St. George?s School agrees to new probe of sex abuse

The decision came after a two-hour meeting between attorneys for the victims and trustees of the prestigious Rhode Island prep school.

Spotlight Follow-Up

New rule to require doctors to track surgeries

The move comes in the wake of a series of reports by the Globe Spotlight Team about double-booked operations.

Responders at the scene early this evening.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Blast injures four at North Andover chemical plant

Fire officials say it is too early to determine if Thursday?s explosion occurred because of human error.

// Protesters interrupt Trump Vermont rally despite screening

Donald Trump?s staff tried to limit the crowd by asking attendees as they entered whether or not they supported Trump.

// Franklin woman?s reaction to Donald Trump goes viral

Robin Roy says she really doesn?t care what people think.

US President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting with CNN's Anderson Cooper on reducing gun violence at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on January 7, 2016. Obama announced limited measures two days ago to tackle rampant US gun violence and called on Americans to punish lawmakers who oppose more meaningful reforms. AFP PHOTO/ NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

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Seeking support for gun actions, Obama tears into the NRA

He accused the powerful lobby group of peddling an "imaginary fiction" that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence.

Terrorism-related arrests made in Texas, Calif.

One of the two people arrested was a refugee from Iraq who is charged with lying to investigators about his travels to Syria.

// Drug dealers impregnate ?young white? girls, Maine governor says

Governor Paul LePage, a Republican, described out-of-state drug dealers as ??guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty.??

One big idea from the presidential candidates

The Globe asked each campaign for one big idea that the White House hopeful believes would have a major impact on the country.

Neil Couvee?s 3,000 laying hens produce 200 dozen eggs each day at his Chip-in Farm in Bedford.

Photos by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Mass. ballot question could raise the price of eggs

The price of eggs in Massachusetts will almost certainly go up should voters pass a controversial animal welfare ballot initiative.

Hillary Clinton

A make-or-break moment for Supreme Court appointments

There?s a lot at stake in this election. Nowhere is this clearer than in the US Supreme Court.

// MBTA eyes discounts for low-income riders in the future

Transit experts say there are roadblocks that have stifled such ideas in the past, including logistical difficulties.

Former Swampscott High School principal is cleared of crime

Edward Rozmiarek will not face criminal charges aftering engaging in online sex chats with a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl.


// Barstool Sports sells majority stake at $10-$15m valuation

The website, which is headed by David Portnoy, has sold a 51 percent stake to media investment firm The Chernin Group and will be relocating to Manhattan.

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 06: Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics directs his team during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on January 6, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Pistons defeat the Celtics 99-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Brad Stevens misses Celtics? game vs. Bulls

The coach traveled to Indiana to be at the bedside of a cancer-stricken former Butler player.

Ed Ansin has owned WHDH in Boston since 1993.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

NBC to pull the plug on Ansin?s WHDH-TV

NBC said it will end its affiliation agreement with Channel 7 and launch its own station in the Boston market at the start of next year.

Michael Curry, head of the local branch of the NAACP.

NAACP, Uber chide fingerprint proposal

?We don?t want to create more barriers to jobs,? said Michael Curry, president of the Boston branch of the NAACP.

If another recession hits of the magnitude of the economic downturn in 2007, S&P predicts, home prices in the Boston area would still actually go up.

Think Boston housing is expensive now? Wait five years

A new report from Standard & Poors estimates that home values here will climb 29 percent over the next five years.


// NFL media looking the other way on Peyton Manning

Had the HGH been sent to Tom Brady and his wife, would there be such radio silence?

An investor remained in his seat as the display of stock market data was turned off at a securities brokerage house in Beijing.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Will the stock crash in China take down the US economy?

Whether the United States and the rest of the world can weather a Chinese slowdown without falling back into recession is unclear.

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Ground Game

ground game

// Will anger trump electability in the primaries?

With about a month to go before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, there is an emerging political dynamic in both sides.

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

 Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan, Feb. 25. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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The Big picture

The year 2015 in pictures: Animals

A selection of some of the best animal images from photographers 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.



// Sports gear taking the high-tech route

New Balance offers smartwatch at CES and Under Armour teams with IBM.



// Woman at heart of Vatileaks 2.0 sees herself as martyr for reform

Francesca Chaouqui believes she?s been a target since being named to a reform panel independent of the Vatican bureaucracy.