GOP presses ahead with $1.1 trillion spending bill

The bill to avoid a government shutdown by midnight faces opposition from Democrats and tea-party Republicans.

// Warren leads liberal revolt against spending bill

The Mass. senator says the bill weakens financial regulations.

Man pleads guilty to fraud in Harvard financial aid scheme

The father of a former Harvard student falsified records so his daughter could be awarded $160,000 in financial aid.

Workers took a corner block of granite out of the State House.

Centuries-old time capsule being removed from State House

The capsule was first buried under the building in 1795 by Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and William Scollay.

Brandon Green fits Katie O'Halloran for two new arms. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.


Family-run firm improves lives through prosthetics

The Martino family has been providing limbs ? and by extension, a better quality of life ? for its patients for four generations.

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate Paul Chuilli, 18, from the single-car crash in Bridgewater.

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West Bridgewater mourns death of teen in car crash

Paul Chuilli Jr. was a stand-out high school football player and the son of a Bridgewater firefighter.

Simmons College professor, husband killed in crash

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

Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello points to Miguel Cabrera after making a play against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Detroit Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


Red Sox reportedly trade Yoenis Cespedes for Rick Porcello

The Red Sox unloaded one of their many outfielders to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for the pitcher, according to multiple reports.

Sep 26, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello (21) pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Cafardo | Analysis

With Jon Lester off market, what?s next for Red Sox?

Here?s an updated look at the best options the Red Sox could pursue to fill out their starting pitching rotation.

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?Birdman? tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations

??Boyhood?? and ??The Imitation Game?? trailed with five nods apiece.

Shirley Leung

Marty Walsh gets his man at the BRA

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

// Mark Wahlberg discusses reaction to pardon request

?Everyone has an opinion and has a reason why they think I?m doing it,? Wahlberg said.

// High winds, heavy rains wreak havoc in California

Widespread power outages were reported as one of the windiest and rainiest storms in five years began to hit Northern California.

Sichuan Garden in Brookline.

Food fight ends with Harvard professor?s apology

Lawyer Benjamin Edelman became an online punching bag after his e-mail criticizing a mom-and-pop Chinese restaurant went viral.



// 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

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff


The best photos of 2014

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