Secrets in the Sky | Part 2 of 2

A flight plan for failure

There is a troubling pattern of lax oversight by the FAA that has made the agency vulnerable to fraud, and the public vulnerable to those who mean to do harm.

Secrets in the Sky | Part 1 of 2

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With lax FAA oversight, the United States remains an easy mark for terrorists and others who prize anonymity when registering aircraft or getting licensed to fly. So much for the lessons of 9/11.

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Lawyers for the vessel’s insurer said Carman made “structural alterations” to his boat before its “curious sinking” with his mother on board.

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Vanessa MacCormack, 30, was found dead in her home Saturday.

Patriots 36, Texans 33

Ben Volin

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The Patriots were stuck in neutral on offense, but Brady pulled out a 36-33 win over the Texans.

CHAD FINN

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Here are 36 thoughts from the Patriots’ win over the Texans.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (left) and Tom Brady (center) Phillip Dorsett,  Matthew Slater (second from right) and David Harris stood during the national anthem.

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Ben Volin | On FOOTBALL

Tom Brady: The politically correct miracle man

Brady, silent on protests, let his game do the talking in spearheading another great comeback.

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Lenox is pondering whether to drop the decades-old name of its high school sports teams, after students said it was tough to be a Millionaire.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/blanding041217arroyo2met.jpg Arroyo fiercely denies harassment claims

Felix G. Arroyo, who was health services chief, responded to claims of sexual harassment in a document filed with a state panel investigating the case.

Red Sox 5, Reds 4

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Mookie Betts smacked a double in the eighth inning to tie the game, then scored the winning run on an infield hit.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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Compared with the rest of the country, taxes here are pretty average.

SPOTLIGHT UPDATE

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The committee is expanding its workload in the wake of last month’s Globe Spotlight report.

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The former Democratic congressman from New York had previously pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

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President Trump praised football fans who booed kneeling players as well as NASCAR, which saw several team owners issue warnings this weekend not to protest.

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The Patriots quarterback said he disagreed with the president and wants to support his teammates.

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One hundred percent of the system run by the Puerto Rico Power Authority is offline, because Maria damaged every part of it.

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“Lives are at risk. We’re American citizens just like you,” one resident said.

Dave Epstein

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From Augusta to Hartford, high temperature records have been broken over the past 24 hours, and more are likely to fall Monday afternoon.

Six puppies that were left for dead in an Uxbridge river Sunday are doing well, “considering the circumstances,” police said.

Uxbridge Police Department

Uxbridge police seek ‘low life’ who threw bag of puppies into river

A kayaker on the Blackstone River found the bag of puppies after they were dumped there. Officials believe all the dogs will survive.

GOP Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Rand Paul remains opposed to GOP health bill, despite revisions

A spokesperson said the GOP senator from Kentucky opposes the bill, the latest blow to Republican hopes of passing it.

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President Trump also referred to an Alabama GOP Senate candidate by the wrong name - and later said that wasn’t a good sign for the candidate.

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Kushner used his personal account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said.

Newsletters

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Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

Opinion & Ideas

EDITORIAL

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The restrictive laws governing beer distribution in Massachusetts need to change.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Special reports

SPOTLIGHT FOLLOW-UP

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In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/NOBEL_2-1024x576.jpg Who will win the Nobel Prize in medicine?

A number of recent breakthroughs in cancer biology could be in line for the big prize.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Cars

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf made its Boston debut

The 2018 Nissan Leaf followed up its worldwide Tokyo debut with appearances in eight U.S. cities, including a stop in Cambridge, Mass., at the 22 Annual Danehy Park Family Day where consumers got a first look at this all-new, plug-in electric vehicle. Although electric cars are more common than they were just a few years ago, […]