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.

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

At Bastille Kitchen (clockwise, from top): egg and Gruyere-topped crouton on onion soup; pork chop au poivre; octopus with chile oil, burnt lime, and radish slaw.

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dining out

Bastille Kitchen is not Julia Child’s French bistro

Fort Point’s Bastille Kitchen serves modernized French fare, for better and worse.

Dustin Pedroia batted .278 with seven home runs in 135 games in 2014 before missing the end of the season with a thumb injury.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

What do stats project for Dustin Pedroia’s future?

Hitter aging curves developed by FanGraphs offer a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the Red Sox’ second baseman.

Horses rounded the track at Suffolk Downs last year.

Group seeks to bring racing back to Suffolk Downs in 2015

A group representing horse owners and trainers filed a “placeholder” application to bring racing back next year.

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

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.

Double Shot

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/JoeyKramer(4)%20(1)-4754--90x90.jpg 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.