Latest news


Obama and congressional leaders try to avoid fiscal cliff

Senate leaders will spend the weekend trying to patch together a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Obama said if a compromise isn’t reached, he will push for a vote.

Rep. Ed Markey, who plans to run for John Kerry’s Senate seat if it becomes available, helped Elizabeth Warren campaign.

Democratic establishment supports Markey’s Senate run

Top state Democrats threw their weight behind Representative Edward Markey in what appeared to be an effort to avoid a divisive primary.

Lawrence mayor says he will run for re-election

William Lantigua, the controversial mayor of Lawrence who has been buffeted by allegations of corruption, will run again.

Eastern Mass. to get several inches of snow on Saturday

Boston should see at least a few inches of snow, while interior Southeastern Mass. might see a bit more, and the Cape and Islands will get mostly rain.

A curvy road sign was speckled with fallen snow on Chickataubut Road in the Blue Hills Reservation on Christmas Day.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Photo gallery

Globe photos of the week

A road sign speckled with snow, churchgoers singing by candle light on Christmas Eve, and more of the week’s best images.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Ideas

2012: What ended

A salute to the things, places, and ideas that breathed their last this year, from an endangered tortoise species to Bieber’s reign atop the YouTube charts.

Sky brightens in minutes before dawn at West Quoddy Head Light in Lubec, Maine.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Travel

10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Day

It’s not too late to make plans to shake up your New Year’s Day routine. If you usually plunk down in front of the flat screen for the Rose Parade and a round of football, 2013 might be the year to try something new.

Snow-covered stuffed animals sit at a memorial to victims of the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Tuesday. The perpetrator was a mentally ill young man whose mother had reportedly struggled in dealing with him.

The Podium

Get troubled children the help they need

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, State Sen. Karen Spilka argues Mass. should implement reforms to the Children in Need of Services system (CHINS).

Globe Insiders

Photo Gallery | From the Archives

//[1]-028.jpg Bill Russell’s career

The Celtics legend defended personal dignity in the face of institutionalized racism in society as aggressively as he defended the basket on the court.


Tags in this section:

Dolphins at Patriots | Sunday, 4:25

The Patriots practiced outside in the elements Thursday in preparation for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the warm-weather Dolphins.

Dolphins not scared off by cold weather

Is it safe to assume that a team accustomed to cold weather would have an advantage against a team from a warm-weather city? Many of the Patriots say no.

Nation & World

Tags in this section: