Custody battle highlights DCF?s difficulties

Brockton , MA 11/07/2015 Ð Gloria Gilmore (cq) poses for a portrait in a spare bedroom at her home in Brockton , MA on November 07, 2015. She and her husband John are involved in a custody case for two of her grandchildren. The couple have two spare bedrooms for the children in their home, they currently use them when the children visit. (Craig F. Walker / Globe Staff) section: metro reporter: Herndon

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The battle for custody of two young children shows the tough decisions forced upon the Department of Children and Families.

// Noise is heard on cockpit recording, official says

An Egyptian official said a sound was heard in the last second of the cockpit recording of the downed Russian jetliner.

// Bugged by bunny, MBTA warns riders not to go down rabbit hole

Boston Transit Police hopped on the chance to remind riders of train etiquette, after a photo of a well-behaved rabbit sitting on a train circulated on social media.

// Live from New York, Donald Trump will soon be hosting ?SNL?

Amid high anticipation and sharp criticism, Donald Trump is set to step onstage in Studio 8H.

// Boston police arrest man in Brighton shooting

Community tips helped lead police to Gammada Musa, who was arrested in the death of Desmond Joseph, officials said.

An undated photo provided by Yusuf Syed shows his brother, Adnan Syed. Adnan Syed, now 34, was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in 2000 of killing his Woodlawn High School classmate and former girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Serial, a popular podcast, is re-investigating the 15-year-old case in one-hour segments told in almost real-time and raising questions about whether or not Syed committed the crime. Meanwhile, Syed?s post-conviction appeal is now with Maryland?s Court of Special Appeals. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Yusuf Syed)

Judge says new evidence can be introduced in ?Serial? case

A Maryland judge has agreed to reopen the case of Adnan Syed, whose conviction in the death of his ex-girlfriend was the subject of a popular podcast.

Analysts say DraftKings has a go-for-it attitude normally linked to West Coast tech titans.

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DraftKings has the chutzpah, backing to go big

Powerful support from the sports-media industrial complex means DraftKings has the momentum to keep growing.

//[1]-9144.jpg Missteps in Hyde Park domestic case seen as exception

A former Boston police officer said that to check whether there?s an outstanding restraining order is taught in ?police 101.?

The writer?s home was laden with icicles.

The ice dam cometh. Here?s how to get prepared

Globe columnist Shirley Leung fought ice dams last winter and lost. She shares the crash course she took on insulation.

// From Southie to the screen

South Boston metalworker Jimmy LeBlanc discusses his performance in ?Spotlight.?

// As competition wanes, prices for generics skyrockets

Prescription drugs represent the fastest-growing component of health care costs.

New England Patriots center Ryan Wendell (62) moves into blocking position against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patriots put Ryan Wendell on injured reserve

The guard has been battling an illness and a knee injury. Bryan Stork will replace him on the roster.

Gary Washburn

// It?s time for a new Top 50 NBA players of all-time

Not only has Gary Washburn revisted a concept introduced at the league?s golden anniversary, he?s ranked his picks 1-50.

Members of the U.S. military walk past a goal post decorated to acknowledge Salute to Service activities before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)



Patriotism shouldn?t be seen as sports? advertising opportunity

Is it right to treat those responsible for protecting America the same as Bank of America?

Winter Travel

This winter, consider a culinary and cosmopolitan weekend in chilly Montreal

Great food, great style, and possibly the world?s best bagels are reason enough to head north this season.

Starts & Stops

// Delay on commuter rail: New schedules are pushed back

MBTA officials had said they wanted to provide new commuter rail schedules by the beginning of November.

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks at a town hall-style meeting at the Salt Hill Pub in Hanover, N.H., Nov. 6, 2015. (Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times)

Christie talks about addiction at N.H. event

The governor said the country needs a new way to deal with the problems of addiction and substance abuse.

Live updates: Saturday?s high school football playoffs

Round 2 of the playoffs wraps up this afternoon and evening. Follow the latest developments.

The Big Picture

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Bliss Dharma Assembly

Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns gathered for the annual event in remote China to mark Buddha?s descent from the heavens.


// Casting a worldwide web for Internet deletions

WordPress, Reddit, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo are among the big Internet companies that regularly forward takedown requests to Lumen?s database.


// 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.