Remains of hiker in puzzling case found in Maine

The last known photograph of Gerry Largay, taken shortly before she vanished on July 22, 2013.

Dottie Rust

Appalachian trail hiker Geraldine Largay had been missing since July 2013.

// Big project with Chinese backers breaks ground

Pierce Boston, a 30-story residential tower, is planned for the junction of Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue.

// Letter to former Biden staffers suggests 2016 decision imminent

The letter to Joe Biden?s former aides marked the most direct call to date for support for a potential campaign.

// Cockatoo at large in Brookline, and residents aren?t happy

When Dino flew away in July, he went straight to one of Brookline?s toniest streets and got to work terrorizing residents.

A rainbow was seen over Route 495 in Mansfield as rain showers moved through the area Friday morning.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Sunny, clear skies expected today, but cold coming

The pleasant weather will change dramatically this weekend when Greater Boston will see its first hard freeze this fall.

Two in custody after gunfight outside Forest Hills station

Two groups of people exchanged words inside the Orange Line station leading to a gunfight on the streets outside.


// Bernie Sanders rejects donation from drug company CEO

Martin Shkreli, the public face of rising drug prices, donated $2,700 to Sanders in a vain attempt to get a meeting on the issue.

US says recent Iran missile test violated UN resolution

The ballistic missile launched on Oct. 10 was ?inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon,? US officials confirmed.

After death, Zafgen clinical trial of obesity drug halted

Regulators paused the trial after the Boston company confirmed that the patient was taking its experimental drug.

The Massport property had received some interest earlier in the year when it was eyed in connection with Boston?s Olympic bid.


Despite restriction, waterfront parcel drawing interest

Thirty acres of vacant land on the South Boston Waterfront almost sounds too good to be true, even if there are strings attached.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Do we need to tip?

At stake is something more than the tip-giving habits of American diners.

Chad Finn | Sports Media

//[1]-7746--90x90.jpg NFL?s campaign against Deadspin, SB Nation was petty

The league remains steadfastly intent on proving its uncanny knack for looking power-hungry over the silliest details.

// 80-year-old marijuana dealer pleads guilty in federal court

Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Marshall Herbert Dion could serve 5 to 7 years in federal prison.


//[1]-627--90x90.jpg The man who fathered a piglet and other lessons from Colonial justice

A new book that looks at legal cases from the New Haven Colony reminds us that the justice system can never be perfect.

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BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

Startups serve up ways to get patients to take meds

They?re part of the entrepreneurial drive to solve a problem that costs the health care system hundreds of billions of dollars.

// Deflate-cake, anyone? Indianapolis bakery mocks Patriots

Aside from ?Deflate-cake,? Taylor?s Bakery in Indianapolis is also serving smartphone-shaped cookies with cracked screens.

// Bill Belichick has little use for injury reports

The Patriots coach said that unless a player is listed as out, New England prepares for opponents to be at full strength.

// After injury, Tracy Morgan to host ?Saturday Night Live?

His homecoming ? he was on ?SNL? for seven years, before his seven on ?30 Rock? ? promises to be an emotional one.

// Lululemon holding warehouse sale this weekend in Boston

The popular luxury athletic wear brand is holding a three-day sale at the Hynes Convention Center starting today.

Opinion & Ideas


// DraftKings, Airbnb exploit loopholes to cash in

The growing respectability of the barely legal economy holds a lesson for government at all levels.

Ground Game

// In N.H., Rubio and Bush are in a zero sum game

Jeb Bush is in third place in a new poll in New Hampshire with Marco Rubio just one point behind.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Hot-air balloon festivals

A look at some of the 2015 balloonist gatherings around the globe.


// Computer chip?s travels show state?s connection to globe

The journey of Analog Devices? chips illustrates why events around the world reverberate here in Mass.


// A conversation with Catholic Africa?s lion in winter

Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria is unyielding in his defense of Catholic orthodoxy.