Trump abandons restraint, challenges Kavanaugh’s accuser

President Donald Trump (right) shook hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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President Trump challenged Christine Blasey Ford, who accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, saying that if the alleged attack was that “bad” then she would have filed charges.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Before Kavanaugh returns to teach at Harvard, four students call for an investigation

The students want a review of the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - or cancel the course that he is scheduled to teach this winter.

Dave Epstein

// Fall is coming, but will the cool air stick?

The good news for lovers of a cooler season: Just as the autumnal equinox begins, the warm pattern is undergoing a change.

// As summer comes to an end, it’s beginning to feel like fall

The chilly weather isn’t upon us quite yet and the weekend ahead is looking pretty nice.

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// That hand symbol you’re seeing everywhere? Not OK

It’s a cheery, neighborly, borderline bumpkiny way to signal interpersonal affirmation, so naturally it’s been co-opted by racist trolls. 

In a study released this week by J.D. Power, Logan came in 16th out of 19 airports. Above, JetBlue’s ticketing area.

In a J.D. Power survey, travelers rank Logan among the worst big airports in US

In a study of airports of comparable size, the J.D. Power study found that Logan came in 16th out of 19 airports. But travelers seem to love what Orlando and Las Vegas airports have to offer.

// At the church she called home, she found her own quiet way to protest

Rebecca Shipman Hurst, like many ordinary Catholics, had to navigate her own faith to find a way to signal her disapproval of more revelations of abuse in the church.


// Rockland Trust bulks up in Boston with Blue Hills deal

The state’s banking industry will soon crown a new king.

// Mass tourism threatens Croatia’s ‘Game of Thrones’ town

Crowds of tourist are clogging the entrances into the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as huge cruise ships unload thousands more daily.

Baker, Columbia Gas unveil massive recovery plan

A retired Navy Seabee, Captain Joseph Alabanese, has been hired by Columbia to take on the role of managing the multi-million dollar effort to restore gas service.

// Red Sox division title banner mystery thickens; replacement hung at Fenway Park

Tony Lafuente, a former Somerville alderman whose company made both banners, confirmed Friday that he’s filed a report with local police concerning the incident.

MALDEN, MA - 9/19/2018: Red Sox banner found....L-R Louie Iacuzzi and James Amaral in Malden.(David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

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They claim they found the Red Sox banner. So maybe Louie and Jimmy could crack some real mysteries

With an open-ended mandate and a little seed money, who knows what they could turn up?


// ‘This was goal No. 1:’ Red Sox clinch third straight AL East title

Mookie Betts had a game befitting a Most Valuable Player, driving in five runs as the Red Sox wrapped up the division.

Five MIT students shut themselves inside a transparent glass box on Thursday.

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Five budding entrepreneurs are living in a glass box at MIT this weekend

Students have pledged to eat, sleep, and work in the cube all weekend, in full view of anyone wandering past.

// Dead whale washes up on Revere Beach

Several whale species have been dying at an unusually high rate since at least 2017 as part of three ongoing unusual mortality events.

New Hampshire man dies after climbing on roof of New York train

The man was identified by MTA officials as Michael Vigeant of Hudson, N.H.

Five people, three of them infants, stabbed at New York City day care center

A 3-day-old girl and a 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the abdomen, and a 20-day-old girl suffered cuts to her ear, chin and lip. All are in stable condition.

// No bail for son of Belmont woman killed in Watertown crash

Philip Horner, 38, is accused of repeatedly stabbing the driver of a tow truck that fatally struck his mother in Watertown on Wednesday.

On Sept. 7, a grand jury indicted Emanuel Lopes for the deaths of police Sergeant Michael Chesna and of 77-year-old Vera Adams, who was fatally shot while standing in her sunporch on the morning of July 15.

‘He is an evil person for what he did to my husband,’ says widow of slain Weymouth police sergeant

As Emanuel Lopes, 21, was escorted from a Norfolk Superior courtroom Thursday, Cynthia Chesna called him several expletives, then broke into a loud sob.

Opinion & Ideas


// The financial crisis: Calamity averted, but challenges remain

Better economic opportunities for modest and middle-class earners should be a primary goal for both parties.

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Stranger in the house

// The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work

The need for home care is soaring, and much of it is done by immigrants willing to take on this hard and low-paying work.


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// Puppies are making people sick — and it’s people’s fault

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people have been linked to pet store puppies.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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Real Estate

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

Globe event

// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The destructive aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence brought heavy winds and rain to the Southeast coast of the United States, leaving devastation in its wake.


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