Data breach poses test for fantasy sports betting

Jason Robins (center), chief executive of DraftKings, spoke on a panel last week at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

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Fantasy sports sites, including Boston-based DraftKings, are under intense scrutiny amid questions about their internal practices.

// Toddler dies following visit to petting zoo in Maine

Less than one week after a visit to the Oxford County Fair, 21-month-old Colton Guay grew sick.

In effort to protect children, analytics is newest tool

Increasingly, child welfare professionals are using computer models to help predict which children are likely to suffer abuse.

// Wynn sues for libel in latest salvo over casino

The suit by casino developer Steve Wynn claims his firm has suffered from “political abuse” in its treatment in Boston.

The 75-year-old building number 7 of the Brighton Marine Health Center, a former officers center.

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Brighton vets housing plan meets a powerful foe

Backers behind an affordable housing project in Brighton are learning it’s a good idea to get William Galvin on board.

Walsh, Kitty Dukakis vow to fight T if it reverses alcohol-ad ban

The cash-strapped transit agency, which banned the ads in 2012, says it could use the revenue such ads would provide.

HUBweek 2015


Can Mass. do health care better, cheaper, and more efficiently?

During a week of big questions, this may be one of the biggest. Health care leaders will tackle it Wednesday as part of HUBweek.

6,000 federal prisoners to be freed in largest one-time release

The move is an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences.

10/06/15: Boston, MA: The scene inside the main room Is pictured at the first awards celebration known as

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Tom Brady leads Globies winners with six awards

Malcolm Butler, Bill Belichick, and the Providence College hockey team each won two awards at the inaugural event.

Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson (44) reacts as a fellow teammate leaps in the air at the final out of the Astros 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees in the American League wild card baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


Astros shut out Yankees in AL wild-card game

Dallas Keuchel continued his mastery over New York in Houston’s 3-0 win.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Cubs looking like the Red Sox’ baseball cousins

With the championship-starved Cubs in the playoffs, many similarities can be drawn to Theo Epstein’s tenure in Boston.

One of Renoir’s greatest paintings, “Dance at Bougival” (1883), is at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Renoir protest at MFA is funny, but sophomoric

Even a Renoir skeptic like me knows it’s sophomoric to stage an anti-Renoir protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts.

Dr. Ito held a photo in 2013 of himself (3d from left) with comrades.

Susumu Ito, Harvard biologist and war hero, dies at 96

Dr. Ito was a professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School whose Army unit was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for its service during World War II.

// Lawyer says Concord-Carlisle aggressively addressed bullying claims

A judge last month threw out a lawsuit by a former student who accused the school of failing to respond to years of bullying complaints.

David Carroll (right) pulled boat carrying neighbors in Conway, South Carolina.

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Could what happened in South Carolina happen here?

Such rainfall would be “quite possible really anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard,” one meteorologist said.

Rene Rancourt wore green on St. Patrick’s Day this year when the Bruins hosted the Sabres.


After 40 years, Rene Rancourt still gets pumped up

The longtime National Anthem singer before Bruins games is a local sports icon, along with John Kiley, Sherm Feller, and Johnny Most.

Rent in Boston solo or having a roommate, what’s scarier?

Yes, you’d have to share your couch, your fridge, your shower with a stranger. But grown-ups having housemates isn’t as crazy as you think.

Opinion & Ideas

Ted Dintersmith

// Overturning the old model of education

Boston’s rich history of innovation and excellence in education comes with a price: reluctance to change.

Ground Game

//[1]-1562--90x90.jpg Calm down, Hillary Clinton has not lost New Hampshire. Yet.

Clinton is currently losing N.H., but she is very, very, very, very far away from the state being a lost cause.

The Big Picture

Samer Shkeer, a Syrian refugee, prays after crossing the Mediterranean to the shore of Skala Sykamnia on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 11.

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Perilous crossings

Globe photographer Craig F. Walker documented the plight of refugees and migrants looking for a better life in Europe.


// Local firms show off drones, bots for law enforcement

A Danvers-based drone maker has begun shipping a new kind of police surveillance aircraft that can stay aloft for days.



// On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

The traditionalist camp isn’t going to just counter-punch this time around.