Extraordinary hearing will see Brett Kavanaugh, accuser testify

The Supreme Court nominee and the woman who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

A book by Brett Kavanaugh’s high school buddy hinted at a culture of depravity and alcoholism at their Washington, D.C.-area high school. One passage refers to a drunken “Bart O’Kavanaugh.”

Book says Kavanaugh’s high school fostered culture of debauchery

Mark Judge, accused of observing a sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers, authored the 1997 book.

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David Fleishman says he’s had enough after years of attacks by right-wing groups.

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A flash flood watch will be in effect in southern New England through early tomorrow, with up to 3 inches of rain per hour possible in some areas.

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The victims include a 1-year-old boy who was swept away after his mother drove into floodwaters and lost her grip on him while trying to get back to dry land.

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For Oumou Kanoute, life at Smith has completely changed

Nearly two months after Kanoute wrote about her encounter with campus police, her life at school is markedly different.

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An anonymous caller said that there was an agitated black man on school property, prompting campus police to question the employee.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_trahan9_met.jpg With Third District primary result settled, Democrats seek unity

A recount gave Lori Trahan a 145-vote victory over Dan Koh, who called on his supporters to back Trahan in the general election.

Pressure inside Columbia Gas pipes was 12 times higher than normal

Shop and restaurant owners are taking stock of the damage from last week’s chaos, and all they know is that they’ll be hit in the wallet.

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Witnesses to the attack that killed a Revere man quickly called emergency officials after the incident.

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The price tag was $1.8 million more than planned. That’s less than 1 percent over budget.

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Finalists in MLK memorial design competition unveiled

Each proposal would significantly shift the look and feel of part of Boston Common, America’s oldest public park.

Emmy Awards

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It was clear the night was doubling as an episode of “Saturday Night Live” — a not-great episode at that.

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In a mostly ho-hum night, Glenn Weiss delivered a moment that left many slack-jawed and applauding.

Emmy Awards

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Say one thing for the 2018 Emmy Awards: Celebrities tried to break out of the boring fashion rut that has so dominated the red carpet for the past couple of seasons.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Josh Gordon is a desperate move, but a risk worth taking

The receiver has huge upside — and downside — for a team in dire need of a playmaker.

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Brady spoke during an interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One.

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A huge menu of channels and careful shopping can yield a rich entertainment package.

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported today that MGM received nearly $9.5 million in gross gaming revenues for its first eight days.

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Now he looks even more like a mini-Trump.

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Stranger in the house

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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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These programs aim to help patients who can’t or won’t jump through the hoops of health care bureaucracy.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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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

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

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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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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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Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

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


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