Medicare patients given millions of tranquilizers

A Fall River psychiatrist ranked behind only four other doctors in the US for tranquilizer prescriptions in 2013.

Statewide support for Olympic bid hits new low, poll says

Voters continue to oppose Boston?s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics by a significant margin, a new WBUR poll shows.

// Did Mayor Walsh actually read the complete Olympic bid?

Walsh seems to have contradicted himself over how thoroughly he digested documents submitted by Boston 2024.

// Fenway Park bat victim gets bouquet of flowers from A?s player

Brett Lawrie?s bat cracked in half during a game and flew into the stands, hitting Tonya Carpenter in the face.

Don Chiafaro?s recent plan called for one 600-foot tower and a second slightly shorter one.

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City paves way for 600-foot tower on Harbor Garage site

Don Chiofaro?s megaproject would redefine one of the most prominent stretches of the waterfront.

// Amtrak engineer wasn?t on cellphone before fatal crash

The update from investigators deepens the mystery of what caused the derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight.

// Suspect in baby attack found hiding under Belchertown sink

Keith Truehart was found in a makeshift hideout under the sink at his girlfriend?s apartment, police said.

// In slim-chance cases, Rosemary Scapicchio beats the odds

The local lawyer has spent a quarter-century specializing in all-but-lost causes.

The move by Pope Francis marks the biggest step yet the Vatican has taken to hold bishops accountable.

New Vatican tribunal to handle bishop child abuse cases

The tribunal created by Pope Francis was proposed by a body headed by Cardinal Sean O?Malley.

Stephen Crosby, chairman of the state gambling commission.

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Mass. gambling panel chief faces ethics inquiry

The state Ethics Commission is investigating a potential conflict of interest involving gambling commissioner Stephen Crosby and a longtime friend.


// Christie not just an occasional bully, he?s a know-it-all

The New Jersey governor acts like the self-styled expert at the end of the bar.

// Generation X has it worse than baby boomers, millennials

Gen Xers are still paying off student loans while raising families on wages that have barely budged in recent years.

Residential real estate prices are rising even as wage growth remains elusive. 


Are you a millennial looking to buy a home? Try Buffalo

The areas that often most appeal to young adults are also the ones where homeownership is the most out of reach.


// 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.

// Nobel laureate Tim Hunt talks about ?trouble with girls? in labs

The British scientist apologized for his comments at a conference, but stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs are ?disruptive.?

// Spirit of Boston unveiling new look

A $2.5 million renovation could help to make the boat a nightlife hot spot in the Seaport District.

// Claude Julien knows Bruins need to change

Julien said there will be tweaks to the system in 2015-16, but the defensive structure will not change.

// Winter is gone, but commuter rail?s problems continue

The rail operator is struggling to provide trains that run on time and with the necessary number of seats.

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.



// IOC should change its Swiss address

The shortcomings of Swiss anticorruption rules burst into public view last month with the arrest of top leaders of FIFA.

The Big Picture


Volcanic activity 2015

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