One person dies after being struck in South End

Boston, MA: 11-04-15: Boston police at the scene where a car apparently hit two pedestrians at the intersection of Tremont St. and West Brookline St. in the South End of Boston, Mass. Nov. 4, 3015. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Jill Ramos, Metro ( 05southend )

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The driver who hit two women as they were crossing a street was said to have complained of solar glare.

Athletic retailer City Sports to close all 26 locations

The Boston retailer, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, failed to find a buyer to continue to operate the chain.

// Emerson College task force to consider Colonial?s future

Emerson College said a panel would ?review, develop and price proposals? for the future use of the storied theater.

Stephen Murphy and Charles Yancey shook khands before Wednesday?s City Council meeting, a day after the election.

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City councilors offer smiles to incumbents who lost

Stephen Murphy and Charles Yancey returned Wednesday to the Boston City Council a day after losing in their reelection bids.

Premiums for popular Connector health plan jump

The increase of more than 15 percent will affect about 8,000 people who get unsubsidized insurance through Health Connector.

// Brigham clashes with doctor who raised concerns

An episode involving security and a court order is the latest twist in the battle between Dr. Hooman Noorchashm and Brigham leaders.

An undated photo from the Egyptian government of one of the two black box recorders recovered from the wreckage of the Metrojet charter flight that was headed for St. Petersburg when it crashed on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt not long after takeoff. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has dismissed as ÒpropagandaÓ a claim by an affiliate of the Islamic State that it brought down the plane. (Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry via The New York Times) -- FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. --

UK suspends flights to Sinai amid bomb fears

Evidence increased that the Russian jetliner with 224 aboard was brought down by a bomb.

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

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.

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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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Military service men lead the New England Patriots onto the field before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass., to honor veterans and active duty military members as part of the NFL's Salute to Service. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Boston sports teams were paid by Pentagon for patriotic displays

The Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox, and teams in other cities, received money from the Department of Defense.

Linnea Olson in her vegetable garden in Lowell, Mass. (Matthew Orr/STAT) Story: Targeted Therapies, STAT


Wonder and worry with targeted therapies

Medical science has a growing ability to pull patients back from the brink of death, but that can lead to emotional exhaustion for them.

Justin Timberlake performed at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 4 in Nashville.

Timberlake shines at CMAs

Justin Timberlake tapped into his country roots with a show-stopping performance at the Country Music Association Awards.

// Melissa Mathison, screenwriter of ?E.T.,? dies at 65

Mathison, who worked on a number of films and was married to Harrison Ford for 21 years, died after a bout with cancer.

// 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.

opinion | Nancy Gertner

// Undoing the damage of mass incarceration

To say that we treated human beings like numbers is not an overstatement.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Think your taxes are high in Mass.? Think again

Despite the gripes and stereotypes, taxes in Massachusetts just aren?t that high. Not compared to other states, anyway.

Kevin Hartnett

// What we don?t get about homework

An organization based out of Stanford University works with school districts to focus on quality, not quantity, of assignments.

MBTA officials brought out about two dozen tractors to display how prepared the service will be for heavy snowstorms.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Commuter rail officials show off new snow equipment

As the MBTA and Keolis are well aware, winter is coming.

epa05002862 New England Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon (C) intercepts the pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (R) as New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (L) looks on during the second half of their NFL game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, 29 October 2015. EPA/JOHN CETRINO


The secret to the Patriots? success . . . and other takeaways

Thoughts on the unbeaten football team, a memorable birthday party, and other sports topics.

Alex Speier

// How will Dave Dombrowski approach the offseason?

The new Red Sox president of baseball operations has a long history of big deals early in the offseason.

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.