France hunting for 3 gunmen after at least 12 killed

Armed gunmen faced police officers near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday.


The shooting at a satirical newspaper in Paris was France?s deadliest postwar terrorist attack.

Obama offers US help to find terrorists in French attack

President Obama condemned the shooting and offered prayers for France, which he called ?America?s oldest ally.?

Bitter cold to dominate region for next two days

With the wind chill, temperatures could feel as low as minus 20, even in downtown Boston, tonight into Thursday.

// N. Andover murder suspect allegedly said he ?killed them all?

Salvatore Guglielmino, 57, is accused of beating three neighbors to death in a complex for the elderly and disabled.

Wynn makes first payment to Boston for Everett casino

The casino developer delivered the $1 million check to the gambling commission to hold in escrow after the city refused to accept it.

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

// 400 more potential Tsarnaev jurors due in court today

The court is seeking panelists to weigh evidence and potentially consider the death penalty for the alleged Marathon bomber.

Reprints of pages from the Boston Herald and its predecessor   newspapers serve as aisle signs in the new Whole Foods Market in the South End. And the Herald?s former landmark sign now stretches above the beer cooler. Other amenities include an old cigarette machine that dispenses art-work and a milk + honey day spa.

Sean Proctor/Globe Staff

Whole Foods to open on former Herald site in South End

The transformation of the former Boston Herald property into a high-end mixed-use development takes a big step forward this week.

Alex Speier

// What would Pedro Martinez be worth in today?s market?

Pedro in his prime would possibly command a record contract, and also be well worth it.

Beat Writer?s Notebook

// Covering Pedro meant more bylines, and lessons on baseball

The Globe?s Peter Abraham shares an inside look at how Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez treated reporters.

// Coins, newspapers found as time capsule is opened

The time capsule was first placed in the State House in 1795 and was opened at the Museum of Fine Arts Tuesday.

//[1]-7645--90x90.jpg Boston officials at home living in residency loophole

Some keep their families in the suburbs while establishing an apartment in the city to comply with the residency requirement.

Two utilities opt out of Cape Wind

The two utilities had agreed to buy energy from the wind farm, but ended their contracts when the project missed a Dec. 31 deadline.

Shirley Leung

// A governor should create policy that touches people

It?s what Deval Patrick came to learn after leading our state, a path Charlie Baker starts out on Thursday.

// Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan headline US team for Marathon

The defending champ and a Boston fan favorite are among the top American runners who have committed to the Boston Marathon.


Jim Stergios

// Mass. leads in education but it?s not because of Deval Patrick

The best one can say about overall student achievement during Patrick?s terms is that it has been stagnant.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: December 2014

Photographers captured images of Boston protests and holiday events.