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A scramble across city as school drivers strike

Union grievance chief Steve Kirschbaum led striking school bus drivers outside the Readville bus yard Tuesday.

Boston school bus drivers went on strike Tuesday morning — with no advance warning to families — leaving thousands of children stranded.

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For many Boston parents, Tuesday was an exercise in challenges and frustration as they tried to get their children to and from school.

Janet Yellen is a Fed veteran.

Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to head Fed

Yellen, who has been the Fed’s vice chairwoman since 2010, would be the first woman to run the central bank.

US policy clouds approvals of medical marijuana

Doctors at Mass. community health centers have been advised not to issue patient marijuana certifications out of fear they would lose federal funding.

State Representative Martin J. Walsh announced the endorsements of John F. Barros and Felix G. Arroyo.

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The race for mayor

Walsh wins coveted backing of Arroyo, Barros

State Representative Martin J. Walsh won key endorsements that could shore up his prospects among black and Latino voters.

The Nation

Obama, GOP escalate the rhetoric on shutdown

Obama and Boehner had a brief phone conversation Tuesday morning, then followed that up with dueling press conferences.

By Noah Bierman and Matt Viser

Leaders amped up their rhetoric as the standoff over the shutdown and a potential default on the nation’s debt reached a new level of discord.

Supreme Court weighs campaign contribution limits

A protester waved a flag with corporate logos and fake money outside the Supreme Court.

By Adam Liptak

The Supreme Court seemed prepared to strike down overall limits on direct contributions from individuals to candidates.

89-year-old man pleads guilty to cocaine transport

By Ed White

Leo Sharp of Michigan City, Ind., is one of the oldest criminal defendants in Detroit’s federal court.

The World

Karzai lashes out at US for role in Afghanistan

By Matthew Rosenberg

Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered a stinging critique of the US-led campaign, saying coalition forces had inflicted needless suffering.

2d chemical weapons team heading for Syria

By Mike Corder

The inspectors are in Syria to verify and destroy the country’s estimated 1,000 tons of chemical weapons, in the midst of a two-year civil war.

US raid on target in Somalia hit snags

Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for deadly strikes in Uganda and Kenya. The question now is whether the United States might have made itself more of a target.

By Nicholas Kulish

Navy SEALs discovered more civilians than expected, making for the kind of “imperfect intelligence” that ended up scuttling the mission.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Compromise with Republicans, don’t demonize them

By Jeff Jacoby

The government has shut down on a number of occasions in recent years, and in most of those cases negotiated deals ended the standoffs.

LAWRENCE HARMON

Boston City Council needs to hold the line on police contract

By Lawrence Harmon

If a majority of the Council votes to nullify the arbitrator’s award, then the patrol officers and city negotiators will have to go back to the bargaining table, where they belong.

scot lehigh

Too quiet on sex ed

By Scot Lehigh

The mayoral candidates have talked about a number of topics, but on one subject they’ve been largely silent: teenage sexual activity and its attendant problems.

Metro

Boston’s First Night festival saved by donors

The festivities draw a million people to the heart of the city. The event has inspired dozens of similar festivals across the country and pumped millions into the local economy.

By Travis Andersen

The Highland Street Foundation, a Newton-based nonprofit, will be the lead sponsor, guaranteeing the New Year’s Eve event will go forward.

adrian walker

Walsh wins first round

John Barros and Felix Arroyo endorsed Martin Walsh for mayor, upending assumptions about which camp will win progressives and people of color.

A scramble across city as school drivers strike

Union grievance chief Steve Kirschbaum led striking school bus drivers outside the Readville bus yard Tuesday.

By James Vaznis and John R. Ellement

Boston school bus drivers went on strike Tuesday morning — with no advance warning to families — leaving thousands of children stranded.

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The race for mayor

Walsh wins coveted backing of Arroyo, Barros

By Andrew Ryan

Cardinal O’Malley invites lawmakers to a get-together

By Jim O’Sullivan and Lisa Wangsness

WEYMOUTH

Suspicious object is found in Weymouth

By Nicholas Jacques

Business

Activist investor Icahn wins seats on Nuance board

Investor Carl Icahn, with two members on the board, is expected to press for changes at the struggling Burlington company.

By Michael B. Farrell

Carl Icahn grabbed two seats on the board of Nuance Communication Inc., of Burlington, giving him more sway over the speech recognition giant.

Shirley Leung

Online, T.J. Maxx is a bit sleepy

By Shirley Leung

I’ll continue to browse TJMaxx.com for a deal, but the site so far lacks the wow factor to make me a loyal customer.

Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to head Fed

Janet Yellen is a Fed veteran.

By Jackie Calmes

Yellen, who has been the Fed’s vice chairwoman since 2010, would be the first woman to run the central bank.

Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

Jake Peavy stands tall for Red Sox

Jake Peavy went 5⅔ innings to propel the Red Sox to a win on Tuesday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Peavy, the midseason acquisition, led the Red Sox to a clinching win and can now pitch in a championship series for the first time in his career.

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Red Sox move on to ALCS

The Red Sox celebrated their series-clinching victory over the Rays.

By Peter Abraham

The Sox locked down the Rays to claim the ALDS in four games and will now face the Tigers or Athletics when the next round begins at Fenway on Saturday.

Dan Shaughnessy

Hopefully Red Sox’ party is just starting

David Ross, left, and Koji Uehara celebrated after recording the final out of the Game 4 win that eliminated the Rays.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox, who have been relatively under the radar for much of the season, are set now to explode onto the national stage in the ALCS.

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red sox notebook

Craig Breslow came through for Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

rays notebook

Rays-Red Sox rivalry has grown in intensity

By Julian Benbow

on baseball

Jacoby Ellsbury keeps adding to his resume

By Nick Cafardo

TIGERS 8, A’S 6

Tigers defeat Athletics to force Game 5

By Gary Washburn

on football | Midweek report

Why was Tom Brady so off his game in Cincinnati?

By Ben Volin

patriots notebook

Jimmy Graham a big problem for Patriots

By Michael Whitmer

bruins notebook

No harm on hit, insists Brad Marchand

By Amalie Benjamin

celtics notebook

Brad Stevens still working to see how pieces fit

By Baxter Holmes

ATLANTIC HOCKEY PREVIEW

Holy Cross looking to build on last season

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

G: Food

Kickstarter is a godsend for food entrepreneurs

MEI-MEI: Margaret Li, co-owner with her brother and sister, inside their Chinese-American restaurant in Audubon Circle. Opening this month, the enterprise was aided by a Kickstarter campaign.

By Kara Baskin

Online crowd-funding sites are a revelation for those who have traditionally relied on wealthy investors or loans to finance their dreams.

Dining out

South End chef takes his menu to 29 Sudbury

At 29 Sudbury, seafood risotto is a worthy rendition, with plentiful mussels, shrimp, and more. Below: rigatoni Bolognese.

By Devra First

The express purpose of 29 Sudbury is to provide those who live nearby a city dining experience without the drive.

Q&A

Vegetarian recipes from Joe Yonan for one — or two

Joe Yonan, a food and travel editor for The Washington Post.

By Glenn Yoder

The author of the popular “Cooking for One” column for The Washington Post put his recipes into a second cookbook “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook.”

More Stories

sunday supper

Lobster fra diavolo becomes spicy fish soup

By Debra Samuels

Cheap Eats

A4 Pizza doesn’t scrimp on ingredients

By Catherine Smart

CookBook Review

Step-by-step Indian cooking from a curry master

By T. Susan Chang

television review

A merry band of mutants in ‘Tomorrow People’

By Matthew Gilbert

Galleries

What’s up at area art galleries

By Cate McQuaid

Book REview

‘Traveling With Spirits’ by Valerie Miner

By Julie Wittes Schlack

A Tank Away

Pawtucket, R.I., reinvents itself as tourist destination

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio