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‘Are you ready to bring change to Washington?’ Pressley stuns Capuano on historic night

Ayanna Pressley addressed the crowd.

Ayanna Pressley, the first African-American woman elected to the Boston City Council, made history again, defeating Representative Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent heavily backed by the political establishment.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker_20131007[1].jpg Was Tuesday the last stand of a political old guard?

Up and down the ballot, veteran Democrats had the unfamiliar feeling of finding themselves in tough races.

Democratic candidates for governor Bob Massie (left) and Jay Gonzalez campaigned in Newton on Labor Day.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

Gonzalez defeats Massie in Democratic gubernatorial primary

Jay Gonzalez bested environmentalist and entrepreneur Bob Massie, and he’ll face Governor Charlie Baker in November.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Swensen_180830_03consumer(2)_0003copy.jpg Owners of a ruined house say repairs will cost $400k. The insurer is fighting, offering just $100k.

Their house badly damaged, a Newton family expected Providence Mutual to help them get back on their feet quickly. That didn’t happen.

The Nation

Gordon may hit Gulf Coast as hurricane after nightfall Tuesday

Dauphin Island, Ala, ahead of the landfall of Tropical Storm Gordon, which was predicted to become a hurricane.

By Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill

Families filled sandbags, took patio furniture inside and stocked up on batteries and bottled water as the Gulf Coast prepared Tuesday for Tropical Storm Gordon, which could strengthen and become the second hurricane to hit the region in less than a year.

Former Arizona senator Jon Kyl to replace John McCain, for now

Former senator Jon Kyl, a Republican, will fill John McCain’s seat in the US Senate at least until the end of the year.

By Melissa Daniels

Kyl, a Republican, said he has only committed to serve until the end of the year.

In a new book, Bob Woodward describes Trump’s White House as ‘crazytown’

President Trump was flanked by Secretary of Defense James Mattis (left) and John Kelly, White House chief of staff, at a 2017 briefing. Both men are depicted as disparaging the president in a new book by Bob Woodward.

By Mark Landler and Maggie Haberman

Also, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the president acted like a “fifth-or sixth-grader.”

The World

Monica Lewinsky abruptly leaves stage after she’s asked about Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky said there were agreed-upon parameters for the interview, and that the interviewer violated the agreement.

By Ruth Eglash

Yonit Levi, one of Israel’s top news anchors, asked Lewinsky whether she still expected a personal apology from Clinton.

Taliban say founder of Haqqani militant group is dead

Jalaluddin Haqqani was a US ally during the Cold War. He later turned his weapons against the United States.

By Mujib Mashal

Jalaluddin Haqqani, a former US ally who became a fierce enemy, had long been in ill health.

Typhoon slams into western Japan, leaving 8 dead and transportation disrupted

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years left places like Osaka with heavy damage.

By Mari Yamaguchi

A typhoon slammed into western Japan Tuesday, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. At least eight people died.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

With Pressley’s win, a political earthquake in Massachusetts politics

Supporters cheered during Ayanna Pressley‘s primary night celebration at IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester on Tuesday.

Ayanna Pressley’s historic win carries an unmistakable message: Massachusetts politics is changing. Candidates aren’t willing to wait their turn anymore. The power of incumbency is weakening.

Opinion | Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

Attacks on free press show journalism is effective check on government

Democracy depends on a free press. We can no longer take its survival for granted.

By Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

Democracy depends on a free press. We can no longer take its survival for granted.

Renée Graham

Kaepernick backlash: Burning your Nikes instead of confronting racism

Then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem before a 2016 game.

By Renée Graham

Democracy and white supremacy are fundamentally incompatible.

Metro

Two longtime state representatives ousted in primary upsets

Representative Byron Rushing was ousted in an upset by Jon Santiago.

By J.D. Capelouto

Jeff Sánchez, the House Ways and Means chairman, and Byron Rushing, the House assistant majority leader, lost to their challengers.

Third District race remains too close to call

As of Wednesday morning, few votes were separating Lori Trahan (left) and Dan Koh

By Matt Stout

With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Dan Koh had received 17,199 votes while Lori Trahan had collected 16,555 votes.

Geoff Diehl claims GOP nomination to challenge Senator Elizabeth Warren

Geoff Diehl with a supporter after voting at the Whitman Town Hall.

By Stephanie Ebbert

The apparent win sets up a fiery showdown between a passionate supporter of President Trump and one of the Democrats leading the resistance against him.

Business & Tech

Staples makes its move to acquire smaller office supplier

Staples filed documents telling Essendant investors they should vote against a competing merger proposal.

By Jon Chesto

Staples made a major move on Tuesday to pull off its biggest acquisition since its play for Office Depot fell apart due to antitrust concerns two years ago.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Owners of a ruined house say repairs will cost $400k. The insurer is fighting, offering just $100k.

Peter Grinspoon examined some of the extensive damage to his home.

By Sean P. Murphy

Their house badly damaged, a Newton family expected Providence Mutual to help them get back on their feet quickly. That didn’t happen.

TECH LAB

Is the cellphone company slowing your video feeds? Often they do, study finds

NU’s David Choffnes led research into phone company practices.

By Hiawatha Bray

Research from Northeastern and UMass found that major carriers frequently slow video downloads from major streaming services.

Obituaries

Julie Graham, artist and Museum School teacher, at 71

Ms. Graham said her “inspiration often springs from ‘the other side of the tracks’ — urban industrial areas, abandoned buildings, vernacular architecture, minimalist spaces, and clustered housing in foreign lands.’’

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Graham intertwined light with fragments of everyday life in her paintings.

Carole Shelley, a Tony winner and a Pigeon sister, 79

By Daniel E. Slotnik

After her bubbly role in Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,’’ Ms. Shelley won a Tony Award in 1979 for portraying a woman who develops an emotional connection to the disfigured title character in “The Elephant Man.”

Sports

RED SOX 5, BRAVES 1

Alex Cora is managing to win, and so much more

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 04: First baseman Steve Pearce #25 of the Boston Red Sox hits a 2-run RBI single in the sixth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 4, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

Tuesday’s win in Atlanta illustrated that the Red Sox skipper is also playing the long game.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox starters need to start lasting longer

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 04: Pitcher Rick Porcello #22 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch in the third inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 4, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

By Nick Cafardo

Any team with this lead would love to decelerate, but the Red Sox may not be able to accomplish this with Sale and Price

Ben Volin | On football

Did Rob Gronkowski let a bit of disappointment slip out about his new contract?

By Ben Volin

The Patriots tight end acknowledged that the threat of holding out worked for everyone else this offseason.

Wednesday Food

Dining Out

The Union Square restaurant that’s more like a dinner party thrown by friends

Ceviche mixto at Celeste.

By Devra First

You’ll find ceviche, pisco sours, and a community of artists at Peruvian spot Celeste.

Five recipes to get you through the week and avoid the witching hour

Broccoli-cheddar crustless quiche

By Sheryl Julian

If there are things you want to change about your household meals, Labor Day week is the time to hit the reset button.

Food & travel

Food & Travel: Leave La Anita rain forest cacao ranch having fully discovered chocolate

Pods on a cacao tree at La Anita rain forest cacao ranch.

By Sena Desai Gopal

La Anita chocolate is sweet, smooth, with a distinct earthy, nutty flavor, and the bars have been produced ethically using adult, skilled employees. There is something soul-satisfying about knowing no child has been exploited to make this a bar of chocolate.

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TV Critic’s Corner

Are you ready for ‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’?

By Matthew Gilbert