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Government shut down as lawmakers stay divided

A call from President Obama to the Republican speaker of the House, John Boehner, did nothing to bring the sides together.


Federal government services ground to a halt as lawmakers, ensnared in an ideological standoff over the health care law, failed to prevent a shutdown.

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News Analysis

// Obama, Democrats see opportunity in GOP’s actions

The president and Democrats in Congress seem unified in the belief that Republicans will suffer the greater backlash from a government shutdown.

The Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord is among the tourist attractions affected by the shutdown.

Tourism, agencies in region hurt by shutdown

Federally funded agencies and organizations in the Boston area prepared to close their doors or furlough employees Tuesday.

John McDonough, interim superintendent, blames the high cost of Boston real estate.

$261m facility for 2 Boston schools could set state record

The proposal by the city is for a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown.

Daniel Bard is now with the Chicago Cubs.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File

Deconstructing Daniel Bard’s rise, fall with Red Sox

The genesis of Bard’s struggles began with a mutual decision before the 2012 season to turn one of the game’s premier setup men into a starter.

Clergy try to fend off a casino in East Boston

More than 30 local religious leaders from an assortment of faiths have formed a new group to oppose a casino at Suffolk Downs.

The Nation

2 generals ousted over ’12 attack in Afghanistan

A base in southwestern Afghanistan was the scene of a deadly — and humiliating — insurgent attack last year that killed two Marines.

Arizona halts trying immigrants as conspirators

The US Border Patrol detained a group of immigrants in Sasabe, Ariz., in January 2007.

By Paul Davenport

Arizona’s most populous county halted new prosecutions of people under the state’s immigrant smuggling law following a federal judge’s order.

Government shut down as lawmakers stay divided

A call from President Obama to the Republican speaker of the House, John Boehner, did nothing to bring the sides together.

By Noah Bierman and Mattias Gugel

Federal government services ground to a halt as lawmakers, ensnared in an ideological standoff over the health care law, failed to prevent a shutdown.

The World

Wave of car bombs kills at least 55 in Baghdad

Iraqis combed through the rubble Monday after a suicide bomb attack on a Shi’ite mosque in Mussayab the day before.

By Sinan Salaheddin

Most of the blasts on Monday were caused by car bombs detonated in Shi’ite neighborhoods.

Netanyahu urges Obama to maintain sanctions against Iran

By Julie Pace

Despite soothing assurances from Iran’s new leaders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel implored President Obama to keep punishing sanctions in place.

2 popes to be canonized on same day

Pope Francis said he would canonize two of his most influential predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, on the same day next spring.

Editorial & Opinion


Boston could be car-free, it’s how people actually live

Northern Avenue in Boston is seen during rush hour.

By Paul McMorrow

The city can’t physically allow every resident and worker to drive around town like it’s Interstate 495.


Car-free housing in Boston would create problems

By Tom Keane

In Manhattan, residents there can do without a car. But people in Boston, spread out and part of a much larger metropolitan area, cannot.

farah stockman

Democracy and deliberation

By Farah Stockman

Americans like leaders with quick trigger fingers, but the debate about a possible military strike in Syria showed that when we deliberate as a people, we can come up with a better outcome.


Collegiality fading in Boston’s mayoral race

State Representative Martin J. Walsh (left) spoke to Angel Miranda on the campaign trail. Councilor at Large John R. Connolly spoke to a voter as her daughter spun about him.

By Akilah Johnson and Jim O’Sullivan

The number of public appearances has been reduced with the number of candidates and the niceness factor has begun to fade.

Lawyer says Aaron Hernandez fiancée abused by DA

“The government actions in this case are abusive and overreaching,’’ said Janice Bassil (left), a lawyer representing Shayanna Jenkins (right), whom the lawyer says is being targeted because of her connection to Aaron Hernandez.

By John R. Ellement

The lawyer for Shayanna Jenkins accused prosecutors of “overreaching” in an effort to pressure her into providing information against Hernandez.

Four-alarm fire ravages Quincy Masonic temple

Fire Department personnel said they would remain at the scene throughout the evening.

By Jessica Bartlett

The fire raged for hours at Quincy’s historic Masonic temple Monday afternoon, gutting the interior and destroying centuries of artifacts.

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Scott Brown calls Jeanne Shaheen talk ‘shameful’

By Travis Andersen and Jeremy C. Fox

Kevin Cullen

Death of a lifesaver

By Kevin Cullen


Maine newspapers, magazines hit with sales tax



Fate of ex-Caritas hospitals raises concerns

A photo from Carney Hospital in Dorchester in 2007. Recent figures from the state Center for Health Information and Analysis showed half of the former Caritas hospitals — including Carney — were unprofitable through the second quarter of this year.

By Robert Weisman

While Steward Health Care System says it has no plans to close any of the six former Caritas facilities, community leaders are nervous.

Boston Capital

Ralph de la Torre’s not-quite health care empire

Ralph de la Torre has his hands full.

By Steven Syre

Steward Health Care System, which is in the business of making money from health care, still looks like a work in progress.

TD Bank moves headquarters out of Maine

By Deirdre Fernandes

TD Bank quietly dropped Portland, Maine, as its base this past summer, giving up lighthouses for the affluent suburb of Cherry Hill, N.J.


Frederick Stahl, 82; architect with touch for preservation

Mr. Stahl was a leader in the restorations of many Boston-area historic sites and a mentor to young architects.

By Kathleen McKenna

Mr. Stahl was a leader in the restorations of many Boston-area historic sites and a mentor to young architects.

James Street, 65; quarterbacked Texas to national title

Former President Lyndon B. Johnson congratulated Mr. Sweet in 1970 after Texas defeated Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

By Jim Vertuno

Small, tough, and determined, Mr. Street was for nearly 30 years the standard of excellence that all Texas quarterbacks were measured by.


Iginla still has burning desire for Stanley Cup

Two-time 50-goal scorer Jarome Iginla took an unsual route to end up in Black and Gold; the Bruins weren’t his first choice at the trade deadline, but they were by season’s end.

By Amalie Benjamin

Jarome Iginla wanted to bring a Cup to Calgary, but when it was time to move on, he went with winners — first the Penguins, and now the Bruins.

Patriots’ Vince Wilfork out for the season

Vince Wilfork, who was hurt on the opening series Sunday, was carted off the field afterward with a right Achilles’ tear.

By Shalise Manza Young

The veteran defensive lineman suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Falcons.

Pirates now gold standard in Pittsburgh

MVP hopeful Andrew McCutchen said the Pirates have title plans.

By Stan Grossfeld

The Pirates, who are in the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, have connected with a fan base that is hungry for a winner.

G: Living

Getting the view from inside aquarium’s tank

Chris Bauernfeind wears a high-tech face mask that doubled as a camera so visitors could see the inside of the tank from his perspective.

By James H. Burnett III

Visitors can chat, and see from a diver’s-eye perspective, at the New England Aquarium’s redone Giant Ocean Tank.

Photography Review

Family matters, photographic and otherwise

Julie Mack’s “Self-Portrait With Family in Minivan, Michigan.”

By Mark Feeney

A title like “the kids are all right: an exhibition about family and photography” is a bit of a cheat.

Book Review

‘Flora & Ulysses’ by Kate DiCamillo

“Flora and Ulysses

By Liz Rosenberg

DiCamillo’s newest book is that rarest of all treasures, a truly inventive and appealing children’s middle-grade novel.

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POP | Album Review

Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2’

By Sarah Rodman

POP | Album Review

Lorde, ‘Pure Heroine’

By James Reed


Salaam Remi, ‘One: In the Chamber’

By Ken Capobianco


Danny Brown, ‘Old’

By Franklin Soutls

Electronic | ALBUM REVIEW

Oneohtrix Point Never, ‘R Plus Seven’

By Michael Andor Brodeur


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff


MIT’s ‘Alchemist’ gets Walter White makeover

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel film scenes around Tufts

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘Jungle Book’ draws Jon Hamm, sets record

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


He’s no dummy: Jim Carrey pals with Patriots

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Russell Sherman breaks hip; NEC recital canceled

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Celebrities spotted here and there around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein