Republicans are determined to push Kavanaugh over finish line

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, after more than an hour of delay over procedural questions, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Republicans are seeming to marginalize Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, a risky approach in an age of #MeToo and with midterm elections on the horizon.

// A pedestrian was killed and the driver was attacked in apparent retaliation in Watertown

A woman was fatally injured when she was struck by a tow truck, spurring a man believed to be her son to allegedly stab the driver five times. The driver was in critical condition Wednesday.

Lawrence, MA--9/17/2018-- A Columbia Gas worker worked on South Broadway in South Lawrence. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 18lawrence Reporter:

Gas company’s plan for speedy replacement work raises safety fears

Columbia Gas wants to dramatically speed up the replacement of 48 miles of pipes in the Merrimack Valley after last week’s disaster. But experts said that plan is unrealistic and potentially dangerous.

Isaac Rocha (center) hugged a friend during Wednesday’s funeral for Arthur Gava Medici in Saugus.

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Hundreds gather in Saugus to remember victim of fatal shark attack

Friends and family remembered Arthur Gava Medici as a happy person who was always laughing and singing.

// The vexing search for an effective way to prevent shark attacks

As officials on Cape Cod grapple with how to prevent fatal attacks, researchers caution that nothing can fully protect swimmers from sharks.

// Trump slams Sessions again: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

President Trump said he’s ‘‘so sad over Jeff Sessions,’’ whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

// New developer signs on to Andrew Square housing project

Samuels & Associates’ participation could help move forward stalled plans to build 656 apartments and condos.

// Dumpster ‘snafu’ distracts from research into minke whale’s death in N.H.

Efforts to load the dead animal into a Dumpster for transport didn’t go quite as planned.

Watertown, MA., 09/12/18, Jack Keating is upset that a truck using an overhead boom to deliver building materials to a neighbor's house pulled down the overhead wires and ripped the electrical service off his house. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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A delivery truck took down wires and power in Watertown. But who’s to blame?

New England Building Supply, whose truck caused the incident, won’t reimburse residents because it says the wires were too low.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price, right, waits as New York Yankees' Luke Voit runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


Yankees pound David Price again, beat Red Sox

The lefthander dropped to 0-6 in six career starts in New York since joining Boston as the Red Sox again failed to clinch the AL East.


// After clinch party put on hold (again), are you worried about the Red Sox?

Back-to-back losses in Bronx has given rise to concerns historic regular season will go for naught in postseason.

Red Sox banner returned: In the end, Malden man gets nothing

The bizarre case of a Red Sox division title banner that went missing came to an end Wednesday when a Malden man who says he found it in Somerville brought it to Fenway Park.

Kristen Stewart (left) and Chloe Sevigny in “Lizzie.”

★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

Lizzie Borden, and her ax, come to the big screen

The movie makes an empathetic case for Borden as an intelligent, passionate woman so stifled by her father that she lashed out (and then some).

Love Letters

I’ve got a huge crush on my husband’s friend

We’re happily married with kids, but this flirtation has been going on for five years.


// Rob Delaney pens an essay about his son’s death

After posting the link to the essay on Twitter Tuesday with the caption, “I hope this helps,” the Marblehead native received over a thousand comments online wishing him well and thanking him for sharing.

Owen Simoes founded an antique furniture flipping business called SquidFlip in Concord, N.H., in spring 2017.

No kidding: At age 12, he’s running a business

New Hampshire’s Owen Simoes is among a growing class of “kidtrepreneurs” who design websites, sell goods, and manage social media accounts.

FILE — Arthur Mitchell, the founder of the Dance Theater of Harlem, holds a photo of himself dancing with Diana Adams, in New York, May 11, 2015. Mitchell, the first black ballet dancer to find international stardom, was one of the most popular dancers with the New York City Ballet before going on to found the nation’s first major black classical company. He died in Manhattan on Sept 19, 2018, at age 84. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)


Arthur Mitchell, who blazed a stunning trail across the dance world, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell was the first African-American ballet dancer to find international stardom before cofounding the influential Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Fall Fashion | Magazine

// Forty years later, is the advice in ‘Dress for Success’ old hat?

The influential book set the standard in its day. In today’s workplaces, much has changed, and a few rules remain, says a former Filene’s stylist.


// Where can you donate clothes in the Boston area so they’ll do the most good?

Recycling clothing of good quality and donating it to local charities can have a lasting effect.

Opinion & Ideas


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/18/ If Collins backs Kavanaugh, $1.4m is waiting for her next opponent. That’s not bribery, it’s politics

What could be more typical of democratic politics than lobbying elected officials, or working to defeat them if you disapprove of their performance in office?

Special reports

Stranger in the house

// The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work

The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.


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// Black patients are being left out of clinical trials for new cancer therapies

They’re widely underrepresented in clinical trials for cancer drugs, even when the type of cancer disproportionately affects them.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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Real Estate

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

Globe event

// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The destructive aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence brought heavy winds and rain to the Southeast coast of the United States, leaving devastation in its wake.


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