What happens in Vegas will resonate for Democrats

Tuesday’s debate will be the first time that many voters pay attention to the contest.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/488503876.jpg Budweiser brewer to buy Miller owner in $106 billion deal

The combined company will produce one out of every three beers sold worldwide.

A former medical examiner said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan (above) and her office “bullied him.”

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Yvonne Abraham

Medical examiner says he was bullied by Middlesex DA

Marian Ryan says she is “puzzled” by the claims surrounding a Malden baby’s death, since her dealings with Peter Cummings were respectful.

Former banker David Drumm has for six years refused to return to Ireland to be interviewed by police probing the fall of Anglo Irish Bank.

Ireland seeks to charge banker arrested in Mass.

David Drumm, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank who now lives in Wellesley, was arrested on Saturday.

The sale of EMC

EMC’s headquarters in Hopkinton.

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Hiawatha Bray | Analysis

A legacy of misses among state’s technology companies

The state’s universities are world-class, but our business community seems unable to sustain a single top-tier tech company.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/c8d3742844e54f48adbc7a202f62adb1-c8d3742844e54f48adbc7a202f62adb1-0.jpg EMC sale will hurt, but impact not insurmountable

The state’s overall tech industry is awash in new ventures and startups, from mobile applications to big data to robotics.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen_20131018.jpg Mass., DraftKings, Fan Duel living in a fantasy world

The state should regulate the sports betting industry now calling itself sports fantasy. And tax it heavily.

Donald Trump was at  the bipartisan No Labels forum in Manchester, N.H., on Monday.

Presidential candidates just don’t do bipartisan

Candidates from both parties appeared at a “problem solver” event in Manchester, N.H., but stayed mostly in campaign mode.

Anne McGrail of Weymouth tried to capture the fall foliage from the Chickatawbut Outlook in the Blue Hills Reservation.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Leaf-watchers still waiting for fall’s colors to arrive

A warm, sunny summer — with less-than-average rainfall — is one factor for the late-changing leaves, a meteorologist says.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_gertrude_taylor.jpg Gertrude Taylor, matriarch of Taylor singing clan, dead at 92

“She supported her children’s visions without reservation. It was a remarkable trait,” said Livingston Taylor, one of her sons.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/574f8dbc0e9843b89e507617354872a1-574f8dbc0e9843b89e507617354872a1-0.jpg Tom Brady defends, praises business partner and trainer

The Patriots quarterback said he was aware of Alex Guerrero’s past issues with the FTC, but stands by his methods.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-7747.jpg Bruins caught on a line change between old, new

So far the Bruins’ reboot hasn’t found the on switch, resulting in their first 0-3 start since 1999.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_addicts_cops.jpg Police say they want to aid, not arrest, addicts

Police chiefs, fed up with arresting addicts repeatedly, are looking for ways to hold back the tide of overdose deaths.


Home Life

Does allowing teens to drink at home cause problems later?

Research suggests that family structure is related to possible later alcohol use and abuse for teens.

stat | Pulse of Longwood

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/tlumacki_smokinglongwood_business243.jpg Days may be numbered for Longwood smokers’ refuge

Joslin Park on Brookline Avenue has been a haven for smokers, but that may change if officials enforce a smoking ban.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Sick of comment sections? Say no more.

For better or worse (spoiler: better), more and more online publications are doing away with comment sections.

Holly Hoyle O’Brien (left) and Meaghan Hughes, sisters who were separated decades ago in Korea, were reunited after being hired at the same hospital in Florida.

Separated as children in Korea, sisters stumble upon each other in Fla.

Holly Hoyle O’Brien and Meaghan Hughes, who were both adopted by American families, met while working at a Sarasota hospital.

FILE - In this April 7, 2006 file photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner poses at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. The new book

Playboy says it will no longer print images of nude women

The magazine will unveil a redesign in March that will feature women in provocative poses, but they won’t be fully nude.

Opinion & Ideas

George Makari

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/12/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/human-machine.jpg The soul of the human machine

Human beings have never been machines. Despite centuries of eager analogizing, this equation has never added up.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150921_KDB_SANDERS_0036.jpg N.H. millennials and politics: It’s complicated

There are two key concepts to understand when it comes to the millennial vote in New Hampshire.

The Big Picture

Mic Smith/Associated Press

Historic flooding in South Carolina

Residents face uncertainty as they cope with major flooding after record-settings rains.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/skirsner.jpg Six thoughts about Dell’s acquisition of EMC

The proposed purchase puts the biggest tech company in Mass. under the control of a Texas-based owner.


John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen_20140906.jpg Seeing Francis as shock therapy for the church

For Catholics accustomed to traditional ways of doing things, Pope Francis is undeniably a shock to the system.