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Unions taking an old-school stand against National Grid

The picketers are among 1,250 United Steelworkers members who have been locked out by the utility for nearly three months, with no end to a fierce contract dispute in sight.

Few residents at Millennium Tower claim a residential exemption, suggesting those units may be second homes or rental properties.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Boston’s new luxury towers appear to house few local residents

Units in the towers are owned mostly by part-time residents or by shell companies, a report says, fueling worries that locals have been priced out of the housing market.

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With the school year underway and college students gone from home, dogs are dealing with a mystery: Where did my friend go?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/_K8A8490.jpg After issues in Lowell and Lawrence, state says it will oversee elections there for now

The move to “exercise direct control” through the November election injected more intrigue into the unpredictable, close Third District primary.

Ceiling panels with holes hung over MBTA riders waiting for an elevator at the State Street Station concourse under 60 State St.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

MBTA’s poor station conditions are a campaign issue

The crumbling, dysfunctional condition of many T facilities were a political football that the Baker administration and Democrat Jay Gonzalez punted back and forth.

The Nation

Hurricane Florence may approach Category 5

Jim Craig, David Burke, and Chris Rayner loaded generators as residents in Wilmington, N.C., prepared for the hurricane.

By Brian McNoldy and Jason Samenow

Hurricane Florence has rapidly intensified and broadened as it approaches the East Coast.

Trump vents over leaks as Bob Woodward pushes back on criticism

Bob Woodward defended his book in an appearance on NBC’s ‘‘Today’’ show.

By Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire

Woodward staunchly defended his work during an appearance on NBC’s ‘‘Today’’ show.

US orders closure of Palestinians’ office in Washington

The Washington, D.C., office of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

By Missy Ryan, Anne Gearan and Karen DeYoung

The Trump administration said the Palestinians have not taken steps to advance “meaningful negotiations” with Israel.

The World

Vatican promises ‘clarifications’ to coverup claims

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano says Vatican officials covered up a cardinal’s misconduct.

By Nicole Winfield

Pope Francis’ nine cardinal advisers expressed their ‘‘full solidarity’’ with the pontiff over the scandal.

Taliban kill scores of Afghan soldiers, police in latest attacks

More than 60 people were killed Sunday in attacks across Afghanistan, including in this suicide attack in Kabul.

By Najim Rahim and Fahim Abed

Insurgents killed at least 57 Afghans in four attacks Monday, a day after more than 60 people were killed in a separate barrage.

European countries warn against demolishing West Bank hamlet

Major European countries have issued a rare joint statement warning Israel against its planned demolition of a Bedouin encampment in the West Bank.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Senator Collins: Oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh listens to a question from Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A person of questionable ethics shouldn’t be on the Supreme Court.

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Donald Trump is not an unindicted coconspirator

US President Trump speaks at a Joint Fundraising Committee in Fargo, North Dakota on September 7, 2018. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

By Alan M. Dershowitz

Those who misuse the term should stop. And when they persist, they should be corrected.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Feeling queasy about Charlie Baker’s endorsement of Trump-loving Geoff Diehl

September 9, 2018 - L Street Tavern Governor Charlie Baker tends bar and talks with Brian McCourt (R) (R) and patron Paul McCourt of Newton, MA (L) Governor Charlie Baker campaigns at the L Street Tavern in South Boston Photo by Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe

By Joan Vennochi

Baker sells himself as a champion of bipartisanship, but as he runs for reelection, it’s all about the politics of survival.

Metro

Meet the other empty nesters. They’re dogs and they miss the kids, too

By Beth Teitell

With the school year underway and college students gone from home, dogs are dealing with a mystery: Where did my friend go?

Ground Game

N.H., R.I. hold primaries this week: Here are the races to watch

In Rhode Island, incumbent Governor Gina Raimondo faces a serious challenge in the Democratic primary.

By James Pindell

They are among the last states in the nation to pick major party nominees for the midterm elections.

After issues in Lowell and Lawrence, state says it will oversee elections there for now

Secretary of State William F. Galvin said the district’s 37 cities and towns must complete the recount process by Monday.

By Matt Stout

The move to “exercise direct control” through the November election injected more intrigue into the unpredictable, close Third District primary.

Business & Tech

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Educated parents have educated kids. Genes aren't the reason

By Evan Horowitz

The closer scientists get to understanding the impact of individual genes, the smaller that impact seems to be — at least when it comes to education.

BOLD TYPES

There’s a new number two lobbying firm in town

Jim Smith

By Jon Chesto

Smith, Costello & Crawford reported nearly $1.6 million in client fees through June 30.

Calif. aims to phase out use of fossil fuels to generate electricity by 2045

By Jonathan j. Cooper

California has set a goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Obituaries

Jan Ellen Lewis, 69, expert on Jefferson’s other family

Dr. Lewis was the first woman to chair the history department at Rutgers University’s Newark campus.

By Richard Sandomir

Dr. Lewis organized a groundbreaking conference to reassess Thomas Jefferson’s legacy after DNA testing showed that he had fathered children with Sally Hemings, one of his slaves.

Erik Hauri, scientist who found water on moon, dies at 52

Dr. Hauri with an ion microprobe. He used the instrument to examine slivers of shards.

By Harrison Smith

Dr. Hauri was a longtime researcher at Washington’s Carnegie Institution for Science.

Ward Hall, king of the carnival sideshow, dies at 88

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Hall beckoned customers with oddities and amazements, and withstood decades of cultural change.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Bill O’Brien is the latest opposing coach to do the Foxborough fold

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Dan Shaughnessy

Time after time, coaches seem to succumb to the sheer intimidation of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

JIM MCBRIDE | PATRIOTS FILM STUDY

Here’s how the Patriots’ blockers bottled up J.J. Watt

PATRIOT SLIDER Foxborough, MA- 9/9/18 New England Patriots Tom Brady has time to throw as teammate David Andrews blocks Houston Texans J.J. Watt during 1st quarter action at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

By Jim McBride

The Texans star had little impact in Sunday’s game thanks to an effective blocking scheme.

PETER ABRAHAM

The Red Sox need a bullpen boost, and Steven Wright is ‘healthy and ready to pitch’

06/15/16: Boston, MA:Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright is all smiles as he leaves the game to a standing ovation in the top of the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic: Red Sox-Orioles

By Peter Abraham

Imagine the Sox starting a game with Chris Sale, using Wright for two innings then bringing in Craig Kimbrel to close.

More Stories

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Danvers baseball legend Roger Day hanging ’em up

By Dan Shulman

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER NOTES

Watertown warms to its dazzling Brazilian midfielder, Rodrigo Freitas

By Matt Doherty

Kevin Paul Dupont

Rules are rules, and Serena Williams went too far this time

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Tuesday Stories

NAMES

Local athletes joined Drake for a splashy after-party at a Boston nightclub

By Kevin Slane

The worlds of sports and music repeatedly mixed in Boston last weekend.

NAMES

Autopsy performed on rapper Mac Miller, more tests needed

FILE - SEPTEMBER 07: According to reports September 7, 2018 rapper Mac Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, has died of an apparent overdose at his San Fernando Valley home. LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Mac Miller performs on Camp Stage during day 1 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

An autopsy has been completed but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week.

Ty Burr

In Toronto, a first look at ‘First Man’

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in “First Man.”

By Ty Burr

Damien Chazelle screened, and discussed, his film about the Apollo 11 moon landing Sunday at the film festival.