Senate panel receives FBI report on Kavanaugh

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is expected to read the FBI report on Thursday morning, followed by his colleagues. Because the report is confidential, senators will not be allowed to talk about what?s in it.

President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about some Democrats in Congress at a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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.

// 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.

// 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in South Carolina

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

// Many people don?t know how to administer overdose-reversing drugs. Blue Cross is trying to change that

A Blue Cross pilot project with employers joins a movement to train as many people as possible in using overdose-reversing drugs.

Bus riders should expect more-reliable information about their trips, after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority hired a company to produce more-accurate predictions of when buses will arrive at their stops.

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Starts & Stops

More-accurate bus predictions coming to MBTA

The T has hired a company to produce more-accurate estimates of bus arrival times.

// ?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.

// Healey and Republican opponent clash over virtually every issue in their first debate

For many voters, the debate was their first glimpse of Jay McMahon, a Republican who is running a shoe-string campaign against Attorney General Maura Healey.

// Former Hassan staffer charged for allegedly doxxing at least one US senator

A former staffer at New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan?s office was arrested on a slew of charges Wednesday for allegedly doxxing at least one US senator, police said.

// 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.

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Tapping into a golden political tool: Kavanaugh and the beer-drinking culture

Politicians have long used beer as a badge of down-to-earth authenticity, a sign of fellowship with ordinary folk. It?s an image that holds up.


// Patriots? keys to victory over the Colts

Indianapolis has lost two straight and is banged up as it heads into a Thursday night game at Foxborough.

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.

// Neighbors say proposed marijuana facility could be a ?nightmare?

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 aren?t buying it.

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

Columbia Gas rented a 1,900-bed cruise ship to help with accommodations for relief workers.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 03: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Brett Gardner #11 and Aaron Hicks #31 after defeating the Oakland Athletics by a score of 7-2 to win the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 03, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Face it, there?s no better division series than Red Sox-Yankees

Longtime AL East rivals will face each other in postseason for first time since 2004 AL Championship Series.

Yankees 7, Athletics 2

// Yankees win AL wild-card game over Athletics

It?s on to Boston as the Bronx Bombers face the AL East champion Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS Friday night at Fenway Park.

// 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.

// Wayfair getting into pop-up stores

The home-goods retailer?s decision to open its first-ever pop-up mall shops represents a bit of a watershed moment for online commerce.

// 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.

? ? ? 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.

Get Smart

// Words of wisdom from a then-future Nobel laureate

American chemist Frances H. Arnold is the fifth woman to win the Nobel in chemistry since the prizes were first handed out in 1901.

// George Hatsopoulos, inventor who created and led Thermo Electron Corp., dies at 91

In a sense, George Hatsopoulos spent his entire life filling unmet needs.

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.

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 | 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.

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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