Pilgrim nuclear power plant to close in Plymouth

The decision comes about a month after the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission downgraded the plant’s safety rating.

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station opened in Plymouth 43 years ago.

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Some welcome closure, workers call for plant to stay open

The Pilgrim nuclear plant, which opened on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean 43 years ago, is scheduled to close in 2019.

Firefighter allegedly beat man over slow order at taqueria

Witnesses said the Brookline firefighter asked the customer in front of him to hurry up, then fought him outside.

Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke spoke at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Tuesday.

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Ben Bernanke defends Fed actions during financial crisis

“I don’t know if there was much more we could have done,” Bernanke told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Medical director appointed to oversee complex DCF cases

A pair of recent tragedies under the agency’s watch drew attention to the lack of medical expertise at the department.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/2015-10-13T162233Z_154624755_WASEBAD0WP801_RTRMADP_3_USA-AUSTRALIA[1]-8797--90x90.jpg John Kerry brings top Australian officials to Boston

The secretary of state is hosting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton shook hands during a rally on Monday in Las Vegas.

Ground Game

Debate seems set up to see if Clinton makes a mistake

Every minute that goes by without a bad moment is another win for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

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The missile’s maker presented its own report hours earlier, trying to clear Russia-backed separatists in the 2014 crash.

Globe staff photo-illustration by Ryan Huddle

How Fisk’s 1975 home run changed TV sports forever

Forty years ago, in the greatest moment of the Red Sox’ “greatest game,” Pudge — and a cameraman with a rat situation — left an indelible image.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/492404636[1]-7790--90x90.jpg Deadspin, SB Nation Twitter accounts suspended after NFL complaints

The NFL filed notices related to their use of copyrighted video highlights.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/okrent150.jpg Meet the accidental godfather of fantasy sports

Dan Okrent had an idea that has forever changed (corrupted?) the magical experience of watching professional sports.

Gracia Lam


Buffy the three-legged pit bull gets to work

The formerly homeless rescue dog’s adventures continue as she visits patients at VA hospitals.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abraham-8767.jpg Notes in baby’s death raise questions about DA’s role

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

Divided Nation

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/04dividednationnashville-dean5A.jpg In Nashville, partisan politics extends its reach to bus line

An ambitious new bus line seemed to have a green light — until the GOP-led Legislature, with help from the Koch brothers, stepped in.

Ken’s special sirloin steak dinner.

After 75 years, Ken’s Steakhouse revamps

Local nightclubs and celebrities in Framingham are gone, replaced by strip malls. But Ken’s Steakhouse has survived.

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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.

//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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Was8962394.jpg Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

The cutbacks announced Tuesday translate into about 8 percent of Twitter’s workforce of 4,100 people.

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

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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/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/drone150-4942.jpg Big-name VCs, UPS invest $22 million in drone startup

CyPhy Works of Danvers plans to begin selling its unique model of drones in the next year.


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.