Files show months of woe in jobless system

State e-mails show an unemployment agency in chaos as a flawed claim system launched last year, while officials called it a ‘success’.

Steven Sotloff (center) had reported on the Arab Spring for the last few years.

Militants execute 2d US hostage

The beheading of US hostage Steven J. Sotloff raises the pressure on President Obama to order military strikes on the Islamic militant group.

Pedestrians crossing Charles Circle on Tuesday said they did not understand how the new ramps could be controversial.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Activist seeks ramps’ replacement

A member of the Beacon Hill Civic Association is urging the state to redo the newly installed handicap ramps to meet the neighborhood’s standards.

Derek Jeter has no plans to skip the final series of the season — and of his career — at Fenway Park.

Dan Shaughnessy

Will Derek Jeter bid Hub fans adieu?

The Yankee captain said “I don’t deal in hypotheticals,” but it would be unlike him to skip the season-ending series.

Don Berwick calls himself “the most progressive candidate in the field by far” among the Democrats.

Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe

The Race for Governor | Profile

Brimming with ideas, Berwick looks for traction

Though his background is wider-ranging than any Democrat in the race, polls show 65 percent of likely voters don’t even know who Don Berwick is.

endorsement | Democratic primary

Marian Ryan for Middlesex District Attorney

The Globe’s editorial board writes that Ryan should be given the opportunity to show that she can be the DA that her admirers envisioned.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouseaa_03lowell-5_metro.jpg Survivors of Branch Street fire in Lowell trying to move on

Nearly two months after the state’s deadliest fire in 20 years killed seven people. the survivors are putting their lives back together.

The idea for Ben Mezrich’s “Seven Wonders” came from a Hollywood producer/director.

For inspiration, writers now have Hollywood

Not one, but two of Boston’s best-selling writers — Dennis Lehane and Ben Mezrich — are publishing novels that were inspired by Hollywood, not the other way around.

Audio game may help soften tinnitus’s din

Boston researchers have developed a novel computer game they hope may help cure the relentless ringing of tinnitus sufferers.

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endorsement | Democratic primary

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The Globe’s editorial board writes that Ryan should be given the opportunity to show that she can be the DA that her admirers envisioned.

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