Tornado uproots trees in Worcester

A tornado late Sunday knocked over trees, some of which landed on cars and homes, but no injuries or deaths were reported.

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

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

Customers examined meat products at the Burlington Market Basket.

Burlington Market Basket returns to life

The unglamorous but satisfying routine of running a supermarket has returned in full.

“I don’t think there’s a single senator sitting there trying to punish our diplomats, but that’s the impact. Countries wonder whether we mean what we say about the strength of the relationship when we don’t even send them an ambassador,” Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Amid Senate gridlock, ambassador positions remain unfilled

One-fourth of all ambassador-ranked posts — 55 out of 226 positions — await confirmation.

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.

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

Ben Volin | On football

Patriots get skimpy return for Ryan Mallett

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

Julie Frates and her husband Pete, pictured at last week’s Oldtime Baseball Game.. Globe photo by Bill Brett


A baby for Ice Bucket inspiration Pete Frates

Frates and his wife, Julie, welcomed a baby girl into the world Sunday morning.

When something medically goes wrong

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


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// Maura Healey for attorney general

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

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