Amid recent lapses, Secret Service director resigns

President Obama concluded that new leadership was needed at the agency, a White House spokesman said.

Traffic moved past Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

Dallas Ebola patient was initially sent home from hospital

The patient had told health care workers he was visiting from Liberia, but that information was not widely shared, an official said.

R.I. girl with enterovirus dies of bacterial infection

It’s not clear whether there is a connection between the two infections, said the state health director.

// Hernandez lawyer never read cellphone search warrant

Aaron Hernandez’s top lawyer admitted he ordered a colleague to hand over his client’s cellphone before reading the warrant.

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and general manager Ben Cherington have big decisions to make about their roster.

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Which free agents fit the Red Sox’ needs?

The Red Sox need at least two starting pitchers and, ideally, a third baseman and catcher who bat lefthanded.

Magazine | The Education Issue

Are teachers really ready for the Common Core?

The controversial standards are about to be tested for the first time, yet questions remain if educators have been adequately trained.

// Tom Brady hopes Patriots problems are ‘correctable’

In the wake of Monday’s loss to the Chiefs, Brady was peppered with questions about the offense, and whether he’s past his prime.

Charlie Baker spoke with Israel Ragland inside Mattapan's Finest Barber in Grove Hall.

Baker campaign’s financial edge over Coakley grows

Charlie Baker heads toward the final month with $1.5 million in the bank, while Coakley’s campaign has $266,000.

Double Shot

// Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is Rockin’ & Roastin’

Kramer launched a new coffee company and recently began distributing it in single-serving cups for the Keurig.