Cab drivers decry proposed ride-share regulations

A packed hearing in Boston often turned emotional, with many cab drivers accusing Uber and Lyft of stealing away their business.

Smart phones with the Uber app show the availability of cars in New York.

Uber prices to surge again this New Year?s Eve

The ride-hailing app expects this New Year?s Eve to be its busiest night ever.

A friend of a victim covered his face as he waited outside a Shanghai hospital where people injured in a stampede incident were treated.

35 killed, 42 injured in Shanghai stampede

The deaths and injuries occurred during the city?s New Year?s celebrations, according to reports.

Julio Resto was arraigned in Waltham District Court.

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Man allegedly murdered wife in Waltham apartment

The 51-year-old man allegedly drove to a police station with a bloody knife after the killing and asked officers to shoot him.

Brockton woman identified as victim found in wooded area

The 20-year-old woman?s dismembered remains were discovered this weekend along with another set of unidentified remains.

// Judge rejects Tsarnaev request for trial delay

The judge?s decision sets the stage for jury selection to start on Jan. 5 in the case of the alleged Marathon bomber.

// Hernandez bragged about owning pistol, prosecutors say

Aaron Hernandez allegedly told a friend that he owned a .45 caliber pistol six weeks before the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

First Night in Boston

Protesters stood on the steps of the library in Copley Square during a protest against police brutality on Wednesday during First Night festivities.

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Protesters stage ?die-in? amid First Night festivities

Roughly 100 demonstrators dropped to the ground in Copley Square and lay still to protest the deaths of black men and boys at the hands of police.

Puppeteers Cooperative member Sara Peattie, 63, of Boston prepared for the First Night Procession in Boston.

Guide to First Night Boston events

The city has a number of events planned to usher in the New Year.

By the Glass

// Plenty of splendid sparklers out there for New Year?s

Wine professionals are happy to recommend sparkling wines for New Year?s Eve, but are more thrilled when customers ask beyond Jan. 1.

Looking back on 2014

Four Wellesley firefighters had to return cruise tickets to Ellen DeGeneres after the television star tried to reward them for saving a golden retriever from the icy clutches of the Charles River.

Massachusetts? most offbeat business stories of 2014

Here are some of the strangest business stories of the past year in Massachusetts.

Dave Barry?s 2014 in review: Goodbye and good riddance

The buffoons, shenanigans, and inanity of yet another miserable year.

Leelah Alcorn posted this photo of herself on Tumblr.

Ohio transgender teen?s suicide sparks outcry

?My death needs to mean something,? Leelah Alcorn, 17, wrote in a posthumous posting on the blogging site Tumblr.

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 28: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to pass the ball during the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)


Tom Brady talks about his motivation ? but not his contract

Brady deflected questions about his restructured deal but expounded on what football means to him.


// 2014?s abridged dictionary

Compiled by Globe Opinion staff members, these are the words and phrases that marked the year.

The Big Picture

Associated Press

Daily Life: December 2014

A look at images of day-to-day life in France, China, Cuba, Pakistan, the United States and other countries.