Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, sits with defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, while attending a pre-trial hearing at Suffolk Superior Court, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in Boston. Hernandez is charged with killing two Boston men in 2012 after a chance encounter at a nightclub. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)


Judge denies Aaron Hernandez request to probe juror allegation

The ruling marks a major setback in Hernandez?s efforts to undo his first-degree murder conviction based on claims that a juror improperly discussed his case.

starts & stops

// MBTA digs into worker overtime, absenteeism

Officials have expressed concern that 43 percent of the overtime last fiscal year ? or about $31.8 million ? was paid to employees who didn?t work a full week

 Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker spoke during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston.

Governor Charlie Baker shaves $49m off budget

The governor cut $10 million in grants to hospitals and community health centers and $750,000 from the state?s cash assistance program for the poor.

Zoila Lopez, a Guatemalan immigrant, became emotional as she spoke at a press conference at the Church of the Covenant in the Back Bay.

Mass. advocates call for a stop to deportations

Advocates gathered in the Church of the Covenant said the deportations are endangering immigrants, including children.

// December jobs report caps off robust year

For all of 2015, employers added 2.65 million jobs, a monthly average of 221,000.

Boston police release new data on FIO stops

Data from two studies by Boston police show a reduced investigative focus on black residents between 2011 to 2014.

// MBTA set to settle parking ticket suit

In the lawsuit, T riders say they were wrongly ticketed for unpaid parking fees at commuter rail stations.

Authorities investigated the crime scene on Rosseter Street after a Boston police officer  was shot in the leg Friday morning.

Boston officer shot after felon is pulled over

The officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury when he was shot Friday morning.

// Denna Laing has significant spinal injury

The Boston Pride hockey player who was injured in last Friday?s Outdoor Women?s Classic at Gillette Stadium has no feeling in her legs.

TOPSHOT - Drug kingpin Joaquin


Extradition for ?El Chapo? not likely to be swift

For now, Mexican authorities have sent Joaquin ?El Chapo? Guzman back to the Altiplano maximum-security prison from which he escaped in July.

Official White House photo taken Nov. 17, 1995 from page 3179 of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's, showing President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky at the White House. Congress laid before a wary nation Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, the raw footage of the presidsent's grand jury testimony and 3,183 pages of evidence chronicling his relationship with Monica Lewinsky in explicit detail. (AP Photo/OIC) CLINTON/LEWINSKY SEX SCANDAL


Trump exploits Bill Clinton?s sex scandals

Donald Trump posted a video on social media linking Hillary Clinton with her husband?s past scandals, setting off jitters among both parties.

Powerball tickets were on sale at the Crimson Corner in Harvard Square.

Powerball players strategize, socialize, and hope

The chances of winning are very slim, but that didn?t stop countless gamblers from descending upon local convenience stores to buy their tickets.

An old tree is one of the favorite features at the Prouty Garden in Boston Children's Hospital.

Tom Farragher

Renowned pediatrician lends voice to Prouty Garden fight

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton made it clear that he thinks Boston?s Children?s Hospital will be making a monumental mistake if it removes the garden.


// For car buyers, amnesia strikes again ? and again and again

Low gas prices are fueling sales of huge SUVs. We never learn, do we?


// Brett Connolly earns points for his play

The struggling right winger entered Friday night?s game with zero goals in his last 16 outings.

Patriots notebook

// For a third time, Rob Gronkowski named All-Pro

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski was named to the team for the second time.

SmartyPans is a modern day cooking system that computes and tracks nutritional data of home cooked meals in real time.


hiawatha bray

Startups? useful and useless new gadgets on display

Some companies have come up with big innovations, while others have found remarkably creative new ways to waste their investors? money.

Best of the New

// 36 best new shops and services around Boston

Great spots for shoppers looking for everything from machine washable cashmere to hockey gear.

//âteaux1.jpg Where the beaches have an irresistible French accent

If you go to Guadeloupe you should be in a bathing suit the majority of the time, slathered in a fruit-scented sunscreen.

There?s an app for that

// Make your own memorable memes with Post

The latest entrant into the buzzing social graphics game is Adobe's newest app, Post.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/07/ Why the dream of the flying car hasn?t panned out

If you?re ever bothered by the blind spots in the typical car today, then you would hate to drive a flying car.

Letter from the publisher

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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

Robert Galvan, who is on death row for murder, speaks to members of the media at the Adjustment Center yard during a tour of California?s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison.

Stephen Lam/Reuters

The Big Picture

On death row in San Quentin

A rare look at life on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California.

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.