Pilot dies during Boston-bound flight

The first officer landed the plane in Syracuse, N.Y., and authorities declared the captain of the American Airlines plane dead at the airport.

US Coast Guard Lt. Commander Gabe Somma (left) and US Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor spoke in Florida Monday about the sinking of the container ship El Faro.

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Body found, empty lifeboat located in El Faro search

The US cargo ship, which was carrying 33 people, sank after encountering Hurricane Joaquin.

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A top expert at the academy said the size of the El Faro did not mean it was safe from the power of the ocean.

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio spoke during a town hall meeting in Littleton, N.H.

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Marco Rubio seeks his moment — just not too soon

The Florida senator is getting new attention as Republicans search for a candidate who can be viable in the general election.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/489130638.jpg N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate

The second-term governor is the first Democrat to announce she’s in the race to challenge Republican US Senator Kelly Ayotte.

A homeless person slept on the steps of a business on a bustling Berkeley Street last Thursday morning.

Homelessness spikes in posh areas of Boston

As more upscale stores and condominiums crop up, more people are taking note of the problem.

Afghan forces requested US airstrike that hit hospital

A top US commander said he was correcting an initial statement that the airstrike was meant to defend US forces under fire.

Pilot whale beaches itself, dies in Rockport

Bystanders attempted to help the 20-foot pilot return to open water.

The derailment took place around 10:30 a.m. in Northfield after striking a rock slide on the tracks.


Amtrak train derails outside Montpelier, Vt.

At least four people were hurt after a train derailed Monday morning, sending three cars over a steep embankment.

David Martinez showed off his medal after finishing a marathon in Madrid in April. At this race he qualified to register for the Boston Marathon, but ended up missing the official cutoff time by one second.

BU student misses qualifying for Marathon by single second

“I thought I had the race of my life,” said David Martinez, 20. “What could I have done in one second to change that?”

Opinion | Meredith Warren

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Should these escapees be allowed to “live free” and drive that way to work in Massachusetts, too?

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Researchers figure it costs patients $43 each visit — more than the average out-of-pocket costs for the care itself, which is about $32.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

The cost of tax evasion

New regulations often come with new loopholes, which high-end investors are well-positioned to exploit.


Claude Julien is staying cool on the hot seat

Julien is facing his biggest challenge as Bruins coach, but he has a plan and he has his bosses’ backing.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/3c40b577d89048158cf3756ec0558ad1-3c40b577d89048158cf3756ec0558ad1-0.jpg Dolphins fire head coach Joe Philbin

Philbin was fired four games into his fourth season, and tight ends coach Dan Campbell was promoted to head coach.

Alex Speier

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While the end of the season represented a show of talent, the burden of proof falls on the club to prove that can translate to results.

Patrick Kennedy’s book details his own struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, but also goes into details about what he said was their father’s drinking problem.

Patrick Kennedy’s brother critical of new book

Kennedy defended his book, even as Ted Kennedy Jr. called it an “inaccurate and unfair portrayal of our family.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/Boston-3493.jpg Live updates from the HUBweek festival

HUBweek is the weeklong festival intended to showcase the region’s dominance in science, art, and technology.

Opinion & Ideas

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Watch these nine short films that have something to say — about family, identity, community, mopeds.

Ground Game

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Bernie Sanders addressed a near-capacity crowd of 20,000 in Boston, with a few thousand more in an overflow area.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers in September.


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Fasten is hoping to succeed by following in their footsteps, but charging passengers less and paying drivers more.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/bishops150-1091.jpg On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

The traditionalist camp isn’t going to just counter-punch this time around.