Dow Jones begins new year with sharp drop

US stocks are opening 2016 on a grim note, dropping almost 350 points after a plunge in China and declines in Europe.

// Donald Trump brushes off militant video citing his words

Trump said he won?t change his tone just because terrorists use his words to recruit Muslims.

Bill Clinton in N.H., Donald Trump to hold rally in Lowell

Clinton will be in Nashua and Exeter while Trump?s rally will be at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

Bahrain, Sudan join Saudi Arabia in severing diplomatic ties with Iran

The United Arab Emirates will downgrade its relations with Iran, according to the UAE?s state-run news agency.

Raytheon GPS upgrade project loses its way

The program is years behind schedule and could cost almost four times its original $1.5 billion estimate.


// Delivering the Globe, one street at a time

The least we owe readers is getting the paper to them promptly. It?s on us. It?s all on us.

A Globe reporter carried a suit en route to an interview Sunday, after spending hours assisting with deliveries of the Sunday Boston Globe.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Globe, distributor trade blame as delivery woes persist

The day ended with no clarity about when all subscribers could once again count on getting their newspapers.

// House speaker says no new taxes, fees for 2016

Despite relatively good economic times, Speaker Robert DeLeo said the middle class is still getting squeezed.

Service resumes on Blue Line

A defect in a piece of rail caused problems between State Street and Bowdoin stations.

Dolphins 20, Patriots 10

The Patriots have lost four of their last six games.


Patriots may buck trend of teams who limp to finish line

Since 1978, 21 playoff teams lost either four or five of their final six games and 11 went on to lose their first playoff game.


// Patriots weren?t competitive from the start

Did the shorthanded Patriots think the Dolphins stood a chance Sunday? It didn?t appear that way.

A hat from New Year?s Eve celebrations sat on Boylston Street.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Looking ahead to 2016

The election is going to dominate the headlines, the news won?t be all about presidential politics.

?We are one of the lucky ones to be here in Massachusetts,?? Syrian refugee Amira Elamri told a Unitarian church in Newburyport.

Syrian mother tells of terrifying flight to safety

Amira Elamri shared this message during her appearance in Newburyport: refugees are people, too.

Last winter?s snowfall broke records and caused expensive damage to roofs and walls, requiring insurers to pay more than $1 billion in claims in Massachusetts alone.

More insurers raise homeowner rates

Several smaller companies are following industry leaders in raising rates after last year?s damaging winter storms.

// Health expenses surging in Mass.

Sharply rising premiums come as insurers grapple with the cost of expanding coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Among the dates to anticipate on the region?s 2016 sports calendar: the formal debut of David Price in a Red Sox jersey, the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, and the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Globe photos/File

Here?s what?s on Boston?s sports calendar in 2016

As the sports world remembers the top moments from 2015, we flip the calendar ahead.

Violette Roberts says she feels safer in her wired home

For seniors, wired homes offer independent living

Companies are pouring millions into the idea that surveillance will allow the elderly to stay in their homes, while reducing health care costs.

From left: Joseph Valbrun, 16; Chris Owens, 16; Leo Johnson, 14; and Osa Iyekekpolor, 17, lined up for seconds from teen coordinator DeLinda Sales during a holiday luncheon at the Dorchester YMCA last month.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Dinners at Dorchester YMCA building bonds among students

A sit-down meal gives staff a chance to talk with teens and makes the clubhouse feel like a home.

// ?Star Wars? box office surpasses ?Titanic,? ?Jurassic World?

??The Force Awakens?? raked in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year?s weekend and topped the box office for a third week.


// Comic Michael Ian Black shines light on a dark subject

Black was confronted with his mother?s mortality when she developed uterine cancer, and he addresses it in his new book.

Note to subscribers

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We thank you for your continued patience as we work through this disruptive but important transition.

Opinion & Ideas


// My dear, you will love ?Star Wars? because I said so

Here?s the tragedy of modern parenting: It?s a lot harder now to impose culture by force.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// A campaign fundraising deadline that matters little

This time the difference between a pretty good and a pretty bad fundraising report isn?t much. If a candidate gets an extra million, it means virtually nothing.

Globe Santa

//[1] Donate to Globe Santa

Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor on Sept. 27 in Glastonbury, England. Tonight?s supermoon, so called because it is the closest full moon to the Earth this year, is particularly rare as it coincides with a lunar eclipse, a combination that has not happened since 1982 and won?t happen again until 2033. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The big picture

2015 Year in pictures: Part II

Photographs from July - December on a range of topics from around the world.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.


betaboston | tech lab

// Dear FCC: Don?t fight Internet freebies

The FCC is casting a suspicious gaze on some US telecom firms that are handing out free Internet bandwidth to their customers.


The new Christian martyrs

// A faith on the rise and under attack in Africa

Africa is also widely considered the most dynamic corner of the Christian map.