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No release for Conn. teen caught in hospital dispute

An independent investigator was also appointed to take a new look at the case of Justina Pelletier, who has spent the past 10 months at Boston Children’s Hospital.

St. Francis Chapel offers 32 Masses a week, as well as confession seven days a week, all day long.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Amid shopping rush, chapel offers an oasis of peace

While the Prudential Center might seem like the last place to seek the sacred, St. Francis is one of the busiest churches in town, offering 32 Masses each week.

Ronald and Jeannine Boulanger’s daughter Nicole was returning home on Pan Am Flight 103 after a semester in London.

Still searching for answers, 25 years after Lockerbie

Since the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, families of the victims remain involved in events both personal and political.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley hugged Richard Nunez, 13, after Eldrick Broom was convicted Friday of killing Nunez’s mother.

13-year-old courageously faces his mother’s killer in court

Richard Nunez’s simple, yet poignant comment before the court left almost everyone in tears.

AG Coakley to probe lost $25m at T pension fund

Martha Coakley’s staff will look at the representations made to the pension board by Fletcher Asset Management and whether Fletcher was truthful.

Shoppers arrived at a Target store in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Damiam Dovarganes/Associated Press

Target says nearly 1m cards breached at Mass. stores

The disclosure was made as the aftershocks of the massive data breach spread to customers, financial institutions, and Target itself.

The Nation

Recent US, British spying efforts wide-ranging

By James Glanz and Andrew W. Lehren

Secret documents reveal more than 1,000 targets of US and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an Israeli prime minister.

Obama orders military to review sex assault policies

By Nedra Pickler

President Obama gave the military a one-year deadline on Friday to better prevent and respond to a wave of sexual assault in the ranks.

US judge ends Utah ban on gay marriage

The first gay couple to be married in Utah, Michael Ferguson (second right) and his husband Seth Anderson (right), kissed after the ceremony.

By Brady McCombs

The decision brings a nationwide shift toward allowing same-sex marriage to a conservative state where the Mormon church has long been against it.

The World

Russian dissident freed after a decade in prison

Mikhail Khodorkovsky (left), a former oil tycoon, had been a rival of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

By Nataliya Vasilyeva

President Vladimir Putin pardoned longtime rival Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent 10 years in Russian jails for what many believe were trumped-up offenses.

Canadian court strikes down nation’s antiprostitution laws

Valerie Scott (center), one of three current and former sex workers who initiated a challenge to Canada’s prostitution laws, read a copy of the ruling on Friday.

By Charmaine Noronha

The court, ruling in a case brought by three women in the sex trade, struck down all three of Canada’s prostitution-related laws.

UN sends helicopters to rescue personnel in South Sudan

By Alan Cowell

Diplomats expressed fears about the potential for a civil war after a week of ethnic violence that has killed hundreds.

Editorial & Opinion

RENÉE LOTH

Take trade agreement off fast track

TPP protesters gathered, from left, in Malaysia in October, Washington, D.C., in September, and by the thousands in Tokyo earlier this month.

By Renée Loth

The Trans-Pacific Partnership covers a range of legal and regulatory issues that make it more sweeping than the typical agreement.

LAWRENCE HARMON

Open the Curley mansion

Officials have long been stymied on the appropriate use of the James Michael Curley mansion, built by the former Boston mayor in 1915.

By Lawrence Harmon

A group that includes Mayor James Curley’s stepson represents the best chance in decades to resolve the dilemma of what to do with the property.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Nutrition labels need to be visual

By Derrick Z. Jackson

When a “trans-fat free” muffin can still be diabetes in a wrapper, effective food labeling is imperative.

Metro

No release for Conn. teen caught in hospital dispute

Linda Pelletier was consoled by her attorney, Christine Tennyson, after the hearing as Linda's husband, Lou, looked on.

By Neil Swidey and Patricia Wen

An independent investigator was also appointed to take a new look at the case of Justina Pelletier, who has spent the past 10 months at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Amid shopping rush, chapel offers an oasis of peace

St. Francis Chapel offers 32 Masses a week, as well as confession seven days a week, all day long.

By Linda Matchan

While the Prudential Center might seem like the last place to seek the sacred, St. Francis is one of the busiest churches in town, offering 32 Masses each week.

Still searching for answers, 25 years after Lockerbie

Ronald and Jeannine Boulanger’s daughter Nicole was returning home on Pan Am Flight 103 after a semester in London.

By Bella English

Since the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, families of the victims remain involved in events both personal and political.

More Stories

BOSTON

Police hunt shooter near Ashmont T station

By Travis Andersen

Business

AG Coakley to probe lost $25m at T pension fund

Investment manager Karl White made an investment pitch to the MBTA’s pension fund just nine months after leaving the fund to join a New York firm.

By Beth Healy

Martha Coakley’s staff will look at the representations made to the pension board by Fletcher Asset Management and whether Fletcher was truthful.

Target says nearly 1m cards breached at Mass. stores

Shoppers arrived at a Target store in Los Angeles on Thursday.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The disclosure was made as the aftershocks of the massive data breach spread to customers, financial institutions, and Target itself.

Ariad receives nod to resume US sales of leukemia drug

“We are eager to once again make Iclusig available,” said Ariad CEO Harvey Berger.

By Robert Weisman

The Cambridge biotech was forced to shed jobs and saw its stock price tumble after sales of Iclusig were halted.

Obituaries

Man in Quincy standoff pleads not guilty in bank heist

By Jasper Craven

The man is accused of robbing a Wellesley bank and then engaging in a tense standoff with police for more than nine hours.

Ned Vizzini, 32; author, TV writer chronicled battle with depression

Mr. Vizzini, a prolific author, spoke around the country about mental health and the healing effects of writing.

By Hillel Italie

Mr. Vizzini was a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction, and spoke around the country about mental health and the healing effects of writing.

Audrey Totter, 95; femme fatale actress of film noir

Miss Totter was in demand for several years, often playing femmes fatales.

By Matt Schudel

Miss Totter specialized in playing temptresses, dangerous dames, and women harboring dark schemes in a series of movies in the 1940s and ’50s.

Sports

Scrimmages keep Celtics guard Rajon Rondo on point

Rajon Rondo, shown guarding Kelly Olynyk during a workout before Monday’s game at the Garden, ran the floor with teammates in an impromptu scrimmage Friday.

By Julian Benbow

The star point guard ran the floor, quarterbacked the offense, and played the pest on defense during an impromptu pickup game Friday.

Sealver Siliga helping to fill big shoes for Patriots

Sealver Siliga is a quiet big man, but he’s been making noise with his play on the defensive line.

By Shalise Manza Young

Siliga was the 20th player to start on defense for New England, playing against the Browns just 12 days after being called up from the practice squad.

Fenway Park to host BC, Notre Dame in 2015

Boston College and Notre Dame’s 2015 football game will take place at Fenway Park.

By Michael Vega

The Fighting Irish will come to the Back Bay and play a home game against the Eagles on Nov. 21, 2015.

G: Family

Home for the holidays, college students hunt for summer work

By Robert Weisman

With the economy limping and college debt piling up, the heat is on students to spend time over winter break polishing resumes to line up work for next summer.

Some tips for job-hunting over the holidays

Student mentors offer advice for college students looking for summer jobs and internships.

From the Archives

An icy New England landscape

By Thea Breite

For photographers, ice is a welcome visual treat after the vibrancy of fall fades and leaves behind gray, barren landscapes.