Boston close to breaking snowfall record

Today?s snowstorm could push the city?s total to match, or beat, a record 107.6 inches set in the winter of 1995-96.

Woman shot in bed in her Lowell home

A 38-year-old woman was in critical condition after she was shot early Sunday morning by assailants who were targeting someone else, officials said.

Boston?s skyline slated for changes like never before

Boston is in the midst of a building spree whose enormity, pace, and geographic sweep are redefining the city?s appearance.

State Police officers and family members gathered in Cambridge Sunday on the 20th anniversary of a helicopter crash that took the lives of two troopers and two telephone company technicians.

State Police honor four who died in helicopter crash 20 years ago

About 50 troopers, family members, and friends gathered at the site of the crash in Cambridge Sunday.

Kerry plays down controversy in Netanyahu speech

Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcome to speak to Congress.

Boston Superintendent finalists (clockwise from top left) Dana Bedden, Tommy Chang, Pedro Martinez, and Guadalupe Guerrero.

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Meet the candidates

Boston?s final four for superintendent

The School Committee is expected to pick a new superintendent at a meeting this week. Learn more about the finalists.

In this image from NASA television astronaut Terry Virts is seen during the third spacewalk outside the International Space Station Sunday March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)

Astronauts are successful in work outside space station

Two US astronauts spent 19 hours in three spacewalks in recent days as they worked on the International Space Station.

Kevin Cullen

// After years of swindles, con man finally faces justice

Eddie MacKenzie has skated, again and again, but ? in this, one of the coldest winters on record ? his skating days are over.

The Rosen family had been anchored in haverhill for a century. from left: emily and andy rosen, grandmotheresther rosen, nate auger and his wife, emily rosen auger (Andy?s sister), and joel and shaw rosen (their parents).

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3 generations, 3 states, 7 transactions, 1 year

The decisions didn?t come easily, but they reflected the ways our lives had changed over the decades, often without us stopping to take notice.

Fort Myers, FL - 02/22/15 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson (63) and pitchers started the day with conditioningdrills. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 23Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2717390732.


Red Sox? Justin Masterson is eager to prove himself again

The Sox got Masterson on a one-year, $9.5m deal, and know about his considerable character.

Kevin Garnett?s disdain for the Timberwolves was once so apparent that his tenure with the team was an off-limits subject.


Kevin Garnett?s return to Minnesota a perfect ending

The homecoming is beyond improbable and one of the few feel-good stories in a trade-filled league.

Heidi Wyle

Avalanche safety can?t be an afterthought

Last year, there were 35 deaths in the US alone from outdoor enthusiasts taking needless risks.

Boston stole Alaska?s snow, and they want it back

With less than an inch of snow in Anchorage in February, the joke on the streets is the city swapped winters with Boston.

Tanisha Arthur of Stoughton was among the many candidates at the Patriots Cheerleaders? auditions.


Patriots hold cheerleader tryouts

Young women descended on Foxborough to try out for the squad.

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7 things every kid should master

A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need.


Who?s poor? Depends how you measure it

Experts say our outdated definition could miss some people who most need help.

Live updates: MIAA Super 8 first round

Follow Globe coverage of the first round, which includes a quadruple header Sunday.

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Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.