GE chief executive John Flanner.

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GE?s new CEO shakes up management team

John Flannery is separating himself from his predecessor with a management shake-up that will see three top execs step down.

State Attorney General Maura Healey.

Maura Healey sues Trump over birth control coverage

The newly issued rules give employers the right to deny women birth control coverage by claiming religious or moral objections.

// Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts endorses Mayor Walsh for reelection

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts plans Saturday to make its first-ever endorsement in a city mayor?s race.

// N.H. Representative Carol Shea-Porter unexpectedly announces she?ll retire

The announcement, which came with no warning, will undoubtedly set off a wave of interest.

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)

?He was the king of microaggression?

Unlike most mass shooters, who are usually younger, Stephen Paddock was the product of decades of experience and rumination.

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Dave Epstein

Why New England?s peak fall foliage is a little later than usual

While the leaves change color each year no matter what, some autumns are different in terms of how the colors appear.

// Hurricane Nate forms, heads to central Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Nate gained force as it continues rapidly moving over the central Gulf of Mexico early Saturday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths.

This NOAA-NASA GOES East satellite image taken on October 6, 2017 at 1130 UTC shows tropical storm activity along the coast of Central America. Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America with torrential rains that forced thousands from their homes, uprooted trees, knocked out bridges and turned roads into rivers, officials said on October 5, 2017. Forecasters predicted it will strengthen into a hurricane headed for Mexico and the United States. The country hardest hit by the storm that began Wednesday was Nicaragua, with 11 dead and seven missing, Vice President Rosario Murillo told state media. / AFP PHOTO / NOAA-NASA GOES Project / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

Tropical Storm Nate could bring heavy rain to Mass. Columbus Day

Up to two inches of rain could fall in Massachusetts Monday into Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

// $250m glass makeover planned for Financial District tower

Developers filed plans with the city this week to put a new glass facade on a 41-story office building.

// Can this Boston native bring stability to the White House?

If only taming an erratic billionaire and reality-TV-star-turned-president were as simple as battlefield tactics in Iraq.

The view down the coastline of multiple lots at the Preserve at Dolly Head in Steuben, Maine.

Yoon S. Byun for the Boston Globe

If you like the ocean and solitude, this land sale in Maine has lots for $20,000

After 13 years on the market and few sales, developers in Steuben, Maine, are planning to sell oceanfront lots Saturday at deeply discounted prices.

Houston, TX - 10/06/2017 - (3rd inning) An angry Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz (31) slams his glove after only pitching into the third inning before he was lifted. The Houston Astros host the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 07Red Sox-Astros, LOID: 8.3.3941304829.


Red Sox performance goes from bad to worse

The front men of the rotation have been a major disappointment dating back to last year?s postseason.

Critic?s Notebook

// Dr. Seuss controversy illuminates a cultural clash

Nonwhite communities are insisting that the face presented by art correspond to reality rather than stereotype.

Harvey Weinstein.

Ty Burr

How women finally toppled the notorious Harvey Weinstein

The movie mogul has been creeping on women ? that?s a tactful way to put it ? for almost three decades. So why is the king only now being chased from his throne?

// A pair of crises tests Trump?s presidential empathy

White House officials urged President Trump to show restraint in his response to the Las Vegas shooting: No speculative tweets, no over-the-top bluster.

08doctalk I AM EVIDENCE Film Info Directors: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir Producers: Trish Adlesic, Mariska Hargitay Length: 89 minutes Year: 2017 Images courtesy of the GLOBEDOCS FILM FESTIVAL.

A thought-provoking GlobeDocs Film Festival lineup

The issues probed in the documentaries include the squandering of food resources, urban youth violence, the failures of the criminal justice system, and more.

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Where the boys are ... in Ubers

In pre-ride-hailing days, chauffeurs were for rich kids. But now a growing number of teens have private drivers.

// High school site is Lowell?s great divide

Where to put the new high school ? at its current site downtown or on the outskirts at Cawley Stadium ? has become a battle among city residents.

From left to right,  Jose Rosado, Alexi Crepo and Chiki Rivera reacted as a cow who got loose in Hurricane Maria that they rounded up tries to jump out of the trailer.

Battered by Maria, farms in Puerto Rico face long recovery

Hurricane Maria destroyed an estimated 80 percent of the value of Puerto Rico?s agricultural crops, costing the island some $780 million.

// ?I don?t want anyone in Puerto Rico to ever feel forgotten again?

Lin-Manuel Miranda?s ?Almost Like Praying? is an upbeat charity single featuring an all-star lineup of Latin artists from across genres and generations.

//,location_biz1.jpg At Boston Public Library, a new outreach position for the homeless

Mike Bunch, an outreach case manager social worker at Pine Street Inn, has been hired to work at the library?s central branch in Copley Square, according to the mayor?s office.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ?When she told me she might get ?Hamilton? tickets next year, I was smitten?

He blew his chance with Oprah, will he rebound with Cupid?

// Ralphie May, brash comedian, is dead at 45

His publicist said he had been treated for pneumonia and had canceled some shows over the past month.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chad Finn and Jim McBride are Chris Gasper?s guests following a huge sports day in Boston that saw the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots all play significant games within hours of each other.

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// 108 Stitches

Red Sox reporter Alex Speier writes about everything baseball with an eye for analytics and an insider?s knowledge of the game.

Special reports

Spotlight follow-up

// Children of priests step out of the shadows

A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

Opinion & Ideas


// Jim Mattis is right: Stay in the Iran deal

The tone was low key, but its significance was unmistakable.

Confidential tips

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Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.


// An outbreak waiting to happen

Hepatitis A marches through San Diego?s homeless community.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.