My own iPad? Yeah, I’ve got that, say 42 percent of American kids

While kids, on average, are spending about the same amount of time with screens as they did in 2011 — about 2 hours and 20 minutes — the big change is which screen they’re watching.

(Left to right) Bob Wiser, Bill Woolen, and Mark Zivan listened as Roger Putman shared a story while having breakfast at the Fairway Restaurant in Eastham.

Veteran pilots swap war stories, barbs over weekly breakfast

Every Thursday the Fairway Restaurant plays host to a group of older aviators from the Cape Area Pilots Association.

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s members said they chose Shawn Collins because of his experience politicking within the State House and his deep knowledge of the state’s marijuana laws.

State House aide tapped to run cannabis agency

Shawn Collins had been Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s point person on legalized marijuana.

Attorney Wendy Murphy and a small group protested the Trump administration’s plan to roll back campus sex assault rules at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston Thursday.

Mass. students, activists sue Betsy DeVos over campus sexual assault shift

Those suing DeVos say their rights under Title IX are being violated by the Education Department.

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Framingham boy, 6, inspiration for #WhyNotDevin, dies of rare brain cancer

Devin Suau, a Framingham 6-year-old who battled a rare brain tumor since his diagnosis earlier this year, died Friday morning, his mother said on Facebook.

See the form that Methuen police gave to Spanish speaking DUI suspects

For years, Methuen police gave Spanish speakers a form that contained incorrect information, a lawsuit says.

N.Y. firm would pay at least $13.3m in Buzzards Bay oil spill settlement

A New York shipping company and its affiliates would shell out the money to pay for devastating wildlife damages incurred in a massive 2003 oil spill.

Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking drivers suspected of DUI, lawsuit says

The suit claims the Methuen Police Department had known for more than three years that a translation of drivers’ rights given to OUI suspects was incorrect.

’Til death do the Merrimack Valley and Amazon part

For Merrimack Valley, north of Boston, getting “merri’d” to Amazon — as they put it — seems like a reasonable proposal.

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Friday will be all sun, with above normal temperatures cracking into the 70s.

Weekend forecast making the weather great again

Sunshine and warmth will hang around all weekend, but forecasters warn the “prolonged dry spell” combined with winds will raise the risk of fire.

Man wanted on domestic charge arrested, Beverly police say

Charles Dixon, 32, of Reading, is in custody and his expected to be arraigned Friday, Beverly police said Thursday night.

Read Boston’s full bid to Amazon on HQ2

The following is the document sent to Amazon to lure the e-commerce giant to set up its second headquarters in Boston.

A roundup of New England’s Amazon bids

Boston may be the biggest name, but plenty of other communities around New England entered the nationwide competition to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

Man with knife arrested near Boston movie set

Victor Lee, 52, of Dorchester, is due to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges, including carjacking, police said in a statement.

Lynn police lieutenant charged with operating under the influence

Lieutenant James Shinnick allegedly lost control of his car on Route 1 in Peabody, slid into the path of another car before coming to a halt in a construction zone, police said.

Dover, N.H. man flown to Boston hospital after motorcycle crash

Donald Pelletier, 59, was driving southbound on Route 16 in Dover when he lost control of his 2000 BMW Motorcycle, authorities said.


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Domestic incident in Worcester triggers Mass. Pike police chase

A domestic incident outside a Worcester restaurant triggered a police chase that ended on a Massachusetts Turnpike median about 30 miles away on Thursday.

Amaia Garcia Andino looked up at her dad, Kelvin Garcia, inside her host family's home in Brookline.

A Puerto Rican family gets sick baby to Boston for treatment

Amaia Isabel Garcia Andino, 14 months, arrived in Boston Friday to undergo treatment for a serious heart ailment at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Mass. sees increase in educator misconduct investigations

Massachusetts education officials have been investigating a growing number of educators for alleged misconduct.

Denise Robert was shot to death on Aug. 30, 2015, as she walked on Ray Street in Manchester, authorities said.

N.H. authorities search Londonderry apartment in connection with unsolved murder

The search at 43 Kendall Pond Road came more than two years after Denise Robert, 62, was shot to death in Manchester.

Walpole elementary school cancels Halloween parade

Administrators at Boyden Elementary School decided to abandon their Halloween tradition this year in favor of a “Black and Orange Spirit Day.”

Governor Charlie Baker.

Charlie Baker slams Trump over comments on fallen soldier

The governor said the exchange president had with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson and the follow-up “was incredibly disgraceful and discouraging and depressing.”

This day in history

Today is Friday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2017. There are 72 days left in the year.

Former Bristol sheriff’s deputy sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling illegal fishing profits

A federal judge sentenced a former Bristol County sheriff’s deputy Thursday for smuggling thousands in profits to Portugal, prosecutors said.

Photo of black child leashed by white students prompts apology from Bridgewater officials

School officials in Bridgewater apologized Thursday after a classroom photo that appeared to show two white third-graders holding a black child by leashes caused outrage.

In addition to the 3 million who carried a gun every day, another 6 million people carried a gun at least once a month, researchers estimated.

America is packing: Research estimates 3 million adult gun owners carry their guns every day

A whole lot of people in America might be packing pistols.

He traveled from New Bedford to Boston this week and got arrested twice for alleged break-ins

A New Bedford man with an alleged penchant for breaking into houses and cars might want to find a new hobby.

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Despite mayor’s refusal, coalition still planning two-man mayoral forum next week

Mayor Walsh has decided on only two face-to-face match-ups with his challenger, Councilor Tito Jackson, in the mayor’s contest.

The Elwood Adams Hardware store in Worcester, shown in 2006, has been selling nails and other useful things for 235 years.


The sweet, long life and sad, inevitable death of Elwood Adams Hardware

The city of Worcester is pulling out all the stops to lure Amazon here. But there are no tax breaks, no big wet kiss, for the Elwood Adams hardware store. And so it will close.


Council candidate has picked up support from six of his former opponents

Rufus Faulk said he was “honored and humbled” to receive the endorsements from “former candidates, but most importantly, as constituents of District 7.”

A student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Hill Student Center walked by a large Amazon Dash button. The buttons were part of the city’s long-shot bid.

What’s going on with the other Amazon HQ contestants?

Here’s the latest from around the United States on other states’ bids for the new Amazon headquarters.

12 stranded dolphins rescued off Wellfleet

A pod of dolphins was rescued after stranding near the mouth of a Wellfleet river, and released off the coast of Provincetown.

US Representative Seth Moulton.


Moulton denies he’s running for president. Here’s why that might be true

Campaign finance numbers tell an interesting story about Congressman Seth Moulton.

Alton man dies while hiking White Mountains, official says

A 67-year-old New Hampshire man collapsed while hiking with his wife on Fishin’ Jimmy Trail Wednesday evening.

The NOAA didn’t place a bet on the odds of precipitation, saying New England had an equal chance of above-average, average, or below-average precipitation.

Forecasters expect a warm New England winter. But what about precipitation?

Warmer than average temperatures are more likely this winter in New England, federal forecasters said Thursday. But it’s not clear whether it will be wetter.

Police raid ‘sophisticated’ marijuana growing operation at warehouse in Clinton

The $6 million growing operation contained more than 1,000 plants, weighing more than a ton, police said.

‘What is that for?’ commuter asks of box cutter. ‘For your face,’ man replies

The man was removed from a train at Wellington Station by Transit Police around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Lawrence firefighters go up on the roof to battle two-alarm mill fire

The two-alarm fire at the former mill, which is now a food distribution warehouse, was safely brought under control.

How could they party so early? “We’re awesome like that,” said Anna Noon.

They threw a Boston dance party at 7 a.m. — and people showed up

The dancing was wild, but the sun had just risen — and people were heading to work.

Lynn coffee shop closes after anti-police posts

The owner of the White Rose Coffeehouse says she’s closing her business because of the firestorm created when her daughter, the store’s manager, posted the comments on Facebook.

“It’s not about me or Mayor Walsh,’’ Tito Jackson (shown above last week) said in his first in a series of town halls on his vision for the city. “It’s about deconstructing the power of the mayor. I’m running to change the structures that have created inequities in Boston.”

What does Tito Jackson say Boston would look like if he were mayor?

The mayoral challenger said his campaign is based on ensuring transparency and democracy in a city where power is concentrated in the mayor’s office.

Bill Cosby.

Appeals court sides with Bill Cosby, upholds dismissal of defamation lawsuit

The 20-page unanimous ruling is another legal setback for the accuser, Kathrine Mae McKee.

Charges are dropped against Springfield man who spent decades in prison on rape conviction

Prosecutors dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2017. There are 73 days left in the year.

19bcwalkout - A rally at Boston College in response to a perceived lack of action by the College to combat on-campus racist activities. (Emily Sweeney/Boston Globe)

Hundreds of BC students walk out of class to rally against racism

The mid-day event was organized by students after Black Lives Matter signs were defaced in a Boston College dorm.

Fire razes roof at old mill building in Lawrence

Crews responded at approximately 6 p.m. to 85 Manchester Street to find a fire tearing through the roof of the mill, used primarily for storage, Deputy Fire Chief John Meaney said.

Man wanted after ‘intense search’ in Beverly

Reading man allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident in Beverly remains wanted after an “intense search” that put Beverly Hospital and Beverly High School under lockdown Wednesday, police said

Mass public safety employees join federal disaster relief efforts

Five state and local officials were scheduled to travel Wednesday to Alabama for a Federal Emergency Management Agency training program.