Nomination for surgeon general languishes

Politicians in both parties oppose the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician at Brigham and Women’s hospital.

Officials in Keene, N.H., addressed the media on Monday.

After Keene, N.H., riots, soul-searching and a mortified citizenry

For locals, the incident is a considerable black eye for the city, which is known for its postcard-cute Main Street and its beloved festivals.

Chinese company is top bidder to build Red, Orange line cars

The Chinese company would construct a factory in Springfield to build the cars.

A building on the grounds of the former Danvers State Hospital in 2002. Early in 1991, as state health undersecretary, Charlie Baker made an unannounced visit to the hospital.

Record on mental health changes may be predictor for Baker

Charlie Baker’s strategy with the state’s mental health system in 1991 may be a window into how he might handle costly issues as governor.

Oscar de la Renta attended a gala in New York on April 24.

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

De la Renta was noted for his elegant designs for celebrities, socialites, and first ladies.

In his Warwick, R.I., home, Vinny Paz is surrounded by memorabilia from his prizefighting days. Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld

Vinny Paz’s story going from canvas to silver screen

The former champ’s comeback from a car accident will be the subject of a movie, aptly titled, “Bleed for This.”

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is hitting .326 this postseason as he chases his third championship ring in five years. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

This World Series is for overachievers

Neither the Royals nor the Giants won 90 games this year but both teams caught fire in the playoffs.

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At first impression, Apple Pay is lovable but limited

Apple Pay lets iPhone 6 users buy items at thousands of retail outlets by tapping a payment terminal.

Champions of the printed word

The Boston Book Festival is expected to draw 25,000 people, suggesting the world of analog books isn’t going to evaporate.