Pilot dies on commercial flight bound for Boston

The first officer landed the plane in Syracuse, N.Y., and authorities declared the captain of the American Airlines plane dead at the airport.

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Flight attendants told passengers during the flight that a stop was necessary because the pilot wasn’t feeling well.

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The crew of a Boston-bound flight reports a medical emergency to air traffic controllers after the plane’s pilot becomes ill.

How rare are pilot deaths on commercial flights?

The death of a pilot on a flight bound for Boston was at least the eighth such incident on a commerical flight since 1994.

State’s largest hospital operators to adopt new payment system

Partners, Steward, and Lahey Health have agreed to new insurance contracts that will give them set budgets under which to care for patients.

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The US cargo ship, which was carrying 33 people, sank after encountering Hurricane Joaquin.

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The wife of a Winthrop native who was among the 33 crew members said he told her he believed the vessel could weather the gathering hurricane.

The derailment took place around 10:30 a.m. in Northfield after striking a rock slide on the tracks.


Amtrak train derails outside Montpelier, Vt.

At least seven people were hurt after a train derailed Monday morning, sending three cars over a steep embankment.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded Monday to three scientists, including North Andover's Dr. William Campbell.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff


Nobel winner: ‘Is there some way I can verify this?’

Retired to North Andover, parasite biologist William Campbell was startled to get a pre-dawn call informing him of the honor.

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“I had no knowledge that Patrick was writing a book and did not assist him in the project in any way,’’ Kennedy is quoted in an e-mail.


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It can’t be easy to confront the secrets, given the longtime effort to control extended-family mythology.

Harvard University philosopher Michael J. Sandel led a discussion billed as the

Ty Burr

A funny thing happened on the way out of the Forum

Say what you want about Boston, but how many cities can pull an overflow mob on a blustery October day to hear a philosophy professor and his friends?

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Hillary Clinton said Republicans have politicized the deaths incurred during the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Ham radio operator Rob Macedo inside the National Weather Service Headquarters in Taunton, where he occasionally volunteers.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

For amateur ham radio operators, storms are time to shine

A dedicated corps of radio operators help the National Weather Service and emergency managers when big storms come to town.

David Martinez showed off his medal after finishing a marathon in Madrid in April. At this race he qualified to register for the Boston Marathon, but ended up missing the official cutoff time by one second.

BU student misses qualifying for Marathon by single second

“I thought I had the race of my life,” said David Martinez, 20. “What could I have done in one second to change that?”

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Researchers figure it costs patients $43 each visit — more than the average out-of-pocket costs for the care itself, which is about $32.

Marty Hanaka, new CEO of City Sports

City Sports files for bankruptcy

The Boston-based athletic retailer said Under Armour and Nike were its primary creditors.

Opinion & Ideas

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Watch these nine short films that have something to say — about family, identity, community, mopeds.

Ground Game

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Bernie Sanders addressed a near-capacity crowd of 20,000 in Boston, with a few thousand more in an overflow area.

The Big Picture

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers in September.


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The company hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to end nearly a decade of financial losses.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/bishops150-1091.jpg On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

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