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Federal prosecutors launch investigation of prominent surgeon who double-booked operations

The US attorney’s office may be looking at whether Dr. David Samadi was in the operating room for “critical parts” of his surgeries.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_criminaljustice2_met.jpg Mass. bill would eliminate minimum sentences for many drug crimes

The proposal would also include a “Romeo and Juliet” law, so consenting teens close in age who have sex are not committing statutory rape.

On Opening Day at Fenway Park, Red Sox players lined up during the national anthem before beating the Pirates, 5-3.

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

PETER ABRAHAM

Red Sox didn’t follow the road map, but got to their destination

From the start, they were expected to be contenders, but the season didn’t unfold the way they planned.

(Top left, clockwise) Suffolk Downs, Beacon Yards, the US Postal Annex and Fort Point Channel, and the Frontage Road area and South Station railroad tracks.

Beacon Yards - Handout. Others - David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

For Amazon, Boston has plenty of sites to choose from

Along with the vast Suffolk Downs property in East Boston, the Walsh administration plans to propose perhaps three or four other sites around the city.

PODCAST

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Image%20Tease%20Place%20Holder.png The Season Ticket: Your source for sports

Chris Gasper welcomes Chris Mannix to discuss all the major storylines heading into the NBA season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/04/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/ab278535c04e42f6b9de28437883f246-ab278535c04e42f6b9de28437883f246-0.jpg Elizabeth Warren slams Equifax CEO, calls for ‘severe financial penalties’

It takes a lot to unite Congress in outrage these days, given how divided along party lines it’s become. Equifax this week managed that feat.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren slams Equifax CEO, calls for ‘severe financial penalties’

Former Equifax chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith testified before a House subcommittee on Tuesday.

By Victoria McGrane

It takes a lot to unite Congress in outrage these days, given how divided along party lines it’s become. Equifax this week managed that feat.

Republican lawmakers appear open to some gun limits

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Top congressional Republican signaled Wednesday that they would be open to banning the firearm accessory that the Las Vegas gunman used to transform his rifles to mimic automatic weapon fire.

Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman said she had no warning about massacre

By Mark Berman

‘‘I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man,’’ Marilou Danley, Paddock’s girlfriend, said in a statement

The World

3 U.S. Troops Killed in Niger When Patrol Is Ambushed

By ERIC SCHMITT

WASHINGTON — Three U.S. Army Special Forces were killed and two were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in Niger while on a routine patrol with troops they were training from that nation in northwestern Africa, U.S.

Court opens sedition probe of Catalonia officials after indepdendence vote

By William Booth

Spanish court opens sedition probe of Catalonia officials for indepdendence bid

Journalist Was Stabbed After Boarding Submarine, Danish Prosecutor Says

By MARTIN SELSOE SORENSEN

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish inventor’s explanation of how journalist Kim Wall died on his submarine was further cast into doubt after an autopsy revealed she had been stabbed more than 14 times and police found video footage of slain women on a hard drive linked to the suspect.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Ernest J. Moniz

The world can’t afford a nuclear Iran. Keep the current deal

Iranian Republic Islamic Broadcasting (IRIB) shows a Khoramshahr missile being launched from an undisclosed location on Sept. 23, a day after the missile was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran.

By Ernest J. Moniz

A pull-out will trigger a crisis that will significantly increase nuclear dangers.

Opinion | Tom Leighton

How to lure Amazon to Boston

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 11, 2014 shows the logo of US online retail giant Amazon displayed on the Brieselang logistics center, west of Berlin. EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager on October 4, 2017 ordered Amazon to pay 250 million euros in back taxes linked to an

By Tom Leighton

Boston will never compete with other regions based on low costs, so we must play to our region’s strengths.

JOAN VENNOCHI

The gun lobby is alive and well in blue Massachusetts

Attorney General Maura Healey.

By Joan Vennochi

The attorney general is the gun lobby’s main target.

Metro

Mass. bill would eliminate minimum sentences for many drug crimes

The bill’s aim is to “reduce the unnecessary use of incarceration and criminal justice involvement as much as possible, while at the same time allowing law enforcement to focus on the most serious crimes,” said state Senator William N. Brownsberger, the legislation’s sponsor.

By Joshua Miller

The proposal would also include a “Romeo and Juliet” law, so consenting teens close in age who have sex are not committing statutory rape.

Chang gets good grades in yearly evaluation

School Committee members rated School Superintendent Tommy Chang as proficient in most categories on his yearly evaluation, but said he needed to improve his community engagement.

By James Vaznis

In his second year on the job, Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang was deemed proficient in most areas, but still must work on community engagement.

Yvonne Abraham

The best democracy blood money can buy

Students from University of Nevada Las Vegas held a vigil Monday in Las Vegas.

By Yvonne Abraham

The NRA has shown how strong its political pull is. Don’t expect the aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas to change that.

Business & Tech

For Amazon, Boston has plenty of sites to choose from

(Top left, clockwise) Suffolk Downs, Beacon Yards, the US Postal Annex and Fort Point Channel, and the Frontage Road area and South Station railroad tracks.

By Tim Logan

Along with the vast Suffolk Downs property in East Boston, the Walsh administration plans to propose perhaps three or four other sites around the city.

Scott Gottlieb a rising star in Trump administration

In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017, file photo, Dr. Scott Gottlieb speaks during his confirmation hearing before a Senate committee, in Washington, as President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration.

By Ike Swetlitz

The FDA director may be in line to succeed Tom Price, who resigned last week as the health and human services secretary.

State Health Connector warns premiums could soar next year

A reporter read a summary of the performance and usage over the first two days of open enrollment of the Massachusetts Health Connector website.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Rates could rise 24 percent if the Trump administration makes good on a threat to end government subsidies that help lower the cost of insurance.

Obituaries

Norman Dyhrenfurth, 99, explorer and filmmaker

President John F. Kennedy presents the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal to Mr. Dyhrenfurth in 1963.

By Sewell Chan

Mr. Dyhrenfurth was the catalyst behind the expedition that enabled the first US citizen to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Arthur Janov, 93, ‘Primal Scream’ therapist

This 2003 photo provided by France Janov, shows Arthur Janov, a psychotherapist whose

By Robert Jablon

Mr. Janov‘s technique had celebrities screaming to release their childhood traumas and spawned a best-selling book.

Kurdish leader Talabani, onetime hope for Iraqi unity, dies

In this April 12, 2005 file photo, then Iraqi President Jalal Talibani, left, and then U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talk at a press availability in Baghdad, Iraq.

By Mark McDonald

As he stepped into office in 2005 to become Iraq’s first Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani was a leader in what was supposed to be a new Iraq, freed two years earlier from the rule of Saddam Hussein.

Sports

NICK CAFARDO I ON BASEBALL

A game like this is why the Red Sox traded for Chris Sale

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale talks to the media before a practice for baseball's American League Division Series, Oct. 4, 2017, in Houston. Sale will start game 1 of the ALDS as the Red Sox face the Houston Astros Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By Nick Cafardo

He’ll be pitching on eight days of rest, but he’ll also be available to pitch in Game 3 on three days of rest if needed.

PETER ABRAHAM

Despite the bumps and bruises, Dustin Pedroia is still the Red Sox’ leader

Boston-09/28/17- FOR FUTURE DUSTIN PEDROIA STORY Red Sox vs Astors- Pedroia in the dugout ready to take the field. John Tlumacki/Globe staff (sports)

By Peter Abraham

After missing 57 games to injury this season, the sparkplug second baseman is going for his third World Series ring.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Lexington follows through on plan in shutout win over Watertown

Oct 4 2017-Lexington, MA- Lexington no, 7 Sancho Maroto, left, advances the ball toward the goal as Watertown no, 20 Alex Abrahamyan,rigt, tries to defend during game against Watertown at Lexington boys' soccer in a matchup of Middlesex League leaders. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff )

By Logan Mullen

Minutemen (7-1-1) got on the board early in their 2-0 victory over the Raiders (6-2-1).

Thursday Scene

Online puppy-sale scams are surging

By Karin Brulliard

How much is that doggy on the website? It might not even exist.

Stage review

In Kushner’s ‘Bright Room,’ a dark parable for our times

Isaiah Plovnick and Lindsay Eagle in Flat Earth Theatre’s staging of “A Bright Room Called Day.”

By Don Aucoin

Flat Earth Theatre brings all-out passion to a play that cuts between 1930s Germany and Reagan-era America.

Television review

PBS’s ‘The Collection’ is dressed for excess

Stanley Townsend (left) and Richard Coyle in “The Collection.”

By Matthew Gilbert

Set in the fashion capital of 1947 Paris, the “Masterpiece” series is hobbled by too many subplots.

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Petty, Papyrus, and #puberme: It’s a thing

By Michael Andor Brodeur

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Laugh Lines: Joe Machi

By Nick A. Zaino III

TV Critic’s Corner

Catching up with some ‘Friday Night Lights’ stars

By Matthew Gilbert

From the Bar

From the Bar: Sardinian Iced Tea is here to stay

By Liza Weisstuch