Audit finds flaws in MassHealth spending

The findings reflect ?serious weaknesses? in the agency?s claims processing system, state auditor Suzanne Bump said.

Amid merger trend, Boston Medical Center, Tufts in talks

A merger would link two nonprofit hospitals that both treat many low-income patients and have endured financial struggles.

Pluto about to get its close-ups

The New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto with the mission of taking the first detailed photos of the dwarf planet.

// Golden named permanent director at Boston Redevelopment Authority

Mayor Walsh said Brian Golden had displayed an ability to reform the BRA, while also pursuing redevelopment projects.

Simmons College professor, husband dead in crash

The 28-year-old professor and her husband died Friday in New York after their car collided with a tractor trailer.

Benjamin Edelman.

Harvard professor apologizes over Chinese-food fight

?I aspire to act with great respect and humility in dealing with others, no matter what the situation,? Benjamin Edelman said.

State trooper allegedly pepper sprayed protester

A trooper who can be seen in an online video apparently squirting pepper spray at a Boston protester has been placed on restricted duty.

Boston, MA 07/18/2006: Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester fires a pitch on his way to a one hit eight inning performance vs. the Royals. Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis Library Tag 07192006 Sports


Red Sox lost Lester with first offer

The Red Sox? initial four-year, $70 million offer alienated Jon Lester to the point of no return.

Wade Miley has averaged just shy of 200 innings the last three seasons. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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Sox close to deal for Diamondbacks lefthander Wade Miley

The Red Sox will part with Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, and a minor leaguer to be determined in the deal.

Boston Celtics' Jeff Green (8) drives against Charlotte Hornets' Lance Stephenson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Hornets 96, Celtics 87

Celtics lose to Hornets in Charlotte

It was Boston?s second straight loss after a three-game wining streak.


// Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture

Mayor Walsh is widely assumed to have a stealth pro-development agenda, and remarks Wednesday made that explicit.


The best photos of 2014

The stories behind the Globe?s most memorable pictures of the year.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the screening of

names opposes Mark Wahlberg pardon

A group that promotes civic engagement among Asians and Pacific Islanders has a petition against a pardon for Wahlberg.

// How much snow would nor?easter have brought us?

Tuesday?s storm wouldn?t have brought much snow, forecasters said, because not enough cold air was present.

// Harvard students stage ?die-in? to protest Ferguson, NYC cases

Dozens of Harvard Medical School students were joined by faculty and staff in a ?die-in? on the school?s Boston campus.



// Boston 2024 adds up to an Olympic leap of faith

Only an elite few know every detail of Boston?s preliminary bid to host the 2024 Games.

The Big Picture

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, California December 8, 2014.

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Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

The huge fire shut down parts of two major freeways in Los Angeles early Monday morning.