Dow Jones drops further, losing about 450 points

A trader worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened the new year with a sharp drop after a plunge in China and declines in Europe.

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US stocks are opening 2016 on a grim note after a plunge in China and declines in Europe.

Former President Bill Clinton waved to a cheering crowd as he arrived during a campaign stop for his wife.

Live updates: Bill Clinton holds rally for Hillary Clinton in N.H.

Globe reporters are providing live updates as former President Bill Clinton speaks in Nashua.

// 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.

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

Saudi Arabia also announced that all flights to and from Iran were canceled.

Fidelity, American Express are parting ways

Fidelity Investments, one of the country?s largest brokerage firm, is taking its $1.7 billion credit card business to a new bank.

Dolphins 20, Patriots 10

// Waiting game begins for Bill Belichick, Patriots

The Patriots coaching staff will scout their potential playoff opponents, but also focus on improving the team?s performance.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots have been the AFC?s No. 1 seed three of the last five seasons.

Patriots? first playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 16

The Patriots don?t know their opponent, but the schedule for the playoffs has been set.

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.

// Health expenses surging in Mass.

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

Route 1 closed in Peabody after crash

The closures follow a morning crash that toppled a light pole and sent wires into the roadway.

Kosuke Morita of Riken Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science pointed at a periodic table of the elements during a press conference on Dec. 31. A team of Japanese scientists have met the criteria for naming a new element, the synthetic highly radioactive element 113, more than a dozen years after they began working to create it.

Kyodo News via AP

Periodic table gains four new superheavy elements

The elements complete the table?s seventh row and mark the first additions since 2011.

Meb Keflezighi celebrated his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon as the first American man to win the race in 31 years.

Boston Marathon to get its first feature documentary

Its creators say that ?Boston? will go well beyond the 2013 bombings to retrace the iconic footrace?s first steps in 1897.


// 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.

Annissa Essaibi George (right) and Andrea Campbell were sworn in on Monday.

Boston City Council takes oath of office

The ceremony included newcomers Annissa Essaibi George and Andrea Joy Campbell.

?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.

// John McGlennon, first New England EPA chief, dies at 80

McGlennon was a strong voice for the environment in the 1970s.


Think your job is hard? Try vaccinating a camel

A study intended to test an experimental MERS vaccine opens an interesting window on the practical challenges that come along with scientific research.

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

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Looking ahead to 2016

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

Note to subscribers

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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.