DCF hires its first full-time medical director

Dr. Linda Sagor will be charged with overseeing the agency’s nurses and reviewing cases involving children with complex medical and behavioral issues.

The repairs needed to improve Pilgrim’s safety rating would have likely cost tens of millions of dollars.

Pilgrim nuclear power plant to close in Plymouth

The decision comes about a month after the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission downgraded the plant’s safety rating.

Senate to address ‘re-homing’ adoption concern

The state Senate is aiming to block the practice of families passing off, without oversight, adopted children they can no longer handle.

Firefighter allegedly beat man over slow order at taqueria

Witnesses said the Brookline firefighter asked the customer in front of him to hurry up, then fought him outside.

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The former Patriots star and convicted killer faces an upcoming trial for allegedly murdering two men in Boston in 2012.

Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke spoke at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Tuesday.

Ben Bernanke defends Fed actions during financial crisis

“I don’t know if there was much more we could have done,” Bernanke told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

USSecretary of State John Kerry (center) listened to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (second from left) as they walked with Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillvray (left) and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne (right) at the Marathon finish line on Boylston Street.

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John Kerry brings top Australian officials to Boston

The secretary of state is hosting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton shook hands during a rally on Monday in Las Vegas.

Ground Game

Debate seems set up to see if Clinton makes a mistake

Every minute that goes by without a bad moment is another win for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

New York City, NY--11/24/03 Daniel Okrent, author, former editor of Life Magazine, founder of Rotisserie baseball, and journalist will be the first ombudsman of the New York Times. He took the job for 18 months. Library Tag 12042003 Living/Arts

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The accidental godfather of fantasy sports

Dan Okrent had an idea that has forever changed (corrupted?) the magical experience of watching professional sports.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/fisk150-1789.jpg How Fisk’s 1975 home run changed TV sports forever

Forty years ago, in the greatest moment of the Red Sox’ “greatest game,” Pudge — and a cameraman with a rat situation — left an indelible image.

The iconic statues of a lion and a unicorn atop the Old State House on Washington Street in Boston were hoisted down from the rooftop perches last September.

Time capsule hidden in lion statue becomes subject of documentary

The nine-minute film chronicles how the time capsule went from Boston legend to international sensation.

Donald Trump will host “Saturday Night Live” in November.

Donald Trump to host 'Saturday Night Live'

NBC said the Republican presidential candidate and former ‘‘Celebrity Apprentice’’ host will be the headliner of the Nov. 7 show.

Ken’s special sirloin steak dinner.

After 75 years, Ken’s Steakhouse revamps

Local nightclubs and celebrities in Framingham are gone, replaced by strip malls. But Ken’s Steakhouse has survived.

Mark Harrington is one of five members of the Teamsters facing charges of conspiracy, extortion, and intimidation and harassment.

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Democrats tiptoe around Teamsters’ turkeys

Donations and other acts of good will don’t outweigh the culture that has led to indictments against members of the union.


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The formerly homeless rescue dog’s adventures continue as she visits patients at VA hospitals.


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The cutbacks announced Tuesday translate into about 8 percent of Twitter’s workforce of 4,100 people.

The Big Picture

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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/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/drone150-4942.jpg Big-name VCs, UPS invest $22 million in drone startup

CyPhy Works of Danvers plans to begin selling its unique model of drones in the next year.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/pope150-1006.jpg ‘Yes We Can!’ emerges as rallying cry at 2015 synod

As the synod rolls into its second week, the fundamental divide is clear.