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Gerald Milden is against the dredging in Chatham Harbor and said that it accelerated the loss of sand in front of his home, causing erosion. He stood near the huge boulders that were added to his oceanfront property.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Ban on sea walls faces increasing protests from homeowners

With rising seas and more powerful storms, the coast along the state’s southern flank has become increasingly exposed, leaving more homes vulnerable to the waves.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/billfold0819cash-9081.jpg Mass. residents spend more than people in other states. Can we afford it?

We spend a lot on goods and services — and we also earn a lot on average. But most people in Massachusetts are below the state average in earnings.

Elizabeth Warren is spending heavily on national Facebook ads in preparation for a possible presidential bid

Warren has emerged this year as the third-highest spender on Facebook ads, behind President Trump and Ted Cruz’s challenger in Texas.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_19U07T.jpg The left eyes more radical ways to fight Brett Kavanaugh

Facing a Supreme Court controlled by five solidly conservative justices, liberals have started to attack the legitimacy of the majority bloc and discussed ways to eventually undo its power.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/TaylorBusinessAllurion_012.jpg New devices to combat obesity, from three Boston-area firms

The race to market new weight loss treatments comes as US obesity levels have become “alarmingly high,” according to a study released last month.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren is spending heavily on national Facebook ads in preparation for a possible presidential bid

In the last two weeks alone, Warren has run 401 separate digital ads on Facebook, seen by as many as 10 million people.

By Annie Linskey and Nihal Krishan

Warren has emerged this year as the third-highest spender on Facebook ads, behind President Trump and Ted Cruz’s challenger in Texas.

The left eyes more radical ways to fight Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (right) swore in new Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday.

By Charlie Savage

Facing a Supreme Court controlled by five solidly conservative justices, liberals have started to attack the legitimacy of the majority bloc and discussed ways to eventually undo its power.

Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael, heads toward Florida

By Jennifer Kay and Gary Fineout

Michael could strengthen into a major hurricane with winds topping 111 mph by Tuesday night before an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle or Big Bend.

The World

Brazil’s far-right candidate dominates voting, but runoff will be held

Jair Bolsonaro waved at supporters after casting his vote in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

By Ernesto Londoño and Manuela Andreoni

Jair Bolsonaro has expressed nostalgia for Brazil’s former military dictatorships.

Turkey demands ‘convincing explanation’ on missing Saudi journalist

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 file photo, Tawakkol Karman, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011 holds a picture of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as she speaks to journalists near the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Turkey. Khashoggi was a Saudi insider. He rubbed shoulders with the Saudi royal family and supported its efforts to nudge the entrenched ultraconservative clerics to accept reforms. He was a close aide to the kingdom’s former spy chief and was a leading voice in the country’s prominent dailies. In a dramatic twist of fate, Khashoggi disappeared on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, after visiting his country’s consulate in Istanbul and may have been killed there. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)

By David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard

Jamal Khashoggi, who had turned critical of the kingdom under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday to pick up a document.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Maura Healey

We must change our culture and reform our laws

We are living through a new era of support for survivors of sexual assault as brave people continue to come forward to report what happened to them.

Alex Beam

There are still good reasons for becoming a Catholic

By Alex Beam

In 2018, women and men come to Catholicism for reasons both profound and mundane.

Opinion | Hans Zollner

Safeguarding children must become a matter of the heart

We have the choice as to whether this goes on and on, or whether we confront what we know all at once.

Metro

Ban on sea walls faces increasing protests from homeowners

Gerald Milden is against the dredging in Chatham Harbor and said that it accelerated the loss of sand in front of his home, causing erosion. He stood near the huge boulders that were added to his oceanfront property.

By David Abel

With rising seas and more powerful storms, the coast along the state’s southern flank has become increasingly exposed, leaving more homes vulnerable to the waves.

Three killed in weekend shootings in Boston

Mayra Cardona (in pink) and Rosa Phinn-Westby with a photo of their brother, Jose Luis Phinn Williams, who they identified as the gas station attendant fatally shot Saturday night in Dorchester.

By Jeremy C. Fox and Adam Sennott

Three men are dead and two have been arrested following a trio of apparently unrelated shootings in Boston on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Adrian Walker

Susan Collins, never a maverick, fell right into line. Why did anyone expect otherwise?

Senator Susan Collins

By Adrian Walker

Senator Susan Collins spoke passionately about lessening divisions. But her vote is likely to have the opposite effect.

Business & Tech

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Mass. doesn’t have enough money in its rainy day fund

By Evan Horowitz

Massachusetts still hasn’t set aside enough money for the next recession, despite nine years of steady economic growth.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

VP Pence has some sound advice for Google about privacy and censorship in China

Vice President Mike Pence is warning Google that it risks strengthening censorship and invading privacy in China with a potential new search engine tailored to that country.

By Hiawatha Bray

Pence urged Google to drop its plan for a mobile search app that would censor the Internet for Chinese users, and it’s the best advice Google’s gotten all year.

New devices to combat obesity, from three Boston-area firms

The Elipse Balloon, created by Allurion Technologies, is part of a new wave of medical devices that have been developed in Greater Boston to combat the worsening obesity epidemic.

By Jonathan Saltzman

The race to market new weight loss treatments comes as US obesity levels have become “alarmingly high,” according to a study released last month.

Sports

Ben Volin | On football

Seven major issues the Patriots must address

Foxborough, MA 10/04/18: Patriots Rob Gronkowski warms up before the game. New England Patriots hosted the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium Sunday, Oct. 4, 2018. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

By Ben Volin

Getting Rob Gronkowski deep and throwing to the wide receivers is a start.

Tara Sullivan

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in a league of his own

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

By Tara Sullivan

Mahomes, the son of a former major league baseball player, comes to Foxborough as the leader of the best team in the AFC.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox need to be tougher to beat the Yankees

Boston MA: 10-06-18: The Red Sox Mookie Betts reacts after he poped out in the bottom of the third inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in Game Two of their MLB ALDS baseball playoffs. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Sox won 108 games this season, but seem to be making it up as they go along against New York in the ALDS.

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Nick Cafardo | on baseball

It’s just common sense to call on Nathan Eovaldi in Game 3

By Nick Cafardo

WEEK 5 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTES

How do workhorse running backs get the job done time and again?

By Jake Caccavaro

CHIEFS 30, JAGUARS 14

With defense pitching in, 5-0 Chiefs dominate Jaguars

By Dave Skretta

BRAVES 6, DODGERS 5

Braves stave off elimination in NLDS

By Charles Odum

BREWERS 6, ROCKIES 0

Brewers sweep Rockies, advance to NLCS

By Pat Graham

NASCAR | Dover, Del.

Chase Elliott captures NASCAR playoff win at Dover

By Dan Gelston

bruins notebook

David Backes gets a shot as third-line center

By Matt Porter