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They’re outraged, and women politicians aren’t afraid to show it

Women politicians are showing their anger in ways that depart from the rules that say they need to remain measured. But those rules may be changing.

Retiree Joanna Connolly said her investments have done well. “The people I worry about are the working people.”

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

‘Trump bump’? Despite bulging retirement accounts, many don’t credit president

Many investors in or near retirement — especially in this deep-blue state — aren’t praising the president for their improving financial prospects.

NESTOR RAMOS

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Here’s what it’s like to be Slyde the Fox, the mascot of the New England Revolution.

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Nearly half of ER doctors say they have been physically assaulted on the job by patients and family members.

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LStar Ventures

Future of Weymouth huge development is unclear after summer of setbacks

For a project infamous for false starts, this summer was brutal. Union Point, one of the biggest redevelopment efforts in Eastern Mass., remains a blank canvas.

The Nation

Trump taunts Christine Blasey Ford as crowd laughs at rally

By Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker

Speaking to supporters in Mississippi, Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

Trump’s EPA moving to loosen radiation limits

By Ellen Knickmeyer

In doing so, the agency is turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you.

Kavanaugh’s temperament, credibility emerge as flashpoints in Supreme Court fight

President Trump arrived at Memphis International Airport on Tuesday. He continued to voice support for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, but told reporters it would ‘‘not be acceptable’’ if the FBI demonstrated that he had lied.

By John Wagner and Mike DeBonis

The strategy came as the FBI conducts a limited investigation into allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh but with great uncertainty about whether the probe will unearth anything conclusive by the end of the week

The World

Desperation grows as death toll soars from Indonesia quake

By NINIEK KARMINI and STEPHEN WRIGHT

Trucks carrying food for desperate survivors of the earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island rolled in with a police escort Tuesday to guard against looters, while the death toll from the disaster soared past 1,200.

Italy digs in spending, jolting markets and worrying EU

By COLLEEN BARRY

Italy’s leaders refused to budge from new spending targets that have been spooking investors, pushing the eurozone’s third-largest economy on a collision course with its EU partners.

Germany agrees to plan to cut diesel pollution

By DAVID RISING

The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Dan Rivera

Lawrence gets by with a lot of help from friends

Food was served last month at the Lawrence Housing Authority’s Beacon Courts as part of the effort to recover from the gas explosions.

By Dan Rivera

In the aftermath of the Columbia Gas explosions, the mayor of Lawrence chronicles the community’s response.

Editorial

We like beer too, and we like beer gardens

The Trillium outdoor beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Restaurateurs don’t like them, but they’re nothing to fear — though it’s appropriate to refine regulations governing them.

Renée Graham

Brett Kavanaugh’s superiority complex

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s hostility last week was more than just a hammy performance for a president who cheers cartoonish bluster as manly strength. It was the angry cry of a man who has been taught from birth that every tomorrow belongs to him.

By Renée Graham

In America, a privileged white man makes the rules; he doesn’t adhere to them.

Metro

Gas restoration in Merrimack Valley ramps up this week

Columbia Gas President Steve Bryant (left) looked at construction taking place on Brookfield Street in Lawrence on Sept. 24.

By Milton J. Valencia

Close to 200 construction crews will hit the streets across Greater Lawrence by the end of the week in the ambitious effort to restore gas service to thousands of residents before cold weather arrives.

Adrian Walker

Time to open up the state’s ‘Secret Courts’ — or end them completely

An officer guarded the door during a show cause hearing in Boston.

By Adrian Walker

According to a Globe Spotlight report, thousands of cases in Mass. are decided behind closed doors in proceedings conducted by clerk magistrates. That archaic system must be reformed.

Stabbed, punched, bitten: ER doctors face rising violence

By Liz Kowalczyk

Nearly half of ER doctors say they have been physically assaulted on the job by patients and family members.

Business & Tech

Citing ‘housing emergency,’ 15 mayors pledge to boost construction

By Tim Logan

Mayors of 15 cities and towns in the core of Greater Boston agreed Tuesday to sharply accelerate the pace of home construction in a bid to help tackle the region’s housing crisis.

‘Trump bump’? Despite bulging retirement accounts, many don’t credit president

Retiree Joanna Connolly said her investments have done well. “The people I worry about are the working people.”

By Robert Weisman

Many investors in or near retirement — especially in this deep-blue state — aren’t praising the president for their improving financial prospects.

Fed chair Powell, speaking in Boston, says US is in ‘extraordinary’ economic times

By Martin Crutsinger and Steve LeBlanc

He sees no need to change the central bank’s gradual approach to raising interest rates.

Obituaries

Wayne Meyers, researcher and doctor who treated leprosy patients in Africa, dies at 94

By Matt Schudel

Dr. Meyers became one of the world’s foremost infectious disease researchers.

Sports

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

What are the traits of a Stanley Cup winner, and do the Bruins have them?

Sidney Crosby was a center of strength on two recent Penguins champion teams.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Theories vary, but there are certain elements that many NHL champions have in common.

Peter Abraham

J.D. Martinez did a lot more for Red Sox than just hit a lot of home runs

Boston, MA - 9/28/2018 - ***FOR POSSIBLE USE WITH FUTURE RED SOX STORIES.... Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28). - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 29Red Sox-Yankees, LOID:8.4.3302103597.

By Peter Abraham

The slugging DH produced staggering numbers but his off-the-field contributions may have been even more important.

Alex Speier

How the Red Sox game-plan to know what’s coming from opposing relievers

Boston, MA - 9/29/2018 - (9th inning) FOR POSSIBLE USE WITH FUTURE RED SOX STORY....Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers goes over scouting reports on with Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) during a pitching change in the ninth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in Game 2 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 30Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.4.3290523935.

By Alex Speier

The preparations for a pitching change begin long before the other team’s bullpen door opens.

More Stories

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Hockey

Without acclaim or flair, Patrice Bergeron makes a huge difference for Bruins

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Preseason: Cavaliers 102, Celtics 95

Brad Stevens ‘couldn’t be more unimpressed’ with his Celtics at this point

By Adam Himmelsbach

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Janice Leao, New Bedford volleyball overpower Bishop Stang

By Dan McLoone

Celtics notebook

Tyronn Lue: There’s no limit on Jayson Tatum’s game

By Adam Himmelsbach

Bruins at Capitals | 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

As Bruins start a new season, bitter taste from last season lingers

By Matt Porter

Rockies 2, Cubs 1 (13 inn.)

Rockies outlast Cubs in 13 innings to win NL wild-card game

By Jay Cohen

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER NOTES

Cat Barry is scoring in droves, and Tabor Academy is off to a great start

By Matt MacCormack

Wednesday Food

What She’s Having

Rabottini’s: The pop-up pizzeria in Lower Allston that stole my heart

Rabottini’s Pizza pop-up in Lower Allston.

By Devra First

Embrace impermanence with the glorious pies at Rabottini’s, open through December. (And hope it finds its forever home soon.)

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Mauricio Damasceno, longtime Abe & Louie’s server

Mauricio Damasceno of Abe & Louie's, courtesy photo.

By Kara Baskin

Since 2001, he’s waited on celebrities, corporate titans, and celebrants in town from the suburbs, all in search of a juicy steak and a stiff drink.

Cookbook Review

Instant Pot can help you master cooking ‘Indian Food Under Pressure’

Ashley Singh Thomas offers 60 authentic, one-pot, easy-to-follow recipes in “Indian Food Under Pressure.”

By Sena Desai Gopal

Ashley Singh Thomas’s new cookbook, “Indian Food Under Pressure,” offers 60 authentic, one-pot, easy-to-follow Indian recipes that use an electric pressure cooker.