Falmouth wall divides land, sea, neighbors

Residents say beach access has been eroded by a few wealthy homeowners trying to protect waterfront properties with new walls.

Annie Dookhan, 34, was charged with obstruction of justice and falsifying her academic record in the crime lab case.

How a chemist circumvented her lab’s safeguards

Close supervision is key in a lab, specialists say, and state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan’s appeared to lack it.

Poll shows Elizabeth Warren taking slim lead

Warren appears to be inching ahead of Senator Brown in the highly competitive race for Senate, according to a new Globe poll.

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US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

The latest US military death happened Saturday when an Afghan military member killed an American service member and a NATO civilian contractor and at least two Afghans.

Tom Brady and the Patriots are looking to rebound with their record at 1-2 entering Week 4.

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Patriots’ keys to Week 4 win vs. Bills

Jim McBride examines the scouting report and offers a prediction as New England looks to rebound and get back to .500.

Neither Ben Cherington nor Bobby Valentine had solutions to what befell the Sox this year.

Pitching, injuries led to demise of the Red Sox

The 2012 Red Sox began the season with very high expectations but plunged nearly to the bottom of the American League in six months.

The hour-long procession opening the Second Vatican Council moves into St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Oct. 11, 1962. In all, about 10,000 walked in the procession.

opinion | James Carroll

The Catholic Church’s lost revolution

Fifty years ago at Vatican II, a profound transformation of Catholicism began — only to be cut short.


Big data: Mind the gaps

These days, we can measure a lot about the world – but only the fraction we know about.

Globe magazine

New Kids on the Block: Their early Boston days

From the new authorized biography come these scenes from the boy band’s start. It was a time of break dancing, goofing off, and dreaming big.


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There are only three Celtics players left who embarked on the 2007 preseason trip to Rome and London.

Celtics eager to bond on trip to Europe

The Celtics will spend six days in Istanbul and three in Milan, playing an exhibition game in each city and conducting valuable two-a-day practices.

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book review

‘The Signal and the Noise’ by Nate Silver

We don’t know whether Nate Silver’s forecast of the 2012 election will be as accurate as it was in 2008. But he’s got a long track record of high-quality prediction.


Steve Jobs lived in this relatively unpretentious Palo Alto, Calif., house from 1992 until his death last year. The double lot accommodated his wife, Laurene’s, garden.

Steve Jobs still stored in Silicon Valley’s memories

In Silicon Valley, tourists are becoming a frequent presence at the homes and public spots that played a backdrop to Steve Jobs’s epic life. Here are six of the biggest draws.