Families of crash victims push for ‘hands-free’ cell law

Proposals before the state Legislature would ban cellular phone use without a hands-free device.

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A judge last month threw out a lawsuit by a former student who accused the school of failing to respond to years of bullying complaints.

A heavily damaged life boat from the cargo ship El Faro was seen in video released by the US Coast Guard.

Vigils planned as loved ones hold out hope for El Faro crew

The 790-foot vessel, which had a crew of 33, disappeared near the Bahamas on Thursday during Hurricane Joaquin.

HUBweek 2015

Live video: The Globies from the House of Blues

The Boston Globe’s first sports awards ceremony will honor New England’s biggest sports stars. Watch live starting at 8 p.m.

Can Mass. do health care better, cheaper, and more efficiently?

During a week of big questions, this may be one of the biggest. Health care leaders will tackle it Wednesday as part of Hubweek.

6,000 federal prisoners to be freed in largest one-time release

The move is an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences.

David Carroll (right) pulled boat carrying neighbors in Conway, South Carolina.

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Could what happened in South Carolina happen here?

Such rainfall would be “quite possible really anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard,” one meteorologist said.

A sign at the edge of campus welcomed students and staff back to Umpqua Community College on Monday.

Oregon killer’s mother wrote about gun rights, troubled son

Christopher Harper-Mercer’s mother was well aware of his fascination with guns. In fact, she shared it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aaA[1]-8669--90x90.jpg Pilot who died on Phoenix-Boston flight identified

The pilot of the American Airlines flight was Michael Johnston, 57, who was based out of Phoenix.

Rene Rancourt wore green on St. Patrick’s Day this year when the Bruins hosted the Sabres.

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Rene Rancourt will be pumped up on Thursday

Rancourt is getting ready to begin his 40th year singing the National Anthem before Bruins games at TD Garden.

Charlie Vars (left), nephew of Christopher Vars, was handed a flag by a member of the New Hampshire Army National Guard Honors team at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Family lays veteran to rest, 65 years after he went missing

Army sergeant Christopher Vars, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, went missing in action while fighting in North Korea.

dining out | devra first

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_07dinpic2_LIFE.jpg Drinking in the atmosphere at Fenway izakaya Hojoko

Hojoko, an izakaya from O Ya owners Tim and Nancy Cushman, in The Fenway’s Verb Hotel, puts the drinks before the food.

A group of playful protesters picketed outside the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday, expressing their dislike of painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s work.

Sebastian Smee

Renoir protest at MFA is funny, but sophomoric

Even a Renoir skeptic knows it’s sophomoric to stage an anti-Renoir protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts.

DraftKings’ offices in Boston were seen last year.

Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times/file 2014

Evan Horowitz | Quick study

What is fantasy sports betting and why is it legal?

What regulations should apply to an industry that seems so very much like gambling?

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7934.png Cubs looking like the Red Sox’ baseball cousins

With the championship-starved Cubs in the playoffs, many similarities can be drawn to Theo Epstein’s tenure in Boston.

Boston Celtics' David Lee, left, drives as Olimpia Milano's Robbie Hummel challenges him, during their basketball match, part of the NBA global games, in Assago, near Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Celtics coast to exhibition win in Italy

The Celtics generally looked crisp and received contributions from a variety of sources in the 124-91 victory.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/150924_KDB_LUNCHES_0018.jpg School lunchtime trading persists despite allergies, rules

Lunchtime deal making flourishes in schools. For kids, it’s a chance to upgrade — or get schooled on the finer points of manipulation.

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Yes, you’d have to share your couch, your fridge, your shower with a stranger. But grown-ups having housemates isn’t as crazy as you think.

Opinion & Ideas

Ted Dintersmith

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1007dintersmith200-1389.jpg Overturning the old model of education

Boston’s rich history of innovation and excellence in education comes with a price: reluctance to change.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2015-10-05T192358Z_88095125_GF10000233358_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION-CLINTON[1]-1562--90x90.jpg Calm down, Hillary Clinton has not lost New Hampshire. Yet.

Clinton is currently losing N.H., but she is very, very, very, very far away from the state being a lost cause.

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.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Perilous crossings

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/GettyImages-466071300A.jpg Local firms show off drones, bots for law enforcement

A Danvers-based drone maker has begun shipping a new kind of police surveillance aircraft that can stay aloft for days.



//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.