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Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida

Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing villages, military bases and spring-break beaches.

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds hands with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, as they leave the stage after the conclusion of the first debate with Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Raedle/Pool

Joe Raedle/REUTERS/Pool

Clintons aren’t going away yet, as upcoming speaking tour shows

Hillary and Bill Clinton announced a speaking tour to begin after the midterm election, at a time when Democrats will be looking ahead to 2020.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiStatePoliceHQ01-21460.jpg State Police tried to destroy payroll records during fraud investigations

The department sought to destroy boxes filled with potential evidence in the department’s ongoing internal audit, as well as federal and state criminal probes, into alleged overtime fraud.

Jungeun Lee, a senior accountant at Corbus Pharmaceuticals practices her form during a boxing class at TITLE Boxing Club in Norwood., Tuesday, Oct. 9. 2018. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

In the red-hot race to fill biotech jobs, benefits abound

The Massachusetts biotechnology sector is growing so fast that employers are offering increasingly generous — and almost unheard of — benefits to attract and keep workers.

PETER ABRAHAM

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_alex1B_spts.jpg ‘It’s been a pleasure to play for the guy’: With Alex Cora and his players, it’s a partnership

A team once wrapped tight with tension now lets it ride, confident their rookie manager knows what’s best.

The Nation

Clintons aren’t going away yet, as upcoming speaking tour shows

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds hands with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, as they leave the stage after the conclusion of the first debate with Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Raedle/Pool

By Annie Linskey and Jess Bidgood

Hillary and Bill Clinton announced a speaking tour to begin after the midterm election, at a time when Democrats will be looking ahead to 2020.

Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida

A storm chaser climbs into his vehicle during the eye of Hurricane Michael to retrieve equipment after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Richard Fausset, Alan Blinder and Patricia Mazzei

Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing villages, military bases and spring-break beaches.

political notebook

Bloomberg changes party affiliation back to Democrat

Billionaire businessman and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has not ruled out a presidential run.

The move was seen as an initial but essential step toward a possible run for president in 2020 as a Democrat.

The World

#BringBackOurGirls activist runs for Nigeria’s presidency

Former World Bank vice president Oby Ezekwesili addressed a

By Sam Olukoya

The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists is now running for president, saying she is fighting for “the soul” of Africa’s most populous nation.

In Britain, members of Parliament told to clean up their act

By Isaac Stanley-Becker

Members of Parliament are being warned about rules of decorum after vomit and used condoms were found by cleaners.

UN: Losses from natural disasters surge over last 20 years

The U.N. office for disaster risk reduction said Wednesday that worldwide reported economic losses from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes and other climate-related disasters surged to total nearly $2.9 trillion over the past 20 years.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Reform the Supreme Court, and start with term limits

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: A police officer stands guard in front of the U.S. Supreme Court October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 51-49 in a procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

America needs a tempered, respected Supreme Court now more than ever.

Michael A. Cohen

Climate change: A crisis that can’t be ignored

Greenpeace activists display a big banner reading

By Michael A. Cohen

According to a new UN report, the human race is running out of time to stop the deadliest effects of climate change.

Opinion | Linda J. BIlmes

Is the US forgetting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

In this April 10, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. Soldiers with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division cross the Tarnak river in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan on a two-day mission to clear the area of explosives caches. The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, April 28, 2013, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier. (AP Photo/Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, U.S. Army)

By Linda J. Bilmes

A congressional “conspiracy of silence” continues to enable sprawling conflicts in both nations.

Metro

Independent candidate for Suffolk DA accused in 2014 by former wife of abuse, violent threats

Suffolk DA candidate Michael Maloney.

By Maria Cramer

Michael Maloney was involved in several incidents of “violence, physical property damage and verbal abuse,” according to his former wife’s 2014 request for a restraining order.

Majority opposes ballot question on nurse staffing, poll finds

Question 1 would limit the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time. The Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union, backs the ballot measure.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Fifty-one percent of likely voters said they opposed the ballot question, according to the new UMass Lowell/Boston Globe survey.

Dan Monroe, who’s led Peabody Essex Museum for 25 years, will retire in 2019

Salem, MA - 10/09/18 - Dan L. Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: () Topic: (10woburn)

By Cate McQuaid

Dan Monroe has overseen a period of impressive growth during a 25-year tenure.

Business & Tech

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Airbnb vows to make up for doctors’ night of terror in LA

Chiedozie Uwandu and Jaleesa Jackson.

By Sean P. Murphy

The couple’s plight was detailed in a Boston Globe column on Tuesday.

In the red-hot race to fill biotech jobs, benefits abound

Jungeun Lee, a senior accountant at Corbus Pharmaceuticals practices her form during a boxing class at TITLE Boxing Club in Norwood., Tuesday, Oct. 9. 2018. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

By Jonathan Saltzman

The Massachusetts biotechnology sector is growing so fast that employers are offering increasingly generous — and almost unheard of — benefits to attract and keep workers.

Braintree businessmen in a tug of war over billboard rights

By Jon Chesto

The Braintree Billboard Brawl of 2018 isn’t going to be pretty.

Obituaries

Richard Kaplan, acclaimed documentarian, dies at 93

Mr. Kaplan directed an Oscar-winning documentary about Eleanor Roosevelt and oversaw production of an acclaimed portrait of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sonia Orbuch, who fought Nazis as a girl, dies at 93

Sonia Orbuch moved to the United States after surviving World War II.

Ms. Orbuch survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group.

Dave Anderson, award-winning New York Times sportswriter, dies at 89

Mr. Anderson wrote for The New York Times.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Anderson was one of just three sportswriters to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, which he won in 1981.

Sports

PETER ABRAHAM

‘It’s been a pleasure to play for the guy’: With Alex Cora and his players, it’s a partnership

Boston MA: 10-05-18: Red Sox manager Alex Cora goes down the line high fiving every player during pre game introductions. The Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in Game One of their MLB ALDS baseball playoffs. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

A team once wrapped tight with tension now lets it ride, confident their rookie manager knows what’s best.

Skiing

First US Alpine Speed Championships will be held at Maine’s Sugarloaf in 2019

By Matt Pepin

Downhill, super-G, and Alpine combined events will be held before the national championships shift to New Hampshire for technical events.

Divvying up playing time may be the biggest challenge for Brad Stevens

Boston MA 10/02/18 Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talking to Gordon Hayward before they play the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Adam Himmelsbach

Some of the Celtics’ younger players will see their minutes decrease as long as the team stays healthy.

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