LINCOLN — As he did in his playing days, Rick Middleton on Saturday was again a Boston Bruins leader, at the fore of more than a dozen former teammates who turned out for a fundraiser to benefit the Loon Mountain-based New England Disabled Sports.

TAMPA, Fla. — Elections officials across Florida say they expect former felons to flock to their offices to register to vote next month when a newly passed ballot initiative launches one of the largest enfranchisement efforts in modern U.S. history.

The New Hampshire landscape for universal health insurance under Obamacare remains in place, but a federal judge’s ruling late Friday threatens to put the entire law on life support unless the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to keep it alive.