AFC championship | Patriots vs. Broncos

Ben Volin | On football

Broncos? defensive line kept up the pressure

The Broncos officially hit Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 20 times, the most hits taken by any quarterback in any game this NFL season.


// Patriots unable to master the road game

The team that started the season 10-0 was bounced from Super Bowl contention because it had to win a road game in a very tough venue.

// Halfway around the world, pain of Patriots? loss stings

Fans who poured into an Irish bar in Beijing at 4 a.m. Monday weren?t rewarded with a victory.

photograph by john goodman

alex beam

On Updike and eternity

Faith is hard to come by. How did John Updike ? an intellectual and an ironist, and a prodigious, visible sinner ? maintain his?


// Probiotics come with health claims, but science is shaky

Probiotics are said to improve digestive and immune health. Scientific evidence, however, does not necessarily support those claims.

// GE focusing on planes, trains, and . . . software

The company is several years into an effort to become one of the world?s biggest software suppliers.

A look at Carbonite?s online backup product site.

Profits elusive, Carbonite turns to commercial clients

The data backup service is finding it difficult to rely on consumers.

// Unusual betting raises suspicious of Australian Open match fixing

Large amounts of money poured in on a match what would normally be an obscure contest.

Efforts to create a mediation program for disputes between Boston police and civilians stalled for more than a decade.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Police aim to lower routine-complaint backlog

The time it takes to resolve the cases has frustrated citizens and the officers who live in the shadow of possible action.

Learning Curve

// Denver?s unified school enrollments may offer Boston a lesson

The one-stop shopping for public, magnet, charter and innovations schools has proved popular in Colorado but generated controversy in Massachusetts.

The best reason to support Clinton isn?t the weaknesses of her opponents; it?s her demonstrated strengths and experience.

Editorial | N.H. Primary Endorsement

Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination

The best reason to support Clinton isn?t the weaknesses of her opponents; it?s her demonstrated strengths and experience.

// Independents consider odd-ball options in N.H. primary

A fickle and potentially pivotal slice of the New Hampshire electorate are deciding between candidates from opposing parties.

// Enrollment blitz seeks to lower state?s rate of uninsured

Massachusetts continues to leave a steady 3 to 4 percent of its citizens uncovered year after year.

// Beniamino Martignetti, who helped others live American dream, dies at 87

Mr. Martignetti, of Medford, started a construction company that evolved into a masonry supply business.

A man pushed a wheelbarrow full of stones he was clearing from a flooded street after high tide.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

For many in Mass., day after snowfall was easy sledding

The storm left a foot of snow across much of the Cape Cod region and 3 to 6 inches across most eastern parts of the state -- but some areas with just a dusting.

Adrian Walker

// SEIU head rose from low-wage worker to labor boss

Tyrék Lee initially refused to sign his union card when he was hired as a telephone operator.

//[1].jpg Logan Airport international terminal?s size an issue

A host of new flights starting in the spring will further crowd often-packed Terminal E, which last year handled a record number of travelers.

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Ground Game

Ground Game

// Poll shows Sanders leading Clinton in N.H.

Geographically, Sanders is bolstered by independent voters and clusters of support along the state?s border with Vermont.

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

Jake May/The Flint via AP

Water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Thousands of residents in Michigan have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead, including about 9,000 children.

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.



// Scientists, coders to study how brains learn

Harvard neuroscientists are teaming up with coders on a massive project to understand and mimic how the human brain learns.


John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// Pope takes quieter path in opposing abortion, gay marriage

A pope?s impact is measured not just by what he says or does, but also by which impulses in Catholicism rise or fall on his watch.

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.