Newly released notes show Tsarnaev’s state of mind in hospital

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been shot in the head, face, throat and jaw so when agents questioned him, he answered by writing in black ink onto a three-hole notebook.

// In twist, Nathan Carman’s lawyers point at ‘Mistress Y’ in grandfather’s murder

Lawyers for Nathan Carman said that the grandfather’s young mistress and her drug-addled boyfriend may be the culprits in his 2013 slaying.

// If passed, when would the nurse staffing law take effect?

Question 1, which would sent strict limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses working in hospitals, says it will take effect on Jan. 1. But hospitals and state officials say that would be essentially impossible.

10/20/2018 MARBLEHEAD, MA Rich Cyr (cq), lead technician from B & B Pest Control, enters a crawl space to place rat traps at a home in Marblehead. ***Note: owner refused to be photographed and doesn't want address shared published. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Oh, rats: Rodents are flocking to the ’burbs

Residents are startled. Officials are flummoxed. Aren’t rats a city problem?


// US must act like leader of the free world it once called itself

Writing the truth about Saudi Arabia killed Jamal Khashoggi. Now the US must hold the murderous Saudi regime accountable.


MIT taking a look at its Saudi Arabia ties in wake of Jamal Khashoggi death

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking a second look at its ties to Saudi Arabia, in the wake of the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

// Family of slain Danvers teacher asks public to ‘do something kind today,’ 5 years after death

Colleen Ritzer was 24 when she was murdered by one of her students at Danvers High School five years ago.

// Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

LGBT leaders were angered by a report that the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would deny civil rights protections to transgender Americans.

// President Trump says he’ll roll back aid to Central American nations over migration

Trump said on Monday that he’ll begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over migration to the United States.

Houston TX 10/18/18: J.D. Martinez hits a solo home run in the third inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Red Sox’ relentlessness wears opponents down

They don’t give away at-bats or ease up on defense or the basepaths — they just keep coming at you.

Boston, MA: 10-04-18: The scoreboard tells the story of the 108 win regular season for Red Sox rookie manager Alex Cora (pictured). The Red Sox continued to prepare for their Friday night ALDS game with a workout at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

How the Red Sox and Dodgers match up, position by position

There are some tough calls in this World Series. Here’s who we think has the edges at each spot.

Boston, Ma- October 21, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff—Practice before Game 1 of World Series-Mookie Betts practices at second base at Fenway Park.


One concern about Mookie Betts playing second base: Manny Machado

The Dodgers shortstop has a history of questionable conduct on the basepaths — which the Red Sox know well.

Chicago, IL - 10/21/2018 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New England Patriots running back James White (28) share an embrace after White's touchdown during the second quarter. New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 21Patriots-Bears, LOID: 8.4.3538702313.

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What to make of the defense, and other thoughts on the Patriots’ win

The Patriots didn’t allow Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky to look good, but they allowed him to look competent.

// How does a winless team make the state high school football playoffs?

Triton, which lost all seven of its regular-season games, is the No. 8 seed in Division 5 North.

// For The Watch Hospital on Bromfield Street, time will soon stand still

After nearly 70 years in business, the family-owned company is closing its doors this week.

People lined up at the Kwik Stop store at 46th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, Fla, to buy lottery tickets.

Mega Millions jackpot reaches world-record $1.6 billion and counting

The Mega Millions jackpot could get even higher before Tuesday’s drawing, but any changes in the grand prize will not be announced until Tuesday.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

// Seth Moulton is filling a hole for the Democrats

Whatever you think of Congressman Seth Moulton’s quick rise, he provides something the Democrats desperately need.


// Yes, you can argue online without going crazy. Here’s how.

Step 1: Take a deep breath. Step 2: Remember there’s a human on the other end. *Unless it’s a bot.

// New Ted Kennedy papers released by JFK library unveil letters to MLK, others

Newly released material from Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate files reveal communications with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and James Cagney.

// Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live — a live storytelling show featuring the Globe’s top journalists — returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Karyn Polito, Joseph P. Kennedy III, and Jeffrey Leiden

// We need to train more women and minority students for careers in STEM

There’s a shortage of female and minority students studying for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Real Estate

US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.

Special reports


// Talking Points AM

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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.


// Saving Mila: How doctors raced to stop a young girl’s rare disease

Mila made it from diagnosis with Batten disease to bespoke therapy in the span of a year.

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.

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.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.