Sandy to reach Mass. late Sunday

The Category 1 storm is set to hit the New Jersey coast and lose its hurricane status by the time it reaches the Northeast Sunday night.

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Unsanitary practices blamed in outbreak

Visible mold was found inside the Framingham pharmacy, including 83 vials from one lot of a tainted steroid used to treat back pain.

From left, Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode, and Gary Johnson took part in a third-party debate in Chicago.

Third-party candidates could tip vote

In hotly contested swing states, their presence on the ballot may alter the course of the election.

Actress Stephanie Perks monitored a video screen showing several views inside the Salem’s 13 Ghosts haunted house. She waits for a cue to jump and try to scare visitors.

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More haunted houses turning to 3-D effects

Attractions have exploited technology — video effects, animatronics, visitor-tracking sensors — to put more fright into the night, 21st-century style.

Joe Kinan, with his fiancee, Carrie Pratt, left MGH weeks after a hand transplant.

Station nightclub fire survivor upbeat after hand transplant

Joe Kinan survived the fire that killed 100 people in 2003.

Rudolf Anderson

A pilot’s sacrifice helped defuse Cuban Missile Crisis

The death of pilot Rudolf Anderson, shot down over Cuba 50 years ago today, served as a catalyst for the US and the Soviet Union to cut a deal.

Adrian Walker

Remembering Jeanette Boone’s well-lived life

Boone was a housing activist, a champion of troubled youth, a John Kerry confidante, and an unsung heroine of Boston.


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Rachel Cossar (left), Emily Mistretta (middle), and Whitney Jensen performed during a Boston Ballet dress rehearsal of Jorma Elo’s “Awake Only.”

Boston Ballet journeys from contemplative to edgy

Jorma Elo’s “Awake Only,” the centerpiece of Boston Ballet’s “Fall Program,” taps into the opportunity to connect with one’s childhood self.