Commuter rail delays blamed on locomotives

Defects in the MBTA?s newest locomotives have left the system without enough trains to provide full service.

The Trump administration

// Trump?s style of diplomacy puts his Mar-a-Lago in spotlight

When President Trump hosts Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Trump?s Florida estate, he?ll be blending statecraft and free marketing for his business holdings.

A child received treatment at a field hospital after a chemical attack in Syria.


Ty Burr

Images from Syria too awful to look at, and too important to look away

An image of a young casualty of war is more than a news photograph. It?s a call to our individual consciences.

// Here?s how the Senate?s ?nuclear option? works

Neil Gorsuch will likely be confirmed as the new Supreme Court justice Friday, even though Republicans lack the votes to overcome a filibuster.

Local politics

Roxbury, MA -- 1/12/2017 - Tito Jackson, Roxbury City Councilor announces his mayoral candidacy at Dudley Square's Haley House. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 13titopic Reporter:

Tito Jackson apologizes for pushing arm of WGBH reporter

Jackson, a Boston city council member and mayoral candidate, apologized after the station manager sent him a letter of complaint about the incident.

// Trump?s shadow looms over city

Facing uncertainty over federal funding, Boston?s mayor proposed a ?smart? $3.14b operating budget that he said better positions the city for any future financial instability.



// ?Fearless Girl? and the hurdles women face in the workplace

A statue of a ponytailed girl staring down a statue of a bull is cast as a catalyst for serious talk about empowering women in the workplace.

Red Sox

Boston-04/05/2017- Boston Red Sox vs Pirates- Sox Sandy Leon is congratulated after his 12th inning 3-run homer to win the game. Pablo Sandoval(rt) and Jackie Bradley Jr. were on the bases. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(sports)



Red Sox beat Pirates on Sandy Leon?s HR

Leon homered with one out in the 12th inning, giving the Sox the win at Fenway.


Yvonne Abraham

// Kennedy Institute reveres a Senate that doesn?t exist

Growing numbers of people have lost their faith, unable to imagine the Senate as majestic.

// Motley to step down as UMass Boston chancellor

J. Keith Motley will step down at the end of the academic year amid a cloud of unrest on the campus over its financial problems.

// Lawyer in Dunkin? butter case: $90k payout ?not actually profitable?

An attorney explained why a settlement paying $90,000 to lawyers, but just $500 to the man who brought the lawsuit, is not unfair.

Bishop Filipe C. Teixeira (right) of the Immigration Pastoral Center says the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday during Immigrants? Day.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

On Immigrants? Day, advocates urge legislators to pass ?sanctuary state? bill

After speeches, a peaceful crowd of about 100 people hoisted signs supporting immigrants in a rally on Boston Common.

//[1].jpg Quadruplets accepted to both Harvard and Yale

The Wade brothers have all been admitted at some of the nation?s top universities, including each of them to both Yale and Harvard.


// Thousands of current Uber, Lyft drivers fail new background checks

The state said 8,206 drivers out of 70,789 were rejected for infractions ranging from violent crimes and sexual offenses to suspended licenses.

//$large-5946.jpg Boston-to-Bogota flights coming in June

Massachusetts Port Authority officials can finally add South America to the Logan Airport lineup ? and they?re reaching into their treasure chest of incentives again to pull it off.

Special reports

// After a deadly fire, a small town?s trauma remains

When the call went out, none of the Warwick volunteers could have imagined what they?d find.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// How does the hospice community overcome African-American distrust?

Medical researchers working to unpack the issue view minority access to hospice care as a matter of social justice.