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Mass. IT project is latest black eye for Deloitte

From Florida and Pennsylvania to California, big projects managed by the company have come in behind schedule, over budget, and riddled with woes.

A programmer grabbed some sleep during Sunday’s 36-hour HackMIT competition at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge.

Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe

Students joust for MIT hacking title

Imagine using the tiny light on a smartphone to draw shapes in the air that are captured in three dimensions by a computer program and can be rotated and viewed from any angle.

Making artificial intelligence more human

The bold quest to build intelligent machines has, after more than half a century, brought us to this point: Scientists can build a Jeopardy! champ, but a child can handily outperform a computer when it comes to deciphering social situations, learning, or pretty much any activity outside the machine’s narrow band of expertise.

House Speaker John Boehner dismissed any immediate path to ending the government shutdown Sunday.

Boehner sees no end in sight to shutdown

The House speaker dismissed any immediate path to ending the government shutdown.

// Rising pit bull adoptions reflect breed’s changing image

Can pit bulls really be good family dogs in the hands of the right owners? The MSPCA’s efforts to convince others appear to be paying off.

// Nonprofit teaches amputees the mechanics of running

The Challenged Athletes Foundation worked with 41 amputees, including some wounded in the Marathon bombings, at the Harvard University clinic.

The Nation

Supreme Court opens with contentious topics

Carol Anne Bond was convicted for spreading deadly chemicals at the home of her husband’s mistress.

By Mark Sherman

The justices will deal with a case that touches on the partisan impasse in Washington among several controversial issues.

Obama says Iran at least a year from getting bomb

President Obama said Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has “been saying a lot of the right things. And the question now is, can he follow through?”

By Julie Pace

President Obama’s comments came amid signs that long-standing tensions between the United States and Tehran might be easing.

Tribes misusing millions in federal funds, audits show

By Justin Pritchard

American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, according to internal tribal audits and other documents.

The World

US raids portend a future strategy

By Robert Burns

The commando raids in Libya and Somalia suggest American counterterrorism efforts will include brief, targeted raids against extremist figures.

Libya demands answers over raid targeting Al Qaeda figure

Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai is reportedly being interrogated on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean.

By Carlotta Gall

Libya’s government called the capture of a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in East Africa a “kidnapping.”

Editorial & Opinion

Jennifer Graham

‘Free’ comes with a price

By Jennifer Graham

For better or worse, we’re already down the slope to where everything’s free, and the land of the free is necessarily the home of the brave.


In N.Y., Capitol: The ecstasy of destruction

By James Carroll

Anarchy can take more than one form: as a swarm of motorcycles threatening a family or politicians hijacking the American government.

opinion | Ilana Bet-El

Yom Kippur War’s lessons still resound

By Ilana Bet-El

The 1973 war raised questions over how political leaders and intelligence analysts were unable to gauge the seriousness of threats, questions that remain valid in the current Syrian crisis.


NU president urges military to resume tuition aid

“Our active-duty military, Reserve, and National Guard members who put their lives on the line to protect us deserve far better from their country than to be prevented from accessing the higher education benefits they were promised,” Northeastern University president Joseph E. Aoun (above) wrote in a letter to US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

By Brian MacQuarrie

Decisions from the government shutdown are jeopardizing the academic plans of active-duty troops, Joseph Aoun said.

Adrian Walker

No fix for the fix-it man

By Adrian Walker

Independent contractors who help take care of the JFK Library in Dorchester aren’t getting paid because of the shutdown — and won’t get retroactive pay, either.

New regulations for animal shelters under consideration

By Billy Baker

Many rescue organizations say the proposed rules will create more problems than they solve and could force some rescue groups out of business.

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Mass. IT project is latest black eye for Deloitte

By Megan Woolhouse and Beth Healy


Three men arrested in stabbing at bar

By Anne Steele


Body of missing Newton teen found

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz


Arrest made in connection with hit-and-run

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Couple, their child struck by car in South End

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz and Jaclyn Reiss

Music Review

Radius Ensemble opens its 15th season

By Matthew Guerrieri

Science in Mind

Doctors question high drug prices for rare diseases

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Business ǀ Science

MIT researchers aim to make drugs on the battlefield

J. Christopher Love, professor at MIT’s Koch Institute, with a tabletop device for creating biologic drugs.

By Karen Weintraub

The goal: create a mobile drug lab that can be pieced together to brew small batches of medicines in a day or less.

NutraClick in expansion mode

NutraClick, which recently relocated its offices from Cambridge to Boston, makes Bona Clara beauty products. Other products include Force Factor and Femme Factor.

By Callum Borchers

The maker of nutritional supplements to help exercisers become more buff is adding jobs and leasing more office space in Downtown Crossing.

From the Hive

Some advice for entrepreneurs, Google style

Want to customize a doorknob?, a start-up, may be able to help.

Jeremy Wertheimer, cofounder of a travel software company Google bought in 2011, passed along thoughtful advice at the Google for Entrepreneurs event.


John B. Duff, 82, state’s first higher education chancellor

Dr. Duff served as the first president of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, one of his many academic roles.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Duff was a historian by academic training who made history himself during his lengthy career in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Illinois.

Nicholas Oresko; after solo assault in WWII, received Medal of Honor

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Oresko, 96, was the oldest surviving recipient of the medal.

Sergei Belov, 69; led Soviets to Olympic gold in basketball

Mr. Belov ran with the Olympic flame to light the torch during the opening ceremonies of the Moscow Games in 1980.

Mr. Belov scored 20 points in the 51-50 win over the United States in Munich, a gold-medal game in which the Soviets scored the winning points as time ran out.


bengals 13, patriots 6

Patriots tamed by Bengals in season’s first loss

Brandon Bolden was stopped short of a first down in the third quarter.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Patriots were just 1 for 12 on third down, their worst such performance since November 2008 in Pittsburgh.

Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady rues defeat, not end of his streak

QB Tom Brady walks off the field looking at his throwing hand after tossing a late INT to the Bengals’ Adam Jones.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Death, taxes, and TB12 touchdown passes were all certainties, until the Patriots faced the Bengals’ defense.

ALDS: Red Sox at Rays | 6:07 p.m., TBS

Clay Buchholz ready to make his postseason mark

Clay Buchholz will start against the Rays in Game 3 of the ALDS.

By Peter Abraham

“I’m going to just try to do the same thing as I’ve done all year when I’ve been out there,” said Buchholz, who will start against the Rays in Game 3 of the ALDS.

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Red Sox Notebook

Stephen Drew proud of his 2013 performance

By Peter Abraham

on baseball

Rays happy to get away from Fenway

By Nick Cafardo

ALDS: Game 3 preview

Anibal Sanchez up next in Tigers’ impressive rotation

By Noah Trister

NLDS: Pirates 5, Cardinals 3

Pirates edge Cardinals, take series lead

By Will Graves

NLDS: Dodgers 13, Braves 6

Carl Crawford helps Dodgers batter Braves

By Beth Harris

patriots notebook

Danny Amendola has 4 receptions in return

By Michael Whitmer

Bengals 13, Patriots 6

Only touchdown drive went Bengals’ way

By Michael Whitmer

Broncos 51, Cowboys 48

Peyton Manning paces Broncos past Cowboys, Romo

By Schuyler Dixon

Colts 34, Seahawks 28

Indianapolis rallies late to down Seattle

By Michael Marot

49ers 34, Texans 3

49ers pound Schaub, Texans

By Janie McCauley


Jarome Iginla wants NHL to keep fighting

By Amalie Benjamin

Girls’ soccer notebook

Austin Prep girls’ soccer can smell the postseason

By Cat Calsolaro

Volleyball notebook

Mentorship produces perfect record

By Liz Torres


Brad Stevens eager to get going with preseason

By Baxter Holmes

Boys’ soccer notebook

Wellesley’s soccer captains have formed chemistry for years

By Nick Ironside

G: Health

Survivors of pediatric brain tumors share a special bond

Pediatric brain cancer survivors (from left) Katie Nickerson, Bernard Manning, and Jack Coates.

By Barbara Moran

As children with brain tumors, they beat the odds. Now they’re part of a small but growing community of support.

Dr. Paul Offit

Q&A with Dr. Paul Offit

“Alternative medicine is a multibillion dollar industry. These products aren’t being made by hippies on mountainsides. They’re being made by big pharmaceutical companies,’’ says Dr. Paul Offit

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Offit has now turned his attention to a different kind of health threat: alternative medicine.

Daily Dose

Finding drug-free techniques to treat chronic pain

By Deborah Kotz

Nearly half of all Americans contend with chronic back pain, headaches, or joint discomfort, yet painkillers have recently come under increased scrutiny for their health risks.

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Short White Coat

‘Expecting Better’ from your doctors during pregnancy

By Dr. Ishani Ganguli

Health Answers

What causes a side stitch when running?

By Courtney Humphries

Art Review

Paying tribute to W.E.B. Du Bois

By Mark Feeney

Stage Review

Out for blood in ‘Hairy Tales’

By Jeffrey Gantz

Music Review

In the caves of Qumran, with electronics

By Jeremy Eichler

Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Monday

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase


John Travolta at Fenway for both playoff games

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Kids get a jump on reading at Jumpstart event

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


A ‘Photorama’ for Photo Nights

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Team IMPACT’s impact seen at Boston gala

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


lucy’s lights on the Esplanade

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Gabe, Lisa Kapler to divorce?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein