GOP’s bid to repeal Obamacare appears to have failed, again

epa06228123 Republican Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 26 September 2017. McConnell must decide whether to hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the Republican's latest attempt to repeal Obamacare, which currently does not have enough votes for passage. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO


Senator Jeff Flake shook his head and said ‘‘no’’ when asked about plans for a vote. The setback marks the end for the latest drive to overturn the law, a promise the GOP has made to voters for seven years.

// Trump to visit Puerto Rico next week

President Donald Trump said the island was “hit as hard as you can hit” and will visit next Tuesday.

// Upcoming season of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ will be the last

Get ready to say goodbye to the shiplap.

Actor Tom Wopat (right) stood during his arraignment last month.

‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star allegedly told 16-year-old accuser, ‘I’m a creepy old man’

Tom Wopat, charged with groping a woman, is now facing additional charges that he also indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl.

// Bill Russell takes knee in photo with Presidential Medal of Freedom

The 83-year-old NBA Hall-of-Famer tweeted that he was “proud to stand tall against social injustice.”

Book Review

//[1] Ta-Nehisi Coates fears Trump has opened the door to bigotry

The national correspondent for The Atlantic ruminates on the historic presidency of Barack Obama, but also the man now fixated on erasing his legacy.

Boston preliminary elections today

// Everything you need to know about Boston’s preliminary elections

It’s Election Day in Boston and here’s what you need to know about the 2017 preliminary elections.

■ Polls are open in preliminary contests from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find out where to vote, visit

■ There are four candidates for mayor, including incumbent Martin J. Walsh and his main challenger, Councilor Tito Jackson.

■ There are also preliminary city council contests in several Boston districts, including 13 candidates seeking to fill Jackson’s seat.

Chef Edgar Ievins teaches Jennifer Beaumont Wilfrid (left) and Barbara Targum how to make croissants during a baking class at the Targum home in Arlington.

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A lesson in baking — and life — from a personal chef

It seems our husbands had pooled their resources to purchase an immersive, offbeat Mother’s Day gift — a cooking tutorial with a Jamaica Plain-based personal chef.


// Kyrie Irving says flat-Earth claim was an ‘exploitation tactic’

“All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation,” Irving said on the “Toucher & Rich” show, “it was all an exploitation tactic.”


// Carson Smith and the value of a deep bullpen in the postseason

Though postseasons don’t necessarily follow regular season patterns, the Red Sox appear to have a blueprint for late-innings strength.

Foxborough, MA: September 24, 2017: Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) eludes the grasp of Patriots defenders as he scrambles for some yardage. The New England Patriots hosted the Houston Texans in a regular season NFL football game at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).


Patriots’ lack of speed on defensive front was a concern, and it could remain so

They have plenty of girth up front, but not quite the personnel who can chase down an athletic quarterback such as Deshaun Watson.

Eric Dahl, with his daughters Casey (left), 12, and Emma, 14.

Alison Dahl

Man dies after being stung by bees in Foxborough

Eric Dahl told his wife he’d been stung by a “ton of bees” while doing yard work and that he felt like he was going to pass out.

Mac Hay (center), owner of Mac’s Seafood on Cape Cod, worked with two of his many H-2B visa employees, Robert Camblell (left), and Marlene Betty, both of Jamaica.

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Foreign worker shortages still plaguing Cape Cod

The possibility of restrictions on international student worker visas has the tourism industry, which is already facing labor shortages, on edge.

Shirley Leung

// Amazon in Lawrence? New Bedford? Worcester? Why not?

The state can’t afford to bet just on Boston when it submits its bid for Amazon’s new headquarters. Who really knows what Amazon’s CEO wants? In the end, the best proposal may be a regional one.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: U.S. President Donald Trump waits for the arrival of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the White House September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Later in the day Rajoy and Trump will hold a joint news conference in the Rose Garden where they will likely announce more cooperation in the fight against terrorism and possibly address the growing division between Spaniards ahead of a Sunday referendum on Catalonia's independence. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

North Korea seeks help from GOP analysts on Trump

‘‘Their No. 1 concern is Trump. They can’t figure him out,’’ said one person with direct knowledge of North Korea’s approach.

// Report warns climate change, electric cars could cost Mass.

The impact of climate change, and specifically the rise of ride-sharing and the electric car could deprive the state of revenues it gets from gas-fueled vehicles.

// State takes Amazon to court over third-party tax records

It’s unclear how the legal action might affect bid to land e-commerce giant’s second headquarters.

// DA says Lynn teacher was murdered

Vanessa MacCormack, 30, was found unresponsive inside her Revere home Saturday.

// ‘We choose: hope, love, respect,’ Paramount Theatre marquee says

The Paramount Theatre isn’t just advertising shows on its electronic marquee. The Emerson College theater is speaking out against hate and in favor of harmony.

// After 6 agonizing days, Chatham parents hear from daughter in Puerto Rico

For nearly a week Valerie Mowbray had been waiting by the phone in New Hampshire to hear from her daughter.

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// ‘You’re on your own’ — broken elevator leaves 85-year-old climbing 52 stairs

Since her building’s elevator broke down in August, 85-year-old Doris Toohey has had to climb 56 steps to get to her fourth-floor condo.

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// This week in weed

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

Special reports

Secrets in the Sky | Part 2 of 2

// A flight plan for failure

There is a troubling pattern of lax oversight by the FAA that has made the agency vulnerable to fraud, and the public vulnerable to those who mean to do harm.

Opinion & Ideas


// Who’s politically correct now, Mr. President?

NFL players kneeling during the national anthem — and fans booing — are the stuff free speech is made of.

Confidential tips

// Have an investigative news tip?

Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or

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.


// You’ve heard about precision medicine. Now get ready for precision drug ads

The drug industry is adopting tools that let it directly target individual patients on platforms such as Facebook and Pandora.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Real Estate

Luxury: Modern stone and glass home in Manchester-by-the-Sea listed for $14.8 million

27 Smiths Point Road, listed for $14,800,000, is named Kragsyde, a homage to the Shingle Style beauty that once stood at this spot and about which Jane L. Goodrich wrote the book "The House at Lobster Cove.


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Aston Martin’s collaboration with Red Bull Racing has only just begun. Red Bull will begin to enjoy an even closer relationship with the British automaker following this season, the Formula One team announced Monday. The partnership will see Red Bull compete under the name Aston Martin Red Bull Racing starting in 2018, and collaborate on […]