BostonGlobe.com Headlines - Dec. 12, 2014 December 12, 2014 Here are highlights from today's Globe: Amid rancor, House approves spending bill: The vote on the legislation, which now heads to the Senate, came ahead of a midnight deadline for a government shutdown. Noah Bierman and Jessica Meyers report from Washington. Connector board members show support for Gruber: Several members of the Health Connector Board wore heart-shaped pins depicting embattled MIT economist Jonathan Gruber. Healthcare reporter Felice J. Freyer details. 'Senior status' lets federal judges keep working -- for free: The arrangement allows judges to go into semi-retirement while mentoring fresh faces and helping clear the court’s cases. Milton J. Valencia reports. HUBweek festival planned to showcase Boston: The October gathering is designed to elevate the city’s reputation as a center of learning, medicine, technology, and the arts. Michael Levenson reports. HUBweek will be good for Boston: A Globe editorial says HUBweek offers a chance to showcase Boston to the world. 9-year-old with brain tumor gets to finish concert: Sophie Fellows was diagnosed last week, a day after she was stricken with a painful headache during a holiday concert. Reporter Peter Schworm shares her story. In Jon Lester debacle, Red Sox blew it in epic fashion: The Red Sox badly botched the negotiation with a player they had an advantage with, and nowwill likely have to settle for far less, writes columnist Dan Shaughnessy.