College placement exam raises concerns

One three-hour exam decides the fate of many Mass. college students. It isn?t the much-feared SAT, but it?s just as controversial.

Gardner Museum guard doesn?t recall visit

The ex-guard said he doesn?t remember letting a man into the museum the night before it was robbed of $500 million worth of art.

Police and crime investigators were on the scene after a bicyclist killed Friday when she was hit by a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

Police locate truck that hit, killed bicyclist

The tractor-trailer that struck and killed a woman in her 30s in the Back Bay on Friday has been located out of state.

The beacon of the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 shone brightly Friday night during a landmark event at the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina.

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Historic Nantucket Lightship shines bright in Boston

The beacon of the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 shone brightly Friday during a landmark event in East Boston.

4-year-old boy drowns in Norwood pool

Authorities responded to a 911 call after members of the family found the boy at the bottom of the pool.

Mendon man, dog killed in house fire

One neighbor said he watched the house as it ?went up and filled with smoke,? and saw firefighters administer CPR on the dog.

Republican presidential debate

During Thursday?s debate, Megyn Kelly confronted Donald Trump for previously calling ?women you don?t like ?fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.? ?

Trump?s shots stoking anger in N.H. GOP women

A US senator and the state?s GOP chairwoman said Donald Trump?s comments about women were unacceptable.

An estimated 10 million people watched Thursday?s debate on Fox.

Fox?s GOP debate shatters cable records

Some 16 percent of households with a television tuned in, achieving ratings nearly double the previous record-holder.

Jessa Lemoine 28, of Boston, practiced on the rings at CrossFit Lando in advance of the first match last year of the new National Pro Grid League.

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Financial stability could be a heavy lift for pro fitness league

Josh Plosker?s business plan is to convert chance viewers of the CrossFit Games on ESPN into loyal followers of the Boston Iron.


// Red Sox score early and often, hold off Detroit

Koji Uehara was helped off the field after being hit in the wrist by a line drive, but X-rays were negative.

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Red Sox trade Mike Napoli to Rangers

The Red Sox included cash in the deal. In return they will receive a player to be named or cash considerations.

Verizon will drop phone contracts, end discounted phones

The move was made in the name of simplification, but it could result in some customers paying more.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama greeted well-wishers upon arrival on Martha's Vineyard on Friday.

Obama begins Martha?s Vineyard vacation a day early

President Obama and his family arrived in Mass. on Friday, a day earlier than originally scheduled, for a 17-day break.

Heidi Hancock in her apartment in Hull that she rents through Airbnb.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

For rent: My (spare) room

While Airbnb is an easy way to make extra money renting space in private homes, owners of traditional inns say it?s an unfair advantage.

Bruna Gomes (left) was arraigned on several charges.

Woman who sparked Amber Alert pleads not guilty to kidnapping

Bruna Gomes is accused of forcibly kidnapping her two children from their father?s home in Abington.

Divorce news tough to navigate on social media

More often than not, social media is a flash point for separating couples, rather than a space to diplomatically announce the news.

Charges dropped against Billerica official who painted crosswalks

A selectman had faced destruction charges for what he says was a civic-minded act that fulfilled a promise to residents.


// Dunkin? Donuts CEO tone deaf on minimum wage

Nigel Travis should count his blessings instead of wringing his hands over those pesky workers fighting for a raise.

Ground Game

//[1]-8417.jpg 7 key moments from the Republican presidential debate

Here are seven critical moments from the most consequential day yet in the 2016 Republican presidential race.


Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta

// When doctors make mistakes, the guilt stays with us

The technologist looked at me with piercing eyes and said, ?I know you. You took care of my dad. Because of you, he suffered and died in pain.?

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

70 years after the atomic bombs

The 70th anniversary of the world?s first nuclear attack was marked this week.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

// With hiring apps, companies can get employees on demand

The days of the resume and the sweaty sit-down interview may be dwindling.


// The ?Francis agenda? is making inroads in the US

From the environment to annulments, Francis? priorities are influencing the Church in the United States.