Gambling panel’s decision could doom Suffolk Downs

Suffolk Downs officials announced their intention to wind down racing operations.

shirley Leung

// In casino battle, one big winner and a long list of losers

Steve Wynn came out on top. Losers included Revere, Suffolk Downs, Boston, and Boston’s current and former mayors.

Artist’s rendering of the proposed casino in Everett.

State panel selects Wynn casino in Everett

The state gambling commission chose the Everett casino over a proposal in Revere for the Boston-area license.

Adrian Walker

// Never bet against Steve Wynn

Whether Everett just won a sucker’s bet is a question that may not be answered for years.


// Gambling commission spares Walsh from embarrassment

James McHugh forced Steve Wynn to agree to a stronger traffic plan in Sullivan Square than the mayor himself was able to negotiate.

Are NFL fans willing to send a message by boycotting games? It doesn’t seem likely. Jeff Wheeler/AP/Star Tribune


Amid turmoil and outrage, NFL keeps counting its money

All indications are that the NFL will weather this storm — because that’s what the fans ultimately want.

Adrian Peterson plans to be back in action Sunday in New Orleans.

Criticism mounting for Adrian Peterson, NFL

Sponsors big and small are voicing their concerns over recent NFL scandals

// Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control,’ Obama says

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis.

// Vermont father, sons indicted in Canobie Lake Park brawl

Three members of a Vermont family accused of attacking police at the N.H. amusement park in June have been indicted.

// Hernandez felt ‘helpless’ during police questioning

Aaron Hernandez’s sworn statement appears to be the first time his voice has been heard in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

Two Boston firms among group sanctioned by SEC

The companies were sanctioned for illegally short-selling stocks and then participating in offerings of those stocks.


// ‘Broken Monsters’ by Lauren Beukes

Beukes’s novel opens with the discovery of a super-yucky, interspecies corpse, kicking off a murder investigation.