Pilot dies on commercial flight bound for Boston

The first officer landed the plane in Syracuse, N.Y., and authorities declared the captain of the American Airlines plane dead at the airport.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/syracuse-2A.jpg Passengers describe emergency landing

Flight attendants told passengers that a stop was necessary because the pilot wasn’t feeling well.

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The crew of a Boston-bound flight reports a medical emergency to air traffic controllers after the plane’s pilot becomes ill.

How rare are pilot deaths on commercial flights?

The death of a pilot on a flight bound for Boston was at least the eighth such incident on a commerical flight since 1994.

Wheelchair van company defrauded state, auditor says

A company that provides wheelchair van transportation charged $16 million for patients who could walk, officials said.

State’s largest hospital operators to adopt new payment system

Partners, Steward, and Lahey Health have agreed to new insurance contracts that will give them set budgets under which to care for patients.

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

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The wife of a Winthrop native who was among the 33 crew members said he told her he believed the vessel could weather the gathering hurricane.

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 seven people were hurt after a train derailed Monday morning, sending three cars over a steep embankment.

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Hillary Clinton said Republicans have politicized the deaths incurred during the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

FILE - In a Monday, March 30, 2015 file photo, former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy speaks at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston. A new memoir by Kennedy takes a hard look at his life, and how he and family members including his father struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues as America’s most famous political family. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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Patrick Kennedy breaks the silence

It can’t be easy to confront the secrets, given the longtime effort to control extended-family mythology.

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“I had no knowledge that Patrick was writing a book and did not assist him in the project in any way,’’ Kennedy is quoted in an e-mail.

Tonight’s sunset in Boston was notably colorful

The sunset was a canvas of dramatic orange and red painted onto clouds, and social media responded.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded Monday to three scientists, including North Andover's Dr. William Campbell.


Nobel winner: ‘Is there some way I can verify this?’

Retired to North Andover, parasite biologist William Campbell was startled to get a pre-dawn call informing him of the honor.

HUBweek 2015

Harvard University philosopher Michael J. Sandel led a discussion billed as the

Ty Burr

A funny thing happened on the way out of the Forum

Say what you want about Boston, but how many cities can pull an overflow mob on a blustery October day to hear a philosophy professor and his friends?

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

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Renoir haters picket outside Museum of Fine Arts

Ben Ewen-Campen just doesn’t think Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. The Harvard postdoc joined others for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts.

Gloucester, MA-September 27, 2015-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld- Top professional and amateur racers from across North America and throughout Europe, compete at State Fort Park in the the CRAFT Gran Prix of Gloucester, Here, men's amateurs, jump over baricades by the beer tent.

Cyclo-cross puts a different spin on biking

A combination of road racing and mountain biking on an obstacle course, cycl0-cross is growing in popularity.

Marty Hanaka, new CEO of City Sports

City Sports files for bankruptcy, says it will sell itself off or close down

The Boston-based athletic retailer said Under Armour and Nike were its primary creditors.

Opinion & Ideas

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

Ground Game

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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.


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



//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.