Amid abuse claims, new rules for student restraint

New statewide regulations will limit how children can be physically restrained in Massachusetts public schools.

// Top Republicans don?t rule out backing Trump as nominee

Few Republicans appear ready to swear off supporting Donald Trump in a general election.

Report of baby thrown into Merrimack River was a hoax

Authorities were earlier investigating a report that someone may have thrown an infant into the Merrimack River.

Hikers made their way past idle snow making guns on the Big Blue trail at the William F. Rogers Ski Area at Blue Hills Reservation.

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Looking for snow? Try Caribou.

Heading away from balmy Boston in a determined search for a white Christmas? Don?t bother looking in the Berkshires, or even Buffalo.

// Boston breaks Christmas Eve weather record

The city hit 66 degrees just after 11:30 a.m., smashing the previous record of 61 for the day.

// ?Full Cold Moon? to make rare Christmas Day appearance

The year?s last full moon will peak as the sun rises, appearing on December 25 for the first time since 1977.

Ladarren Phillips surveyed tornado damage to a house in Holly Springs, Miss.

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At least 11 killed as tornadoes ravage South

Search teams combed damaged homes and businesses for people still missing, a hunt made complicated because many had left for the holidays.

// DraftKings and FanDuel sue to keep operating in Illinois

Fantasy sports rivals are fighting Attorney General Lisa Madigan?s assertion that they violate state gambling laws.

// O?Malley visits Pine Street Inn as homeless men pack shelter

Cardinal Sean O?Malley delivered plates of ham, sweet potato, and other vegetables to clients at the shelter.

A Christmas quiz: Match the letters to the landmark

Can you guess which Boston locations these letters come from?

Laurie Pant, center, of Burlington, and other members of the Tremble Clefs performed at the Back Bay Chorale's Christmas concert on Sunday.

A joyful noise rises from singers with Parkinson?s disease

The Tremble Clefs sing to fight the voice-dampening effects of an incurable disease.

// Lynn Christmas parade to wind 23 miles through city

In 29 years, head organizer Jay Walsh says he can never remember such a balmy forecast for the event.

Taurean Alexander, 7, looked over books during a gift giveaway at Saint Peter's Teen Center on Christmas Eve.

For hundreds of kids in Dorchester, Christmas comes early

For families barely scraping by financially, the gifts are a godsend, an assurance that their children will have presents to open Christmas morning.


Here?s the ?nice? list in local sports media

A salute to those who did it right, or just did it with a smile, on the air this year.

10/25/15: Foxborough, MA: Patriots RB James White heads for the endzone, but fell one yard short in the second quarter. The New England Patriots hosted the New York Jets in a regular season NFL football game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Jets (1)

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Patriots are catching Jets at the wrong time

The Jets have won four straight, and New England is still dealing with injury issues.

Track Santa?s flight around the world with NORAD

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is continuing its tradition of telling youngsters the location of Santa Claus.

// Kelley Shea, whose love story transcended illness, dies at 27

Shea, who was from Brookline, became engaged to Spencer Kushner two days before she died of cancer.

// Water leak delays Chipotle reopening in Cleveland Circle

The restaurant has been shuttered for more than two weeks after 36 who had eaten there fell ill with norovirus.

// Movies showing in theaters on Christmas

Christmastime is traditionally a big movie-going time. From ?Star Wars? to ?Joy,? check out what?s at the box office this holiday.

// Fan?s guide to the 2016 Winter Classic

The Boston Pops, Nate Ruess, and Simple Plan headline the musical acts that will perform on Jan. 1 at Gillette Stadium.

Ground Game

ground game

// Things are not going well for the Carson campaign

After several confounding statements on foreign policy and then fighting claims he made about his own life for weeks, Ben Carson?s poll numbers have tanked.

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Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

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

The Big Picture

 A Lebanese woman wearing a Santa Claus costume sings during a Christmas event, in downtown Beirut on Dec. 19. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press)

Hussein Malla/Associated Press

The Big picture

Santas everywhere

They come in all shapes and sizes, donning the iconic red suit and hat that symbolize modern-day Christmas.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

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