As scrutiny rises, DraftKings under review across US

Devlin D?Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, worked on his laptop at the company?s offices in Boston last September.

Stephan Savoia/Associated Press

Daily fantasy sports sites like Boston-based DraftKings and FanDuel are contending with increasing legal scrutiny.

Carbon monoxide suspected in death of two in Milford

A man and a woman were found dead in a Milford home and two other people were taken to a hospital, officials said.

// Fire follows police standoff at Everett apartment

Police took an armed 53-year-old man into custody outside his burning home after he allegedly fired shots earlier in the day.

A rower in shorts and a Santa hat plied the waters of the Charles River in Cambridge on Christmas, when summer-like temperatures prompted many to head outside for recreation.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Temperatures to remain mild after spring-like Christmas

Forecasters said highs would be in the 40s and 50s during the weekend, after an unusually warm Christmas Day.

Palestinian is killed as he tries to stab police in Israel

Israeli policemen shot and killed a Palestinian as he tried to stab them in Jerusalem on Saturday, authorities said.

A FedEx delivery worker carrieds a package for a delivery in Wilmette, Illinois in October.


Criticism of FedEx shows importance of online shopping

The delivery company was excoriated on social media because of late holiday deliveries.

// Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

People were trapped inside damaged houses and several others were taken to hospitals for minor injuries, an official said.

// Turkish civilians stuck in urban war zone in southeast

Violence between government forces and Kurdish militants has shattered hopes of reviving peace talks.

// Syria rebel group appoints successor to slain commander

The insurgent group vowed to continue fighting both the Syrian government and the Islamic State group.

From left: Ted Danson as Hank Larsson and Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson in FX?s ?Fargo.?

Chris Large

Matthew Gilbert

Top 10 TV shows of 2015

Here are the 10 or so shows that gave critic Matthew Gilbert the most pleasure in 2015, and not one of them is from a broadcast network.

Patrice Bergeron, Tom Brady, Dave Dombrowski, and Brad Stevens.

Bob Ryan

Boston sports fans, counteth thy blessings ? and championships

A look at the current state of affairs of Boston?s sports teams.

Alex Morgan shared the cover of the FIFA 16 video game with men?s superstar Lionel Messi, a first for a women?s player.


9 women?s sports stories that deserve to be revisited

It?s time to give a little extra love to stories that featured record-setters and history-makers and to stories that highlighted ongoing challenges for female athletes, coaches and executives.

Michael A. Cohen

// The winner of 2015? Hillary Clinton

One major reason why 2015 has been such a good year for Clinton . . . is Donald Trump.

// Number of GOP polls jumps 90 percent in four years

Flip on the TV news: Polls. Open a newspaper: Polls. Surf the Internet: Polls, polls, more polls.

Members of The November Project sprinted uphill on Summit Avenue in Brookline on Christmas morning.

A merry ? and fit ? Christmas

Pre-dawn hill-running, visits to the gym, jogging. For some, Christmas was just another day for a workout.

// Drug deals reported in Boston veterans shelter

Some say that drug deals are conducted inside the shelter despite recent reports that three residents died of apparent overdoses.

Some say the fist- bump, a familiar sight in sports, is a tradition begun by baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

Globe Staff/file

Can high-fives and fist-bumps help teams win?

?Touch predicts performance through fostering cooperation between teammates,? says one social psychology professor.

Édgar Ramírez (far left) and Luke Bracey in ?Point Break,? which features wingsuit gliding, motorcycle riding, surfing, and other extreme stunts.

Movie Review

Lots of surf and turf action in ?Point Break? remake

This fashionably color-desaturated, tattoos-abounding version casts Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez.


// Look for big things from these executives in 2016

For signs of where things are headed, keep an eye on these three influencers.

Fan makes ?crybaby? motion near LeBron ? and gets caught

Unfortunately, the star basketball player turned around right as the fan began the mocking motion.

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.

Globe Santa

//[1] Donate to Globe Santa

Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

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.