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Jaleesa Jackson and Chiedozie Uwandu were looking forward to their out-of-town sojourn, but it turned into a nightmare.

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Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

An Airbnb guesthouse of horrors

One Los Angeles rental had excellent reviews and a host who had so impressed Airbnb that he was ranked as a “super host.” Then the nightmare began.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_canvas_082918_06.jpg Transgender ballot activists make their pitch: ‘I’m a human being’

The results of Question 3 will determine whether a state law continues to protect them from discrimination in public places like restaurants and restrooms.

Not all schools follow Harvard’s lead on race-conscious admissions

On the eve of Harvard’s court trial over affirmative action in admissions, scheduled for Monday, many colleges continue to wrestle with whether — and how much — race should be considered.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_cyberreason2_biz.jpg How hackers could disrupt Election Day — and how the bad guys could be stopped

The US elections system is rife with technological weak spots, but election security experts say they have identified plenty of ways to fend off threats.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi25ColumbiaGas11.jpg Gas is shut off to hundreds of homes in Woburn due to spike in pressure

National Grid said a worker “inadvertently introduced excess gas into a portion of our system” during routine maintenance work near Wyman and Hart streets.

The Nation

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (right) and White House chief of staff John Kelly stepped off Air Force One on Monday after a flight to Orlando with President Trump.

By Katie Benner

The two men traveled to Florida together on Air Force One on Monday morning, a week and a half after a face-to-face meeting at the White House was scheduled and then postponed.

Hurricane Michael on path to hit Florida as Category 3 storm

By Alan Blinder

The risks posed by the hurricane extended hundreds of miles inland, and it was poised to bombard parts of the South and mid-Atlantic as a tropical storm.

Google slow to report bug that imperiled personal data

Google found a bug in its Google+ social-media service in March and quietly repaired it.

By Craig Timbergand Renae Merle

The delay until October in revealing it could reignite long-standing complaints from federal and state lawmakers that tech giants such as Google are reckless with user privacy.

The World

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, discussed the report Monday.

By Seth Borenstein

Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people, a panel of scientists said.

Interpol chief’s fall undermines China’s role in global law enforcement

Meng Hongwei disappeared last month while he was a trip to China.

By Steven Lee Myers and Chris Buckley

A year ago, Meng Hongwei watched as his country’s president proudly told the organization China would play a growing role in global law enforcement.

Turkey demands Saudi Arabia’s ‘full cooperation’ in probe of missing journalist

By Erin Cunningham and Kareem Fahim

Turkish officials have said they believe that Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents inside the consulate.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Time to fully embrace composting, an idea that doesn’t stink

Cambridge has the largest composting program in the state.

There’s a payoff, both financially and environmentally, to residential composting of trash.

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Should Brett Kavanaugh be stopped from teaching at Harvard Law School?

When Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, Harvard Law School was exuberant in its praise of his teaching.

By Alan M. Dershowitz

This is not so much about Kavanaugh as it is about a new form of McCarthyism that is quickly descending on university campuses.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

Vladimir Putin’s shadow darkens White House

President Vladimir Putin of Russia delivers a speech in Saint Petersburg in September.

By Richard North Patterson

The notorious Trump Tower meeting goes to whether America’s president is loyal to America or Russia.

Metro

Transgender ballot activists make their pitch: ‘I’m a human being’

From left, Kathleen Monahan, Dee Rogers, and Leo Austin-Spooner set out on an evening of canvassing in Roxbury.

By Stephanie Ebbert

The results of Question 3 will determine whether a state law continues to protect them from discrimination in public places like restaurants and restrooms.

Gas is shut off to hundreds of homes in Woburn due to spike in pressure

A welder installed a new pipe on Brookfield Street in Lawrence on Sept. 24 after gas explosions. Gas was shut off to 300 homes in Woburn on Monday after a rise in pressure.

By Adam Vaccaro and Dugan Arnett

National Grid said a worker “inadvertently introduced excess gas into a portion of our system” during routine maintenance work near Wyman and Hart streets.

How hackers could disrupt Election Day — and how the bad guys could be stopped

Police and other officials role-played through a series of hacking challenges at Cybereason, a Boston security company.

By Andy Rosen

The US elections system is rife with technological weak spots, but election security experts say they have identified plenty of ways to fend off threats.

Business & Tech

HUBWEEK 2018

Innovation breaks down barriers for people with disabilities

Speaking at a HUBweek panel, Puffin Innovations CEO Adriana Mallozzi said disability has forced her to be innovative in her daily routines and tasks.

By Cristela Guerra

Adriana Mallozzi realized as a child that assistive technology could help her live a more independent life. She spoke Monday at a HUBweek panel in the Seaport.

It’s time to have your say on the Citgo sign’s future

A report by the Boston Landmarks Commission notes the Citgo sign’s role as the city’s “only surviving ‘spectacular’ neon sign.”

By Tim Logan

The public can weigh in on what — if anything — should be done with the Kenmore Square icon.

Procter & Gamble to put high-profile land in Fort Point on the market

Procter & Gamble is selling a 6.5-acre parcel located on the Gillette factory complex in Fort Point.

By Jon Chesto

Gillette’s parent is looking to cash in on the hot real estate market in the neighborhood around its factory.

Obituaries

Annabelle Wade Shepherd, longtime civic leader in Concord, dies at 99

Mrs. Shepherd chaired Concord’s Board of Selectmen for four years.

By Bryan Marquard

Mrs. Shepherd chaired the Board of Selectmen for four years and served stints on the Finance Committee and Board of Assessors.

Scott Wilson, ‘In Cold Blood’ and ‘Walking Dead’ actor, dies at 76

Mr. Wilson was best known for playing villains and rogues.

By Harrison Smith

Mr. Wilson was best known for playing villains and rogues, often with a Southern accent that he drew from his upbringing in small-town Georgia.

Sports

Red Sox 16, Yankees 1

Red Sox batter Yankees, and move one win away from ALCS

Brock Holt celebrated his home run to complete the cycle, the first in postseason history.

By Peter Abraham

Brock Holt hit for the cycle and the Sox poured it on in the Yankees’ worst loss in postseason history.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox got up off the mat to make a brand new start of it in New York

New York 10/08/18: Red Sox Xander Bogaerts and Steve Pearce give high fives to teammates after scoring in the fourth inning. New York Yankees hosted the Boston Red Sox in game three of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Dan Shaughnessy

After two days of high anxiety in Red Sox Nation, the Townies once again were A-No. 1, Top of the List, and King of the Hill.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Alex Cora went against analytics in Game 3 — and the result was spectacular

New York, NY: 10-08-18: Red Sox manager Alex Cora (far right) is pictured duing pre game introductions. The Boston Red Sox visited the New York Yankees for Game Three of their MLB ALDS baseball playoffs at Yankee Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

Man, was he right when he reshuffled the lineup for Monday’s outing.

More Stories

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON HOCKEY

The Bruins’ line combinations may be coming into clearer focus

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Saints 43, Redskins 19

Drew Brees becomes NFL’s all-time passing yards leader

By Brett Martel

Chad Finn | Nine thoughts

The Red Sox were at their best on a night when they had to be

By Chad Finn

ALEX SPEIER | INSTANT ANALYSIS

This time, the Red Sox were the ones dominating at the plate

By Alex Speier

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER NOTES

Across Eastern Mass., some high-scoring players are flying under the radar

By Matt Doherty

ASTROS 11, INDIANS 3

Astros sweep away Indians and head to ALCS

By Tom Withers

dodgers 6, braves 2

Dodgers beat Braves to reach third consecutive NLCS

By Paul Newberry

Tuesday Stories

NAMES

Former first daughter Barbara Bush ties the knot at family’s Kennebunkport compound

Former first daughter Barbara Bush married screenwriter Craig Coyne onSunday.

By the Associated Press

Her father, George W. Bush, escorted his daughter down the aisle during Sunday’s ceremony.

NAMES

On new film, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell could make for an ‘Irresistible’ team

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York. During a taping of a podcast with President Barack Obama's former aide on Monday, May 9, 2016, Stewart described presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a

By Sophia Eppolito

Stewart is slated to direct and produce a new movie called “Irresistible” -- and the Massachusetts native is reportedly his top pick for the lead.

NAMES

Esperanza Spalding releases her new album one track at a time

06/30/2018 BOSTON, MA Esperanza Spalding (cq) performs in TEN with Nicholas Payton (cq), and Terri Lyne Carrington (cq) at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Sophia Eppolito

The Grammy-winning musician will unveil an additional song and accompanying video every day until Oct. 18.