Senate leaders close to deal to open government, avert default: Senate leaders said they were on the verge of a deal that would re-open normal government functions and stave off a calamitous debt default. Noah Bierman and Mattias Gugel report.
Union voter effort in full swing in mayor's race: Labor unions are ramping up their efforts to sway voters and encourage them to vote as the Boston mayoral contest enters its home stretch. Beth Healy details the race.
- TV debate offers new test for mayoral hopefuls: Observers say the one-on-one debates will be less forgiving for John Connolly and Martin Walsh than the crowded forums during the preliminary race. Wesley Lowery reports.