Mass. IT project is latest black eye for consulting firm

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

Prosecutors seek warrant for Tsarnaev in officer’s murder

Middlesex County prosecutors want to arraign Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges that he murdered MIT officer Sean Collier in Cambridge.

Connolly has 7-point edge over Walsh in new mayoral poll

The poll found John Connolly leading Martin Walsh, 41 percent to 34 percent, with 23 percent still undecided.

An overcast sky at dawn over the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Government shutdown enters 2nd week

Amid bleak prospects for an immediate end to the shutdown and looming debt ceiling, stocks were down Monday.

Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

The Court began its new term by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia’s bid to revive its anti-sodomy law.

Braylon O’Neill, 4, tried dribbling a soccer ball with a new pair of prosthetic legs in Boston Sunday.

Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe

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.

// 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.

Adrian Walker

// No fix for the fix-it man

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.

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

Students joust for MIT hacking title

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s first HackMIT, a 36-hour event, yielded some ingenious — and wacky — creations.

Christopher L. Gasper

// Tom Brady rues defeat, not end of his streak

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


Jennifer Graham

// ‘Free’ comes with a price

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.


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Finding drug-free techniques to treat chronic pain

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.