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.

Spectators at the scene of a small airplane crash that killed two people in North Hampton, N.H.

Two killed in N.H. plane crash

“It dropped, just dropped out of the sky,” a man who witnessed the crash said.

David Berthiaume took a chainsaw to a giant tree that fell onto the house of his friends, Leslie and Patrick Courtney, on Vernon Street in Worcester.

Worcester cleans up after tornado

The twister snapped and uprooted trees in its path, damaging cars and homes.

Student injured in fall from MIT fraternity window

A student was rushed to the hospital when she fell from a window, officials said.

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opinion | JOHN E. SUNUNU

Cash for Clunkers: How bad public policy gets made

The $3 billion program was a spectacular failure, at least according to two studies.

Mike Napoli is greeted by Daniel Nava after homering in the fourth inning. Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

RAYS 4, RED SOX 3

Red Sox lose in 10 innings

The Sox split four games in St. Petersburg and now head to New York to play the Yankees.

Chris Kirk shot a 5-under-par 66 Monday, good for his third career win — and perhaps a Ryder Cup spot. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Chris Kirk captures Deutsche Bank title

Kirk shot a flawless 66 Monday at TPC Boston in Norton to clinch his third career win on tour.

Militant Islamist fighters took part in a military parade along the streets of Iraq’s northern Raqqa in June.

ideas

Is ISIS an army of nihilists? Just the opposite

How politicians’ favorite word for the jihadist group obscures what’s really at stake.

Opinion

endorsement | Democratic primary

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/12conroymet_photo1.jpg Endorsement in Democratic primary: Tom Conroy for treasurer

The Globe’s editorial board says Conroy shows the most fluency in the details of the job.

Ideas

Hindsight

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/jfk.jpg How New Englanders invented the wilderness

The birth of the movement to protect places ‘untrammeled by man’