Chasing Bayla

Biologist Michael Moore had waited all day — really, all his life — for the whale to surface, the suffering giant he thought he could save, that science had to save. It had come down to this. By Sarah Schweitzer

From top left, clockwise: Public Enemy, NWA, Pete Rock, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., Eric B. and Rakim, Nas, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Grandmaster Flash, Snoop Dogg, Afrika Bambaataa. Inside group, from top left, clockwise: Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, 2Pac, Jay-Z, The Treacherous Three.


Who rules hip-hop’s past?

Biggie or Kool Herc? As a cultural juggernaut hits middle age, two parallel visions emerge for what “classic” should mean.

Hillary Clinton, left, joined Martha Coakley for a campaign rally at the Park Plaza Hotel.

Hillary Clinton campaigns for Martha Coakley in Boston

The former secretary of state, senator, first lady and likely 2016 presidential candidate, joined Coakley on Friday at the Park Plaza hotel.

// Menino halts cancer treatment, seeks palliative care

The former Boston mayor’s decision reverberated with sadness and calls for prayer in the city he led for two decades.

Two dead in shooting at high school near Seattle

People embraced at a church where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Ted S. Warren/Associated press

At least one was killed and four others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Washington high school. The gunman also died in the attack.

// Walsh vetoes City Council pay raise

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 raise for city councilors Friday, saying it needs “further independent analysis.”

Tsarnaev attorneys balk at naming witnesses before trial

In a court filing, the attorneys argued that no law or rule requires them to provide the list before trial.

Mass. nurses raise alarm on Ebola on Capitol Hill

The nurses said government agencies failed to standardize guidelines and provide enough protective gear to care for Ebola patients.


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// Niki Tsongas for 3d District

In Tsongas, voters have a representative who has shown a deft touch no matter who runs Capitol Hill, the editorial board writes.