Senate infighting stalls nominations for ambassadors

The number of nominees awaiting confirmation now stands at 55 out of 226 positions.

Tornado hits Worcester

The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado touched down around 8:10 p.m. Sunday, and lasted around four minutes.

Ed Coburn and Indira Alvarez of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department watched students in Allston.

As students move in, city vows vigilance on safety

A set of stiff realities has kicked in as thousands of students return to America’s college capital this week.

// Inauspicious timing of Atlantic City’s woes for casino supporters

Specialists see implications from casino closures in New Jersey for gambling in Mass.

// Next goal in race is to win attention

Candidates and super PACs hope they have the answer to creating ads that resonate.

Customers examined meat products at the Burlington Market Basket.

A Market Basket store, returning to life

Seasoned crews are restoring vibrancy to the Burlington store.

When something medically goes wrong

Each year in Massachusetts hospitals, hundreds of patients are injured because of serious medical errors and other safety problems.

When NFL players begin the new season on Thursday, most of them will wear two quarter-size sensors that will 
track their speed, distance, and other information during the course of a play. Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Technology tracks players’ speed on football field

New technology being deployed by the NFL this season aims to answer questions about player performance with hard data on every move they make on the field.

Ryan Mallett didn’t complain about his Patriots backup QB role, but he didn’t excel in it, either.

Ben Volin | On football

Return for Mallett shows how teams view QB

The Patriots got the equivalent of a bag of footballs and 20 rolls of athletic tape from the Texans in the Ryan Mallett trade.


endorsement | Democratic primary

// Maura Healey for attorney general

The Globe’s editorial board says Healey has a clear focus on the core responsibilities of the office.


// Painting your house an unusual color

If you’re confident about your color choice, own it — no matter what the neighbors say. These homeowners did, and they couldn’t be happier.