Small plane crashes into Methuen building, killing pilot

Methuen, MA -- 2/28/2017 - The tail of a plane is seen sticking out from a residential building after a crash in Methuen. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

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Former Newburyport Mayor Alan Lavender died when his plane plunged into the roof of a Methuen housing development.

Address to Congress

In this Feb. 24, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. Trump's first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core economic issues that helped him get elected ? and, his allies hope, to move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that have roiled his White House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ground Game

The four audiences Trump must appeal to tonight

The stagecraft of President Trump?s speech tonight may be more important than the policy specifics.

// FBI once planned to pay author of Trump dossier

While President Trump has derided the dossier as ??fake news,?? the arrangement shows that FBI officials considered the author credible.


// Human cases of bird flu are surging

Scientists and public health authorities are alarmed about an extraordinary surge in bird flu infections among people in China.

Backlash after DeVos calls historically black colleges ?pioneers? in school choice

Many accused Betsy DeVos of ignoring the fact that many of the schools were founded because black students were not allowed to attend segregated schools.

// Looking to buy a home this spring? Good luck with that

Massachusetts prices are up another 7 percent, inventory is down, and interest rates are likely to rise.

// Some Internet services are sputtering today

Amazon Web Services, which helps companies run their websites and apps, is working to address a storage issue.

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Upgrades to Logan are necessary, but will they ever get off the ground?

Priorities include adding more parking and international flights. Massport CEO Thomas Glynn tells us the plan going forward, and if it?s feasible.

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Foxborough 10/16/16 New England Patriots Dont'a Hightower celebrates after a defensive stop against the Cincinnati Bengals during first quarter action at Gillette Stadium on Sunday October 16New, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

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Patriots reportedly will not use tag on Dont?a Hightower

The linebacker will be able to hit the open market, though he can still re-sign with New England.

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// 147 great white sharks identified off Cape Cod last year

Great white sharks have shown no sign of skipping their annual visits to Cape Cod waters to hunt for prey.

// Massachusetts ranked the best state

Massachusetts topped its 49 competitors in US News & World Report?s rankings because of its strong performance in health care and education.

Celtics guard Marcus Smart slides out of bounds ? near Patriots receiver/spectator Julian Edelman ? during the C?s loss to the Hawks at TD Garden Monday.

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Edelman nearly gets into the action at Celtics game

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman had his game face on while Celtics guard Marcus Smart slid toward him.


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// Warm days in February might be here to stay

With three days of record warmth reaching June-like levels, severe thunderstorms, a tornado in Western Mass., this February is going into the record books.


// Jimmy Kimmel explains what happened during the giant Oscars mishap

Turns out, Kimmel was sitting in the audience with his ?enemy? Matt Damon when the madness went down.

// Uber CEO argues with driver over falling fares in video

There?s no question that it?s been a hard year for Travis Kalanick and Uber. And it keeps getting worse.

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Talking points newsletter

Some jolting electricity news, Fidelity?s generous buyouts, and more

A recap of the most important business news from Tuesday.


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Trump Today

// Trump Today: Turning the page with a speech to Congress

President Donald Trump?s first address to Congress will give him a chance to shift the focus back to his ambitious, disruptive agenda.

? Schedule: Where the president is today

? News: A look at what happened yesterday

? Social media: What Trump has been tweeting

Opinion & Ideas


// Team Trump defines itself

Let?s say the Trump administration was a TV series called ?Gnomeland.?

Special reports

// The worst day in the history of Lake Winnipesaukee

On the morning of Feb. 11 ? Derby Day in New Hampshire ? everything looked postcard-perfect. But looks can be deceiving.


Spotlight Follow up

// Ex-teacher molested pupils, Milton Academy says

Officials at the prestigious school disclosed the sexual misconduct involving the former employees after a nine-month investigation.


// Genetic lab pays doctors to push dubious tests, employees say

A STAT investigation found that Proove Biosciences studies are largely a ploy to boost revenues.