Yvonne Abraham

Autopsy notes in baby’s death raise questions about DA’s role

A former medical examiner, in notes left in the case file of a 6-month-old, said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan bullied him.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff/File

The medical examiner in a 2010 case claimed that Middlesex DA Marian Ryan “bullied” him to stick with his original homicide ruling.

Home Life

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/shutterstock_222073762.jpg Allowing teens to drink at home cause problems later?

Research suggests that family structure is related to possible later alcohol use and abuse for teens.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_gertrude_taylor.jpg Gertrude Taylor, mother of James Taylor, dies at 92

“She supported her children’s visions without reservation. It was a remarkable trait,” said Livingston Taylor, one of her sons.

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The Patriots quarterback said he was aware of Alex Guerrero’s past issues with the FTC, but stands by his methods.


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So far the Bruins’ reboot hasn’t found the on switch, resulting in their first 0-3 start since 1999.

Anne McGrail of Weymouth tried to capture the fall foliage from the Chickatawbut Outlook in the Blue Hills Reservation.

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Leaf-peepers still waiting for fall’s colors to arrive

A warm, sunny summer — with less-than-average rainfall — is one factor for the late-changing leaves, a meteorologist says.

stat | Pulse of Longwood

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/tlumacki_smokinglongwood_business243.jpg Days may be numbered for Longwood smokers’ refuge

Joslin Park on Brookline Avenue has been a haven for smokers, but that may change if officials enforce a smoking ban.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Sick of comment sections? Say no more.

For better or worse (spoiler: better), more and more online publications are doing away with comment sections.

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The magazine will unveil a redesign in March that will feature women in provocative poses, but they won’t be fully nude.

The sale of EMC

EMC’s headquarters in Hopkinton.

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Hiawatha Bray | Analysis

A legacy of misses among state’s technology companies

The state’s universities are world-class, but our business community seems unable to sustain a single top-tier tech company.

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The state’s overall tech industry is awash in new ventures and startups, from mobile applications to big data to robotics.

Budweiser brewer to buy Miller owner in $106b deal

The combined company will produce one out of every three beers sold worldwide.

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The German automaker also said it would reduce investment spending by $1.1 billion per year.

A DraftKings employee walked walked past screens displaying the company's online system stats in its Boston office.

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Kevin Cullen

Betting on fantasy sports is gambling, not a game of skill

The state should regulate the sports betting industry now calling itself sports fantasy, and tax the bejeebers out of it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_addicts_cops.jpg Police say they want to aid, not arrest, addicts

Police chiefs, fed up with arresting addicts repeatedly, are looking for ways to hold back the tide of overdose deaths.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/bb365468aaa04e5883a1103b18d6c64b-bb365468aaa04e5883a1103b18d6c64b-0.jpg What happens in Vegas will resonate for Democrats

Tuesday’s debate will be the first time that many voters pay attention to the contest.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/200_florida_sisters.jpg Separated as children in Korea, sisters stumble upon each other in Fla.

Holly Hoyle O’Brien and Meaghan Hughes, who were both adopted by American families, met while working at a Sarasota hospital.

Opinion & Ideas

George Makari

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/12/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/human-machine.jpg The soul of the human machine

Human beings have never been machines. Despite centuries of eager analogizing, this equation has never added up.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150921_KDB_SANDERS_0036.jpg N.H. millennials and politics: It’s complicated

There are two key concepts to understand when it comes to the millennial vote in New Hampshire.

The Big Picture

Mic Smith/Associated Press

Historic flooding in South Carolina

Residents face uncertainty as they cope with major flooding after record-settings rains.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/skirsner.jpg Six thoughts about Dell’s acquisition of EMC

The proposed purchase puts the biggest tech company in Mass. under the control of a Texas-based owner.


John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen_20140906.jpg Seeing Francis as shock therapy for the church

For Catholics accustomed to traditional ways of doing things, Pope Francis is undeniably a shock to the system.