DraftKings retains Martha Coakley as adviser

DraftKings, the embattled Boston sports fantasy business, hired former Attorney General Martha Coakley as an adviser.

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Coakley, the former attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, will advise the company on legislative and regulatory matters.

Westport man faces drunk driving charges in fatal I-195 wreck

Robert J. Hansen, 52, of Westport, also was erratic and belligerent at the crash scene, police said.

Kevin Brown, left, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council and Rodney Butler, right, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, host an historic signing ceremony, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., formalizing their new casino venture north of the city. In an effort to halt an exodus of gamblers and the loss of industry jobs, the tribes, backed by the legislature and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, hope to compete with the planned MGM Resorts casino in Springfield, Mass. (Lauren Schneiderman/Hartford Courant via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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New Conn. competition for a Springfield casino

Two Connecticut tribes and state government will collaborate to deter gamblers from crossing the border to Massachusetts.

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Carlos Ortiz wants a judge to throw out his murder indictment in the same case in which Aaron Hernandez was convicted.

Chinatown fire forces 40 to evacuate

A fire in a building in Chinatown displaced about 40 people and resulted in two minor injuries Monday night, fire officials said.

Legislative leaders voice hesitation on Baker?s opioid plan

Lawmakers are lukewarm about the governor?s push to grant hospitals authority to hold addicts.


Visits to the doctor cost more as hospitals buy practices

Consumers paid an average of $75 a year more, a Harvard study finds.

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A nationwide Amber Alert was issued after Tiffany Cherry, 36, drove from Pennsylvania to Boston to get treatment for her seriously ill infant son.

Justin Trudeau, head of Canada?s Liberal Party, watched election returns with his family and his mother.

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Liberals expected to be majority party in Canada

The stunning win by the Liberal Party would end almost 10 years of Conservative power.

Oct 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) leaves the field after the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports


Angry Tom Brady is force to be reckoned with

No more Mr. Nice Guy. Tom Brady is captain of the Revenge Tour and he no longer cares about hurting anybody?s feelings.

Lieutenant Dave Brown spoke with ECCO member Karen Brown at a meeting between Lynn police and residents held at Zion Baptist Church.

Church members call for more blacks, Latinos on Lynn police force

Police Chief Kevin Coppinger said his department actively tries to recruit minorities.

Snow guns blew full blast during Opening Day at the Sunday River ski resort.

Early opening at Sunday River draws joyful skiers

The Maine resort turned on the snow guns and attracted hundreds of skiers to opening day Monday.

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the 2015 film ?Star Wars: The Force Awakens,? directed by J.J. Abrams.

New trailer unveiled for ?Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Tickets for the movie, slated to open Dec. 18, went on sale after the trailer?s release during ?Monday Night Football.?

Boston University?s Ronald Corley, center, took part in an acting class intended to help with connecting with audiences.

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They know the science, and now they have to communicate it

Scientists at Boston University are learning techniques from acting to connect better with their audiences.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_19Kosciuszko18_MET.jpg Lawmaker pushes for a fix to vexing Boston rotary

?To say traffic and safety issues at Kosciuszko Circle are at a crisis level would be an understatement,? State Rep. Nick Collins said of the rotary.

epa04984527 (FILE) A file picture dated 19 August 2013 shows South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. Oscar Pistorius was released late on 19 October 2015 from prison after serving one year for shooting dead his girlfriend, South Africa's prisons department said. Correctional services spokesman Manelisi Wolela confirmed that Pistorius had been released from the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria. Pistorius fired four shots at Reeva Steenkamp through a locked toilet door at his home in Pretoria in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013. She died at the scene. EPA/STR

Pistorius released from prison in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner who fatally shot his girlfriend, was placed under house arrest.

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Not since Tina Fey did Sarah Palin has an ?SNL? impersonation been quite as on-point.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham | Q&A

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/coates200-1317.jpg The world of Ta-Nehisi Coates

In his memoir, Coates sifts through the stubborn layers of this nation?s racism.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/trump150-1503.jpg Will GOP presidential contest finally sort out the party?

In a way, the back and forth between Trump and Bush is exactly the debate the GOP should be having right now.

The Big Picture

Protesters opening their umbrellas, symbols of the pro-democracy movement, in 2014.


The Umbrella Movement, one year later

A year after Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters, a Reuters photographer revisited the scenes.


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Jerry the Bear is helping sick kids learn to take care of themselves.



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Bishops may find themselves accused of having spent the last three weeks fiddling, while everyplace other than Rome burns.