GE?s planned ?innovation center? could be a boost

GE made it clear that the Boston area?s historic strength in research and development was a major key in its decision to relocate to the city.

Bill Belichick at his Thursday news conference. Screen Capture

Bill Belichick offers no details about Chandler Jones incident

?There nothing more important to me than the health and well being of our players,? was all the coach said Thursday about Jones.

Northeastern adjunct faculty reach tentative contract agreement

The three-year settlement, which provides double-digit raises, was announced days before a threatened walkout.

Emergency crews worked near the fire scene.

Brookline police

Fire response snarls Coolidge Corner traffic

Fire officials in Newton said they had also dispatched an engine to the incident in the neighboring community.

A customer showed his Powerball tickets in Hialeah, Fla., on Monday.

Winning Powerball numbers announced

The identities of the three winners remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee, and California, officials said.

Trump is benefiting from the big GOP field.

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Ground game

What keeps Donald Trump on top

In the next six months, the presidential race is all about math.


// West Africa Ebola outbreak is declared over at last

For the first time in more than two years, all three West African countries at the heart of the Ebola outbreak are deemed free of the disease.

?Spotlight,? ?The Revenant? among top Oscar contenders

?Spotlight? earned nominations in top categories, including best picture, best director, and original screenplay.

// Momentum builds for online interior design

A new crop of interior design websites and an app are offering lower-cost interior design conducted almost exclusively online.

Alan Rickman died Thursday of cancer, his family told the BBC. He was 69.

Alan Rickman, 69, dies of cancer, family says

The British actor?s career ranged from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the ?Harry Potter? films.

Boston Police Department

Beloved ?SWAT Cat? returns to police base

The cat, which serves as the unofficial mascot of the police department?s Special Weapons and Tactics team, had been missing since late November.

// Maine governor?s remarks spur impeachment drive

Paul LePage last week said out-of-state drug dealers impregnate ?young white? girls in Maine. But removing him is a long shot.

// Wild turkey finds a home in Harvard Square

Tales of the Harvard Square turkey?s exploits have taken on an almost fabled quality.

// Athenahealth?s CEO turns to rescue duty

Jonathan Bush, who is in San Francisco for a conference and is a former emergency medical technician, gave CPR to a man who collapsed.

// Courting the coveted Warren nod

Elizabeth Warren is one of the few national figures who carries real sway with Democratic base voters.

// Gardner suspect?s sentence was cut

It?s unclear whether David Turner provided any information to authorities in exchange for leniency.

Geoff Hargadon opened ?Cash For Your Warhol? in Inman Square.

?Cash For Your Warhol? project takes over Cambridge storefront

The conceptual art piece that began with hanging signs in 2009 on city street posts has expanded. Now, it?s temporarily taking up a wedge of retail space.

From left: Suffolk Construction chief executive John Fish, Vertex Pharmaceuticals CEO Jeffrey Leiden, and former Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson.

Yvonne Abraham

Elite business group needs to add diversity

The members? hearts are in the right place. But the makeup of the group is jarring: 14 white men and just one woman.

Letter from the publisher

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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

 Peugeot?s French driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret compete during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally 2016 from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina on Jan. 9. (Marcos Brindicci/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Big picture

Dakar Rally 2016

The 13-stage Dakar Rally is traveling through Argentina and Bolivia via motorcycle, quad bike, car, or truck over extreme terrain.

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.



// GE brings Internet power surge to Boston

The company is putting digital intelligence and communications systems into virtually everything it builds.



// 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.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

// Home Sweets Home

Interior designer Holly Joe cooks up the love in her sophisticated yet cozy family house in Westwood.