Ethics commission should investigate Joyce, Baker says

Governor Charlie Baker wants an investigation into the arrangement that allowed state Senator Brian Joyce to receive free dry cleaning for nearly two decades.

Two Navy boats in Iranian custody, Pentagon says

The Pentagon said it has received assurances from Iran that the vessels and 10 US Navy sailors will be returned safely and promptly.

National Weather Service

Mix of rain, snow will create slippery conditions

Winter weather will accompany the evening commute across much of Central and Eastern Massachusetts.

State of the Union | 9 p.m.

// Who?s been invited to the State of the Union tonight?

The lone, empty chair near the first lady may send the strongest message of the night.

BP?s Byford Dolphin drilling rig in the North Sea.

Oil falls below $30 a barrel for first time since 2003

Oil dropped below $30 a barrel for the first time in 12 years on concern that turmoil in China?s markets will curb fuel demand.

// A Powerball win is getting closer to being a sure thing

Lottery officials expect that for the next Powerball drawing, about 80 percent of the possible combinations will be purchased.

// Powerball jackpot swells to $1.5 billion

The jackpot continues to grow ahead of Wednesday?s drawing, with an estimated cash payout of $930 million ? and with time to get bigger.

// Over 60? Boston councilor doesn?t want you to have to shovel

People over 60 and people with disabilities would be exempt from the snow-shoveling requirement under Councilor Tito Jackson?s proposal.

Channel 5 rolls out new lineup

WCVB-TV has started a 4:30 p.m. news show with a fast pace and a more reflective news show at 7 p.m.

// Fantasy sports companies resist some Mass. regulations

The companies objected to several of Attorney General Maura Healey?s proposed regulations, including one that would ban players under the age of 21.

For Mass. life sciences companies, J.P. Morgan conference a high-stakes affair

Presenters are keenly aware that when they make promises, investors will be keeping a close eye on whether they deliver.

MassHousing chief Tom Gleason to retire

The longtime head will step down at the end of the year and Timothy Sullivan, the agency?s deputy director for finance and rental programs, will succeed him.

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What you need to know about interest rate swaps

From timing to terms, find out exactly what you should consider before engaging in an interest rate swap deal.

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Tiger Mama is a new Southeast Asian-inspired restaurant from Tiffani Faison.

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Boston-area restaurant trends for 2016

Vegan food, unusual grains, decidedly unserious cocktails, and more: Boston?s dining forecast for 2016

A Side of Science

// New theory on weight loss looks at the way fat cells function

?Overeating does not make you fat,? posits expert David Ludwig. ?The process of getting fat makes you overeat.?


// Searching for a cure for ALS

Kevin Gosnell founded ALS Knights to unite friends and family of ALS patients to raise money and encourage research.

Governor Paul LePage spoke at a news conference at the State House in Augusta, Maine, last week.

Maine governor may take a pass on ?State of the State? address

Paul LePage said it?d be ??silliness?? to face lawmakers a couple of weeks after some of them tried to impeach him.

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz spoke with members of the media during a campaign stop at Granite State Indoor Range in Hudson, N.H.

Cruz says Democrats want Donald Trump to win primary

After a Second Amendment rally on Tuesday, US Senator Ted Cruz told reporters the questions about his eligibility to run for president were ?straightforward? and settled.

//'s%20Sold%207-577968.jpg Spag?s building in Shrewsbury demolished

The site of the iconic Central Mass. discount store will become a development anchored by a Whole Foods.

Esther Anastasia (front, in green), practiced yoga at the Boston Public Library?s historic Abbey room.

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Dozens take part in free yoga class at Boston Public Library

The budget-friendly workshop allowed locals to practice their sun salutations in a stately room with soaring ceilings and colorful murals.

// Danny Amendola defends carport, says he needs it

Amendola was asked on a WEEI radio show whether he would give the carport to one of the hosts. He replied, ??I still need it, man.??

Bill Belichick says he?ll survive black eye

The Patriots coach appeared at his Tuesday press conference with a swollen eye, but did not say how he got it.

// Uber issues price cuts, but not for Boston

Uber began its annual price cuts ?to fight the January blues,? but Boston is not on the list of 100 US and Canadian cities.

// Disney says more ?Star Wars? Rey toys are on the way

After a social media firestorm, Disney says it?s working hard to get more of the new ?Star Wars? heroine in stores.

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?Beastcam? invented at UMass captures 3-D images of animals

UMass Amherst professor Duncan Irschick created a rig comprised of several cameras and connected to a portable computer.

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Ground Game

Ground Game

// Expectations game shifts ahead of early primaries

A candidate?s success will be determined by how they exceed (or fail) expectations in early primary states.

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.

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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.



// Francis sees kindred spirit in John Paul I

In his first book as pope, Francis ponders what would have been the legacy the ?Smiling Pope,? had he lived.