New allegations surface against Brett Kavanaugh

The New Yorker reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats are investigating a second woman’s accusation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee.

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify Thursday

Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday at 10 a.m. about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades ago.

Demonstrators were placed under arrest outside Senator Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill office on Thursday.

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Women’s rights activists infuriated by Kavanaugh’s defenders

If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today’s 17-year-olds?

// Boston officer shot in South End; injuries not life-threatening

A Boston police officer is expected to recover after being shot Sunday, and a suspect was taken into custody after he briefly barricaded himself inside a home.

// Gas infrastructure in Mass.: A recipe for disaster?

The lines that wend through the state, beneath city streets, and into people’s homes are overseen by a patchwork of bureaucracies and a regulatory system that largely trusts utility companies to police themselves.

// As relief efforts come, Lawrence residents ‘nerves are so on edge’

Monday will see the launch of a massive gas pipeline replacement project and the distribution of thousands of space heaters.

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// A balanced budget sounds good, but could it trigger a recession that drags on?

Less government borrowing would mean long-term lower interest rates, and problems for the Fed.

// High school journalists stand up to censorship — and win

Four Vermont high school journalists have gotten a lesson of a lifetime after they stood up to censorship in their school newspaper and won based on a new law.

A screen capture of the SunSetter Retractable Awnings commercial, which has been airing nationally every spring and summer for 14 years.



The sun may never set on this low-key, unforgettable ad

It did not involve Clydesdales or polar bears or Michael Jordan. It’s an ad for retractable awnings. And it has been seen hundreds of millions of times.

Man shot in Jamaica Plain Saturday night dies

The man, who was not identified, is believed to be in his 20s and was shot in the area of 140 South St. No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon.

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) is stopped by New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Patriots at Lions updates: Detroit off to a solid start

The Patriots try to bounce back from a Week 2 loss while the Lions are still looking for their first win of the season.

// Josh Gordon’s Patriots debut will have to wait

The wide receiver was ruled inactive for Sunday night’s game against Detroit.

// Rob Gronkowski was reportedly almost traded to the Detroit Lions

Gronkowski resisted the trade because he didn’t want to play anywhere except in New England with Tom Brady.

CHIEFS 38, 49ERS 27

// 49ers fear QB Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

The former Patriot left San Francisco’s game at Kansas City in the fourth quarter and is likely lost for the season.

// Tiger Woods caps his remarkable comeback by winning Tour Championship

Woods turned East Lake into Tigermania with his first victory since 2013.


// Alex Cora’s chaotic entry to Red Sox reshaped his career

When Cora was acquired in 2005, he entered a clubhouse in a state of unrest. He then became a catalyst for change.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Computers can solve your problem. You may not like the answer

What happened when Boston’s schools tried for equity with an algorithm?


// When Gordon Hayward was ready for one-on-one, this Division II player got the call

Forward Daulton Hommes became the first player to have consistent one-on-one battles against Hayward, helping the former All-Star prepare for his resurgence.

// 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.

// Aging sex offenders regularly cleared to leave prison

The release of criminals who were once deemed sexually dangerous is not unusual, according to state Department of Correction data.

Charlie Redd (left) and Keenan Langlois serve up pizza and kabobs in Somerville’s Davis Square.

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Fired up about Dragon Pizza in Somerville’s Davis Square

The restaurant received high praise from Globe food writer Kara Baskin: “This is the tastiest pizza I’ve ever eaten in this town.”

Concord, MA - 9/11/2018 - Jan Turnquist, Executive Director, Louisa May AlcottÕs Orchard House in Concord, MA next to a portrait of Louisa May Alcott done by George Healy, a famous portrait painter. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: West Regional, Reporter: Nancy West, Topic: 23wealcott, LOID:8.4.3124863628.

‘Little Women’ is turning 150. Here’s where the story began

Fans still flock to Orchard House, the Concord home where Louisa May Alcott wrote her novel.

Aracelis Mercado has accumulated a duck collection that dominates her desk area. She works for Massachusetts Teachers Association president Merrie Najimy.


No place for stress in this office

Massachusetts Teachers Association president Merrie Najimy brings a sense of calm to her job.

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.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | David Jenemann

// The mitts that make us

As the playoffs approach, it’s worth paying a little attention to the mitts and gloves that make so much drama on the diamond possible.

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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// Puppies are making people sick — and it’s people’s fault

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people have been linked to pet store puppies.

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.

The Big Picture

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Big picture

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.


// Play the crossword

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