Hundreds may be missing in child welfare system

Despite assurances from the head of the state family agency, hundreds of children in Massachusetts’ welfare system may be missing on any given day.

Gambling panel debates slot parlor locations

The state gambling commission appeared to be leaning 3-2 towards a proposal in Plainville, but no vote has yet been held.

Eric Holder hospitalized after faintness, shortness of breath

The attorney general is ‘‘resting comfortably and in good condition’’ after experiencing the symptoms, the Justice Department said.

Lawsuits allege Hernandez fired fatal shots in 2012

Wrongful death lawsuits have been filed by the families of two men killed in Boston.

Major snowstorm possible Monday

Forecasters warned that the storm, expected to arrive Sunday night into Monday, could bring “significant accumulating snow.”

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Alex Beam

Confessions of a weather geek

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Except check the forecasts. Lots of forecasts.

// Russia gives shelter to ousted Ukrainian president

Viktor Yanukovych, who was driven out of Kiev by protesters, was reportedly staying just outside Moscow.

Pope Francis (left) was greeted by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI after appointing new cardinals at the consistory in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Saturday. Benedict has made four noteworthy public expressions of support for Pope Francis since stepping down in 2013.

analysis | John L. Allen Jr.

Pope Benedict moves to quash anti-Francis backlash

As the one-year anniversary of Benedict’s resignation approaches, he has made four noteworthy public expressions of support for Pope Francis.



// Baker walks bridge with Christie

Charlie Baker and Chris Christie will attend a Boston fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association, but for Baker, associating too closely with Christie is a bridge too far.


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Rajon Rondo applauds his teammates Wednesday night as coach Brad Stevens, with whom Rondo has bonded this season, looks on.

Rajon Rondo flap damage is real, but not major

The Celtics guard, whose absence Saturday caused an uproar, needs to better understand how his actions as the captain affect the ballclub.



Claire Underwood means business

The “House of Cards” character’s intentions play out in classic silhouettes, a neutral, dark palette, and minimal accessories.