Mother, daughter found dead in Brockton home

Distraught family and friends gathered outside the home of Ariana Rosa-Soares and her daughter.

George Rizer for the Globe

The bodies of the woman and her 9-year-old daughter were discovered in the basement of their home Friday.

// More than a foot of snow headed for Mass.

The additional snow could place even more stress on overloaded roofs and already-clogged city streets.

Firefighters rushed to 79 Reservoir Avenue around 5:49 a.m.

Hydrant issues hamper efforts in fatal Revere fire

A man died Friday in a roaring three-alarm blaze, despite a frantic effort by his nephew, a deputy fire chief, to save him.

Aaron Hernandez, 25, has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the June 2013 slaying of Odin Lloyd.

Jurors visit Aaron Hernandez?s home, murder scene

The tour included the athlete?s sprawling North Attleborough home, as well as the crime scene about a mile away.

// Authorities release names of women shot in Bourne

The assault allegedly carried out by a 31-year-old Coast Guardsman appeared to be well-planned.

// Mass. halts refunds in the wake of TurboTax fraud reports

State officials have temporarily suspended tax refunds on 160,000 returns that are currently in the system as they investigate reports of fraud.

// ISIS claims American hostage killed by Jordanian airstrike

If the woman?s death is confirmed, she would be the fourth American to die while in the captivity of the militants.

Sam Washburn For the Boston Globe


New Harvard Law program aims for ?systemic justice?

Inside an initiative to teach future lawyers to tackle society?s big problems.

// Stephen Lynch quest to release pages of 9/11 report gains support

Calls have grown to release the 28 blacked-out pages of secret findings about possible foreign government involvement in the attacks.

02/28/14: Ft. Myers, FL: Red Sox starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo fires a first inning pitch. The Red Sox opened the Grapefruit League season with a home game vs. the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports topic:Red Sox Spring Training


Dearth of homegrown pitchers has hurt Red Sox? rotation building

The pipeline of talent has slowed to a trickle, but the group of Owens, Barnes et al bears watching.

Bruce Jenner in 2013.

Matthew Gilbert

Don?t expect reality TV to tell Jenner?s story with sensitivity

Bruce Jenner is reportedly recording an E! reality series on his transition, in addition to an ABC interview with Diane Sawyer.

The Pope says spanking is okay, but ... is it?

Everybody has an opinion on spanking ? even Pope Francis. A reader who is on the fence asks: Is it OK to spank?


Key moments from a championship season

Chris Gasper, Tom Brady, and other voices provide the story of this Super season for the Patriots.

Actors Chris Pratt, left, dressed as Star-Lord, and Chris Evans, right, pose with Emma Botting, 11, of Eastford, CT during a visit to Christopher's Haven in Boston on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 after Pratt's Seattle Seahawks lost to Evans' New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Christopher's Haven ( provides a supportive community of temporary apartments and a recreation area for families of children being treated for cancer in Boston hospitals. (Brita Meng Outzen/Christopher's Haven)

Chris Pratt makes good on Super Bowl bet, visits Boston charity

The ?Parks and Rec? actor visited Christopher?s Haven after he lost a much-publicized wager with his buddy and Patriots fan Chris Evans.

// Kraft talks relationship with Brady, Belichick on CBS

How long can he keep Tom Brady and Bill Belichick around? ?As long as the good Lord lets me breathe,? the Patriots owner said.


You react: The tsarnaev trial

// In matters of justice, it?s personal

Results of a poll sponsored by Globe Opinion show that the Marathon attacks influenced notions of justice and safety. How will this affect the trial?

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month for January

A look at just some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.