New allegation of sexual misconduct surfaces against Brett Kavanaugh

A second woman is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

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The purported incident took place while Kavanaugh was attending Yale, The New Yorker reported. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

// Here’s what we know about the new accusations

From the explosive New Yorker report published Sunday night to lawyer Michael Avenatti’s tweets, here’s a look at the new allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

// Suspects held after Boston police officer shot in the South End

The officer is expected to recover, according to police. Raquon Martin of Boston and Antoine Mack of Pawtucket each face a number of charges.

“This is about people, that’s why I keep saying this isn’t about gas,” says the mayor of Lawrence, Dan Rivera.

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‘This is about people . . . this isn’t about gas’

Mayor Dan Rivera of Lawrence is reaching out to those hurt most by this month’s explosions because he can empathize — he had to evacuate, too.

Adrian Walker

// Can staid old Boston Chamber become force for change?

Jim Rooney hopes to prod businesses to work harder to connect with people of color.

A coalition pushes harder for more school funding

More than a dozen education advocacy organizations say funding is needed to close achievement gaps among students of different backgrounds.

// A UMass Dartmouth official moonlighted for a potential competitor

Gerard Kavanaugh peddled a plan on behalf of a private N.C. company to draw students to a school that would compete with UMass for students from the region.

Former Patriot LeGarrette Blount slashed his way through the New England defense.

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After Patriots lose in Detroit, it might not be too early to panic

New England fell to 1-2 with a 26-10 loss to the Lions Sunday night. When any crack starts to show, when any fissure threatens to break open, who can’t help but wonder if it’s the beginning of the end?

Detroit, MI: 9-23-18: The Lions celebrate after stopping Tom Brady ond the Patriots on a third down play in the second quarter. The New England Patriots visited the Detroit Lions in a regular season Sunday Night NFL football game at Ford Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Patriots’ playmakers aren’t getting the ball

Tom Brady was disheartened by two straight losses beset by a sluggish offense.

With no receiving help, Tom Brady suffered through an 11-for-20 passing night for just 105 yards.

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What’s wrong? Answer: This team is not very good

It’s on to Miami after this loss, but any comparison to the 2014 team that was routed by the Chiefs ends there.

INDIANS 4, RED SOX 3 (11 inn.)

// Red Sox denied record-breaking win

For the second straight night in extra innings, the Indians topped the Red Sox, keeping Boston one game shy of the franchise record for victories.

Stricter dispensing rules have been implemented at Angell Animal Medical Center’s pharmacy.

Are humans turning to pets’ prescriptions to get opioid fix?

Veterinarians believe that more and more pet owners are using their cats and dogs as a ploy to obtain drugs for themselves.

Ruth Santiago Nieves listened to a voice mail outside the hotel room in Springfield where her family has been living since being evacuated from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit a year ago.

A year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican evacuees seek stability

“We don’t want anything for free,” said one evacuee.

// Minority patients often are excluded from trials of potentially life-saving drugs

Stark underrepresentation of African-Americans is widespread in clinical trials for cancer drugs, even when the type of cancer disproportionately affects them.

// 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.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// 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.

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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The Big Picture

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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.


// 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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


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.

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.


// 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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