Fear on both sides makes answers hard to find in gun debate

To understand who has these guns, think about them like we think about the distribution of wealth ? the top has a lot, while the rest have a little or none.

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Las Vegas gunman may have scouted Boston locations online

One official briefed on the matter said Stephen Paddock had been Googling Fenway Park and the Boston Center for the Arts. The official said it was unclear whether Paddock was ever in the city.


// After Las Vegas, Bill Bratton?s prescription doesn?t fit in a sound bite

The former head of police departments in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles offers post-massacre observations.

// NRA offers some support for rules on rapid-fire device

The move was a stunning shift for an organization that has bitterly fought any new gun control rules for years.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins the Nobel Peace Prize

The Geneva-based group was honored ??for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.?

// Trump plans to announce he will ?decertify? Iran deal

President Trump plans to announce that he will ??decertify?? the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national interest of the US.

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Free beer isn?t enough anymore

In a booming local economy, companies have to be creative when it comes to perks.

// Cam Newton apologizes for making sexist comments to a reporter

?After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women,? he said in a video.

// White Mountains fire spreads, could burn for days, fire chief says

A passerby told firefighters leaving the woods Tuesday night that a streaking meteor had crashed near the site of the fire.

// NH man arrested after submachine gun found hidden inside home

Danny Coutermarsh, 58, was arrested Thursday for being a felon in posession of a firearm and other dangerous weapons, authorities said.

A triple-header in Boston sports

Tampa, FL: October 3, 2017: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady scrambles for some yardage late in the first half that helped set up a field goal. The New England Patriots visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a regular season Thursday Night NFL football game at Raymond James Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

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Bob Hohler

Couch potato?s dream: Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins have marquee games on same day

The Patriots and Bruins both won, but the Red Sox began an exciting viewing day with a resounding loss.

Tampa, FL: October 3, 2017: Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) breaks away from Tampa Bay CB Brent Grimes (24) for a first quarter ong gain that gave the Patriots a first and 10 at the Tampa Bay 14 yard line and set up the first New England field goal of the game. The New England Patriots visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a regular season Thursday Night NFL football game at Raymond James Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).


Patriots grind out win over Buccaneers

The much-maligned defense turned in its best effort of the season in win over Tampa Bay.

Chad Finn

// Under the circumstances, an ugly win looks pretty good

Other thoughts: Jameis Winston isn?t that good, Stephen Gostkowski is, and Danny Amendola has really stepped up.

Fans react as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) is pulled from the baseball game in the sixth inning in Game 1 against the Houston Astros on an American League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


So much for Chris Sale?s first postseason start

Sale was going to be different from softie teammates David Price and Rick Porcello, who both spit the bit in the playoffs last year.

Boston Ma 10/5/17 Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators during second period action at the TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic reporter


Bruins open season with a win

Rookies Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy scored goals for Boston.

The Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield.

Mark Murray/File

Dr. Seuss museum will take down mural after authors threaten to boycott festival

Several authors said they would boycott a festival at the Massachusetts museum over a mural that, they say, promotes racial stereotypes.

// Harvey Weinstein to take leave amid sexual harassment report

The move comes after a report alleging decades of sexual harassment against women, including employees and actress Ashley Judd.

Shirley Leung

// It?s time for Boston to bring in the closer for our Amazon bid

Imagine a pitch centered around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

// Clinton Global Initiative University coming to Northeastern

Former President Bill Clinton and daughter, Chelsea, will lead the 10th annual university initiative Oct. 13-15.

// State Street settles complaint over equal pay for female and black executives

The pay practices covered a two-year period and affected 305 female executives and 15 black vice presidents.

// Activists march against Airbnb rentals they say are squeezing Chinatown

Advocacy groups organized a march from Chinatown to the State House Thursday to bring attention to the issue.

'Season Ticket': Our new podcast

// The Season Ticket podcast

On the eve of a new hockey season in Boston, Kevin Paul Dupont joined Chris Gasper to talk about the outlook for the Bruins. Then, columnist Chad Finn chatted all things Celtics.


// 108 Stitches

Red Sox reporter Alex Speier writes about everything baseball with an eye for analytics and an insider?s knowledge of the game.

Special reports

Spotlight follow-up

// Children of priests step out of the shadows

A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

Opinion & Ideas


// Protect free access to birth control

The Trump administration has drafted a rule that would dial back contraception coverage mandated in Obamacare.

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Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.


// IBM lobbying blitz seeks to shield Watson supercomputer from regulation

A STAT examination shows the lengths to which IBM has gone to shield Watson from government scrutiny.


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Ford, Ken Block?s Hoonigan Racing to exit World Rallycross Championship

Ken Block, Hoonigan Racing and Ford Performance won?t return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2018. Ford Performance announced Wednesday that it will exit the series following the conclusion of the 2017 championship, according to The American automaker partnered with Hoonigan ahead of the 2016 season to launch its first factory-backed rallycross campaign [?]