Trump says he’ll accept the election results ‘if I win’

Donald Trump opened the door to the possibility he’ll contest the results of the presidential election if there’s a “questionable result.”

Shepley Bulfinch

Boston Children’s expansion receives final OK

The $1 billion, 71-bed building triggered concerns over health care costs and the loss of a treasured garden for patients.

// If Donald Trump loses, will there be an uprising?

The GOP’s nightmare scenario right now is Trump refusing to concede the presidential election.

// Trump accuses Clinton of being secretly given debate questions

Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of “inappropriately” receiving the debate questions.

// Woman says Trump groped her while attending US Open in 1998

Another woman came forward Thursday to accuse Donald Trump, alleging he put his arm around her and touched her breast.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican nominee Donald Trump salute the audience at the end of the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. Democrat Hillary Clinton and rival Donald Trump face off in their last presidential debate on October 19, with the Republican candidate spiraling downward amid allegations of sexual misconduct and wild charges of a

The one thing most voters can agree on? This election is embarrassing

Horrified by the election? You’re not alone, according to a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll.

Dan Wasserman

// Trump questions election

The Republican presidential candidate is trying to shortchange democracy.


// Are Russians hacking our election?

Direct foreign interference in a US election is unacceptable, and both parties should want to get to the bottom of it.

// Feds and AG’s office take over Gloucester investigation

The US Attorney’s office and the state Attorney General’s office will be looking into allegations involving former Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello.

// Everett man arrested in shooting of 13-year-old Chelsea boy

“I feel all right,” the 13-year-old told the Globe. “There’s no one coming after me. I’ll be okay. It was an accident.”


A guide to Question 4

Marijuana could soon be legal if voters decide on Nov. 8 to approve the drug for recreational use. Here’s what a “yes” vote might mean.

Yvonne Abraham

// Laughable arguments against legalizing marijuana

A new TV ad from opponents of Question 4 shows a world that is a scary place. But also not a real one.

// Officials want Keolis to pay back forgiven fines from winter of 2015

Three Democrats are asking the governor to hold Keolis Commuter Services “fully accountable.”

// Bostonians in for an average winter, officials say

The outlook calls for temperatures in our area to be about average, and the same goes for precipitation.

Bay State workers are enjoying one of the best job markets in recent history.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Mass. enjoys one of best job markets in years. But could it be better?

The evidence suggests we could probably push the unemployment rate down a little further, but not much.

// Somerville liquor store vs. McDonald’s: Round 2

Red Sox-Yankees, Road Runner-Wile E. Coyote, Ali-Frazier — add Sav-Mor Liquors’ war with McDonald’s in Somerville to the list of great rivalries.

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 2: Mike Gillislee #35 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball past Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

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Third-down defense a top priority for Patriots

The Patriots are only 27th in the league on third downs, and they know they need improvement.

// Celebrity yearbook photos: Before they were famous

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the yearbook photos of stars in their younger days.

// Daniel the emotional support duck takes his first plane ride

It turns out that a duck wearing shoes and a diaper while riding on an airplane was just too much for the Internet to handle.


// Nope, no more pumpkin festivals for us

Sometimes, in the quest for the perfect family experience, parents may be ignoring what the family actually needs.


// This unbelievable spread calls for an NFL timeout

There is one game on the college schedule this weekend that has me scratching my head.

// Lynching memorial coming to city revered for Confederate history

It’s the latest public acknowledgment of South Carolina’s racist past.


// The Weekender: Leno, Hamilton, and serious twerking

Everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

Opinion & Ideas

OPINION | Scott Gilmore

// Why is the Islamic world still torn by war?

Global trends toward interconnection, economic growth, social progress, and stronger civil society have not completely bypassed the Islamic world.

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Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The Big Picture

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Big Picture

The battle to recapture Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have begun a military offensive to take back the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul.