First wave of early prison releases begins

More than 90 people from Mass. had their drug sentences reduced recently, and dozens are slated to be released as early as this week.


// The Royals are the people?s champions

The Royals fought back ? again ? Sunday night to win the World Series in five games.

Kansas City?s Christian Colon was excited after hitting an RBI single that scored Jarrod Dyson in the 12th inning.

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Royals 7, Mets 2 (12 inn.)

Royals win World Series in dramatic fashion

Pinch hitter Christian Colon singled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, sparking a five-run rally.

Northeastern plans satellite campus in Toronto

It will be the school?s first international outpost and fourth branch outside its Boston hub.

// Fred Thompson, former US senator and actor, dies at 73

Thompson, who served eight years in the US Senate, died after a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said.

Geico turns to civil suits in bid to fight fraud

Defense lawyers complain the tactic is aimed at avoiding medical claims from clinics in lower-income neighborhoods.

At Olmstead Place on South Huntington Avenue. studios start at $2,600.

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Jamaica Plain apartments going upscale ? for a price

Olmstead Place is the first of three new luxury apartment buildings planned on a changing stretch in Jamaica Plain.

Adrian Walker

// Keeping the spotlight on the Catholic Church

Fourteen years after the clergy abuse scandal rocked the world, critics insist the Church still has not done all it can to protect children.


// Unvaccinated babies refused by some doctors

A new survey finds that one in five pediatricians regularly turns away families who won?t get their infants vaccinated.

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Survival guide for running and biking in the dark

Adding reflective stripes to your joints is one way to tell drivers you are a moving person, not a stationary object.

Activists from the Humane Society collected signatures for a November 2016 ballot initiative.

Animal-welfare vote in Mass. may break new ground

Voters are likely to decide a controversial measure banning eggs from hens and meat from pigs and calves kept in tight enclosures.

//®%20FUSION.jpg Can Gillette stay ahead?

Dollar Shave Club, which launched three years ago, has continued to trim away at the Boston-based company?s dynasty.

// After vandalism, ?Black Lives Matter? sign rededicated

Vandals have twice ripped down the ?Black Lives Matter? banner from outside the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.

// Showdown in southern suburbs for open state Senate seat

Michael Brady, a Democrat, and Geoffrey Diehl, a Republican, face off Tuesday in a special election.

Andrea Joy Campbell (left) and Charles Yancey faced off in a debate on Boston Praise Radio.

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With testy words on future, a classic clash for District 4 seat

The hottest City Council race is District 4, which spans Mattapan and Dorchester and includes slices of Jamaica Plain.

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan?s chances in the rematch against the Patriots? Like his waistline, slim.


Should fans root for a perfect Patriots season?

To go 16-0 or not to go 16-0, that is the question facing the Patriots.

// GE to close Avon plant, cut 300 jobs

The move comes even as the industrial giant adds hundreds of white-collar positions in Massachusetts.

Patriots reciever Danny Amendola can read a play on the field, and off it.

Patriots? Danny Amendola promoting literacy in local schools

The receiver?s foundation, Catches for Kids, has created reading rooms stocked with new books.

The USNS Apache departed from Virginia last month to search for the ship?s remains, which officials believe were located Saturday by an advanced sonar system on board.

Officials deploy vehicle to find boat?s wreckage

Investigators launched a deep-ocean vehicle Sunday to help determine whether wreckage found is the lost cargo ship El Faro.

Opinion & Ideas

Julie Burros

// The next act for Boston?s theater scene

What we see is an opportunity to think about the needs of that sector, and start working toward some great solutions.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// 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.



// Boston?s newest Uber driver? Kayak co-founder Paul English

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


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// Religious context of Russia?s move in Syria overlooked

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