing’ in Cambridge and officials want to do something about it

The City Council wants residents to get guidance on how to deal with the truculent birds.

State panel backs switching to all-year daylight saving time

One man’s quest to put Massachusetts on daylight saving time all year was endorsed on Wednesday by a state commission.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is running for reelection.

Yvonne Abraham

What the challengers would say to Mayor Walsh if they had a debate

With no debate planned, I offered all three challengers a chance to take Walsh to task on issues where they think he’s failing the people of Boston.


// Banning sex-slave ads shouldn’t trigger a fight

The Communications Decency Act shields Internet operators from liability for the awful things their users post. But Congress is ready to change the law.

The Berkshire Museum plans to sell 40 works of art, including two by Normal Rockwell, from its collection.

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Massachusetts Cultural Council blasts Berkshire Museum over decision to sell art

The MCC called the plan “a violation of the Museum’s public trust” and has put “a hold” on a $22,000 grant to the museum.

// Quiet Maine island left searching for answers after Groton slayings

Memories of Orion Krause remain vivid on Monhegan Island, but now the suspected murderer’s name evokes darker thoughts.

New Orleans, LA: September 17, 2017: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a smile and a wave for someone off the field after he came outof the tunnel for the start of the game. The New England Patriots visited the New Orleans Saints in a regular season NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).


Bill Belichick’s coaching tree remains fruitless

Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels, and Bill O’Brien haven’t matched their mentor’s success, but they also didn’t have the NFL’s greatest quarterback.

// Cape DA defends handling of charges stemming from Kennedy party

Prosecutors dropped a disorderly conduct charge as long as Max Kennedy accepted responsibility for a noise violation and agreed to pay a fine.

// A sixth mass extinction could be in the cards, according to MIT professor

Daniel Rothman predicted that the world’s oceans could hold enough carbon by 2100 to trigger a sixth mass extinction in them.

Love Letters

// He wants to hit pause on their relationship

They’re in their late 40s and essentially living together. But now he says he needs time to think, and she’s confused.


// This week in weed

Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

// Trump pushes US closer to war

President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations moved the world closer to war because the game of chicken often ends in disaster.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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Special reports


// Whistle-blowers at N.H. VA hospital are tip of iceberg

In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.


// A huge gift boosts alternative therapies at a med school, sparking outrage

Some in medicine are alarmed at a new program to study integrative medicine.


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Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue

The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter engines.