Brigham falls out of top 20 in US News hospital rankings

A hospital official blamed the results on changes US News made in how the rankings are determined.

Google?s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google fires employee who wrote memo about women in tech jobs

James Damore, who wrote the note, said he?s ?currently exploring all possible legal remedies.?

Programmers at work on Siacoin in an apartment in Cambridge.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Their creation is valued at $250m. That?s not what they wanted.

For one group of twentysomethings in Cambridge, the wild interest in their product can feel more like a nine-figure distraction.

// ?It?s great to be finally free, and have my name cleared?

Prosecutors won?t retry Frederick Weichel, who was convicted of murder in 1980 and freed earlier this year.

// Victims? families said building only provided ?veneer? of security

Relatives of two doctors killed in their South Boston penthouse in May say a security guard waited almost 20 minutes to dial 911.

// Logan parking fees could be used for upkeep of Harbor tunnels

?I don?t want to see [the tunnels] end up where we are with the T in terms of such a daunting backlog,? said one legislator.

// ?Top Chef? host: ?It felt like really serious schoolyard bullying?

Padma Lakshmi took the stand Monday. Four Teamsters members are accused of using threats to shut down ?Top Chef? filming in the Boston area.

// Commuters thrilled that Pike pain is over

All lanes on the Mass. Pike through Boston were reopened Monday, weeks early. ?It blew my mind. I was in shock,? said one driver.

// Scientists say climate change is dramatic, and we?re feeling it now

The report directly contradicts claims by the Trump administration, who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain.

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For media and ad agencies, company culture is ?DIY?

One female entrepreneur shares how she turned her startup into a million dollar business and a company people wanted to work for.

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Brant House on Huntington Avenue is where the president of MCPHS University lives. An addition will bring the total size of the house to 7,000 square feet. The school said the president?s apartment is just 1,000 square feet.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

At a troubled Boston college, expanding president?s house is a priority

MCPHS University is struggling to bring four of its top programs into full compliance with government regulations.

Things that work

// This N.H. town couldn?t ?bear? it any longer ? so it passed an ordinance

Complaints have plummeted since Lincoln, N.H., adopted a law that allows it to fine business and residents that attract bears.


// So much for that ?TB12 Method?

How can Tom Brady promote his regimen while simultaneously telling us that his own concussion history is none of our business?


// John Farrell deserves some credit for the Red Sox? recent run

Farrell does make odd decisions, and he is an easy target, but lately his moves have worked out very well.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1992, file photo, Don Baylor is all smiles as he answers questions after being named the first manager of the Colorado Rockies baseball club, in Denver. Don Baylor, the 1979 AL MVP with the California Angels who went on to become manager of the year with the Colorado Rockies in 1995, has died. He was 68. Baylor died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at a hospital in Austin, Texas, his son, Don Baylor Jr., told the Austin American-Statesman.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)


Don Baylor, the man who led the 1986 Red Sox

Baylor was as valuable in the clubhouse as he was on the field.

Jim Cole/Associated Press/File

Where exactly is that ?drug-infested den? Trump referenced?

When word got out last week about the president?s comments, New Hampshire?s political class was outraged. Others saw a chance for humor.

Three weeks before he died, Jack Coakley (left) met folk singer Tom Rush for the first time at a concert in Vermont. It was the 25th time Coakley saw Rush in concert.


Jack Coakley wasn?t affluent, but he was influential

Coakley, who died Monday at 67, never let polio get in his way. ?This place will not be the same without him,? said a trainer at his gym. ?None of us will be.?

// Mom says girl hit by alleged drunk driver won?t be the same

The driver was returning home from work at the time of the crash, his lawyer said Monday.

// Snake on a train! Approximately 4-foot-long snake spotted on MBTA?s Red Line

?I?ve seen some weird stuff on the train, but this is probably the weirdest for sure,? one woman said.

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// Signs you?ll know Pence is considering a run against Trump in 2020

Here are a few things to watch as clues that Mike Pence might be actively running for president, and possibly even willing to challenge President Trump.

A few houses of correction in Massachusetts could start offering inmates doses of buprenorphine, best known by the brand name Suboxone, shortly before release.

Can giving inmates access to addiction medication help ease the opioid crisis?

New state grants include the possibility of offering Suboxone, a drug long shunned by correctional facilities, to certain inmates just before release.


// 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 Obama?s science experts are still operating in the shadows

Trump has moved slowly to staff the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Former Obama staffers are quietly trying to fill the void.