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GE ousts CEO John Flannery as it announces $23b writedown

FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, General Electric Chairman & CEO John Flannery is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Flannery out as chairman and CEO at General Electric after less than two years, Lawrence Culp Jr. takes over. After less than two years and a precipitous decline in the share price at General Electric, Flannery is being ousted as chairman and CEO. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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In a stunning move, Boston-based GE said it would replace Flannery after just over a year as it announced a massive writedown at its troubled power unit.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/LarryCulp.jpg Who is H. Lawrence Culp, GE’s new CEO?

The former chief of conglomerate Danaher Corp. has been named one of the top CEOs in the world, according to Harvard Business School.

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Speaking during the Forbes Under 30 Summit, Senator Jeff Flake said “any current, credible allegation that has been made” should be “fully investigated.”

President Donald Trump spoke at a news conference focused on trade.

Trump says he supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

The president also said a thorough investigation of the Supreme Court nominee would be “a good thing.”

SEAN P. MURPHY | THE FINE PRINT

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What Gwen Larison-Santos wants is an engine in the same condition as the one she brought into the shop for an oil change, not one that may have irreversible damage.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_09firstday-5_metro.jpg Highly skilled black, Latino students face admission barriers to exam schools, study finds

The students could have a much better chance of winning a spot at such schools as Boston Latin if admission hinged on MCAS scores instead of the current test.

The Nation

Trump says he supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump spoke at a news conference focused on trade.

By Peter Baker and Michael S. Schmidt

The president also said a thorough investigation of the Supreme Court nominee would be “a good thing.”

Detailed maps show how neighborhoods shape children for life

By Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui

The Census Bureau, in collaboration with researchers at Harvard and Brown, published nationwide data that makes it possible to pinpoint — down to the census tract — where children have the best shot at getting ahead.

Breakthrough leukemia treatment backfires in a rare case

Emily Whitehead, who in 2012 at age 6 was the first child ever given altered cells to treat cancer, with her parents Tom and Kari Whitehead, in Beltsville, Md.

By Denise Grady

A highly unusual death has exposed a weak spot in a groundbreaking cancer treatment: One rogue cell, genetically altered by the therapy, can spiral out of control in a patient and cause a fatal relapse.

The World

Koreas start clearing land mines at DMZ in effort to ease tensions

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, met last month in Pyongyang and reached agreement on several steps to improve relations.

By Choe Sang-Hun

A similar mine-clearance operation also began in Panmunjom, a truce village in the DMZ, which serves as a buffer 2½ miles wide.

British rail companies have a message: We’re sorry. Very sorry. Apologies.

By David Segal

This is the Age of Sorry for nearly every train company in Britain.

Quake survivors clamor to flee hard-hit Indonesian city

Survivors rest outside the airport as they wait to get a flight out of Palu, Indonesia, Monday.

By Niniek Karmini

The confirmed death toll of 844, mostly from the city of Palu, is expected to rise as authorities reach areas that were cut off by the disaster.

Editorial & Opinion

Shirley Leung

Three CEOs later, is Boston a curse for GE?

Clockwise from top: Larry Culp, Jeffrey Immelt, and John Flannery.

By Shirley Leung

After leadership turnover at General Electric, is the company still committed to Boston?

Editorial

Spotlight report on court clerks reveals system needs public scrutiny

This weekend, the Globe’s Spotlight Team drew much-needed attention to a little-noticed corner of Massachusetts’ criminal justice system.

JOAN VENNOCHI

The public has a right to know what Charlie Baker’s son did

A.J. Baker in a balcony at the State House before the governor’s State of the State address in 2017.

By Joan Vennochi

Any parent can understand why the governor wants to avoid revisiting allegations that his son groped a woman on a plane. But Baker is no ordinary parent.

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Opinion | Jeffrey S. Flier

Keeping the Nobel Prizes relevant

By Jeffrey S. Flier

Metro

Highly skilled black, Latino students face admission barriers to exam schools, study finds

The representation of blacks and Latinos in Boston’s exam schools continues to be low.

By James Vaznis

The students could have a much better chance of winning a spot at such schools as Boston Latin if admission hinged on MCAS scores instead of the current test.

State leaders call for transparency in closed-door criminal hearings

BOSTON, MA - 9/04/2018: Governor Charlie Baker at Baker-Polito HQ in Allston (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 05governor

By Nicole Dungca and Matt Stout

Officials were responding to a Globe Spotlight report that detailed how secret criminal hearings resulted in some suspects not facing charges for serious crimes — even though police had substantial evidence.

Trump Jr. says sexual assault claims make him more scared for his sons than for his daughters

Donald Trump Jr.

By Andres Picon

The statement seemed to express greater concern for people who are accused of sexual assault than for the victims of sexual assault.

Business & Tech

GE ousts CEO John Flannery as it announces $23b writedown

FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, General Electric Chairman & CEO John Flannery is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Flannery out as chairman and CEO at General Electric after less than two years, Lawrence Culp Jr. takes over. After less than two years and a precipitous decline in the share price at General Electric, Flannery is being ousted as chairman and CEO. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

By Jon Chesto and Larry Edelman

In a stunning move, Boston-based GE said it would replace Flannery after just over a year as it announced a massive writedown at its troubled power unit.

CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS

JPMorgan Chase, the new bank in town, promises a showdown

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, people walk past a branch of Chase bank, in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

By Jon Chesto

The banking giant is shaking up the local scene, with plans to open more than 50 Boston area branches over the next five years.

Work finally starts on $260 million Seaport condo tower

A rendering of the pool deck to be built at the St. Regis Residences tower in the Seaport.

By Tim Logan

The St. Regis Residences, a planned 22-story tower, was the subject of a lawsuit over public access to the waterfront.

Obituaries

John Putnam, who became Herman Melville for ‘Moby-Dick’ fans, dies at 82

John Putnam at New York City’s South Street Seaport Museum in 2008.

By Globe Staff and Wires

Mr. Putnam portrayed the author at New York City’s South Street Seaport Museum.

George Kolombatovich, fencing coach at Columbia and the Metropolitan Opera, dies at 72

Mr. Kolombatovich spent 32 years as a coach of the Columbia fencing team.

By Richard Sandomir

Mr. Kolombatovich coached Columbia University fencers to five NCAA championships and taught sword fighting to cast members of “Otello,” “Carmen” and “Don Giovanni” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Charles Aznavour, enduring French singer with global reach, dies at 94

Mr. Aznavour sang songs he wrote in French, Armenian, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Yiddish.

By Frank J. Prial

Mr. Aznavour was one of France’s most celebrated singers of popular songs as well as a composer, film star, and lifelong champion of the Armenian people.

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

The Patriots aren’t as bad as their losses, or as good as they looked against Miami

The Patriots defense looked much improved Sunday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Fans shouldn’t overreact to Sunday’s dominating win over the Dolphins.

NICK CAFARDO

They say these Red Sox play ‘the right way.’ What does that mean?

Boston, MA: 8-28-18: Following the game winning run scoring on a throwing error, the Red Sox (left to right) Mitch Moreland Nathan Eovaldi, Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez (who scored the winning run) and Chris Sale are all smiles as thy head to celebrate with teammate Eduardo Nunez, who was safe at first base on the play. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Miami Marlins in a regular season inter league MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

Alex Cora’s team was a perfect hybrid of modern analytics and old-school baseball.

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

Kyrie Irving talks future in Boston, winning NBA title, and whether earth is flat

Boston, MA - 9/25/2018 - Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) at Boston Celtics training camp. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 26Celtics practice, LOID: 8.4.3277929148.

By Gary Washburn

Irving said he loves Boston and apologized for creating a furor over his earthly comments.

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JIM McBRIDE | PATRIOTS FILM STUDY

Simply put, the Patriots owned the line of scrimmage vs. Dolphins

By Jim McBride

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER NOTES

In Kicks for Cancer fundraiser, ‘There’s more to life than playing soccer’

By Charlie Wolfson

Celtics notebook

Celtics sign guard Marcus Georges-Hunt

By Adam Himmelsbach

DODGERS 5, ROCKIES 2

Rookie Walker Buehler pitches Dodgers past Rockies

By Beth Harris

BREWERS 3, CUBS 1

Brewers edge Cubs, claim NL Central title

By Jay Cohen

Tuesday Stories

NAMES

Patriots Women’s Association lends a hand at Women’s Lunch Place

*ONE TIME USE ONLY WITH 02NAMESPATSLUNCH* Linda Holliday serves a meal at the WomenÕs Lunch Place on October 1. (New England Patriots) *MUST CREDIT*

By Kaya Williams

Several wives and significant others of players and coaches prepared and served meals at the shelter for women experiencing homelessness. 

NAMES

Kristen Gibbons Feden, Cosby prosecutor, receives Victim Rights Law Center award in Boston

NORRISTOWN, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Co-prosecutor Kristen Gibbons Feden walks towards the courtroom before Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in the assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on September 25, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In April, Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. 60 women have accused the 81 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

By Lillian Brown

The VRLC, a nonprofit law center dedicated to the legal needs of survivors of sexual assault, celebrated its 15th anniversary last week with a gala at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston.

NAMES

Cardi B gets summons in connection with strip club fight, but she didn’t hurt anyone, lawyer says

Singer and songwriter Cardi B is assisted by security guards as she left a police precinct Monday in the Queens borough of New York.

A lawyer for Cardi B says the rapper has received a summons in connection with a fight at a New York strip club.

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TV Critic’s Corner

Is Netflix going to ruin ‘Black Mirror’?

By Matthew Gilbert

Love Letters

I fantasize about others

By Meredith Goldstein