Gambling panel chairman facing ethics investigation

Stephen Crosby is said to have participated in a review of a proposed resort casino on land owned by a longtime friend.

Early retirement plan draws few workers

The retirement plan for state employees is on pace to draw fewer applicants than expected, setting the stage for possible layoffs.

MBTA hopes to spend $1.05 billion in upgrades next year

The money would be for long-term investments, such as newer vehicles and improvements to stations.

Shirley Leung

// Boston 2024 opened books after pressure from Walsh, Healey

The Olympic organizing group has made strides toward becoming the most transparent nonprofit in Massachusetts.

// Walsh contradicts himself in remarks about Olympic bid

Mayor Martin Walsh previously said he read the complete Olympic bid ? but did he?

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Kerry says he?s ?feeling good? a week after surgery

Secretary of State John Kerry is recovering at Massachusetts General Hospital after surgery for a broken leg.

Debate renewed on nurse staffing

The Health Policy Commission will vote on regulations requiring hospitals to staff ICUs so that each nurse is responsible for no more than two patients.

Cambridge police release policy on use of force

The department previously said that disclosing the policy would endanger its officers.

// Texas officer at center of pool party controversy resigns

The white police officer pushed a black teenage girl to the ground and drew his gun on a group of teens, according to video of the incident.

This chicken salad is from Pastoral chef and owner Todd Winer, who recently lost 50 pounds in an attempt to get healthier.

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Staying fit in the kitchen

For area chefs, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential for surviving their grueling work schedules.

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 09: Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez #52 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch to a Baltimore Orioles batter in the first inning during a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 9, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)


Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red Sox fall in Baltimore

Eduardo Rodriguez threw six shutout innings, adding to what has been a brilliant introduction to the majors.


// This rookie looks like a steal deal

The trade last summer for Eduardo Rodriguez has the makings of a great move for the Red Sox.


// A casino arms race is underway

In an oversaturated market, in which casino ledgers are awash in red ink, the response has been to build more casinos.

Sean Ellis, in blue tie, was released from prison on June 3. He walked from the probation department o an elevator with supporters and his attorney, Rosemary Scapicchio, at right.

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Rosemary Scapicchio is on a winning streak

The criminal defense attorney?s latest victory was a new trial for Sean Ellis, who served 22 years for a murder he may not have committed.

In this image from video provided by the NFL, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at the NFL owners meetings in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Now that Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said Tuesday, May 19, 2015, he won't oppose the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game, the players' union reasserted that Tom Brady's appeal will go forward. (AP Photo/NFL via AP) NO SALES

Robert Kraft discusses difficult offseason for Patriots

Kraft answered questions on Tom Brady?s appeal and the release of linebacker Brandon Spikes.

Demonstrators stood in front of the Supreme Court in April.

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Historic rulings on gay marriage, health care are coming soon

Before the end of June, the Supreme Court is set to rule on a number of far-reaching cases.

// Boston expands goat-powered landscaping program

In July, Boston will bring in three new herds of goats to chomp through poison ivy, buckthorn, and knotweed.

Mumford & Sons performing at the Xfinity Center on Monday.

Music Review

Mumford & Sons show new range in concert at Xfinity

Mumford & Sons showed the wisdom of their recent stylistic change, even despite some growing pains.

Ground Game

// Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.



// American millennials rethink abortion, for good reasons

However young people might label themselves, abortion is a choice so few of them are prepared to take.

The Big Picture


Volcanic activity 2015

From Japan to Chile, volcanoes have erupted in dramatic fashion recently, causing destruction and prompting evacuations.