GOP surrenders last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare

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 says NFL didn’t overshadow Puerto Rico: ‘I have plenty of time on my hands’

Speaking out against the protests, President Trump said Tuesday, amounts to ‘‘respect for our country’’ and is part of his job.

// 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.

Maybelle, an abused, overweight pig from Billerica, is on the mend

When Maybelle the pot-bellied pig arrived at a shelter at the beginning of the summer, she was so overweight she was immobile and unable to see.

Steven Tyler


Steven Tyler rushing back to the US for health reasons

The Aerosmith singer says it’s not life-threatening, but it can’t wait either.

// 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.”

Several New England Patriots players knelt during the national anthem.

Brockton official resigns after posting ‘insensitive and racial remark’

Stephen V. Pina stepped down from the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission after he allegedly referred to kneeling New England Patriots players as “turds.”

Book Review

//[1] Ta-Nehisi Coates tackles Obama and Trump, and fragile white feelings are not spared

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.

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.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

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.”

// Lynn teacher’s husband is charged with her death

The husband of a slain 30-year-old Lynn elementary school teacher has been charged with murdering her, authorities said.

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.

//[1].jpg Court documents fill in gaps in timeline of Vanessa Marcotte’s murder

The man charged with murdering Vanessa Marcotte purchased gasoline six hours before her partially burned body was found last year.

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.

Julia Cumes for the Boston Globe

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.

// Saudi Arabia agrees to let women drive

Saudi Arabia overturned a long-standing policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom.

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.

Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Here’s how the US and North Korea could stumble into war

Wars can happen accidentally, especially in situations like this, when there is so much mistrust, misunderstanding, and inflexible posturing.

// 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.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// ‘You’re on your own’ — broken elevator leaves 85-year-old climbing 56 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.


// 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 […]