Secrets in the Sky | Part 2 of 2

A flight plan for failure

There is a troubling pattern of lax oversight by the FAA that has made the agency vulnerable to fraud, and the public vulnerable to those who mean to do harm.

Secrets in the Sky | Part 1 of 2

// Lax FAA oversight leaves US exposed

With lax FAA oversight, the United States remains an easy mark for terrorists and others who prize anonymity when registering aircraft or getting licensed to fly. So much for the lessons of 9/11.

Patriots 36, Texans 33

Ben Volin

// This rally ranks near the top of Tom Brady’s greatest comebacks

The Patriots were stuck in neutral on offense, but Brady pulled out a 36-33 win over the Texans.


// The day that Brandin Cooks became a true Patriot

Here are 36 thoughts from the Patriots’ win over the Texans.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (left) and Tom Brady (center) Phillip Dorsett,  Matthew Slater (second from right) and David Harris stood during the national anthem.

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Ben Volin | On FOOTBALL

Tom Brady: The politically correct miracle man

Brady, silent on protests, let his game do the talking in spearheading another great comeback.

// Nathan Carman made ‘suspicious’ fixes to boat before it sank, attorneys say

Lawyers for the vessel’s insurer said Carman made “structural alterations” to his boat before its “curious sinking” with his mother on board.

// Revere police investigate death of Lynn public school teacher

Vanessa MacCormack, 30, was found dead in her home Saturday.

// Arroyo fiercely denies harassment claims

Felix G. Arroyo, who was health services chief, responded to claims of sexual harassment in a document filed with a state panel investigating the case.

Red Sox 5, Reds 4

// Red Sox whittle magic number to clinch AL East to 3

Mookie Betts smacked a double in the eighth inning to tie the game, then scored the winning run on an infield hit.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// The data debunk the Taxachusetts myth

Compared with the rest of the country, taxes here are pretty average.

// Can Mass. courts force sobriety on drug users?

The state’s high court will hear a challenge next month to rules that force those on probation to stay clean — or end up behind bars.


// Pope Francis’s abuse panel to look into children of priests

The committee is expanding its workload in the wake of last month’s Globe Spotlight report.

// Trump’s NFL comments stretch into a fourth day

President Trump praised football fans who booed kneeling players as well as NASCAR, which saw several team owners issue warnings this weekend not to protest.

// Tom Brady calls President Trump’s comments ‘divisive’

The Patriots quarterback said he disagreed with the president and wants to support his teammates.

// Damage to Puerto Rico’s power grid is unprecedented

One hundred percent of the system run by the Puerto Rico Power Authority is offline, because Maria damaged every part of it.

// Puerto Ricans note Trump’s tweets fail to mention their plight

“Lives are at risk. We’re American citizens just like you,” one resident said.

// Signal problem slows Red Line

A signal problem at the Davis Square station in Somerville slowed the Monday morning commute for Red Line travelers.

Dave Epstein

// You’ll want to get your pumpkin-spice latte on ice the next few days

From Augusta to Hartford, high temperature records have been broken over the past 24 hours, and more are likely to fall Monday afternoon.

Six puppies that were left for dead in an Uxbridge river Sunday are doing well, “considering the circumstances,” police said.

Uxbridge Police Department

Uxbridge police seek ‘low life’ who left puppies tied up in bag in river

A kayaker on the Blackstone River found the bag of puppies after they were dumped there. Officials believe all the dogs will survive.

// Health care bill teeters as GOP adds money to woo dissident senators

In a late stab at attracting votes, Republicans added extra funds for states of dissenting GOP senators like Maine, where Susan Collins all but closed the door on voting for the bill.

// Jared Kushner used personal e-mail for some work messages

Kushner used his personal account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said.


// This week in weed

Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

Opinion & Ideas


// Free the craft brewers

The restrictive laws governing beer distribution in Massachusetts need to change.

Confidential tips

// Have an investigative news tip?

Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or

Special reports


// Whistle-blowers at N.H. VA hospital are tip of iceberg

In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.


// To advance precision medicine, NIH turns to long-mistreated communities

The agency hopes to recruit more than a half-million people from communities that are wary of clinical research.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.


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The 2018 Nissan Leaf made its Boston debut

The 2018 Nissan Leaf followed up its worldwide Tokyo debut with appearances in eight U.S. cities, including a stop in Cambridge, Mass., at the 22 Annual Danehy Park Family Day where consumers got a first look at this all-new, plug-in electric vehicle. Although electric cars are more common than they were just a few years ago, […]