Former TelexFree CEO to plead guilty in $3b scheme

James Merrill is pleading guilty to fraud and other charges in a pyramid scheme that ensnared more victims than any other in history.

// Suspect accused of firing bullet that struck teen to appear in court

The 13-year-old victim was shot while in his third-floor bedroom in Chelsea.

// Yes, your Internet was probably less than perfect this morning

A distributed denial of service attack on Dyn Inc. Friday morning is causing problems online.

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ICON Architecture

Jamaica Plain project takes next step toward winning city approval

Criterion Development Partners is proposing a 252-unit complex across Washington Street from the Orange Line stop.

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Art REview

// Inside and out at the deCordova

The museum’s latest New England Biennial is well worth seeing.

A monkey at the monkey forest in Ubud, and outside the spa at the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay (below).


A definite high point: Away from the beach in Bali

Bali was perfect for our girls’ trip: serene, beautiful, interesting, cultural, and enough of challenge to feel like a real adventure.

Beverly Beckham

// How to write a book, one page at a time

For nearly three years, Roy Marshall, born in Toronto in 1926, sits at his computer on Monday mornings and writes to his only grandson. One e-mail a week.

// Mother struggles with guilt after child’s shooting

“I’ve never been through anything as difficult as this,” said the mother of a 2-year-old who was shot in Roxbury.

Ideas | Michael J. Socolow

// Rowing’s search for swing

Every oarsman, and coxswain, knows when swing occurs.

// GE’s third-quarter profit of nearly $2b tops expectations

The industrial conglomerate posted revenue of $29.27 billion in the same period.

DELAWARE, OH - OCTOBER 20: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to attendees at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on October 20, 2016 in Delaware, Ohio. Trump is speaking today for his first appearance after last nights Presidential debate, which was the final debate before election day on November eighth. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Trump will win — but not necessarily the White House

At the end of this long and bitter election, Donald Trump will almost certainly find a way to win. That doesn’t mean he’s going to become president.

// The most awkward quotes from the Al Smith charity dinner

Here are some of the most cringe-worthy lines from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the charity dinner Thursday night.

// For months, a comedic duo trolled the campaign trail

The campaign outbursts and pranks of Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler were for the Netflix movie “Undecided.”

// Early voting to open Monday — and some voters can’t wait

Why wait until Nov. 8 to get politics out of your hair?

// Trump leaves GOP leaders shell-shocked and fearful

Donald Trump’s defiant comments Thursday further dismayed leaders who have been struggling with how to respond to his rhetoric.

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates talks about the criminal justice system during the Civil Rights years in “13th.”


commentary | Ty Burr

‘13th’ is probably the most important movie of the year

Director Ava DuVernay presents the case that our current system of mass incarceration is a direct, Constitutionally enabled descendent of slavery.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// $200 a bottle. Wine not included.

Boston startup Kuvée thinks it’s time to modernize the way we store and serve wine.

// These might be the most Boston Halloween costumes ever

This year has been fertile ground for Halloween costume-ing, and after plumbing some of the city’s biggest stories, we’ve compiled a few Hub-inspired options.

// Renewed and reconnected on a N.H. mountain peak

The mission: To get three childhood friends out of their comfort zone, into the White Mountains, avoid imminent thunderstorms, and return them safely to their vehicle.

// Women plan a yoga pants parade after man says women over 20 shouldn’t wear them

Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who says the outfits look tacky and ridiculous.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: ‘I loved that he complimented me on my intelligence’

Will saying and doing the right things guarantee a second meeting?


// The Weekender: Leno, Hamilton, and serious twerking

Everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

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The desperate and the dead

// 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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The battle to recapture Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have begun a military offensive to take back the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul.