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Gunman, 12 others dead in attack at D.C. Navy yard

Police supervised an evacuation at the Navy Yard.

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The rampage at a military facility with armed guards at every gate left investigators seeking clues about what spurred the attack.

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President Obama marked the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis, sharpening his focus on the economy.

Liberal Democrats putting pressure on Obama

Lawrence Summers’ decision to bow out of contention for the Fed chairmanship illustrated the left’s rising influence on the White House.

MEDFORD, 8 A.M.: Greeting resident Isabel Shea at Dempsey’s Breakfast and Lunch.


Martha Coakley wades in governor’s race, hand first

Barnstorming from Medford to Hyannis on Monday, Coakley embarked on what could be called the Great Handshake Tour of 2013.

Much riding on ruling on Partners expansion

Federal and state investigators are wrapping up a 15-month review of Partners HealthCare System’s bid to take over 378-bed South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, and health care leaders are bracing for an outcome that could upend the ground rules governing Massachusetts hospital and physician networks.


Mayoral rivals offer formulas for transit, parking

It’s the promise almost every mayoral candidate wants to make: bring late-night MBTA service to Boston.

The Nation

Families anxiously await word on Colo. flood victims

Chris Ringdahl (left) was hugged by Katherine MacIntosh in front of Ringdahl’s possessions in Longmont, Colo.

By Hannah Dreier

Officials hope the number of missing will drop rapidly as communications are restored and people are evacuated.

This time, violence lands on Congress’ doorstep

Emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel converged at a Washington Navy Yard entrance on Monday.

By Nedra Pickler

Even as it was unfolding, the Washington Navy Yard shooting was reigniting talk about guns.

CDC calls resistant infections an ‘urgent’ threat

By Deborah Kotz

Infections able to thwart most antibiotics strike more than 2 million Americans per year and kill at least 23,000, the federal government said.

The World

Stricken liner righted, off reefs in Italy

The Costa Concordia, which ran aground in Italy 20 months ago with 4,229 aboard, was turned upright Tuesday.

By Gaia Pianigiani and Alan Cowell

The Costa Concordia, which ran aground in Italy 20 months ago with 4,229 aboard, was turned upright Tuesday.

Petition urges top general to seek presidency in Egypt

Villagers cleaned an ancient chapel in a monastery that had been looted and burned by Islamists in Dalga.

By Sarah El Deeb

A group of Egyptian professionals, lawyers, and former army officers launched a campaign to collect signatures urging the country’s military chief to run for president.

UN confirms rockets loaded with sarin in attack

Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations, said the report backed US interpretation of the attack.

By Rick Gladstone

A UN report for the first time provided extensive forensic details of the weapons used in a deadly chemical arms attack last month in Syria.

Editorial & Opinion


Liars and cheats

By Tom Keane

Because students and job seekers are focused on success, they will always be tempted to cheat on an exam or pad their resume.


Seeding a new Boston at Filene’s site

A 625-foot skyscraper at the site of the former Filene’s building will house more than 500 luxury condominiums.

By Paul McMorrow

As construction begins, Boston marks a shift in its relationship with its downtown, one that aims to turn the area into a full-time neighborhood.

Farah stockman

The wedding business — we’re nuts over nuptials

A model wore a wedding dress that featured an antler-like headband holding up the veil, in Paris in July.

By Farah Stockman

A vast Wedding Industrial Complex feeds the desire for extravagant events, but we also hunger for a sense of community.

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John Barros, John Connolly should emerge from field


Police honor homeless man’s good deed

Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis gave a citation honoring Glen James in Boston.

By Peter Schworm

Glen James, who turned in a backpack containing more than $40,000, used a ceremony honoring him to thank all those who have ever given him money.

Lab scandal makes way into federal court system

The Annie Dookhan case has already been a nightmare at the state level.

By Milton J. Valencia

Lawyers are challenging lengthy sentences that were based on a previous Mass. conviction tied to the Annie Dookhan crime lab controversy.

Boston apartment registry doubles

By Brian MacQuarrie

After a slow start marked by landlord opposition, Boston’s new registry of apartments has more than doubled its entries.


Report finds no racial profiling at Logan

By Katie Johnston

The Department of Homeland Security says there is no indication that TSA officers targeted travelers based on race.

Boston agrees to $7.8m tax deal for Filene’s project

Current construction at the Filene’s Downtown Crossing site is focused on the rehabilitation of the original 1912 Beaux Arts-style building.

By Casey Ross

The tax break from the city will help with the $630 million redevelopment of the former Filene’s property into a towering complex.

83 condos planned for former Herald property

The new development, as seen in this rendering from a vantage point of Herald and Traveler streets, will be an eight-story building containing 83 condominiums.

By Casey Ross

The project had previously only included rental units, but improvements in the housing market persuaded the developer to switch some of the units to condos.


Dr. Ruth Harriet Jacobs, 88; sociologist advocated for older women

Dr. Jacobs, who wrote nine books, often sported shirts and buttons that advertised her pride in her advanced age.

By Kathleen McKenna

Dr. Jacobs was well into her 40s when she began building a career as a sociologist, gerontologist, author, and professor.

Chin Peng, 88; last of Asia’s anticolonialist leaders

Chin Peng spent decades in exile after the outnumbered Communist Party of Malaya lost a war that killed 10,000.

By Jocelyn Gecker and Grant Peck

Mr. Chin Peng‘s dubious distinction was that unlike others figures of his clout, he did not win his war.

Susan Farmer, 71; trailblazing Rhode Island politician

In 1982, Ms. Farmer became the first woman elected to statewide office in Rhode Island.

By David Klepper

Ms. Farmer was the first woman elected to statewide office in Rhode Island and a champion of efforts to end gender inequality in politics.


Daniel Nava is the Red Sox’ ‘safety valve’

Daniel Nava has been a situational standout for the Red Sox this season.

By Peter Abraham

Nava’s ability to thrive in multiple positions, sometimes in the same game, has allowed John Farrell more opportunities to get his bat in the lineup.

Hotel’s baseball suite near Fenway Park is a treat

A bucket full of candy and other goodies awaits fans (like this youngster) who stay at the baseball suite at Hotel Commonwealth.

By Stan Grossfeld

The luxury suite at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square, which rents for $755 a night, is filled with artifacts baseball fans will love.

Patriots’ Stevan Ridley knows he has to improve

With so many other injuries to skill-position players, the Patriots had to get Stevan Ridley in the mix against the Jets last Thursday night.

By Shalise Manza Young

Though the running back acknowledged that the entire Patriots offense has to get better, he saved his harshest criticism for himself.

G: Living

With rapper Nas, hip-hop is alive at Harvard

Professor Marcyliena Morgan teaches a class at Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive, which she formally established in 2002.

By James Sullivan

After some tumultuous years in transition, the Hiphop Archive is firmly settled at Harvard.

Book Review

‘Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir’ by Linda Ronstadt

By Joan Anderman

An articulate and engaging writer, Ronstadt largely sidesteps her personal life.

Television Review

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ off to a strong start

From left: Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, and Andre Braugher in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The creators of the cop-shop sitcom — Daniel Goor and Michael Schur of “Parks and Recreation” — handle Andy Samberg perfectly.

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Television Review

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Dads’ is a dud

By Matthew Gilbert


Bill Callahan, ‘Dream River’

By James Reed


Jack Johnson, ‘From Here to Now to You’

By Ken Capobianco



By Luke O’Neil


Goldfrapp, ‘Tales of Us’

By Benjamin Soloway

Music Review

Odyssey Opera debuts with Wagner’s ‘Rienzi’

By Jeremy Eichler


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Love Letters

Her ex sends texts


David Ortiz and friends party for a cause

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Mark Wahlberg talks staying in school

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Melding Tom Brady and Miley Cyrus in video

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘Real Housewives’ star parties in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


A surprise guest at Grace Potter show

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Backstreet Boys hit Hatch Shell for MixFest

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘The Leftovers’ gets a series order from HBO

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Music Review

At Calderwood Hall, formidable ‘Variations’

By Jeffrey Gantz