Man convicted of killing South Boston woman

Timothy Kostka was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of a 67-year-old woman in her apartment.

// Amid boom, Boch cashes out while Chambers expands

Two of Boston’s famous auto dealers, Ernie Boch Jr. and Herb Chambers, are taking different paths in the flourishing market.

// Nanny in alleged $285,000 theft had history of larceny

The alleged victim is a Bain executive who learned too late that the woman had a long and public history of passing bad checks.

//[1]-1559--90x90.jpg US ending $500 million program to train Syrian rebels

The beleaguered Pentagon program failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State.

// Republicans meet amid turmoil of House speaker race

Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s stunning withdrawal from the race for speaker dashed expectations of an orderly succession.

Students embraced outside a hospital emergency room in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Friday.

Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP

1 killed, 3 injured in Northern Arizona University shooting

An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday.

// Newton school closed after carbon monoxide incident

Two people in the boiler room were overcome by carbon monoxide and had to be rushed to a Boston hospital.

// In Mass., 22 companies received permits to fly drones

Companies are taking advantage of the technology during rescue missions, scientific research, or even real estate sales.

Left to right, Wided Bouchamaoui,  Houcine Abassi, Abdessattar ben Moussa, and Mohamed Fadhel Mahmoud in 2013.

2015 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Tunisian democracy group

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the prize for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement.

Old Stone Orchard’s apples are ripening in Little Compton, R.I.

Lauren Daley for the boston globe

So many places to go for apples in New England

Forget the mealy cafeteria Red Delicious and grocery store Granny — it’s autumn in New England.

// Secular dilemmas show up at beach along French seaside

The jarring juxtapositions — skimpy next to the furthest from — casts into high relief France in 2015.

Shirley Leung

// Wegmans takes aim at low-price king Market Basket

The chain, which is expanding in the state, has a cult-like following that comes from its appeal to value shoppers and foodies.


// Lou Merloni is deserving of Red Sox radio job

Lou Merloni has been a superb utility player on the broadcasts. It’s time to make him the regular.

Peter Abraham

// What is the trade value of each Red Sox player?

Only two players appear untouchable. Here’s a look at the potential return for the rest of them.

Opinion | mike ross

// Let the bubbly flow on Boston Common

It’s time for the city’s central play space to catch up with the times.

The courtyard outside the Charles Hotel, where many a deal has been made (Kayak) and passed over.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

A courtyard view of Boston’s tech economy

The courtyard behind the Charles Hotel holds a mirror to what we’re good at, and how we could get even better.

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// Who will give us the next National Lampoon?

Hopefully there’s a new National Lampoon or Spy lurking around the corner in a form as yet unknown.


// Netflix hikes price by $1 for new customers

The new price of $10 per month for the company’s most popular plan marks the second time in 17 months it has boosted its US rates by $1.

//[1]-4672.jpg Report lays out Boston’s transit wish list

A city report articulates transportation goals of thousands of Bostonians.

Opinion & Ideas

the word | Q&A

// Thirty million little words for a lifetime of difference

A Chicago-based initiative aims to use science to improve the early language environment on the developing brain.

Ground Game

// 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.


// LogMeIn to pay up to $125m for password manager LastPass

Users save passwords in a cloud-based storage system and access them with a single master password.


John L. Allen Jr.

//[1]-973--90x90.jpg Not winning Nobel won’t affect Francis as ‘Peace Pope’

If there’s anyone on the planet who really doesn’t need help attracting interest, it’s probably Pope Francis.