Gambling panel’s decision spells end for Suffolk Downs races

Officials at the race track announced their intention to wind down operations in response to the panel’s decision.

shirley Leung

// In casino battle, one big winner and a long list of losers

Steve Wynn came out on top. Losers included Revere, Suffolk Downs, Boston, and Boston’s current and former mayors.

Artist’s rendering of the proposed casino in Everett.

State panel selects Wynn casino in Everett

The state gambling commission chose the Everett casino over a proposal in Revere for the Boston-area license.

Adrian Walker

// Never bet against Steve Wynn

Whether Everett just won a sucker’s bet is a question that may not be answered for years.

edel rodriguez for the boston globe

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Targeted killings and the rule of law

The legal system needs to catch up with military technology.

Are NFL fans willing to send a message by boycotting games? It doesn’t seem likely. Jeff Wheeler/AP/Star Tribune


Amid turmoil and outrage, NFL keeps counting its money

All indications are that the NFL will weather this storm — because that’s what the fans ultimately want.

// Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control,’ Obama says

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis.

// 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.


// ‘Broken Monsters’ by Lauren Beukes

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