Amid opposition, House GOP works to pass spending bill

With a midnight deadline looming, John Boehner found enough votes to move the bill forward, but passage was uncertain.

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal

Sony executive apologizes for leaked remarks on Obama

In e-mail exchanges that were made public, Amy Pascal joked about President Obama?s presumed taste in movies.

Evening commute could be slippery, forecasters warn

Light snow was falling across much of the region late this afternoon, and visibility was down to a mile in spots.

CIA Director John Brennan spoke during a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., on Thursday.

CIA director defends agency after torture report

While admitting some missteps in its handling of interrogations, John Brennan defended the agency?s overall response to the 9/11 attacks.

Natixis trustees hire consultant Will Keyser as spokesman

The hiring of Keyser follows a recent Globe story detailing a settlement over sexual harassment allegations against the company?s CEO.

Boston?s skyline at dusk.

AP Photo

For travelers, Boston is sixth most expensive city in world

According to a new study, lodging in Boston for visitors doesn?t come cheap.

Supporters seek help for pet left behind by couple killed in crash

A dog named Sawyer is the only survivor of an accident that killed a Simmons College professor and her husband.

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields listens to a question during a news conference at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, to Shields, which assures Kansas City of draft pick compensation if its staff ace signs a major league contract with another team before June 8. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Now it?s time for Red Sox to go get an ace

The acquisitions the Red Sox have made are a solid foundation, but adding a front-end starting pitcher will get them to the next level.

Dan Shaughnessy

// 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 now will likely have to settle for far less.

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

Centuries-old time capsule removed from State House

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

Gronkowski avoided commenting on the ESPN The Magazine photo shoot.

Rob Gronkowski squirms when asked about kitten photos

A magazine spread featuring the Patriots tight end was a hot topic at the team?s practice session Thursday in Foxborough.

// Connector board members show support for Gruber

Several members of the Health Connector Board wore heart-shaped pins depicting embattled MIT economist Jonathan Gruber.

From left, Gordon Hamersley in 1997; Hamersley with other local chefs in 2003; and Hamersley in the kitchen of his restaurant last August.


Hamersley?s Bistro and the birth of Boston?s restaurant scene

Gordon and Fiona Hamersley write about how far the city?s dining has come ? and what work is left to do.



// Benjamin Edelman, Jonathan Gruber show dangers of arrogance

Exceptional talent doesn?t excuse a person from the rules of social interaction.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff


The best photos of 2014

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