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Regulator has link to firm implicated in outbreak

The Framingham pharmacy at the heart of the meningitis outbreak has a link to a board member and former president of the state agency that regulates pharmacies.

A steroid formulated by a Framingham firm is linked to a meningitis outbreak.

Doctors split on value of low-back injections

The discovery that a potentially tainted drug is linked to 119 cases of meningitis nationwide has fueled debate about use of the back-pain treatment.

Future seniors may see benefits tied to means testing

Millions of future seniors will probably end up paying more, or getting fewer benefits — no matter who wins the White House.

Elizabeth Warren embraced Tom McGrath of Pipefitters Local 537 in Boston. Senator Scott Brown received the endorsement of Christine Todd Whitman, former Republican governor of New Jersey.

AP (left); WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF

Brown, Warren focus on Boston media market

A Globe analysis of the public schedules for Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren shows the candidates rarely stray from Eastern Mass.

Some are challenging the BRA’s efforts to bring a restaurant to the end of Long Wharf.

Development plan pits North End residents vs. officials

North End residents are challenging a plan to privately develop the tip of Boston’s Long Wharf in a case headed to the state’s highest court.

The Nation

Future seniors may see benefits tied to means testing

By Michael Kranish

Millions of future seniors will probably end up paying more, or getting fewer benefits — no matter who wins the White House.

Terrorism suspect pleads not guilty

Abu Hamza al-Masri pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in a US courtroom after eight years of fighting extradition from Britain.

State Dept. denies linking Libya attack to Islam video

Susan Rice, ambassador to the UN, repeatedly said after the attack that the administration believed the violence was unplanned.

By Bradley Klapper and Larry Margasak

The State Department said that it never concluded the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam.

The World

Taliban gunmen target young education activist

Doctors said that Malala Yousafzai was in critical condition with a bullet possibly lodged close to her brain.

By Declan Walsh

A Taliban gunman shot and seriously wounded a 14-year-old schoolgirl who had won national acclaim as a crusader for human rights.

Court mulls where Khadafy’s son should be tried

Seif al-Islam Khadafy could face the death penalty if he were convicted by a Libyan court.

By MIKE CORDER

Libya told the International Criminal Court that it should be allowed to prosecute one of Moammar Khadafy’s sons, but his lawyers said he cannot get a fair trial in that country.

Uganda marks 50th anniversary of independence amid calls for ruler’s exit

Soldiers took part in a parade in Kampala, Uganda, Tuesday to celebrate the country’s 1962 break from Britain.

By Rodney Muhumuza

African leaders helped Uganda mark its break from British rule in 1962 even as opposition activists intensified their campaign for President Yoweri Museveni to step down.

Editorial & Opinion

Tim Johnson

A health care disaster

By Tim Johnson

Letting each state design its own health care system would be a disaster: 50 legislatures subject to the pleadings of industry lobbyists with the lives of patients potentially at risk as a result.

Paul McMorrow

Finally, someone goes after mortgage fraud

By Paul McMorrow

The case the New York attorney general filed against JPMorgan Chase last week is a bold response to the financial crisis, because it’s more than anyone in Washington has been able to muster.

Opinion | Nicholas Burns

Cuban Missile Crisis holds lessons for presidential race

Anxious people checked the Associated Press teletype machine in the Boston Globe's downtown office on Oct. 22, 1962, as President John F. Kennedy declared a blockade of military equipment bound for Cuba.

By Nicholas Burns

The crisis could have ended in nuclear war, but instead leaders opted for diplomacy and compromise to avoid catastrophe.

Metro

Regulator has link to firm implicated in outbreak

By Kay Lazar, Todd Wallack and Liz Kowalczyk

The Framingham pharmacy at the heart of the meningitis outbreak has a link to a board member and former president of the state agency that regulates pharmacies.

Doctors split on value of low-back injections

A steroid formulated by a Framingham firm is linked to a meningitis outbreak.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

The discovery that a potentially tainted drug is linked to 119 cases of meningitis nationwide has fueled debate about use of the back-pain treatment.

Brown, Warren focus on Boston media market

Elizabeth Warren embraced Tom McGrath of Pipefitters Local 537 in Boston. Senator Scott Brown received the endorsement of Christine Todd Whitman, former Republican governor of New Jersey.

By Noah Bierman

A Globe analysis of the public schedules for Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren shows the candidates rarely stray from Eastern Mass.

Business

Partners’ financial health turns on complex plans

By Beth Healy

With $7.5 billion in assets under its watch — more than most community banks — Partners HealthCare feels the swerves of the stock market in a big way.

Mass. gaming act gives horse racing prize boost

Since the bump in prize money, thoroughbred breeder George Brown’s farm has gotten plenty of calls from aspiring racehorse owners.

By Katie Johnston

The new state gaming act stipulates that a portion of gambling revenues be used to increase purses and boost bonuses for Mass. horse owners and breeders.

Massachusetts firm outfits daredevil sky diver

Felix Baumgartner’s suit was made by the David Clark Co. of Worcester, which made the suit for the first US spacewalk.

By Erin Ailworth

The only thing protecting Felix Baumgartner as he hurtles through the atmosphere near the speed of sound will be a high-tech suit designed by a Worcester company.

Obituaries

Jane Deery, 80; oldest of entertainers, the O’Neil sisters

Eight of the O’Neil sisters gathered at Doyle’s to celebrate the birthday of Jane Deery (seated at far right) in 2007. From left, Julie O’Neil (behind bench), Maureen Cloonan, Diane Nessar, Danielle McGreal, Evelyn Kiley, Frances Cummings, and Ginny O’Neil.

By Kathleen McKenna

Jane Deery was the oldest of the 10 O’Neil sisters who became famous in Boston and beyond in the 1940s and 1950s, appearing at the city’s Easter parade wearing identical outfits.

Mervyn M. Dymally, 86; broke barriers as black legislator

Mervyn M. Dymally was Jerry Brown’s lieutenant governor for California in 1978, before he was elected to the House.

By William Yardley

Mr. Dymally, who served in California’s legislature, as the state’s first black lieutenant governor, and in Congress, died Sunday in Los Angeles.

Dick Pettys, 66; covered Georgia politics for Associated Press

By Don Schanche Jr.

Mr. Pettys’s reputation for fair and accurate reporting won him the respect of fellow journalists and Georgia’s most prominent politicians.

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

How sports connects us to key dates

If you remember the night Tony Conigliaro was struck, you probably remember something else from that time.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Maybe it’s a guy thing. Maybe it’s a sports thing. But I always have connected important life passages with things that were going on in sports.

For Kevin Faulk, memories of mother loom large

Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk was a little emotional when he spoke of his mother, Vivian Faulk, during Tuesday’s retirement ceremony.

By Michael Whitmer

As he ended his 13-year career with the Patriots, Faulk credited his late mother for guiding down a path to success.

Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was escorted into a Pennsylvania courthouse on Tuesday before being sentenced for his child sex abuse conviction.

By Mark Scolforo

The former Penn State assistant football coach, who maintains his innocence, was sentenced for his conviction on child molestation charges.

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G: Food

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Nautical Thanksgiving, a made-up holiday done right

Nate Stearns, Alex Moore, and author Michael Andor Brodeur shuck corn, one of many tasks at Nautical Thanksgiving in Scituate.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

A homemade celebration shares food, stories, and company.

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Serve this red pepper spread with sliced halloumi cheese, grilled or toasted in a hot oven.

Recipe for Lena salad

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