Confusion over Question 1 spots that both feature nurses

The hospital industry and nurses union are squaring off over an initiative to mandate staffing ratios at hospitals.

// US household incomes rose 1.8 percent in 2017

The poverty rate also declined amid solid growth and job gains in the United States economy, Census Bureau data showed.

Passengers waited to board the 11 bus to Chelsea and Revere in May.

Starts & Stops

MBTA official wants changes to troubled Chelsea bus route

The 111 bus has been haunted by crowding and cancellations.

// No injuries reported after emergency landing at Logan

An Iberia Airways flight from New York to Madrid diverted to Boston because of an engine failure, according to an FAA spokesman.

// Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar, authorities say

It?s the first fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest this year.


Developers want to build a 310-foot tower atop Stuart Street garage

The Motor Mart site could become home to more than 300 apartments and condos.

// Vandals riding bikes have caused thousands of dollars of damage in Natick

Police say a group of bicycle-riding vandals fired BB guns into area homes.

// FDA threatens to pull e-cigarettes to fight rise in youth vaping

The Food and Drug Administration said they?d pull the products off the market if the tobacco industry doesn?t do more to combat growing use of the products by children and teens.

Sean P. Murphy | Fine Print

// Is Avis taking you for a ride with its toll ?service fee??

The rental car company charges $3.95 per day ? every day ? even if a customer goes through a toll just once during their lease.

Florence?s track shifts south as Southeast prepares for impact

Florence?s projected track had the storm hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, about a day later than previously expected.

// Trump says response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was ?underappreciated?

President Donald Trump said the government is ready for Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration?s response to Maria?s devastation in Puerto Rico was a ?great job.?

// Homeland Security says FEMA money transfer won?t harm hurricane relief

A US senator claimed that the Trump administration transferred nearly $10 million from the government?s disaster relief agency to immigration enforcement.


// Taking a closer look at the Patriots opener ? through a telephoto lens

Zooming in on players and fans at Gillette Stadium gives you a whole new perspective and appreciation.


// Mark Wahlberg gets up at 2:30 a.m. to work out

There are early risers. And then there?s Mark Wahlberg.

// Tic-Tac-Toe, Tickle Me Elmo among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

This may be the year that chalk makes its mark on the National Toy Hall of Fame, or American Girl outmuscles He-Man for a place of honor.

A plane heads to Logan.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff file

How to get more out of your travels abroad

Sticking to tourism could be limiting your experience.

Last year?s iPhone X.

Bigger, pricier iPhone expected at Apple event today

Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet.


// Umpire Carlos Ramos speaks for first time since Serena Williams dispute

?I?m fine, given the circumstances,? Carlos Ramos told a Portuguese newspaper.

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 2

// It was fait accompli, now it?s official: Red Sox are back in the playoffs

Chris Sale pitched just one inning in his return to the mound, and Nate Eovaldi and the bullpen secured Boston?s 99th victory of the season.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// 1 inning, 5 batters, 26 pitches: Chris Sale?s return was brief

Red Sox manager Alex Cora felt that the ace didn?t look like himself, so he pulled the plug on original plan, which had Sale pitching two innings.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Laurence H. Tribe

// The chaotic aftermath of invoking the 25th Amendment

It could unleash a dangerously destabilizing power struggle over the presidency rather than decisively ousting Donald Trump.

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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

// Fall House Hunt: Tips for making that winning offer

Buyers who know what sellers want can craft a winning offer in a crowded field without putting themselves at risk.

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

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, August 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: staying cool in the summer heat, installing a new police commissioner, spotting sharks on the Cape, campaigning politicians on the trail, and flipping gymnasts at the US championships.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.