Powerball jackpot soars to $900 million

A customer held his Powerball tickets, Saturday in Miami.

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

Anyone purchasing a Powerball ticket for the Saturday night drawing has a chance -- a small chance -- of winning a very big sum.

37-year-old Kurt Stokinger, the victim, is a nine-year department veteran and father of a 7-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File 2007

Father of suspect is sorry Boston police officer was shot

Police have identified the wounded officer as 37-year-old Kurt Stokinger, a nine-year department veteran and father of two.

 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.

Rehoboth woman in critical condition after early morning house fire

A woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a fire in her home?s living room.

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Damascus also wants to see lists of the opposition groups who will attend.

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The State Department provided more detail Saturday about a 2011 document at the center of Hillary Clinton?s latest e-mail controversy.

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.

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After resisting requests from the U.S., Mexico is now considering extraditing drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, though the process could take months.

John Tlumacki/globe staff/file

Best of the New

21 fresh faces and bold new ideas from Boston

Two museums get new bosses, a novel treatment for Lyme disease, the rise of repurposed shipping containers, and more from 2015.


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Marchand completed serving his three-game suspension Friday night against New Jersey.

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The Patriots coach has been downright pleasant with the media for most of this season.

MBTA employee sat in the drivers seat of the second car of a Green Line 'B' train on Commonwealth Ave.

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

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.

Is the Peyton Manning case so open and shut?

Bob Ryan

Should we believe Peyton Manning?s HGH denial?

Didn?t we all want to believe Lance Armstrong when the accusations that he was a doper first surfaced?

One of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick?s home featured in ?The Champions,? directed by Darcy Dennett.

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

Whatever happened to Michael Vick?s pit bulls?

Darcy Dennett?s documentary ?The Champions? follows up on the fates of five of these beautiful, mistreated animals.

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In Framingham, the least expensive home on the market recently was a condo for $105,000, while the most expensive was a 14-room Shingle-style house for $5.9 million.

Manny Ramirez hit .312 for his career.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File 2008


The case for and against Manny Ramirez?s Hall of Fame bid

He tested positive for PEDs at a time when there was no gray area.

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.

buzzsaw | matthew gilbert

In age of binge-watching, appointment viewing may have a future

?Downton Abbey? creator Julian Fellowes is crossing over into the digital world for his next project, a serialized novel that pushes back against our compulsion to binge.

Letter from the publisher

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Ground Game

ground game

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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

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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'

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



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



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