Ex-babysitter allegedy abducted Hamilton toddler

The child was last seen around 3 a.m. Friday, officials said.

Mass. State police

After her arrest, Abigail Hanna was charged with several counts, including kidnapping and assault.

Massachusetts-born woman killed in Mali hotel attack

Anita Ashok Datar, 41, was born in Western Massachusetts and was the only known American killed in the attack, as of Friday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kreiter_housingshortage4_biz.jpg Restrictions on building are big reason for state?s housing crunch

Communities often oppose new housing or accept it reluctantly because of fears about added school costs.

Man dies after New Bedford hit and run

Officials are searching for the SUV that struck the man, who was on the northbound side of Route 18 near Interstate 195.

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Union officials say Primark, newly opened in Downtown Crossing, has fired or forced out 50 workers who showed union support.

epa05035919 An armed Belgian police officer patrols at Midi train station in Brussels, Belgium, 21 November 2015. The Belgian government said it had concrete evidence of a planned terrorist attack that would have employed weapons and explosives. The revelation came after officials shut down the underground railway system in Brussels and raised the city's terrorism threat to the maximum of level 4. Many of the participants in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks had ties to the Belgian capital. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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Terrorism alert is raised in Brussels

A suspect in the Paris attacks is at large, and Belgian officials warned of a possible terrorism threat.

Jim Paulson, of Sioux Falls, shovels part of his driveway before using the snow blower to clear the rest during the first snow of the season Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Sioux Falls. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP)

Associated Press

Season?s first big storm leaves a foot of snow in Midwest

Parts of the Midwest saw significant amounts of snow and frigid temperatures ahead of Thanksgiving travel.

New standards would allow more contaminants in marijuana

The new rules would also require labels making it clear the product is safe only up to a certain amount.

Salvatore DiMasi (seen here in 2009) is serving an eight-year sentence.

DiMasi diagnosed with new cancer

This is the former House speaker?s second cancer diagnosis since he began serving an 8-year prison sentence for corruption.

?Every Christmas Story Ever Told? set designer Rogin Farrer and director Allison Benko in the work-shop at Gloucester Stage.

Laurie Swope for The Boston globe

A high-speed tour of the classics

?Every Christmas Story Ever Told?? a comedy at Gloucester Stage Dec. 3-20, showcases three characters playing actors who decide to put on a show that?s a mash-up of many holiday tales.

tech nomad

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/facebookpage_liv.jpg Sharing grief and support on Facebook

Voices critical of the Facebook overlay are all over the Internet. But others make strong cases for accepting it for what it is.

Mark Melancon led the majors with 51 saves last season, but his days in Pittsburgh may be numbered nevertheless.


Major league teams are closing in fast on game?s top closers

Mark Melancon, Andrew Miller, and Aroldis Chapman could be moved before or during the Winter Meetings.

Good audiobooks for Thanksgiving travel

John Malkovich can read you Kurt Vonnegut?s satire of Nixon-era America, ?Breakfast of Champions,? while you drive to grandma?s.

Hingham 11/02/2015: University of San Diego freshman Tom Noonan's family: (l-R) Meredith Noonan, 15, Jack, 18, mother Mal and father Phil with a picture of Tom. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (regional)

A holiday with a twist: the freshman returns home

First-year students who attend school far from home will experience a heightened sense of gratitude and love.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Up Close

Danvers woman shares the spirit (and food) of Thanksgiving

?We call all the people we took care of last year and see what they need. And anyone who needs it, finds us.?

South Bend comes to Boston

Boston College defensive back Justin Simmons (27) carries the ball after intercepting a pass intended for Massachusetts wide receiver Jalen Williams (80) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Notre Dame vs. BC | 7:30 p.m. (NBC)

BC football ready to seize golden opportunity at Fenway

The Eagles would like nothing more than to shock Notre Dame on Saturday and end their six-game skid.

Live updates: High school football playoffs semifinals

This weekend?s games determine the Super Bowl matchups on Dec. 5.

Claude Julien and the Bruins have a home-and-home series with the Maple Leafs the next two games.


Bruins seeking crucial win against surging Maple Leafs

The Bruins are trying to move up in the standings ahead of the traditionally important Thanksgiving date.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/rathe_typewriter_wew01.jpg Where typewriters go to be reborn

Now in Arlington, Cambridge Typewriter is attracting a new clientele ? people under 30 who prefer the low-tech machines.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/2015-11-19T200527Z_991527862_GF20000066507_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION-SANDERS.jpg For Bernie Sanders, it?s New Hampshire or bust

Should Clinton ever take a double-digit lead in the Granite State, there will be nothing for anyone to talk about in terms of the Democratic contest.

Globe investigations

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A look at the high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Denis Balibous/Reuters

Earthprints: How humans impact the landscape

From sprawling urban growth to the construction of new islands, each site depicted has profoundly changed in the last 30 years.