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Dan Shaughnessy

Cardinals reverse Red Sox fortune in Game 2

David Ortiz, second from left, and the Red Sox watched the Cardinals leave Fenway Park with a win in Game 2.

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After a Game 1 embarrassment, the Cardinals played Big Boy Baseball and delivered a wake-up call for Red Sox Nation.

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Dan Barrett adjusted a skeleton on a wall while setting up a room in the haunted house.

Northeastern researchers experiment with fear at Newton haunted house

The monsters and ghouls in this unusual haunted house are Northeastern psychology researchers who spend days generating emotional responses in the laboratory.

Westfield State president Evan Dobelle has accused the university’s board of trustees and the state’s top higher education official of conspiring to ruin his reputation.

Westfield State’s Dobelle sought deal

Evan Dobelle would have stepped down if trustees let him take a paid sabbatical and return as a professor, sources said. Instead he’s suing them.

// Slain Danvers teacher had asked suspect to stay late

Not long after he was seen with Colleen Ritzer, murder suspect Philip Chism was seen running away from a soccer field, and later at a movie theater.

Mayoral candidates State Rep. Martin J. Walsh, left, and City Councilor John Connolly.

Calls, fliers give race for Boston mayor a tinge of negativity

Phone calls to voters floating negative messages about Martin Walsh follow at least two negative campaign fliers denouncing John Connolly.

The Nation

Health website not fully tested, contractors say

Contractors testified on Thursday before Congress about the rollout of the online health insurance marketplace.

By Robert Pear

While individual components of the system were tested earlier, contractors said, the government did not conduct “end-to-end testing” of the whole system until late September.

Political Notebook

Obama urges action on immigration

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greeted supporters of immigration overhaul. Obama’s remarks Thursday were aimed at restarting discussion in Congress.

President Obama renewed his call for an immigration overhaul, telling activists that the fate of a bipartisan Senate bill now rests with Republicans in the House.

Both sides in House back water projects

By Henry C. Jackson

Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly passed an $8.2 billion House bill mapping out plans for dams, harbor, river navigation, and other water projects.

The World

Alleged NSA spying hurt trust, German leader says

“Spying among friends, that cannot be,’’ Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, said.

By John-Thor Dahlburg and Geir Moulson

European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread US spying on its allies.

In Bangladesh, inspections at factories have not begun

Relatives prayed at a vigil in Bangladesh on Thursday, six months after the Rana Plaza building collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and sparking a worldwide outcry.

By Mehul Srivastava

Not a single Bangladeshi garment factory has been inspected under any of the three programs created after 1,100 workers were killed in a factory collapse.

CIA files show Pakistani knowledge of drones

By Greg Miller

Despite denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan’s government have for years secretly endorsed the program and received classified briefings.

Editorial & Opinion

Driving a clever move against larger injustices

The passenger of a passing vehicle looks across as a woman drives her car in defiance of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2011, in this video frame grab from the Saudi Women for Driving coalition.

By Prodita Sabarini

Inspired by the revolutions in neighboring Gulf States, Saudi women started their own movement. They revolted by cunningly tackling the right to drive a car.


How to topple a reputation with one click

The video shows Glenn Taylor pushing over an ancient rock formation in  Utah.

By Carlo Rotella

The ancient urge, felt by everyone at some point in life, is an unreasoning impulse to break things. But why add recording the acts and putting them online?


Walsh’s chance to deliver on labor

By Scot Lehigh

What if mayoral candidate Martin Walsh sat down with police and fire unions and brokered an affordable agreement on how parity will be calculated?


Harvard wants to reach more low-income applicants

By Matt Rocheleau

The Harvard College Connection will feature a range of outreach methods to highlight financial aid options at Harvard and to help high school students apply.

Kevin Cullen

The Red Sox as America’s Team?

By Kevin Cullen

Fans across the country don’t like us. They envy our recent sporting success. But this surprise ballclub may lure them over to our side, at least for one season.

Few complain about censorship at Mass. libraries

Boston Public Library had one complaint about a book in the past three years.

By Shawn Musgrave

Fewer than 20 libraries have faced a challenge to their collections since 2010, and only twice did librarians agree to put a book out of children’s reach.

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Slain Danvers teacher had asked suspect to stay late

By Peter Schworm and Kathy McCabe


John Henry’s purchase of The Boston Globe completed

The Boston Globe’s headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

By Beth Healy

The deal to sell The Boston Globe to the Red Sox owner was finalized after a Worcester judge lifted an injunction that had blocked the sale.

Boston Scientific expects to add jobs in Mass.

Natick-based medical device leader Boston Scientific said it expects to add jobs in Massachusetts, even as it cuts about 1,500 jobs throughout the company.

By Robert Weisman

A day after disclosing it will shed 1,500 jobs worldwide, the Natick-based medical device leader said they will probably add employees in Mass.

Shirley Leung

Can a Hard Rock casino work at Suffolk Downs?

Hard Rock International, which wants to run a Bay State casino. now runs five casinos, including one (above) in Hollywood, Fla.

By Shirley Leung

Hard Rock International wants into the Mass. gaming market badly, and it’s hoping three times is the charm.


Rabbi Samuel Chiel, 86; longtime leader of Newton’s Temple Emanuel

Rabbi Samuel Chiel urged ties between Jews and Catholics.

By Bryan Marquard

Chiel became rabbi at Temple Emanuel in 1968 and was instrumental in forging a closer relationship between Jews and Catholics in Greater Boston.

William Sullivan, last US ambassador to Iran; at 90

Henry Kissinger, William Sullivan, and Tran Kim Phuong in 1972 at South Vietnam’s embassy in Washington.

By William Branigin

Mr. Sullivan also oversaw the ‘‘secret war’’ in Laos and helped negotiate the end of US military involvement in Vietnam.

Major Owens, 77; congressman who championed education

Community leaders in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, Major R. Owens and Ben-Tzion Meltzer, in 2002.

By Joseph P. Fried

Mr. Owens in 1982 won the House seat vacated by the retiring Shirley Chisholm, who was the first black woman elected to Congress.


cardinals 4, red sox 2

Cardinals rally past Red Sox to tie Series

Errors in the seventh inning cost the Red Sox the lead.

By Peter Abraham

A series of mistakes by the Red Sox led to the Cardinals scoring three runs in the seventh inning to head back to St. Louis tied 1-1.

Christopher L. Gasper

Cardinals show they won’t simply roll over

Outfielders Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, and Carlos Beltran celebrated the Cardinals’ 4-2 victory over the Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The comeback win in Game 2 was a sign that these Cardinals won’t go down meekly like their forebears of 2004 did.

On baseball

Red Sox doomed by uncharacteristic mistakes

Left fielder Jonny Gomes had to face facts: his throw home on a sacrifice fly contributed to a Cardinal rally.

By Nick Cafardo

It was shocking to see the Sox come apart with a faulty bullpen performance in Game 2. How could they let this happen?

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Dan Shaughnessy

Cardinals reverse Red Sox fortune in Game 2

By Dan Shaughnessy

on baseball

Jon Lester a cheater? Get a grip

By Nick Cafardo

red sox notebook

Clay Buchholz remains projected Game 4 starter

By Peter Abraham

Cardinals notebook

Banged-up Carlos Beltran makes his presence felt

By Julian Benbow

patriots notebook

Patriots add Tom Brady to injury report

By Michael Whitmer

Bruins 2, Sharks 1

Bruins beat Sharks in final second

By Fluto Shinzawa

bruins notebook

Severity of Loui Eriksson concussion unknown

By Fluto Shinzawa

Panthers 31, Buccaneers 13

Cam Newton throws for 2 TDs in Panthers’ victory

By Fred Goodall

fantasy football

Tom Brady is no star in fantasy football

By Ed Ryan

Downs & Distance

Missouri isn’t out of place in the SEC

By Jim McBride

the bettor’s edge

Seahawks, Chiefs, Vikings are this week’s picks

By Ed Ryan


Danny Ainge sees Celtics’ future with Rajon Rondo

By Baxter Holmes

college hockey

Northeastern surpassing early season expectations

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

G: Arts & Movies

Movie review

‘12 Years a Slave’ shows a free man taken into bondage

“12 Years a Slave” is the story of Solomon Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (center and far left, with Michael Fassbender), a free black man kidnapped and sold. The movie is based on his 1853 memoir.

By Ty Burr

The true story of Solomon Northup asks a mainstream audience to confront the worst of what humanity can do to itself.

Stage Review

‘The Power of Duff’ tackles the nature of belief

David Wilson Barnes stars in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “The Power of Duff.”

By Don Aucoin

Stephen Belber’s seriocomic play, now at Huntington Theatre Company, adds up to a smart take on a thorny subject.


‘Jackass’ crew strikes again with ‘Bad Grandpa’

Johnny Knoxville (center, in octogenarian makeup) and Jackson Nicoll (left) star in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.”

By Peter Keough

Though at times it grows predictable and more inane than outrageous, the movie gets more than its share of cheap laughs.

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Book REview

‘Police’ by Jo Nesbo

By Daneet Steffens

Scene & Heard

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana follows her ears

By Jon Garelick

Noisy Neighbors

JCA Orchestra, ‘Stories’

By Jon Garelick

FRight Watch

Scary good parties to stretch out your Halloween

By Vanessa Fernandes

High Five

Sammy Hagar on recent and past duets

By Sarah Rodman


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Music Review

Daniel Harding conducts the BSO

By Jeremy Eichler


James Taylor, Cameron Diaz at Fenway for Game 2

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jon Hamm parties with Huntington Theatre

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Matt Damon heads to Forum after Game 1

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Rob Gronkowski to host football clinic for women

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


John Travolta films at South Bay House of Correction

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


An early look at ‘12 Years a Slave’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein