Report on assault spreads blame to T police leadership

Jennifer Garvey, then a T police officer, appeared in Woburn District Court in 2015 after a domestic dispute.

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Transit police ignored repeated warnings that Officer Jennifer Garvey was prone to using excessive force and quickly excused her 2014 assault on a bystander, consultants found.

// Children are the lesser known victims of the opioid crisis

Thousands of children of drug-dependent parents have been placed in state custody or are being raised by grandparents and other relatives.

TOPSHOT - View of damages in San Juan del Sur beach, following the passage of Tropical Storm Nate, in Rivas, Nicaragua, on October 6, 2017. Tropical Storm Nate gained strength as it headed toward popular Mexican beach resorts and ultimately the US Gulf coast after dumping heavy rains in Central America that left at least 22 people dead. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCONINTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

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Hurricane Nate moves toward Louisiana

Category 1 Nate had top sustained winds of 85 mph as it moved north. Louisiana?s governor warned residents to take the storm seriously.

Rain is expected Sunday night, Monday in Boston area

About an inch is forecast, and flooding is possible. Monday?s rain would be the remnants of Hurricane Nate, with a possible game at Fenway Park.

// Trump wants help from Democrats on health law

President Trump tweeted that he had reached out to Senator Chuck Schumer in an effort to pass a health care law.

// Late-night hosts have really taken aim at Trump. Now he?s seeking equal time

President Trump, the subject of hundreds of television jokes, wants the chance for a rebuttal.

FILE - This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Police who have yet to find Paddock's motive for the massacre said Friday, that they will enlist the public's help with billboards that ask people with credible information to call the FBI. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP, File)

Even after intense scrutiny, Stephen Paddock is a mystery

The Las Vegas shooter was a contradiction, a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them.

Rector of Rome seminary leaving after fathering 2 children

It is a new scandal for the Legion of Christ, whose founder is said to have sexually abused seminarians and fathered children.

// Webster police officer killed in Auburn crash

A Webster man died early Saturday morning after his car hit a tractor-trailer stopped in the breakdown lane on Route 395 in Auburn, according to State Police.

In Maine, transgender teen kicked out of old school voted homecoming king

A transgender Maine teen who said he was kicked out of his former high school for his gender identity has been named homecoming king at his new school.

Houston, TX - 10/06/2017 - (9th inning) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has plenty to think about as the Sox lose Game 2 to the Houston Astros. 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.



Could Sunday be John Farrell?s final game as Red Sox manager?

The second-guessing that?s engulfed Farrell in this series has been harsh and largely deserved.

Alex Speier

// ?Pretty good? isn?t going to cut it for the Red Sox

The Red Sox have now trailed for their last 42 innings in the postseason, and one reason is failure to execute at a high level.

Bob Ryan

// There is a lot to like about baseball, except all the pitching changes

The constant parade of pitchers, often working to one batter, is an eyesore.


// Why was Boston Garden nearly empty when Bill Russell?s number was retired in 1972?

There was a very brief and private ceremony that Russell had resisted until the end.

Tampa, FL: October 5, 2017: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looked a litle dazed as he is helped off the turf by OL Marcus Cannon after being knocked down hard. The New England Patriots visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a regular season Thursday Night NFL football game at Raymond James Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

Ben Volin | On football

The Patriots might have a little bit of a fourth-quarter problem

After reviewing the Patriots-Buccaneers game, we spotted more signs of a troubling trend.

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.

Insoluble problems ? and unlikely solutions ? are on the lineup at GlobeDocs Film Festival

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

John Loomis

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A doctor from the Cape is also the commissioner of sports on Antarctica

Kelly Swanson does a five-month tour as recreation supervisor at McMurdo Station in Antarctica every year.

Boston, MA - 2/1/1971: Lobbyist Gerard F. Doherty poses for a photo in Boston, Feb. 1971. (Jack O'Connell/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 171006_ON_001

Longtime Kennedy political operative tells of work with Jack, Bob, and Ted

Gerry Doherty has penned a book about his experiences as a foot soldier and field general in the Kennedy political army.

// Car crash in London that injured pedestrians was accident, officials say

A crash that injured 11 people in London and sparked fears of a terrorist attack turned out to be a traffic accident, police said.

Miss Conduct

Advice: My sibling keeps invading my house

The welcome mat is long gone, but that hasn?t changed anything.

// Nelly arrested following tour-bus rape accusation

The multiplatinum St. Louis rapper, was arrested Saturday in Auburn, Washington, after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus, police said.

// 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.

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// 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.

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

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

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Fall Arts Preview 2017

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// 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.