Republicans shift their Kavanaugh strategy to attacks on Ford

President Trump and other Republicans opened a new front in their effort to secure Brett Kavanaugh?s Supreme Court nomination by markedly increasing their criticisms of Christine Blasey Ford.

// McConnell sets key vote on Kavanaugh for Friday

Brett Kavanaugh?s nomination to the Supreme Court was moving forward even as senators awaited an FBI review into allegations against him of sexual assault.

? A key vote in the Senate on Kavanaugh is set for Friday. The final vote could be Saturday.

? Democrats said previous FBI checks into Kavanaugh may have unearthed misconduct, something Republicans denied.

? GOP senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Jeff Flake criticized President Trump for his Tuesday remarks mocking Ford.

Opinion | Denise Morency Gannon, Patrick Gannon, and Elizabeth Warren

// Judge Kavanaugh is a pro-gun judicial extremist

Judge Kavanaugh would undermine progress toward greater gun safety in states across this country.

// A chart about sexual assault prevention is going viral. Here?s the story behind it

The preface of Jackson Katz?s 2006 book has been turned into a chart being widely shared online.

// Officer dead, 6 wounded in South Carolina shooting

Authorities said seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot in Florence County and said a suspect was in custody.

// Former Wellesley doctor dealt setback in challenging conviction in wife?s brutal slaying

Dirk Greineder is currently serving a life sentence for the brutal slaying of his wife, Mabel, who was stabbed in her neck, head, and chest nearly 20 years ago in a Wellesley park.

Cars were found with slashed tires on Dorchester Street on Wednesday morning.

Jerome Campbell/Globe Staff

?You feel helpless?: Dorchester residents unnerved after tire-slashing spree

By mid-afternoon, police had identified 14 damaged vehicles ? and warned that the number of cars affected could increase.

// Watchdog says nurse ballot question could cost $900m a year

The report found that hospitals would need to hire 2,286 to 3,101 additional full-time nurses to comply with the rules set by Question 1, which voters will decide on in November.

// 11 takeaways from The New York Times? investigation into Trump?s taxes

An investigation by The New York Times has revealed that Donald Trump received the equivalent today of at least $413 million from his father?s real estate empire.

Teacher Nancy Barile with some of her students from Revere High School.

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The Education Issue

How ?The Walking Dead? helps Revere High School make the grade

Revere adopted a method more common to affluent private schools, and boosted academic performance. Now it is evangelizing the technique.

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd (26) celebrates his goal, next to Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Bruins buried by Capitals in season opener

The Bruins allowed four power-play goals to the defending Stanley Cup champions.

// This college dropout wants to help you browse the Web in disguise

A young digital entrepreneur from Weston wants to thwart digital snoops by making them believe they are watching someone else.

// Harvard places head diving coach on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

Harvard University has placed its head diving coach on leave following sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a federal lawsuit out of Indiana.

// He decided to sell his farm to a marijuana company. His neighbors are determined to stop him

If it wins local approval, Valley Green Grow has promised Charlton a windfall of up to $7 million annually, plus $500,000 up front. The farm?s neighbors, however, aren?t buying that sales pitch.

// All those gas workers in the Merrimack Valley need a place to live. How about on a cruise ship?

Columbia Gas has rented a 1,900-bed cruise ship that is steaming to Boston to help with accommodations for relief workers.

Warner Bros.

? ? ? ½ | Movie Review

Lady Gaga glitters in ?A Star Is Born?

This remake has heart, soul, and sinew, and above all, it has Lady Gaga. And the opening 45 minutes are as good as mainstream moviemaking gets in the 21st century.

Boston, MA - 9/29/2018 - (4th inning) FOR POSSIBLE USE WITH FUTURE RED SOX STORY....Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2), Boston Red Sox designated hitter Eduardo Nunez (36), Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts (50), and Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon (3) all got the day off to rest up for the playoffs. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in Game 2 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 30Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.4.3290523935.


This year, Red Sox had resting players down to a science

Workload management and body maintenance were emphasized to keep players fresh into October.

Boston, MA - 9/14/2018 - (8th inning) Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (20) during a pitching change in the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Mets in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 15Red Sox-Mets, LOID:8.4.3137593561.


Brace yourself, Alex Cora, for second-guessing about your bullpen decisions

Dave Dombrowski passed the buck to his manager, who bears the burden of piecing together a path to the closer.

// Google may be anchor tenant in 18-story building planned for Kendall Square

The Internet search giant could grow its presence enough to fill a new 18-story tower in the heart of Kendall Square, developers said.

// Harvest Co-op Markets, unable to compete with major organic grocers, is closing

After nearly 50 years in business, the co-op?s board said it sees ?no viable path forward? for its two remaining stores in Jamaica Plain and Central Square.


// Summer radio ratings: The Sports Hub first overall, ?Kirk and Callahan? wins mornings

?Kirk and Callahan?s? victory is significant given that co-host Kirk Minihane was absent for many of the summer programs.

// Those noisy text messages that came to your phone today, explained

Right on schedule, the nation got an alert Wednesday ? not on Twitter or TV, but in a message delivered straight to the cell phones of ordinary Americans.

// Workers at Marriott hotels in Boston go on strike

The job action involves more than 1,500 employees, from housekeepers to bartenders to bellmen, at seven Boston locations.

?Between Riverside and Crazy? from SpeakEasy Stage Company, which is one of 29 arts and cultural organizations to receive grants as part of the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative.


Barr and Klarman foundations team up on $25 million arts initiative

They have partnered on a major investment to 29 arts and cultural organizations across the state.

Love Letters

// All her boyfriend?s BFFs are women he?s had flings with

He?s a photographer and very flirty with other women, which makes her very uncomfortable.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Nancy Gertner

// Brett Kavanaugh turns in a disqualifying performance

A judge is supposed to offer an appearance of impartiality, avoiding remarks or situations that might lead reasonable people to believe he is partisan.

Special reports

The Big Picture

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Scenes from the aftermath of Indonesia?s earthquake, tsunami

Days after the disaster, the confirmed death toll has exceeded 1,200 dead with hundreds severely injured and still more trapped in debris.


// 108 Stitches

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


// Opinion: Memorial Sloan Kettering, you?ve betrayed my trust

I?ve been a patient at the hospital and now volunteer there. I feel betrayed by ethical lapses by its staff members.

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.


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