Boston, MA - 10/13/2018 - Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale returns to the dugout after first inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

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Sign-stealing is at the center of a new controversy. Here’s what it’s all about

Major League Baseball investigated the suspicious actions of an Astros team employee at Fenway Park during Game 1 of the ALCS.


// Once again, Jackie Bradley Jr. makes a statement at the plate

Bradley’s offense long has been an issue for Red Sox Nation, but he’s come through in consecutive games, including last night’s win in Game 3.

Celitcs 105, 76ers 87

// The Celtics were hardly perfect on opening night, and yet they rolled

Jayson Tatum led the way with 23 points and Gordon Hayward played his first full game as a Celtic at TD Garden.

Lynn Finkel, stage manager for “Sesame Street,” slates a taping with Big Bird in New York.

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street,’ is retiring

Waltham’s Caroll Spinney said Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969.

// Hillary Clinton seemingly unharmed in N.J. car crash

The former secretary of state was headed to a fundraiser when the vehicle she was riding in pulled into a parking garage, made a left turn, and hit a concrete column.

JetBlue’s Mint passengers get extra-long lie-flat seats with massage functions, artisanal, small plate menu options from well-known restaurants, top-drawer spirits and wines, and one of the largest libraries of free in-flight entertainment.



How to score a business class upgrade (without paying a bundle)

Even if you’re not one of the airline’s biggest spenders, there are ways to up your odds of securing an upgrade.

// Heart-wrenching obituary of young Vt. mom struggling with addiction gains attention

Madelyn (“Maddie”) Ellen Linsenmeir died Oct. 7. “Our grief over losing her is infinite. And now so is she,” her family wrote.

// Whale-watching cruise encounters a shark as long as a Chevy Suburban ripping into a whale

Passengers on a whale-watching boat were stunned when they saw a massive 18-foot great white shark and another smaller one chomping on a dead whale floating in Cape Cod Bay.

// TripAdvisor says the best pizzeria in the country is right here in Boston

This Boston mainstay took the top honor based on TripAdvisor reviews, beating out New York City’s Bleecker Street Pizza.


// Chris Evans comes to the defense of involved dads everywhere after Piers Morgan tweet

The provocateur Morgan mocked actor Daniel Craig for carrying his baby in a sling. Evans wasn’t having it.

Warren says she released DNA results because of continued attacks

“Donald Trump goes in front of crowds multiple times a week to attack me. Both of my opponents have made the same attack,” Elizabeth Warren told the Globe’s editorial board.

Christopher Columbus Park on the waterfront flooded during a March storm.

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Walsh calls for major investment to guard city against flooding

Mayor Martin Walsh will roll out an array of projects designed to protect Boston from rising sea levels. And he’s asking business leaders for their help to make them happen.

// Two Mass. children contracted rare muscle-weakness syndrome this year

The CDC reported that 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis had been confirmed in 22 states this year and an additional 65 are under investigation nationwide.

// MBTA, advocates debate system’s fare policies

New technology would allow the transit agency to charge more for longer trips or during rush hours. Those changes could disproportionately hurt low-income workers, experts say.

// Boston plans to build or renovate a dozen schools

Among other proposed changes: a gradual phase-out of middle schools and the merger of several elementary schools.

// Trump asks for video on missing journalist — ‘if it exists’

President Trump says the US has requested audio and video from Turkey relating to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi — “if it exists.”

President Trump.

Trump says he won’t accept blame if GOP loses House

President Trump dismissed suggestions that he might take responsibility, as his predecessor did, for midterm losses or view the outcome as a referendum on his presidency.

// Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.

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// US moral leadership is missing in Khashoggi case

Congress need not follow the Trump administration into a moral wilderness, where the only thing that matters is the brute exercise of state power.

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Real Estate

How to prepare a swoon-worthy vacation rental

If you’re thinking of listing your home as a vacation rental, have a listen to what travelers say makes a space inviting and welcoming, and what’s a turnoff. For starters, amenities and cleanliness matter.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


// Cartoons offer a peek into cancer immunotherapy — and scientists’ minds

Some are almost professionally done, others are closer to scribbles, but all give insight into how immunotherapy works.

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-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.

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// 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.


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