MIT removes professor?s online lectures after harassment charge

MIT said a retired faculty member had sexually harassed a woman who was taking an online class he taught, prompting the school to take down all his courses.

Winter storm expected to bring snow and rain

Snow in the Boston area Monday night was expected to turn to rain Tuesday, with continued snow to the west.

Patrick makes a push to help hydropower

Aides to Governor Deval Patrick are working on rules that could compel electric utilities to buy energy from Canada?s big hydro plants.

The Haverhill home on Lamoille Avenue where two young children discovered their parents dead on Saturday.

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Haverhill is stunned by deaths of parents in possible overdose

Two children found their parents dead Saturday and the mayor described them as the latest victims in the city?s heroin epidemic.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Prosecutors, defense lawyers spar over jury in Tsarnaev trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?s attorneys want extra juror challenges to overset pretrial publicity, a motion opposed by prosecutors.

College student turns himself in after hit-an-run death

The student, a 21-year-old soccer player at Mount Ida College, pleaded not guilty in the death of a woman in Dedham.

Firefighters stood outside a house in Gaithersbug, Md., on Monday where a small plane crashed.

Six killed as jet crashes into suburban D.C. home

Three people on board the plane were killed, as were three residents of the Gaithersburg, Md., home.

// Merck buys Lexington biotech Cubist for $9.5 billion

The deal is the latest play by a global drug company in the Boston area?s booming biomedical cluster.

Evan Turner  defended against Wizards forward Rasual Butler.

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Celtics drop double-OT thriller to Wizards

The Celtics trailed by 23 points, rallied to tie, but came up short in the second overtime in Washington.

Yoenis Cespedes is a chip the Red Sox could use to get a middle-of-the-rotation starter. Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington wading through options

Jon Lester wasn?t the only topic at the winter meetings for the Sox, who are considering a range of moves.

Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in Red Sox colors? Maybe. Maybe not Jim Davis/Globe Staff


On Jon Lester watch, information is scarce

There is plenty of buzz about the lefty at the baseball meetings, but only he and his agents know where he is headed.

Benjamin Kreder,, 93, and Rosemary, 91, have been married 72 years.

Married for at least 50 years, what?s their secret?

At a luncheon at the Taj Boston, local couples talked about how they stayed together for five decades or more.

opinion | Marcela García and Nicole Hernandez

A Boston Olympics: The conversation must continue

Here are the key questions and takeaways from Globe Opinion?s panel discussion.

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Olympic leaders approve reforms, including affordable bidding

The sweeping package of changes could make bidding for the Games more attractive to cities like Boston.

Passersby made their way in front of a mural on Division Street and Cross Street in Chelsea.

Opinion | Mike Ross

Welcome to Chelsea, the new ?it? zip

Within this tiny city of 1.8 square miles is an unprecedented level of development.

Actor Mark Wahlberg in Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 8.


Does Mark Wahlberg want to be a police officer?

The latest theory is that the actor/producer wants a clean record because he?s interested in becoming a reserve police officer.


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// Should Boston host the 2024 Olympics?

Globe Opinion hosted a panel discussion about a key question facing the city.

The Big Picture

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, California December 8, 2014.

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Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

The huge fire shut down parts of two major freeways in Los Angeles early Monday morning.