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Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots filed

Aaron Hernandez suffered from advanced Stage 3 CTE, said experts at Boston University who examined his brain.

Nestor Ramos

// In Seattle, Amazon’s growth defines a city

The Amazonians are mostly young, mostly male, and often wearing dress shirts and jeans. Sometimes, they carry bananas.

Antonia Santos, 75, of Boston’s South End, cried  as she talked about her 53-year-old son, Angel Morales, who is in Puerto Rico. Santos has not been able to get in contact with her son since Hurricane Maria hit.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

‘The island went silent,’ and Puerto Ricans in Mass. are worried

Relatives are hoping communication lines, ravaged by Hurricane Maria, are restored soon.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Trump takes softer approach to wooing Murkowski’s vote on health bill

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski is key to a last-ditch effort to fulfill Republicans’ years-long ambition of repealing Obamacare.

Isaiah Ramsey texted his mom from his Patriots-themed bedroom. Stephanie Ramsey, not pictured, and her 15-year-old son, Isaiah Ramsey, routinely text each other while both are at home.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

The texts are coming from inside the house

Parents who were initially horrified at the seemingly impersonal communication mode have not only made peace with it - they’re deploying it themselves.

The Nation

Trump takes softer approach to wooing Murkowski’s vote on health bill

Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

By Julia Jacobs

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski is key to a last-ditch effort to fulfill Republicans’ years-long ambition of repealing Obamacare.

Facebook to turn over Russian-linked ads to Congress

By Scott Shane and Mike Isaac

Under growing public pressure to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on its site, Facebook said Thursday that it was turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to congressional committees investigating the Kremlin’s influence operation during the 2016 presidential election.

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

By John O’Connor

The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction.

The World

Trump announces new economic sanctions targeting North Korea over nuclear program

President Trump directed the US Treasury on Thursday to level new economic sanctions against North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-Un.

By David Nakamura

The move comes during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where US officials met with Japan and South Korea, among others.

A Le Pen aide leaves far-right party

By Aurelien Breeden and Elian Peltier

A top aide to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen announced Thursday that he was leaving her National Front party, the latest sign of turmoil within the organization as it struggles to recover from her defeat in presidential elections last year.

Iran Foreign Minister: If US wants new nuclear concessions, we do too

By David E. Sanger and Rick Gladstone

Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday rejected any new negotiation with the United States over extending the length or conditions of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying that Iran would talk about changing the accord only if every concession it made — including giving up nuclear fuel — were reconsidered.

Editorial & Opinion


New Bedford’s hurricane lesson for Boston

New Bedford City Planner David A. Kennedy walks atop the New Bedford-Fairhaven Hurricane Barrier during a tour. The homes in the background are in the South End neighborhood of the city.

By Scot Lehigh

Its hurricane protection barrier “is worth its weight in gold.”

Opinion | Chris Sununu

Reinvigorating America’s economy

President Donald Trump greets supporters before speaking about tax reform at the Andeavor Mandan Refinery, Sept. 6, in Mandan, N.D.

By Chris Sununu

The president’s tax relief plan will jump-start the economy, create jobs, and raise wages.


Don’t set a double-standard for campus sexual assault

“The noble goal of keeping a young adult off the rolls of sexual predators by dealing with these issues on the campus quietly sets a double standard between college students and other adults at large.” — Sam Ellenport


Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots filed

Foxborough-- October 9, 2011--Globe photo by Stan Grossfeld--- Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez gets hits by Jets David Harris and loses his helmet.

By Danny McDonald, Felice J. Freyer and Bob Hohler

Aaron Hernandez suffered from advanced Stage 3 CTE, said experts at Boston University who examined his brain.

Nestor Ramos

In Seattle, Amazon’s growth defines a city

Amazon’s Seattle campus is home to three giant, connected orbs full of vegetation that are part of its expansion.

By Nestor Ramos

The Amazonians are mostly young, mostly male, and often wearing dress shirts and jeans. Sometimes, they carry bananas.

On the T, a school system ad with an unfortunate misspelling

One of the ads in the “I’m In” campaign.

By James Vaznis

The ad is one of seven versions in circulation. Another ad is missing a necessary second use of the word “you”: “Don’t let anyone tell you can’t do something.”

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What movie is filming in the South End?

By Meredith Goldstein

Get Smart

Q & A: Exploring JFK’s Vietnam War legacy

By Sophia Eppolito

Family of boy who drowned at Carson Beach to sue city, mayor

By Meghan E. Irons and John R. Ellement


Jimmy Kimmel’s an unlikely advocate, but he’s got everyone’s attention

By Matthew Gilbert

Boston Casting seeks single women

By Meredith Goldstein

Business & Tech

Westover’s oldest planes fall quiet after nearly 50 years

A ground crew member enters an Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy prior to a training flight at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.

By Laurie Loisel

The residents of Chicopee may not miss the trademark screech of the C-5A Galaxy military jet, the last of which left Westover Air Reserve Base this month.

General Catalyst hires its first female managing director

By Janelle Nanos

Holly Maloney McConnell, who was named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in 2015, will join the firm’s Boston office after seven years as a principal at Waltham’s North Bridge Growth Equity.

Just months after expanding, LabCentral growing again

“It’s outgrowing our wildest expectations,” LabCentral’s cofounder, Johannes Fruehauf, said of the incubator’s success.

By Jonathan Saltzman

A Cambridge lab-sharing space is adding another 33,000 square feet to meet demand from startups — and it isn’t the lab’s first expansion.


Bernie Casey, football player turned actor, dies at 78

By Lindsey Bahr

‘‘It was just a gig,’’ he told The Washington Post in 1977 about football. ‘‘But it limits the way people perceive you. That can be frustrating.”

Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal heiress vexed by swindling case, is dead at 94

Liliane Bettencourt was legendary for her largesse. She gave generously to education, medical research, humanitarian projects, museums, and the arts.

By Robert D. McFadden

Liliane Bettencourt, the French heiress to the L’Oréal cosmetics fortune and a family legacy of fascist associations, died Wednesday.

Lowell Kingsley, 98, former longtime headmaster of Kingsley School

21kingsley - Lowell Kingsley (Family Photo)

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Kingsley, of Dorchester, led what is now the Kingsley Montessori School in the Back Bay.


Kyrie Irving’s car broke down on the second day of his new job

Boston, MA: September 21, 2017: Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is pictured at the Celtics Nike jersey release event held at the Committee restaurant on Northern Avenue. He was having some fun trying to imitate and get a reaction from a human mannequin (left), who was posing in his new number 11 jersey at the event. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

By Adam Himmelsbach

As Irving stood in the rain in Waltham and waited for help, several people stopped and offered rides, which resonated with him.


Likes and dislikes about the playoff-bound Red Sox

Boston, MA - 7/19/2017 - (9th inning) Sox outfielders Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley, Jr., and Mookie Betts perform their celebration dance in the outfield after the 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays in the third of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox-Blue Jays, LOID: 8.3.3111344824.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Taking stock of the good, the bad, and the ugly as the Sox head into the final 10 regular-season games.


Martin Truex Jr. looking for a Loudon breakthrough

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 17, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

By Fluto Shinzawa

The points leader hopes to change his luck at the New Hampshire track in the NASCAR playoffs this weekend.



War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel sweats every detail in pursuit of perfection

Adam Granduciel at his Philadelphia rehearsal space.

By Marc Hirsh

The Massachusetts native took all the time he needed to craft the band’s critically acclaimed “A Deeper Understanding.”


John Cleese is amused that you’re amused

John Cleese

By James Sullivan

He’s bringing “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” to the Wang Theatre Saturday for a screening and audience Q&A.

Paradise-on-Earth? New opera envisions Revelation’s next chapter.

Librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs has been hosting rehearsals of White Snake Projects’ existential farce “REV. 23” at her Brookline home since late last month.

By Zoë Madonna

“REV. 23,” an existential farce by composer Julian Wachner and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs, will premiere as part of the Boston New Music Festival.