Gambling panel approves Wynn proposal

The vote to give conditional approval to Wynn means that the Everett casino beat out a proposed Mohegan Sun resort in Revere for the Eastern Mass. license.

Artist’s rendering of the proposed casino in Everett.

The state gambling commission has approved a proposal for a glittering $1.6 billion Wynn Resorts casino in the city of Everett.

Everett casino supporters hail commission vote

After the decision, a dozen casino supporters gathered in an office near Everett Square unleashed a cheer.

Opinion | ALAN WIRZBICKI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/greenhouse_17walsh-2_metro.jpg Gambling commission spares Walsh from embarrassment

James McHugh forced Steve Wynn to agree to a stronger traffic plan in Sullivan Square than the mayor himself was able to negotiate.

Grand jury to determine whether Tony Stewart faces charges

A grand jury will decide whether the NASCAR star will face charges in the death of driver Kevin Ward Jr.

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz-114.jpg Poverty is down, but incomes haven’t budged

New Census numbers show that the number of Americans living in poverty has finally started falling, but not all the news is good.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/scot150-707.jpg 10 things to know about Scotland’s vote for independence

What will happen if Scotland leaves the UK and reestablishes itself as a sovereign nation? Here are some possibilities.

Opinion | Steven Syre

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/syre-4792.jpg Roger Goodell won’t survive NFL’s Ray Rice fiasco

It’s already clear that the league’s commissioner has become an indelible part of the problem and not a part of any solution.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aaron150-10280.jpg Hernandez felt ‘helpless’ during police questioning

Aaron Hernandez’s sworn statement appears to be the first time his voice has been heard in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/15blackstone03-10286.jpg Clean-up of Blackstone home has ended, official says

Blackstone town officials said crews filled 21 biohazard containers and four Dumpsters to get the job done.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/greenhouse_17soldier-2_metro.jpg Northborough mourns soldier killed in Afghanistan

A funeral Mass was held in Northborough for Army Specialist Brian Arsenault, who was killed Sept. 4.

Opinion

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/part3-dershowitz-1143--90x90.jpg Detentions of war

How can the US keep suspected terrorists with no hope of being brought to trial, but espouse due process?

Books

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/LaurenBeukes_UlrichKnoblauch.jpg ‘Broken Monsters’ by Lauren Beukes

Beukes’s novel opens with the discovery of a super-yucky, interspecies corpse, kicking off a murder investigation.