Few arrests in Salem despite big Halloween crowd

Salem, MA -- 10/31/15 -- Lisa Pontes attended the outdoor Halloween festivities on October 31, 2015, in Salem, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

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About 100,000 people were in Salem on Saturday, but police made only eight arrests.

Mass. student dies after being struck near Skidmore College

Michael Hedges, 19, of Lenox, was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center, and police said the driver was drunk.

Corn Elder finished the Hurricanes eight-lateral kickoff return against Duke on Saturday.

ACC suspends officials for two games after Miami-Duke ending

League commissioner John Swofford said the final play ??was not handled appropriately? and included ?a series of errors.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Was8976347.jpg Submersible launched to confirm if wreckage is missing ship

Investigators are using the submersible to determine if they?ve found the missing El Faro cargo ship.

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A second leatherback sea turtle was rescued and released on Saturday.

After Bernie Sanders won the mayoral race in Burlington, Vt., in 1981, some felt the socialist?s career would be short.

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As Vermont official, Sanders ?got things done?

Bernie Sanders had some critics. But few dispute that his reforms resulted in an efficient and responsive city government.

Newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is escorted to the House chamber following the resignation of John Boehner, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. With a new speaker in the House and a major budget-and-debt deal completed, lawmakers hope they are entering a welcome period of calm _ even boredom _ on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Paul Ryan says House GOP will be focused and productive

Speaking Sunday, the new House speaker said his style will be different than that of his predecessor, John Boehner.

People wave flags outside the AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey November 1, 2015. Turks went to the polls in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday under the shadow of mounting internal bloodshed and economic worries, a vote that could determine the trajectory of the polarised country and of President Tayyip Erdogan. The vote is the second in five months, after the AK Party founded by Erdogan lost in June the single-party governing majority it has enjoyed since first coming to power in 2002. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish prime minister declares victory in election

The ruling AKP party showed big gains that likely will restore its majority in parliament.

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Debris was scattered over a wide area, but officials say it?s too early to determine what caused the crash.

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Is it crazy to try to buy a house around Boston?

We compete so fiercely, and pay so much, for so little, some buyers are afraid they?re making a bad call.

Foxborough, MA - 10/29/15 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis celebrate after Lewis' 16 yard touchdown late in the second quarter. The New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins in a NFL Thursday night game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Michael Whitmer, Topic: 30Patriots-Dolphins, LOID: 8.2.117895189.

Ben Volin | On football

Credit Patriots? victory to teamwork

Here are some big plays that didn?t make the stat sheet from Thursday?s 36-7 victory over the Dolphins.

Melvin at one of his usual spots in Kenmore Square, his home since the 1980s.


A Kenmore Square fixture, Melvin has gone missing

People are wondering what happened to Melvin, a homeless man who has been a familiar presence for 30 years.

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Advocates are ?cautiously optimistic? as the state takes over management this cross-country ski season.

Maria Interiano sent the last text messages she received from her brother, Santos (below), to a Texas Ranger in October.

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Cruelty adds to loss for families of missing migrants

It was already a devastating year for Maria Interiano, whose brother went missing crossing into Texas. Then the scam artists preyed on her pain.

Baked oysters at Branch Line in Watertown.

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Hard-to-find Branch Line is easy to enjoy

The new Watertown restaurant, run by those behind Eastern Standard, features rotisserie chicken, marinated lamb skewers, and bocce.

In this Oct. 28, 2015 photo, John Davis poses for a photo while holding an insurance bill at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla. Davis, a 49-year-old construction worker unemployed because of health problems, is among those who cannot get health insurance through HealthCare.gov because the law prevents people below the poverty line from using the insurance exchanges. So the private insurance alternative is closed to them, even as their states refuse to expand public coverage. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Health law faces challenges as new sign-up season begins

As the third year of enrollment starts today, President Obama?s health care law is approaching limits.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, left, and Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer listen to a presentation during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Washington. The meeting was to discuss a proposed rule establishing total loss-absorbing capacity and long-term debt requirements for global systemically important banking organizations, as well as a final rule on margin and capital requirements for uncleared swaps of prudentially regulated swap entities. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How Fed interest rate hikes could affect homebuying and saving

Officials will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss whether the time has come to raise interest rates.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/31/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/dst-clock-weiss%20-%20Copy-5748.jpg Return to standard time plunges region into darkness

When the sun sets Sunday at the unreasonable hour of 4:37 p.m., Boston?s long, dark slog back to winter will have begun.

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An analysis by the Associated Press showed that about 1,000 police officers lost their licenses across the country in a six-year period.

Opinion & Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/1101foli200-699.jpg Embracing the power of human touch

Pats on the back can encourage a team to victory, and massages can even reduce mortality rates for premature babies.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/151029_KDB_JEB_BUSH_0004.jpg Who is rooting for Jeb Bush?

Bush is right that Americans love a good comeback story, but only if they see a candidate they can root for.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, October 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including fall colors, presidential candidates, and other events.



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English is using his all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85, an electric car with a base price of $105,000.


JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | all things catholic

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It?s increasingly common among the Christians of the Middle East to say that only Russia seems to be taking its responsibility seriously.


Restored Newport mansion hits market for $7.9m

Oil company executive Jay Wilson and his wife, Brenda, spent millions to restore a Newport, R.I., mansion that once belonged to the founders of the Newport Jazz Festival.