Hernandez felt ‘helpless’ during police questioning

Aaron Hernandez’s sworn statement appears to be the first time his voice has been heard in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

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Blackstone town officials said crews filled 21 biohazard containers and four Dumpsters to get the job done.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/traffic150-10277.jpg Wynn agrees to concession on traffic penalties

Wynn Resorts agreed to pay up to $20 million toward penalties on traffic in Sullivan Square if it wins the casino license.

Northborough mourns soldier killed in Afghanistan

A funeral Mass was held in Northborough for Army Specialist Brian Arsenault, who was killed Sept. 4.

A bagpiper played as those who favor secession demonstrated on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday.

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10 things to know about Scotland’s vote for independence

What will happen if Scotland leaves the UK and reestablishes itself as a sovereign nation? Here are some possibilities.

Roger Goodell has laid out ambitious revenue growth goals for the NFL.

Opinion | Steven Syre

Roger Goodell won’t survive NFL’s Ray Rice fiasco

It’s already clear that the league’s commissioner has become an indelible part of the problem and not a part of any solution.

QB Tom Brady’s actions on the sideline late in Sunday’s game point to his dissatisfaction with the Patriots offense. Jim Mone/Associated Press

Ben Volin | On football

Patriots offense is dysfunctional right now

The Patriots are 27th in total yards, are committing penalties at an alarming rate, and they have absolutely no vertical stretch to their offense.

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In contrast with its rivals’ spread-out plans for the 2024 Summer Games, Boston is offering itself as a city with a close array of venues.

Opinion

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

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How can the US keep suspected terrorists with no hope of being brought to trial, but espouse due process?

Books

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/LaurenBeukes_UlrichKnoblauch.jpg ‘Broken Monsters’ by Lauren Beukes

Beukes’s novel opens with the discovery of a super-yucky, interspecies corpse, kicking off a murder investigation.