Houston TX 10/18/18: Red Sox Andrew Benintendi catches a fly ball from Astros Alex Bregman for the last out in the ninth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Four of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Barry Chin//Globe Staff)

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The Red Sox are now one win away from the World Series

Andrew Benintendi?s eighth inning catch gave the Sox a 3-1 series lead, and they?ll try to close out the ALCS Thursday night.


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Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Red Sox the lead.

Houston TX 10/17/18: Astros George Springer reacts after umpire called Jose Altuve fly ball was fans interference in the first inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Four of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Fan interference call latest episode in memorable Red Sox-Astros series

In a wild Game 4 win, umpire Joe West?s call on Jose Altuve?s shot headed into the right-field seats helped save the day for Boston.


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A Houston pitching staff that was dominant during the regular season has been overmatched against the grinding Red Sox offense.

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A Cambridge biotech startup is using a new method to gauge the health of synapses in people?s brains as it prepares to test an experimental medicine to treat Alzheimer?s disease.

Flames 5, Bruins 2

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The largest first-period deficit of the season (3-0) proved too much to overcome in the opener of a four-game road trip.

Boston, MA - 10/03/18 - A visitor rests on Mycena- small delicate mushrooms that can appear in profusion during wet periods. Mushrooms are proliferating in Olmsted Park in Jamaica Plain. Mushrooms were identified by David Babik and others of the Boston Mycological Club. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (in caps, pun intended) Topic: ()

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It?s a good time to be a fungi

The recent rain storms and cool, cloudy days have led to prolific mushroom fruiting.

Love Letters

He wants to meet the daughter he gave up to marry me

Twenty years later, he?s having second thoughts about relinquishing his parental rights.


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Even if you?re not one of the airline?s biggest spenders, there are ways to up your odds of securing an upgrade.

Jay Gonzalez puts Charlie Baker on the ropes in TV debate

Democrat Jay Gonzalez pressed Republican governor Charlie Baker in a televised debate to decide between party loyalty and backing a candidate who opposes abortion rights and supports President Trump.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/greenhouse_28shiva-1_national.jpg Shiva Ayyadurai: the candidate who represents our bizarre political climate

Ayyadurai, a Belmont entrepreneur with four degrees from MIT, is running for Senate in a campaign that may seem quixotic, but is certainly animated.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_100518_06harvard_4941x.jpg E-mails show how donors are considered in Harvard admissions

When Harvard University admitted several applicants tied to influential donors to its Kennedy School, the school?s dean sent an e-mail calling the head of admissions ?my hero.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_PG2_9575-21810.jpg Environmental Police officials quietly helped fix tickets

An internal memo describes a behind-the-scenes effort by police to void two traffic citations, one of which was issued to a colonel?s friend.

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Steve Penny was arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of Larry Nassar.

Editorial Board Endorsement

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The Globe editorial board urges a vote for yes on 3 to affirm equal rights protections for transgender individuals in Massachusetts.

18climate -- A rendering from page 44 of the

Boston Planning & Development Agency

Walsh calls for major investment to guard city against flooding

Mayor Martin Walsh will roll out an array of projects designed to protect Boston from rising sea levels. And he?s asking business leaders for their help to make them happen.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_busses2_met.jpg Students, parents denounce plans to shutter Boston schools

For more than two hours, students, parents, and teachers told the Boston School Committee that they don?t want to see schools and programs shut down.

Chesto means business

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Business leaders seem ready to embrace Marty Walsh?s vision of a ?climate ready? Boston. Whether they?re ready to break out their checkbooks remains to be seen.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections.

Opinion & Ideas


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If the ?Pocahontas? slur hobbles Warren beyond Trump?s base, it?s a problem. And it looks like it might be.

Special reports


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We go beyond just sharing stories: We?ll give you a window into how we report and hold officials accountable. We?ll share documents and data, and use your feedback to better inform our work. Join us.

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The tough working conditions for meatpackers have long forced the industry to turn to immigrants for workers. But tougher immigration policies have left many jobs unfilled.

Workers in demand in meat processing

On any given Monday, America?s biggest supplier of ground beef has 1,000 jobs unfilled, pushing Cargill Inc. to aggressively sweeten the pot on benefits to retain existing workers and hire new ones.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/01_Cure_CH09_cartoon_F01-1600x900.jpg Cartoons offer a peek into cancer immunotherapy ? and scientists? minds

Some are almost professionally done, others are closer to scribbles, but all give insight into how immunotherapy works.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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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

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Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.

Globe event

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