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Veterinarians worry that people are taking their pets’ opioids

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

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

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Lawrence mayor emerges as central figure in crisis response

Dan Rivera is suffering the effects of the disaster and also leading the response.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/RinaldiLawrence110.jpg Gas infrastructure in Mass.: A recipe for disaster?

The gas 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.

New allegation of sexual misconduct surfaces against Brett Kavanaugh

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

Gerard Kavanaugh never disclosed his consultancy for LStar Southfield.

Lauren Zaknoun/Dartmouth Week

Top UMass Dartmouth official moonlighted for company with plan to compete for students

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.

The Nation

New allegation of sexual misconduct surfaces against Brett Kavanaugh

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

By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire

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

Bill Cosby’s accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing begins Monday.

By Ron Todt

Cosby, who was convicted of drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, faces a sentencing hearing beginning Monday.

Major flooding lingers more than a week after Florence

Dead fish lined the edges of Greenfield Lake in Wilmington N.C., on Sunday. The fish began dying following the landfall of Hurricane Florence but no official explanation has been given by North Carolina environmental officials.

By Gary D. Robertson and Martha Waggoner

Thousands of coastal residents were told Sunday that they may need to leave their homes because of still-rising rivers.

The World

Iran’s president points finger at US after militant attack

In a photo from Mehr News Agency, an Iranian soldier carried a child away from Saturday’s mass shooting in Ahvaz, Iran.

By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell

The terror attack on a military parade Saturday killed 25 people and wounded 60. Hassan Rouhani said the attack was backed by an unnamed US ally.

By bridge and bullet train, Hong Kong is bound tighter to China

An express train stopped at West Kowloon Terminus on the first day of service of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

By Austin Ramzy

Passengers started boarding high-speed trains at a new station in Hong Kong on Sunday morning, the formal launch of a multibillion-dollar transportation link that will tie the former British colony more closely to the rest of China.

Pope warns Lithuanians against rebirth of anti-Semitism

Pope Francis prayed in front of a memorial at the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The pontiff is visiting Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to mark their 100th anniversaries of independence and to encourage the faith in the Baltics.

By Nicole Winfield

The pontiff warned against historic revisionism as he marked the annual remembrance Sunday for Lithuania’s centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Giant investment funds should stand up to the NRA

Youth activists marched Aug. 23 in Worcester to protest gun violence.

Washington isn’t doing anything about our epidemic of gun violence. But investors in the country’s largest gun manufacturers can.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

Even in the #MeToo era, can anything stop Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court?

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Sept. 4.

By Margery Eagan

Despite #MeToo, we don’t just doubt sex crime victims, we eviscerate them.

Alex Beam

Following the Donald Trump workout

President Trump waves while playing a round of golf in Turnberry, Scotland, July 15.

By Alex Beam

Like Trump, I have soured on the American cult of exercise.

Metro

Gas infrastructure in Mass.: A recipe for disaster?

By Kay Lazar and Jon Chesto

The gas 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.

Top UMass Dartmouth official moonlighted for company with plan to compete for students

Gerard Kavanaugh never disclosed his consultancy for LStar Southfield.

By Andrea Estes and Laura Krantz

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.

Veterinarians worry that people are taking their pets’ opioids

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

By Brian MacQuarrie

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

Business & Tech

General Electric steps into Europe’s offshore wind market

GE says it’s developed the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine.

By Stanley Reed

Boston-based GE wants to become a force in the offshore wind-power industry, which is dominated by European companies.

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

Thomas Goode of Durham, N.C., who has participated in clinical trials for multiple myeloma, said, “If I didn’t try a trial, who’s to say I would still be here?”

By Caroline Chen and Riley Wong

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

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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

Any move toward a balanced budget could quickly backfire, pushing the economy into a near-permanent state of recession, said former Obama economic adviser Lawrence Summers.

By Evan Horowitz

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

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TV Critic’s Corner

On BET and Netflix, singing the praises of Quincy Jones

By Matthew Gilbert

Sports

Jim McBride

Patriots breakdown: The Patriots keep falling behind, and can’t come back

Detroit, MI: 9-23-18: David Andrews and the offensive line are not a happy bunch near the end of the game. The New England Patriots visited the Detroit Lions in a regular season Sunday Night NFL football game at Ford Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Jim McBride

For the second straight week, Patriots were slow to start and unable to climb out of a hole in 26-10 loss to Lions.

TARA SULLIVAN

Yes, it’s time to panic about these Patriots

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

By Tara Sullivan

“We couldn’t execute anything,” coach Bill Belichick said after the Patriots lost to the Lions.

INDIANS 4, RED SOX 3 (11 inn.)

At least Mookie Betts got something out of this game

Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi (16) greets Mookie Betts after his solo home run off of Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Adam Plutko in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox were beaten in extra innings, although Mookie Betts did pad his credentials for the MVP award.

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Bruins notebook

Patrice Bergeron continues to round into form

By Kevin Paul Dupont

AP Top 25 poll

Boston College bounced from Top 25

By Ralph D. Russo

CHIEFS 38, 49ERS 27

49ers fear QB Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

By Dave Skretta

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Derek Rivers makes long-awaited debut for Patriots

By Jim McBride

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Rafael Devers steps up in Nunez’s absence

By Peter Abraham

BILLS 27, VIKINGS 6

Rookie QB Josh Allen helps Bills stun Vikings

By Dave Campbell