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In ad war over ballot question, both sides give nurses leading roles

The hospital industry and nurses union are squaring off over an initiative to mandate staffing ratios at hospitals.

Suzi Parks has a complaint about Avis' extra charge for use of toll roads.

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Sean P. Murphy | Fine Print

How Avis can charge customers a fee for tolls, even if the driver doesn’t take a toll road

Suzi Parks has no problem paying tolls like everyone else. But she hates that she is charged an extra $3.95 “service fee” each day just because she went through a toll once.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tlumacki_genderneutralbathrooms_lifestyle393.jpg Study finds no link between transgender rights law and bathroom crimes

UCLA researchers examined restroom crime reports in Mass. cities of similar size and comparable demographics in the study.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rei1.jpg Obscure policy lets Mass. state workers keep names and pay a secret

A broad 2007 edict allows workers to request their information be withheld if they or a family member have been victims of any crime prosecuted in court.

UMass Boston bought the former Bayside Expo Center property out of foreclosure in 2010 for $18.7 million.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Could a smaller Kendall Square blossom in Dorchester?

UMass Boston sees the former Bayside Expo Center site as a bustling business district that will bring the school much-needed cash.

The Nation

‘Big and vicious’ Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

By Jonathan Drew

Motorists streamed inland as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way. The storm could unload up to 2½ feet of rain.

Despite Jon Kyl’s interest, GOP steers clear of Affordable Care Act repeal

Senator Jon Kyl expressed interested in repealing the Affordable Care Act.

By Alan Fram

Arizona’s new senator says he’d vote to repeal the nation’s health care law. That’s one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party’s drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year.

4 impeached West Virginia justices to face trials

West Virginia state Supreme Court justices (from left) Robin Davis, Allen Loughry, Beth Walker, and Margaret Workman face impeachment trials in the West Virginia state Senate. Each spent more than $100,000 on office renovations.

By John Raby

The state Senate voted 19-15 Tuesday to reject a resolution that would have dropped charges, called articles of impeachment, against Robin Davis, who retired shortly after the House of Delegates impeached her last month.

The World

Pope to meet US bishops Thursday over abuse scandal

In July, Pope Francis ordered former cardinal Theodore McCarrick to observe a lifetime of penance and prayer.

By Nicole Winfield

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston will be among those meeting with the pontiff.

Bombing of peaceful protest in Afghanistan kills at least 32

By Zabihullah Ghazi and Fahim Abed

Extremists in eastern Afghanistan bombed a peaceful protest Tuesday, killing at least 32 people, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks in Nangarhar province over the day.

US-backed forces launch what may be last big battle against ISIS in Syria

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gathered in Shadadi on Tuesday.

By Liz Sly

US-backed forces launch what could be the last major battle against ISIS in Syria.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Laurence H. Tribe

The chaotic aftermath of invoking the 25th Amendment

President Trump with Vice President Mike Pence on the South Lawn of the White House earlier this year.

By Laurence H. Tribe

It could unleash a dangerously destabilizing power struggle over the presidency rather than decisively ousting Donald Trump.

Editorial

Fifteen years? Figure out a faster way to fix the T

Sandbags are used to divert running water away from the third rail and cables near Porter Square station.

Massachusetts deserves better. Reliable transit is — and will be — a key to the region’s continued success.

SCOT LEHIGH

Give Trump the economic credit he deserves

By Scot Lehigh

President Trump can claim some success on the economy, but nowhere near as much as he wants.

Metro

Adrian Walker

The color of justice in Suffolk County may soon be black

Suffolk Country Sheriff

By Adrian Walker

A year ago it would have been hard to envision Suffolk law enforcement led by a black district attorney, Boston police commissioner, and county sheriff. That scenario may become reality.

Boston archdiocese removes hospital chaplain from ministry after sex abuse allegation

The Rev. Christian Ohazulume, an extern priest from Nigeria, was arraigned at Quincy District Court on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery of a child under 14.

By Brian MacQuarrie and Travis Andersen

The Rev. Christian Ohazulume, who has worked as a Boston hospital chaplain, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing a child in 2007 in Randolph.

It isn’t just Boston that has school bus problems

10/09/2013 HYDE PARK, MA A school bus stopped to pick up students along Neponset Valley Parkway (cq) in Hyde Park. Boston Public School buses were on the roads again following yesterday's strike. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By James Vaznis

The company that oversees Boston’s school buses hired drivers from companies that serve neighboring communities, causing headaches in those places.

Business & Tech

In ad war over ballot question, both sides give nurses leading roles

Nurses rallied near Partners HealthCare in Somerville.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The hospital industry and nurses union are squaring off over an initiative to mandate staffing ratios at hospitals.

Could a smaller Kendall Square blossom in Dorchester?

UMass Boston bought the former Bayside Expo Center property out of foreclosure in 2010 for $18.7 million.

By Tim Logan

UMass Boston sees the former Bayside Expo Center site as a bustling business district that will bring the school much-needed cash.

The smart money is on these researchers

By Jonathan Saltzman

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute named 15 post-doctoral researchers who won fellowships that provide each with up to $1.4 million. Seven are from the Boston area.

Obituaries

Adam Clymer, political reporter, editor, and pollster, dies at 81

Adam Clymer in 1992.

By Sam Roberts

Mr. Clymer covered congressional intrigue, eight presidential campaigns, and the downfall of both Khrushchev and Nixon.

Sports

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 2

Let the playoffs begin: Red Sox clinch berth for third straight year

Brock Holt erupts as he sees his hit clear the fence for a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning.

By Alex Speier

Brock Holt hit a three-run pinch homer in the seventh and eight pitchers combined to limit the Blue Jays to five hits.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

After a one-inning return, what comes next for Chris Sale?

Chris Sale allowed a leadoff double to Toronto's Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the first inning, the only frame he pitched.

By Nick Cafardo

The ace was scheduled to pitch two innings on Tuesday, but was limited to five batters and 26 pitches.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Matt Patricia’s dreadful debut, and other Week 1 observations

New Lions coach Matt Patricia didn’t have any answers for the Jets Monday night.

By Ben Volin

The Lions were dominated by the Jets’ defense, which may have had an unusual advantage.

Wednesday Food

Follow these 12 steps for VIP treatment at a high-end restaurant

By Kara Baskin

Here’s how to ensure that your experience will be memorable, even if you’re not a VIP.

Boston culinarians, researchers, entrepreneurs helping drive a global fermentation revolution

A variety of pickled foods in jars and on plates at Commonwealth Cambridge.

By Sam Hiersteiner

It’s a hub of progress in an area with transformative potential in gastronomy, agriculture, health, and other sectors.

The confident cook

Recipe: The traditional North African shakshuka goes green

Green shakshuka

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

We trade tomatoes for cooked chard and spinach in this version of shakshuka. Add chickpeas, feta, and plenty of fresh cilantro and serve as a weekend brunch dish or an easy weeknight dinner.

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TV Critic’s Corner

No Emmy for one of the year’s best guest actors

By Matthew Gilbert