Family, friends wait for word on cargo ship’s fate

A Coast Guard helicopter crew investigated a lifeboat Sunday that was found from the missing ship El Faro.

US Coast Guard

Seven mariners with area ties were among 33 aboard the El Faro, believed sunk in Hurricane Joaquin.

// Heart attack eyed as cause of pilot’s death on Boston-bound flight

A flight attendant who was a former emergency room nurse sprang to action, but could not save the pilot; the first officer landed the plane.

// Falling rock may have led to Amtrak derailment in Vt.

Three cars plunged down a steep embankment in Monday’s incident, and at least seven people were hurt.


// Step 4 on the path to redemption and recovery

Patrick Kennedy’s book is shocking because the family has tried so hard to control its narrative.

Joan Kennedy was seen during a formal ceremony to dedicate the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in March.

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Joan Kennedy denies working with son on his new book

“I had no knowledge that Patrick was writing a book and did not assist him in the project,” she said via e-mail.

Trade pact offers shorter protection against copies of medications

Initial reports suggested the sweeping deal won’t provide the 12 years of commercial protection the US-based biopharma industry had sought.

Mayor Walsh insists city neighborhoods are safe

“If you compare Boston to any other city, we are the safest,” Walsh told East Boston residents concerned about two recent homicides.

HUBweek 2015

Road Scholar’s Suzanne Rommelfanger (left) and Alex Snyder, with Wistia’s Laura Powell.

Problem-solving emerges as a theme on HUBweek’s third day

A number of big names grabbed microphones and dove head-first into some of the area’s — and world’s — biggest issues.

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Study finds that daughters benefit when moms work

Daughters of working mothers are more likely to be employed, work more hours, and earn higher wages than women whose mothers stayed home full time.

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// 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.

// DraftKings, FanDuel team up to defend integrity of games

The companies issued a joint statement after a DraftKings employee, who won $350,000 on its rival’s site, said he posted stats early online.

// 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.

Contentious labor negotiations are underway — again — between nurses and administrators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Brigham and Women’s nurses worry about pay, safety

A contract battle could be in store between the hospital and its nurses union.

Chris Masci, owner of New England Open Markets, chatted with Barbara Rietscha, owner of Stow Greenhouses. The South End Open Market at SoWa will move to a new location next year.

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A market, a feud, and lots of bad feelings

A bitter rift has opened between the landlord and the operator of the popular Sunday markets in the South End’s “SoWa” district.

// Judge dismisses ex-Concord-Carlisle student’s bullying lawsuit

Despite the ruling, the judge found the school’s response to Isabella Hankey’s complaints “ineffective and unreasonable.”

It costs you $43 every time you wait for the doctor

A study says that cost surpasses the average out-of-cost pockets for the care itself, which is about $32.

// New commuter rail schedules will target delays, MBTA says

The schedules will be released later this month and go into effect around Nov. 30, the transit agency said.

The Globies set to honor New England’s biggest sports stars

Tuesday night’s event at the House of Blues will feature some 25 awards, including Athlete of the Year and Best Comeback.

Opinion & Ideas

// Opinion Reel: Announcing the Fall 2015 selections

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

Ground Game

// Sanders draws big crowds in Mass. campaign swing

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

The Big Picture

Samer Shkeer, a Syrian refugee, prays after crossing the Mediterranean to the shore of Skala Sykamnia on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 11.

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Perilous crossings

Globe photographer Craig F. Walker documented the plight of refugees and migrants looking for a better life in Greece.


// Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a second chance as CEO

The company hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to end nearly a decade of financial losses.



// On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

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