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Prosecutors demand Bulger forfeit $25m in assets

Federal prosecutors urged a judge Friday to order James “Whitey” Bulger to forfeit nearly $25.2 million to the government, contending that is a conservative estimate of how much the gangster raked in from drug trafficking and extorting people at gunpoint over several decades.

Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox clinch division title

The Red Sox rushed out of the dugout to celebrate at the mound with closer Koji Uehara after they clinched the AL East title.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff

The joy was unrestrained at Fenway Park as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays and won the division title.

The scene on Yawkey Way during a Red Sox game.

Red Sox, BRA agree to $7.3m deal for Yawkey, Lansdowne

The team will make annual payments over the next decade to buy the rights for the use of Yawkey Way and Lansdowne Street.

// House GOP vote increases risk of shutdown

The House approved a bill that would keep the government open through mid-December while defunding President Obama’s health care law.

7 schools designated as underperforming by state

Those targeted by the state include two Boston elementary schools, the Channing and Winthrop schools.

// State education chief blasts board over Westfield State spending

Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland said reading about the Westfield State president’s lavish spending was “one of the worst moments” in his 40-year career.

// Mayoral rivals hotly contest their common ground

Campaigns are doing their best to pick off every vote, splitting neighborhoods, streets, and even families in the process.

The Nation

EPA pushes ahead with new carbon limits

“We have proven time after time that setting fair Clean Air Act standards to protect public health does not cause the sky to fall. The economy does not crumble,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator of the EPA.

By Michael D. Shear

The Obama administration announced it would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies.

Killings at Navy Yard began with shooter’s co-workers

Flowers were placed at an anchor near an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard.

By Ashley Halsey III, Clarence Williams and Sari Horwitz

People in the department where the gunman was working had concerns about his job performance, and investigators are looking into whether those concerns escalated, officials said.

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in Louisiana parish

By Janet McConnaughey

While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba, some people worry about washing their faces in the shower.

The World

Syria submits its chemical weapons inventory

A Free Syrian Army fighter took up a position inside a house that had been burned out by fighting in Aleppo on Friday.

By Michael R. Gordon and Nick Cumming-Bruce

A senior Obama administration official said the US was encouraged by the initial inventory that the Syrian government had submitted.

Pope Francis reaffirms church stance on abortions

Pope Francis, who met with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa on Friday, has urged a new focus for the church.

By Nicole Winfield

The pope denounced abortions as a symptom of today’s ‘‘throw-away culture’’ and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.

German candidates face struggle to lure voters to the polls

By Frank Jordans

With the polls showing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right coalition neck and neck with the left-leaning opposition, every vote counts.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Joan Fitzgerald

Boston needs to embrace curbside collection of organic waste

By Joan Fitzgerald

Organic waste, which includes food scraps, yard clippings, pizza boxes, paper, and paperboard, comprises 56 percent of the waste stream nationally.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Boston’s voters must look for vision

John Barros (from left), Mike Ross, and Bill Walczak are running for mayor. The preliminary election is Tuesday.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

For the leap into greatness, the city now needs an urban weaver to knit and braid it into complete cloth.

opinion | state senator Anthony Petruccelli

Suffolk Downs vote belongs in East Boston

By Anthony Petruccelli

Those who call for a citywide vote miss the inherent lack of fairness at the prospect that East Boston could be mandated to accept the development, whether its residents want it or not.

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letters | more gun deaths, more questions

Avoid overreach in mental-health law

letters | more gun deaths, more questions

Congress gets an A in empty gestures

letters | racing to the finish in the mayoral race

Charlotte Golar Richie: my message is strong

letters | racing to the finish in the mayoral race

It’s not ‘pro-corporate’ to heed the will of voters


Councilors battle over the scope of the vote on casino

By Mark Arsenault

“East Boston is an island,” argued Council President Stephen Murphy, saying only that neighborhood should have a say on the Suffolk Downs proposal.

Survivors, scientists recall ‘Great Hurricane’

The storm caused the wreck of these yachts in Onset Bay, Wareham.

By Jeremy C. Fox

The storm, which hit 75 years ago Saturday, raged through New England and left a path of flooded towns, flattened homes, and fires caused by downed power lines.

State wants more hospital workers to get flu shots

By Kay Lazar

State regulators say a lack of vaccinations exposes patients to a heightened risk of infection.

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Two bodies are found in Hampton River, near beach

By Nicholas Jacques


Bomb threats called into 5 CVS pharmacies in Boston

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz


As new iPhone surges, Apple slips

David Zuber of Switzerland was first in line at the Apple Store on Boylston Street for the debut of the new iPhones Friday.

By Hiawatha Bray

The iPhone is the most popular brand in the United States, with about 40 percent of the market. But globally, the iPhone is lagging badly.


Candidates propose economic policies

With the primary coming up in a just a few days, candidates are doing all they can to get their message out to the voters of Boston.

By Jay Fitzgerald

The Globe recently sent questionnaires to the 12 candidates asking: What do you believe is the major economic issue facing the city of Boston?

Matt Light brings KEEL vodka to Boston

Matt Light has teamed up with the founders of KEEL Vodka to spread the 58-calorie per shot liquor throughout New England.

By Taryn Luna

Will real men drink light vodka? The former Patriots offensive lineman thinks so.


Hiroshi Yamauchi, 85; helped Nintendo gain gaming dominance

Children tried out the latest video games, including a Nintendo product, at a department store in Tokyo in 1987.

By Hiroko Tabuchi

Mr. Yamauchi transformed his great-grandfather’s playing-card company into a global video game powerhouse.

Robert Solomon, 92, former Fed chief economist

Robert Solomon was also a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Solomon was a leader in efforts to salvage and reform the long-prevailing monetary system that linked major currencies to gold.

Rick Casares, former Chicago Bears fullback; at 82

Mr. Casares played in five consecutive Pro Bowls, from 1955 to 1959, and is third on the Bears’ career rushing list.

By William Yardley

Before there was Walter Payton, Mr. Casares bulled through NFL defensive lines and was the team’s leading rusher.


on baseball

Vision, and a sight to behold

Manager John Farrell (middle) embraces David Ortiz as the Red Sox celebrate a division championship one year after finishing last in the AL East.

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox won the division with ease, never losing more than three straight games, and it’s the first time in franchise history they’ve gone from worst to first.

Kyle Arrington’s switch to slot has paid off for Patriots

Kyle Arrington breaks up a pass intended for the Jets’ Clyde Gates in Week 2.

By Shalise Manza Young

Arrington has thrived upon his move to the “star” cornerback spot, and he appears more comfortable there.

NASCAR in New Hampshire

Kyle Busch used last year's failed Chase to his advantage

Matt Kenseth (left), talking with teammate Kyle Busch at NHMS Friday, finished 1-2 last weekend at Chicagoland.

By Michael Vega

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver on Friday posted the 12th-fastest qualifying speed for Sunday’s Sylvania 300.

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Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox clinch division title

By Peter Abraham

Yankees 5, Giants 1

A-Rod sets slam record, Yankees beat Giants, 5-1

By Mike Fitzpatrick

patriots notebook

Patriots working to ease rookies’ adjustments to NFL

By Michael Whitmer

bruins notebook

Patrice Bergeron will make preaseason debut Saturday

By Anthony Gulizia

Latin Academy 24, Dorchester 10

Dragons spoil Dorchester’s first game on new home field

By Lorenzo Recupero

Reading 22, Dracut 21

Reading shakes off rust in its opener

By Eric Russo

high schools

Football roundup: Needham stuns No. 7 Walpole

By Peter Cappiello

Barnstable 20, BC High 13

Kristian Lucashensky rallies Barnstable

By Andrew MacDougall

St. John’s Prep 40, Central Catholic 21

Johnathan Thomas leads St. John’s Prep

By Anthony Gulizia

national college football

Notre Dame defense faces test against Michigan State

By Tom Coyne

NASCAR in New Hampshire

Ryan Newman wins pole, sets track record

By Barbara Matson

G: Family

Tips for a trouble-free kayak trip with kids

What to bring and how to prepare for kayaing with the kids.

Stage Review

Bryan Cranston delivers LBJ’s outsize presence in ‘All the Way’

Bryan Cranston stars as President Johnson in American Repertory Theater’s production of “All the Way.”

By Joel Brown

Cranston will understand it’s a compliment to say the charisma on display is Lyndon Baines Johnson’s, not his.

Scene & Heard

Guillermo Sexo give psych-rock new dimensions

From left: Reuben Bettsak, Noell Dorsey, Ryan Connelly, and Elliott Anderson.

By Luke O’Neil

Guillermo Sexo had the set of the night at the Boston Fuzzstival in August, a show celebrating Boston’s psychedelic and fuzz rock scene.