Senate president shifts course, seeks $10.9m for UMass

The state Senate had not secured money in a spending bill passed a week ago to fund retroactive raises to staff and faculty.

//[1]-1746--90x90.jpg Illinois officer?s death was ?carefully staged suicide?

The northern Illinois police officer killed himself after embezzling money from a youth program for years, officials said.

Judge rules Philip Chism competent to stand trial

The teen is accused of raping and murdering Colleen Ritzer in Danvers High School in 2013.

// Fourth suspect arrested in murder of Marshfield man

The victim bled to death after people stormed inside his home in September intent on robbing a ?rich man.?

?I?m not into this to accuse people,? said Massachusetts General Hospital?s Dr. Alice Newton.

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MGH pediatrician?s work on child abuse lauded, assailed

After toiling in relative obscurity for nearly two decades, Alice Newton has emerged as one of the state?s most controversial pediatricians.

//[1]-9059--90x90.jpg Two longtime city councilors ousted in Boston

The longest-serving members on the council lost their bids for reelection to two women who have never held elected office.

Firefighters worked to put out the blaze at 309 Newport Ave.

Scott Eisen for the Globe

Quincy firefighters battle blaze on Newport Avenue

The three-alarm blaze started shortly before 10 a.m.


// A debatable sales pitch for vitamins in Donald Trump?s past

The Trump Network claimed its vitamins and scientific testing kits would yield benefits, but many experts say it was selling bad science.

Globe?s owner unveils site focused on health, life-sciences

STAT will focus on science research and development, as well as hospitals, biotechnology, and political stories related to science and medicine.

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This small business is making it big

The DIY couple behind Rustic Marlin is taking their artisanal business out of the garage and into commercial space.

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The woman?s body was found along the MBTA railroad tracks near the intersection of Oak and Crapo streets.

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Burned remains of woman found in Bridgewater

The death of the woman, who also had her hands and feet bound together, is being investigated as a homicide.

Winter Travel

How to fall in love with Los Angeles

A globe-trotting New Englander visits the West Coast city for the first time and wonders why he waited so long.

// New site for Needham school, but many lament loss of farm

In a few months, Owen?s Poultry Farm will close to make way for a roughly $60 million school slated to open around 2020.

Fluto Shinzawa | On hockey

// Once again, Tyler Seguin proves Bruins made a huge mistake

The gifted center scored three goals against his former team, which gave up on him far too soon.

//[1]-8179--90x90.jpg Man?s marathon ended 44 hours later ? on a NYC subway car

Italian Gianclaudio Marengo, 30, disappeared after crossing the finish line of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

A former police station in South Boston is being converted into veterans? housing.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Restoring old Southie police station hasn?t been easy

With the century-old building being converted to veterans? housing, keeping some of its history intact has turned out tougher than expected.


// Did dementia cause Robin Williams?s suicide? Unlikely, experts say

Most people pinned the blame for the suicide on depression. But Williams? widow is now pointing to a different culprit.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

When Patriots and Redskins meet, it gets interesting

For a variety of reasons, games between the teams during the Bill Belichick era have featured plenty of storylines.

// Tom Brady named AFC player of week after win over Dolphins

It was the 25th time in his career the Patriots quarterback has earned the honor.

// Jonny Gomes delivers memorable World Series victory speech

Despite not playing in the championship series for the Royals, the former Red Sox outfielder stole the show at the victory rally.

//[1]-3906--90x90.jpg Is roadkill the key to sustainable fur?

Meet the designer who believes the fur industry?s future can be found on the sides of highways and country roads.

The Big Picture

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The World Indigenous Games

Brazil recently hosted the new international event in which 2,000 athletes competed from 30 countries.



// Haverhill woman sues Google over contractor distinction

A client represented by a Boston lawyer is accusing Google Express of misclassifying workers as independent contractors.


// Amid leaks scandal, new Vatican book exposes greed and waste

?Merchants in the Temple? paints a picture of a bureaucracy entrenched in a culture of mismanagement, waste, and secrecy.