Steve Wynn files libel suit against unnamed casino foe

Wynn says someone gave subpoenas to the media related to Boston’s lawsuit against the Mass. Gaming Commission.

// Maine father distraught as son dies after petting zoo visit

Colton Guay, just 21 months, died Monday after picking up bacteria during a family trip to the Oxford County Fair.

Rene Rancourt wore green on St. Patrick’s Day this year when the Bruins hosted the Sabres.

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After 40 years, Rene Rancourt still gets pumped up

The longtime National Anthem singer at Bruins games is a local sports icon, along with John Kiley, Sherm Feller, and Johnny Most.

Shirley Leung

// Teamsters case casts an unwanted cloud over City Hall

Questions about Marty Walsh’s loyalty came roaring back after City Hall was mentioned in an indictment accusing Local 25 members of extortion.

3 scientists share Nobel Prize for chemistry

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar won the award for ‘‘mechanistic studies of DNA repair,” the committee said.

// Jury selection to begin in Danvers teen’s murder trial

Philip Chism is accused of raping and killing his Danvers High math teacher, Colleen Ritzer, in October 2013.

HUBweek 2015


Can Mass. do health care better, cheaper, and more efficiently?

During a week of big questions, this may be one of the biggest. Health care leaders will tackle it Wednesday as part of HUBweek.

Guests mill inside the main room at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in anticipation of


Tom Brady leads Globies winners with six awards

Malcolm Butler, Bill Belichick, and the Providence College hockey team each won two awards at the inaugural event.

Apples at Shelburne Farm in Stow.

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A side of science

The texture of your pie filling is built into apples’ DNA

Our new biweekly food column explores the intersection of culinary arts and kitchen science.

// Brighton veterans housing plan meets a powerful foe

The backers of an affordable housing project in the neighborhood are learning it’s a good idea to get William Galvin on board.

Sebastian Smee | Critic’s Notebook

// Renoir protest at MFA is funny, but sophomoric

Let’s be real: The “protest” was not so much a protest as a coordinated cry for attention.


// Weak link discovered in flu vaccine

New research points to a single component as the weak link in the vaccine.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Cubs looking like the Red Sox’ baseball cousins

With the championship-starved Cubs in the playoffs, many similarities can be drawn to Theo Epstein’s tenure in Boston.

Learning the art of the deal, at the lunch table

Some view the horse-trading as “harmless fun,” while others liken it to “the black market.”

// Data breach poses test for fantasy sports betting

Boston-based DraftKings and its rivals are under intense scrutiny amid questions about their internal practices.

// In effort to protect children, analytics is newest tool

Child welfare professionals are using computer models to help predict which kids are likely to suffer abuse.

// Friends, family cling to hope for El Faro crew members

Candlelight vigils and moments of silence were held Tuesday as people awaited more information about the crew’s fate.

Opinion & Ideas

Ted Dintersmith

// Overturning the old model of education

Boston’s rich history of innovation and excellence in education comes with a price: reluctance to change.

Ground Game

//[1]-1562--90x90.jpg Calm down, Hillary Clinton has not lost New Hampshire. Yet.

Clinton is currently losing N.H., but she is very, very, very, very far away from the state being a lost cause.

The Big Picture

Samer Shkeer, a Syrian refugee, prays after crossing the Mediterranean to the shore of Skala Sykamnia on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 11.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Perilous crossings

Globe photographer Craig F. Walker documented the plight of refugees and migrants looking for a better life in Europe.


// Local firms show off drones, bots for law enforcement

A Danvers-based drone maker has begun shipping a new kind of police surveillance aircraft that can stay aloft for days.



// On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

The traditionalist camp isn’t going to just counter-punch this time around.