Ground Game

Who gets a bounce from GOP debate? It?s complicated

The dynamics of the field have shifted into an overall more competitive race for the Republican nomination.

Michael A. Cohen

Republican debate was an insult to knowledge, common sense

Last night was the fourth of what feels like 4,000 GOP presidential debates.

// Bob Lobel claims golf course discriminates against disabled

Now disabled, the former sportscaster said the Woodland Golf Club in Newton won?t let him use adaptive golf carts.

//[1]-9269--90x90.jpg Trump loves NASA, but backs privatization of outer space

Speaking at a Politics and Eggs event in Manchester, N.H., Donald Trump took a question from a 10-year-old about the agency.

12birdly -- A user tries out Birdly, a 3-D exhibit that lets people experience what it's like to be a bird soaring through New York City. (swissnex Boston)

swissnex Boston

Want to soar like a bird? Flight simulator coming to Cambridge

The Birdly virtual reality device uses arm holsters and 3D goggles to give a person the feeling of flight.

How did your school district fare on PARCC?

The public got its first look Tuesday at how individual school districts in Massachusetts performed.

// Missouri university arrests suspect in threats to campus

Police have identified the man arrested for allegedly making online threats as 19-year-old Hunter Park.

Boston Veterans Day parade set for 1 p.m.

Mayor Walsh will lead participants along Boylston Street and onto Tremont and Cambridge streets, ending at City Hall.

State parks chief resigns after 7 months on the job

Carol Sanchez is one of the first high-profile departures from Governor Charlie Baker?s administration.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Top places to work (if you?re a dog)

Bring-your-pet-to-work day is becoming an everyday occurrence.

// DraftKings, FanDuel dealt ?disastrous? blow in N.Y.

New York is the highest-profile and most populous state to forbid the contests, but the decision is only the latest shock to the $4 billion industry.

// MBTA?s fun little paint scheme survey goes off track

The T is looking into ?evidence of irregular voting patterns? in an online poll that let riders pick the paint schemes for new trains.

Cheap Eats

// Dates & Olives offers build-your-own-meal options

Owner Renita Mendonca decided on Mediterranean food for her new Brighton spot because she wanted something healthy.

// Will the Red Sox sign a free agent ace over 30?

In 2014, owner John Henry said he was opposed to the idea. That philosophy will be put to the test this winter.

Alissa Ambrose/Stat


Toenails in Harvard basement could hold clues on cancer

Toenail clippings from more than 100,000 people ? and hair from cut-off ponytails ? hold special promise for scientists.

// Cafe, WGBH studio coming to Boston Public Library

The setup will provide a Boston version of the street-level studio in New York?s Rockefeller Center for the ?Today? show.

// ?Wimpy Kid? fans write in, endlessly

With Jeff Kinney?s 10th book hitting shelves this month, the local author?s flow of fan mail doesn?t figure to slow anytime soon.


// High school sophomore turns homemade holiday gift into profit

Adam Liszewski, a 15-year-old entrepreneur, makes chemical-free fire starter kits that are sold in 230 stores across eight states.

// Worries raised after ex-Uber driver allegedly drags officers

Bryant Gilbert was a convicted felon with dozens of traffic violations, so how was he allowed to be an Uber driver?

// Dozens of MassDOT early retirees haven?t received pensions

Forty-five employees who left their jobs more than four months ago have yet to receive a single check.

Opinion & Ideas


// Fighting the ?after-war?

The Army?s first priority should be to help soldiers who have served in combat, not get rid of those suffering with PTSD and related issues.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// How a big field changes the presidential primary season

The field has upended long-planned strategies and made this the most unpredictable GOP nomination fight in a generation.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Strider?s climb

He has traveled so far, from near-fatal abuse to here, invisible among Maine?s poorest, in the care of his grandparents.


// Authess, an ed-tech startup, raises $675,000

The Boston company co-founded by an MIT professor licenses educational assessment tools.


// Catholics must be open to change, Pope Francis says

The pontiff offered a sweeping summary of his vision for the Catholic Church.