Economy is doing well, but many are still wary

Anthony Russo

Economically speaking, 2015 was a very good year. Still, the glass was not half-full to everyone.

Couple killed by carbon monoxide poisoning were from Brazil

The two people who were discovered dead in their Milford home on Friday both left behind children in Brazil.

A Chicago police sergeant speaks with a relative of a man who was killed by a police officer in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in Chicago, early Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. A Chicago police officer shot and killed two people while responding to a domestic disturbance call in the neighborhood on the city's West Side, police said. (Megan Crepeau/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago officer kills two in domestic disturbance call

Two people, both black, were killed when officers ??were confronted by a combative subject,?? officials said.

// Two Palestinians are killed in attacks, Israelis say

Israeli police killed a Palestinian as he tried to stab them and another Palestinian was shot dead after ramming his car into a checkpoint.

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.

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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.

// Shelter can be haven for veterans ? and a place for drug deals

A shelter for veterans in Boston is also a location where many of them can buy or sell drugs, residents and employees say.

// 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.

Islamic State leader says group is doing ?well?

In a video posted Saturday, the extremist group said it is persevering despite the alliance against it.

// 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.

Main Street in downtown Worcester

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location, location, location

What is it like to live in downtown Worcester?

Downtown Worcester is ?big enough to be a real city, yet it?s small enough to be a city that you can really get your hands around,? Charles Washburn says.

my first home

// Our tiny piece of East Arlington

?I don?t care that it?s tiny or that the closet doors are made of cheap, hollow wood,? I told my husband, Mark. ?This is our house. I can feel it.?

//[1].jpg How to let Instagram be your travel guide

Review-based sites are all about the wading. The joy of Instagram is its purely visual nature: a picture appears in your feed, and it delights you.

Dining Out reviews

Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe?s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

// On day after Christmas, shoppers are out for round 2

Making returns and using gift cards is what Dec. 26 is all about.

letters | the year in review

// The trouble with the Olympic bid

?How did a self-appointed group of businessmen and politicians get to represent ?Boston? to the US Olympic Committee?? ? David Bryant


// Ex-Bruin Dan LaCouture treasures the good days, endures the bad ones

With his long-term health is in question, the Natick native is part of a concussion lawsuit against the NHL.

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

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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.

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.

// As scrutiny rises, DraftKings under review across US

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


// Look for big things from these executives in 2016

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

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

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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.