Two arrested in Burlington mosque vandalism

Police said they arrested two men who they say spray-painted ?USA? on a mosque wall in an incident they believe may be a hate crime.

In this photo made available Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, and provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian Military on cars approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Russian cargo plane on Monday brought the first bodies of Russian victims killed in a plane crash in Egypt home to St. Petersburg, a city awash in grief for its missing residents. (Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP)

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Cause of jetliner crash remains uncertain

The airline denied the plane was brought down by equipment failure or crew error, but others said those comments were premature.

// Indycar race tickets not for sale until agreements finalized

The race would be held on a proposed 2.2-mile temporary street course around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Group seeks ambitious funding for state K-12

A bi-partisan commission of lawmakers and educators recommended hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on the state?s system.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul spoke at the University of New Hampshire.

Rand Paul criticizes Jeb Bush?s opposition to marijuana

At a rally for 100 people at the University of New Hampshire, the US Senator criticized the former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Another high-rise condo tower aims for Downtown Crossing

A New York-based developer is preparing to file plans for a tower at the corner of Washington and Bromfield streets.

// Judge orders Cosby deposition in Janice Dickinson lawsuit

Bill Cosby and his former attorney can be deposed by lawyers for Janice Dickinson in the model?s defamation lawsuit against the embattled comedian, a judge ruled Monday.

// Ship wreckage confirmed to be El Faro, NTSB says

The wreckage found at the bottom of the ocean on Saturday was positively identified as the missing El Faro, the NTSB said on Monday.

Three escaped goats show up at R.I. town hall

The goats showed up on the lawn of Richmond Town Hall Monday after following a local resident there.

From left: Brian d'Arcy James, Gene Amoroso, Mark Ruffalo, and John Slattery at a game at Fenway Park in a scene from ?Spotlight.?

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Yankees said no to ?Spotlight?

A ?Spotlight? scene filmed at Fenway Park, which was originally going to be shot during a Sox-Yankees game, was nixed by the Yankees.

// A closer look at Ben Carson?s faith

Seventh Day Adventism is set apart from other Christian sects by adherents? observance of the Sabbath on Saturday.

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// Red Sox face crucial stretch as baseball?s offseason begins

The first decision on the agenda as the team begins setting its course for 2016 is Clay Buchholz?s contract option.

Refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean Sea on Monday.

Oct. flow of migrants across Mediterranean sets record

More than 218,000 refugees and other migrants crossed the Mediterranean in October, more than in the whole of last year.

Mothers who ran Marathon while pregnant post pics of their babies

It takes months of regimented training to condition a body to run the Boston Marathon. Imagine now, running those 26.2 miles while pregnant.

Thompson was seen at a John McCain campaign rally in Nov. 2008.

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Recalling Fred Thompson?s unlikely story

Thompson, who died Sunday, rose against seemingly impossible odds to become a candidate for president, US senator, and actor.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Quickie online cooking videos? Groan appetit.

A wave of quickie cooking videos on social media has me losing my appetite.

Top: Student filmmakers (front) Liam Mulcahy; (middle row, from left) Audrey Larson, Shay Martin, Margaret Gill, James Sowinski, and Lizzy Embick; (back row, from left) Emily Wood, John Kohler, Kevin Castro, and Rajaiah Jones.

Teen directors seize the film festival stage

About a third of the selections at the Boston International Kids Film Festival were made by children and teenagers, many from the this area.

opinion | Trish Karter

// Why I had an abortion

Trish Karter writes that she?s hopeful elected leaders will pause to listen.

Opinion & Ideas


// Paul Ryan stays in a bubble

Congress during the week, and home in Wis. for the weekends. The new House speaker may suffer from Beltway bubble-itis.

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.


// Constant Contact sold to Burlington company for $1.1b

Endurance International, which offers web-hosting services, is spending $1.1 billion to buy the e-mail marketing company.



// Vatican detains 2 over alleged links to leaked documents

Two new blockbuster books containing leaked documents about the Vatican?s internal financial operations are set for release in the next few days.