Audit finds flaws in MassHealth spending

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

Boston Medical Center (Suarez, Essdras M/ Globe Staff)

Globe File

Boston Medical Center, Tufts in merger talks

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

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.

Former Governor William F. Weld (left) campaigned for Governor-elect Charlie Baker in Lowell on Oct. 31.

Weld registers as a State House lobbyist

William Weld is the first recent ex-governor to register as a State House lobbyist, a month before his protege is sworn in as governor.

Shirley Leung

Marty Walsh gets his man at the BRA

Was it a bet with a columnist that spurred the mayor into action?

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.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, shown speaking at a news conference Wednesday, is upset that the spending bill contains changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.

As clock ticks, Warren balks at spending bill

The Mass. senator led a liberal revolt against an effort that she says weakens financial regulations.

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.

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)

Sox close to deal for Diamondbacks lefthander Wade Miley

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

This ad is the kind of pop-up that users with certain Internet-connected TVs can expect to see, thanks to ShopTV.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Internet pop-up ads come to SmartTV

About 20 million viewers with Internet-connected smart TV sets can see pop-ups ads that take over their screens during related commercial.

Yvonne Abraham

A chance missed to help those in need

The Long Island Bridge?s closure is forcing the city to confront the limits of its compassion.

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.


The best photos of 2014

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

Globe santa

// Single mom of 3 faces holiday season while homeless

The woman wrote that she had been unable to afford the rent on her income alone, and trying to find housing is making it difficult for her to work a 40-hour week.



// 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.

Gene Blevins/Reuters

Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

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