Seeking to end legal woes, DraftKings in talks with N.Y. AG

DraftKings and FanDuel continue to fend off questions about their financial health and suggestions that they might merge.

middleboro, ma 10/24/16 two vehicles involver in overnight fatal crash, five dead, on rte 495 middleboro white vehicle - wrong way driver, demolished car, four dead... * george rizer for the globe

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‘It was a horrific scene’: 5 dead after wrong-way crash

A wrong-way driver struck a vehicle carrying four young adults, causing the car to burst into flames, on Interstate 495 in Middleborough.

// Wrong-way collisions are rare but deadly

The fatality rate for wrong-way crashes like a recent one in Middleborough is between 12 and 27 times higher than the rate of other types of accidents.

// Photos: Wreckage after fatal wrong-way crash on I-495

Five young adults were killed when a wrong-way driver on Interstate 495 in Middleborough

// NFL needs to ‘handle those types of things,’ Brady says of domestic violence

“Any type of abuse or bullying of people who can’t defend themselves or fight for themselves, I have no respect for that,” Tom Brady said.

// Trooper’s widow speaks out against marijuana legalization

Reisa Clardy, whose husband was killed when a medical marijuana patient slammed into his cruiser, calls on voters to reject legalizing marijuana.

// How a Martha’s Vineyard dinner led to AT&T’s megadeal

Credit a longtime Hollywood executive and a Vineyard dinner date with igniting the spark that led to AT&T’s planned $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner.


// Warren criticizes feds for ‘shamefully weak’ deal with EpiPen maker

Senator Elizabeth Warren wants the Justice Department to explain how it reached its $465 million settlement with Mylan.

Cambridge’s Algiers Coffee House shuts its doors

The Brattle Street cafe announced it was closing in a brief Facebook post.

Fall River high school placed on lockdown after report of weapon

B.M.C. Durfee High School was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

// Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76

Hayden moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author, and lecturer.

08/04/2016 ALLSTON, MA An All Electronic Tolling (AET) gantry on the Mass Pike. Photographed from the East side just before exit 20 in Allston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/file 2016

Before the traffic gets better, it’s going to get worse

Expect construction zones to pop up on the highways when the state begins demolishing toll plazas as electronic tolling gantries go live.

Critic’s Notebook

// Tune in or tune out? The hidden test Clinton and Trump must pass.

Voters privately ask: Which one can I bear having constantly on my TV screen for the next four years?

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Surprise! Early voting doesn’t boost turnout.

Early voting doesn’t help draw new voters to the polls, and it actually makes things worse.

// Voters line up to take advantage of early voting

For the first time, Mass. voters can now cast their ballots ahead of the traditional election day.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 17: R.J. Hunter #28 of the Boston Celtics carries the ball against the New York Knicks during the third quarter at TD Garden on October 17, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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An unhappy birthday for R.J. Hunter: Celtics waive the guard to meet roster deadline

The move means James Young has secured the team’s 15th and final roster spot for the start of the new season.


// What to do with your house mice, and other animal advice

With fall coming on, mice are coming in. What is the most humane way to get rid of them?

Love Letters

// Who gets the dog?

It was given to me as a gift, however he pays the vet bills. So if we break up, who keeps the dog?

// If you think Stephen Gostkowski stinks right now, so does he

The Patriots kicker missed another point-after Sunday, but coach Bill Belichick still has confidence in him.

// Rudeness in the workplace is contagious

Is your snappy coworker making you snap at someone else? The effect is real, say the authors of a new study on “incivility spirals.”

//[1].jpg In politics, Schilling throws heat, but does he have the control?

Curt Schilling earned legions of fans for his performances in a Red Sox jersey, but can that translate into a run for office?

// Missing Nashua teen’s body found in Mass. river

Jacob Goulet might have fallen at least 20 feet down an open sewer on Main Street, according to police.

// Parading to support women in yoga pants after man’s letter

It was the shaming and the policing of women’s bodies that struck a chord with the attendees, said the organizer of the R.I. event.

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// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

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Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley

The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute.

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