MBTA says it has reduced overtime costs

Recent initiatives have led to a nearly 45 percent drop in overtime costs, the agency announced.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Stutz_1A.jpg Lowell teen crowdfunds her first two years of college

Between her gofundme.com page and panhandling, Emily Stutz raised a little more than $24,000 in less than a month.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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The drug is pushing the state?s epidemic toward a new, more destructive phase.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/macpherson.jpg N.H. man who allegedly shot officers ordered held

Ian MacPherson was not in the courtroom for his arraignment on charges of shooting two police officers.

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The court is asking lower courts to take another look at the issue between faith-based groups and the Obama administration.

Legal battle over venture capital firm with Harvard ties ramps up

Hugo Van Vuuren, co-founder and general partner of Xfund, sued his partner for breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and fraud.

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The decision, a move to try to counter ISIS, is stated in a communique prepared for the end of top-level talks on the North African country.

A young Humpback whale was entangled off the coast in Provincetown.

Center for Coastal Studies

Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off Provincetown

The whale became trapped in fishing gear not far from the shoreline in Wood End.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/13/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/BRITAIN-475687.jpg Welcome to 1984

We thought it was Big Brother we had to worry about. It turned out to be Big Data.

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A Bloomberg News review reveals scores of attempted attacks on airlines, railroads, and bus lines in the US, Canada, and western Europe.

 Boston Ma 5/16/16 MGH is hosting a news conference to discuss this surgical milestone and the promise this technique holds for helping patients with devastating genitourinary injuries and disease. L-R. Jay Austen, MD ? chief, MGH Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dicken Ko, MD - director, MGH Regional Urology Program and Curtis Cetrulo, MD ? MGH Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Globe photo David Ryan

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Mass. General performs first penis transplant in US

The hospital said a 64-year-old bank courier from Halifax, whose penis was removed because of cancer, received the transplant earlier this month.

Michael Andor Brodeur | @Large

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Online, we give metrics more credit that they?re worth.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/GettyImages-55872324.jpg 5 non-traditional things to do with your body after you die

Traditional burials are fading in popularity, falling to the wayside in favor of more alternative trends.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/25funeral203-6295.jpg Dying traditions, and new life, in the funeral industry

From diamonds made from cremated remains to eco-friendly interments, the $20 billion funeral industry is being reshaped.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/warrentrump.jpg Trump calls Warren ?Pocahontas? during NYT interview

The feud between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren is surfacing yet again.


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The entertainer isn?t an anti-Trump savior; he is one of the central architects of the zeitgeist.

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The Republican presidential candidate took shots at Prime Minister David Cameron and London?s mayor.

Harvard Art Museums

Sebastian Smee | Frame by Frame

Philip Guston?s confounding vision

After periods as a muralist and an abstractionist, Guston turned toward a figurative style laden with enigmatic symbolism.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer?s Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin051416RedSoxAstros_spt23-001.jpg Some things just don?t get old for David Ortiz

The Red Sox designated hitter is on pace to have the most productive season ever for a player over 40.

Ground Game

ground game

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This is the 2016 election as we know it: Voters choosing the candidate with whom they identify.

The Big Picture

Avian adventures

Photographers around the world have been documenting birds during this busy time of year migrating, building, defending and hatching.

Globe investigations

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-10654.jpg Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.