Coakley strikes a defiant note as polls tip

A senior campaign adviser said the Globe poll that showed Baker as well ahead was an “outlier.”

Gary Gottlieb.

Partners HealthCare leader to step down

Gary Gottlieb will leave the health care giant in 2015 to become the chief executive of Partners in Health.

Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington.

Motive in Washington school shooting still unclear

The gunman who was described as well liked and athletic, killed one girl and wounded four others before fatally shooting himself.

NYC doctor with Ebola was careful, colleagues say

The doctor who caught Ebola was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said.

Jorge Pereira works at sorting bottles and cans at a redemption center in East Boston.

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Thomas Farragher

Bottle bill opponents overplayed their hand

Like most of you, I was ready to vote against Question 2. Then came the deceit.

The new Market Basket store in Revere will have its grand opening on Sunday.

Market Basket to open five new stores

After an embattled summer, the grocery chain will add more than 1,000 new jobs in a five-store expansion.

Fans wear panda heads for Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval — the Kung Fu Panda — during Giants’ home games. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Pablo Sandoval fits Red Sox’ needs

The Red Sox have a hole at third base, and the popular, switch-hitting Sandoval is a pending free agent.

A popular T-shirt in town elevates St. Petersburg to a world city.

St. Petersburg’s fresh new face

The city on Florida’s west coast has an arty new identity and a critical mass of cool kids moving in.

Opinion

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/saintaubin.jpg Patricia Saint Aubin for auditor

The Republican has more relevant professional expertise than incumbent Suzanne Bump, the editorial board writes.