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13,000 may be at risk of meningitis

Patients in 23 states were given the potentially tainted steroid treatment from a Framingham pharmacy that has been linked to a national outbreak.

Mitt Romney spoke about foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

Mitt Romney rips President Obama on Mideast

In a wide-ranging foreign policy address, Romney said that a waning of American resolve in the region has made it a more dangerous place.

Dan Dugan collects data for the Consumer Price Index, which affects households as well as corporate executives.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

A government agent, on the prowl for inflation

Dan Dugan collects data for the Consumer Price Index, which affects households as well as corporate executives.

Hand transplant is a first for Mass. General

A man who was badly injured in the Station nightclub fire in 2003 received a hand transplant at MGH, the first procedure of its kind at the hospital.

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Gerald and Lily Chow hoped consultant Mark Zimny would get their sons into Harvard, but instead, they allege he lied and used their money for himself.

The Nation

Mitt Romney rips President Obama on Mideast

Mitt Romney spoke about foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

By Jerry Markon

In a wide-ranging foreign policy address, Romney said that a waning of American resolve in the region has made it a more dangerous place.

High court to revisit race in college admissions

By Mark Sherman

The Supreme Court justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.

Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over N.M.

Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history.

The World

Syria rebukes Turkey as sides trade artillery fire

Children played on a destroyed Syrian government armored personnel carrier Monday in Azaz near the Turkish border.

By Rick Gladstone

Syria accused Turkey of imperialist aspirations as the two countries exchanged artillery blasts across the border for a sixth day.

US, Philippines begin joint exercises

Marines from the Philippines and the US began 10 days of exercises focused on disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, and maritime security.

Maldives ex-leader arrested after no-show in court

Mohamed Nasheed (center), former president of the Maldives, was arrested on Fares-Mathoda island Monday.

Police in the Maldives arrested former president Mohamed Nasheed after he twice failed to appear before a court to face charges that he illegally ordered the arrest of a judge while in office.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael Oren

Should Israel have a red line on Iran?

By Michael Oren

A red line would allow for time to explore further diplomatic options, intensify sanctions, and reinforce military credibility.

Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Red line on Iran: No, here are Netanyahu’s real objectives

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a number of goals in painting Iran as a dire threat to his country.

Joanna Weiss

Partisan politics? Take a look at the 19th century

This 1828 Andrew Jackson election poster derided John Q. Adams and his following.

By Joanna Weiss

Political campaigns are marked by spite and bile today, but that’s nothing compared with the tenor during the 1800s.

Metro

13,000 may be at risk of meningitis

By Kathy McCabe

Patients in 23 states were given the potentially tainted steroid treatment from a Framingham pharmacy that has been linked to a national outbreak.

Hand transplant is a first for Mass. General

Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

By Travis Andersen

A man who was badly injured in the Station nightclub fire in 2003 received a hand transplant at MGH, the first procedure of its kind at the hospital.

Quest for Harvard entry ends in $2m tangle

Students pass in front of Harvard’s Widener Library. To Gerald and Lily Chow, education consultant Mark Zimny must have seemed like the answer to many parents’ prayer.

By Mary Carmichael

Gerald and Lily Chow hoped consultant Mark Zimny would get their sons into Harvard, but instead, they allege he lied and used their money for himself.

Business

A government agent, on the prowl for inflation

Dan Dugan collects data for the Consumer Price Index, which affects households as well as corporate executives.

By Megan Woolhouse

Dan Dugan collects data for the Consumer Price Index, which affects households as well as corporate executives.

Upper Crust files for bankruptcy

The Upper Crust pizza chain, founded in Beacon Hill in 2001, grew strongly at first, but has since faced legal and financial woes.

By Jenn Abelson

The once fast-growing Upper Crust gourmet pizza chain filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it owes at least $3.4 million.

Progress Software chief leaving after 12 months

By Hiawatha Bray

Jay Bhatt will step down in December as chief executive of the Bedford company to take the helm at an unnamed private company.

Obituaries

Lois Smith, 84, publicist to the stars

Lois Smith’s clients included Meryl Streep, who flew to her bedside when she had heart surgery.

By Evan Allen

Ms. Smith, who shaped the careers of Hollywood greats like Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, was as much a friend to her clients as a publicist.

Sven Hassel, 95; Danish writer depicted German soldiers’ lives

SVEN HASSEL

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Hassel, whose pulp novels depicting soldiers’ lives in the German army during World War II sold millions of copies worldwide, died Sept. 21 in Barcelona.

John Tchicai, 76, jazz avant-garde leader in Europe

JOHN TCHICAI

Mr. Tchicai, a Danish saxophonist, performed in New York and later became a leading figure of the jazz avant-garde movement in Europe.

Sports

With 1 word, Patriots’ no-huddle an NFL marvel

Tom Brady (12) calls out the play — with center Ryan Wendell all ready to roll — as the Patriots’ no-huddle offense lines up quickly while the Broncos’ defense attempts to adjust.

By Greg A. Bedard

Powered by a single word at the line of scrimmage, the Patriots’ impressive no-huddle offense, relying heavily on college football trends, is helping to change the pro game.

Wes Welker says Bill Belichick comment ‘a joke’

In the three games since the season opener, against Baltimore, Buffalo, and Denver, Wes Welker has 30 catches and gone over 100 yards in each.

By Shalise Manza Young

On Sunday night, the receiver made a quip about sticking it in the face of the Patriots coach with his 13-catch performance.

Dan Shaughnessy

Fan reaction to Matt Cassel injury uncivilized

Some Chiefs fans kicked quarterback Matt Cassel when he was down Sunday.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Chiefs fans cheered after their QB was knocked out of Sunday’s game because they were frustrated, angry, and knew they would remain anonymous.

G: Living

G Cover

Through the eyes of a city cyclist

Globe critic Ty Burr takes the risk to bicycle the city’s streets because the rewards are worth it.

By Ty Burr

City streets are filled with dangerous drivers, clueless pedestrians, and potholes. But for the Globe’s Ty Burr, bicycling to work is an act of freedom — and connection.

Television Review

‘Nashville’ hits most of the right notes

Connie Britton plays Rayna James, a beloved country singer who can no longer fill arenas and who faces younger competition.

By Matthew Gilbert

The ABC show thrives on melodrama and big twists but gives its characters more depth than you generally find in network lather-fests.

Television Review

‘Arrow’ comes close to bullseye

Stephen Amell stars as the superhero Arrow in the new CW drama.

By Sarah Rodman

For drama fans normally unwilling to dip their toes into comic-book waters, the CW show has an ensemble of good players.

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By June Wulff

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Bobby Orr among Boston stars at pub party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘The Makeover’ is finishing up in Boston

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Julia Stiles enjoying her time in town

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Lenny Clarke helps Scouts at Pinewood Derby

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A Better City honors Amos Hostetter

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Hunger Games’ stylist at Hingham salon

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein