Body found, empty lifeboat located in El Faro search

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

// Mass. Maritime grad was on board sunken cargo ship

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.

// 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.

// 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.

// 3 share Nobel medicine prize for new tools to kill parasites

One of the winners includes a research fellow emeritus at Drew University who now lives in North Andover, Mass.

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.

// Study puts dollar value on time spent waiting for doctor

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

Opinion | Meredith Warren

// Mass. should erect tolls for N.H. commuters

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

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.”

// Dolphins fire head coach Joe Philbin

Philbin was fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after losing to the Jets in London.

Deven Marrero played in 25 major league games for the Red Sox this season.

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Alex Speier

Curtain falls on dismal Red Sox season, but hope remains

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.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

// Two important tasks top Red Sox’ offseason agenda

The Red Sox need to acquire a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 starter, and they must get rid of Hanley Ramirez by any means necessary.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

International tax evasion game has substantial costs

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

// Hate parking tickets? Avoid the city at these times

You are more likely to get a parking ticket in a handful of downtown blocks, especially around lunchtime from Tuesday through Friday.

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

// Evaluating campaign money reports gets more complicated

Just combining a candidate’s account and the candidate’s super PAC might not be the best way of doing things.

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.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

//[1]-4929--90x90.jpg Insight is failure’s silver lining

Failure is an enormously powerful learning experience for entrepreneurs — yet most are happy to leave it behind them, undiscussed.


JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | All Things Catholic

// As synod approaches, Francis is a man in the middle

The Oct. 4 to 25 summit of prelates from around the world is a critically important moment for the pontiff.