Trump again attacks accusers over Kavanaugh allegations

President Trump said Tuesday that Democrats are engaging in a “con job” against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, and praised his nominee’s denials as “so believable.”

Trump opens UN speech with awkward moment, drawing laughter after boasting of accomplishments

President Trump responded by saying, ‘‘I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK.’’

// Marshfield slaying called ‘cowardly act of domestic violence’

Officials are looking for Allen Warner, who they consider an armed and dangerous fugitive and a person of interest in the death of his estranged wife, Shana.

// Our Republican governor is more popular with Democrats. Wait, what?

The flip side for Governor Charlie Baker is his standing among Republicans, who gave his GOP challenger, an anti-gay Springfield pastor, nearly 36 percent of the vote in the Sept. 4 primary.

Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski

Murkowski backs FBI probe of Kavanaugh claims

Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski believes there should be a new FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Michael A. Cohen

// GOP proves it’s a party steeped in misogyny

Every comment about sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seems expertly designed to inflame and enrage women.

Columbia Gas president Steve Bryant apologized to Luis Suazo, owner of Suazo Market in Lawrence; he also stopped by a construction site on Brookfield Street in the city.

‘We have an obligation to make things right,’ utility chief says

In his first extensive interview since the string of explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley two weeks ago, Steve Bryant of Columbia Gas vowed to make victims whole financially.

// Ted Cruz forced from D.C. restaurant by activists protesting Kavanaugh

Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke condemned the protest that forced his opponent in Texas’ Senate race to leave the Washington restaurant.

// Judge rules Bill Cosby a ‘sexually violent predator’

The classification means that Cosby must undergo lifetime counseling and report quarterly to authorities. His name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools, and victims.

// Man charged with murdering shipmate allegedly assaulted wife in Virginia

Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez was arrested in March for allegedly trying to strangle his young wife in Virginia, according to police and court records.

Don Mitchell of Cambridge rode his bicycle to the gym before going to work last week. Mitchell is a software engineer and has no plans to retire but has begun pondering when to begin collecting Social Security benefits.

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When should I start taking Social Security? Looming 60-somethings wonder

The question might seem straightforward if you haven’t started looking into it, but there are enough wrinkles and curveballs to warrant careful consideration.

// Here’s why there are dead squirrels all over the place

A recent abundance of acorns is the reason for an unprecedented surge in squirrel populations throughout New England, most particularly in New Hampshire.

// When will Josh Gordon see game action? ‘When we feel like he’s ready’

“We’ll just take it day by day and see how it goes,” Bill Belichick said Monday.

Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) in action against the New York Jets during an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Brad Penner/AP Images for Panini)

Miami’s rushing attack a concern for Bill Belichick and the Patriots

The Patriots rank second to last in the league in rushing defense with the 3-0 Dolphins coming to town.


// Here are three reasons for Patriots’ poor start to season

Their subpar performance can be traced to self-inflicted wounds, including Tom Brady skipping offseason workouts.


// With these Celtics, there’s so much to like off the court, and so much to anticipate on it

The new season is on its way, and anything seems possible with this team.

The state needs to replace the turnpike viaduct in Allston and seeks to straighten the highway near former train yards.

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Should Mass. Pike remain elevated or come back to earth? Yep, we’re debating this again

The biggest question around the city’s most significant highway project since the Big Dig sounds like a debate from that era.

// ‘Littering and smoking the reefer’: Someone turned in a bag filled with pot to Braintree Police

Officers said the owner — if daring enough — can come to the station to collect their belongings.

// Black bear wandering in Bedford again

The number of bear sightings in the area was higher than normal over the summer.

// You may have just missed your chance to own this historic Maine island

At $950,000, the next owner is close enough to the mainland, but far enough out to enjoy some peace and quiet.

// British officials checking reports of a white whale in the River Thames

Officials are asking the public not to get close to the beluga whale, which was reported to be in the Gravesend area in the county of Kent.

// Chris Evans shared a hilariously retro video of his first professional role from 20+ years ago

The Sudbury native starred in an educational video about biodiversity.

// Health care watchdog will look at costs of nurse staffing question

The analysis by the Health Policy Commission will be the first independent look at the polarizing issue.

// MBTA plotting a bus map of the future

New routes could launch — and existing ones could be cut — as part of a broad rework of the transit agency’s bus system.

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// Rosenstein saga highlights need for Mueller bill

Monday’s theatrics served as an urgent reminder that Mueller’s investigation rests on a fragile foundation that Congress needs to reinforce.

Special reports

// The world, the stage, the way ahead

Lost and alone, Deb made a decision to reclaim the only home she’d ever had, whatever the risk.


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A drama unfolds in Peabody

Deb was still new to this high school in Peabody, and had found her way to the vaunted theater program, establishing a foothold in a realm that felt magical.


// To make better biomedical tools, a scientist picks apart fireflies’ glow

Invertebrate evolution and biomedical research are more closely intertwined than you might think.

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.

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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.


// 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.


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