Spotlight Follow-Up

New rule to require doctors to track surgeries

The move comes in the wake of a series of reports by the Globe Spotlight Team about double-booked operations.

Ed Ansin has owned WHDH in Boston since 1993.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

NBC to pull the plug on Ansin?s WHDH-TV

NBC said it will end its affiliation agreement with Channel 7 and launch its own station in the Boston market at the start of next year.

Former Swampscott principal engaged in sex chats, police say

Edward Rozmiarek will not face criminal charges aftering engaging in a series of explicit online sex chats with a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl, according to the Essex district attorney.

Former Transit Police officer charged in assault

The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which she allegedly attacked a woman she was arresting at Dudley Square Station.

Canton golf course sold to California company

Concert Golf Partners paid off Blue Hill Country Club?s debt and plans to launch capital projects worth more than $2 million.

Blast injures 4 at North Andover chemical plant

Two of the people injured at the Dow Chemical Company plant were airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.

An investor remained in his seat as the display of stock market data was turned off at a securities brokerage house in Beijing.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Will the stock crash in China take down the US economy?

Whether the United States and the rest of the world can weather a Chinese slowdown without falling back into recession is unclear.

This small excavator, called a backhoe, found itself several feet deep in a sinkhole.


Backhoe engulfed by sinkhole in Bedford

The backhoe initially drove to Wiggins Avenue in Bedford at around 6:30 a.m. to respond to a water main break.

If another recession hits of the magnitude of the economic downturn in 2007, S&P predicts, home prices in the Boston area would still actually go up.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Think Boston housing is expensive now? Wait five years

A new report from Standard & Poors estimates that home values here will climb 29 percent over the next five years.

Robert Bennington sold political buttons backing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Vermont on Thursday.

Scores line up for Trump Vermont event in Sanders? hometown

Supporters and opponents of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump lined up Thursday for hours clamoring for a seat at a Vermont theater.

Audience member Robin Roy (C) reacts as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets her at a campaign rally in Lowell, Massachusetts January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Franklin woman?s reaction to Donald Trump goes viral

Robin Roy says she really doesn?t care what people think.

Movie Review

//[1].jpg ?Revenant? is both savage and beautiful

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, star Leonardo DiCaprio, and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki never quite elevate the movie to the level of myth they?re aiming for.

Boston, Ma- November 1, 2015- Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-Marcus Smart of the Celtics diving for a loose ball against San Antonio. A human mop in a Celtics jersey.â??I guess you can say that, â?? says Marcus Smart with a chuckle after a recent practice. â??Iâ??ve always been a little out of control since I was a kid. Itâ??s worth it to win and although you donâ??t get a gold star or anything like that the coaches appreciate it.â??

Brad Stevens?s philosophy on loose balls is: Floor it!

The Celtics coach believes going all out is the only way to play, an approach he brought with him from Butler.

// Which hospitals pay the highest starting wages?

The minimum wage at Massachusetts hospitals varies, and doesn?t necessarily correspond to the earnings of the hospitals.

Largest young galaxy cluster found in early universe, MIT scientists say

Just as Earth had great, early civilizations like ancient Athens and Rome, the universe also built a vast collection of galaxies during its first 4 billion years.


// Thoughts on the NFL playoffs, Marcus Smart, Frank Malzone, and more

The Globe columnist takes a few moments to weigh in on topics from around the sports world.

Alex Speier

// An insider?s view of the rise of Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza

A scout who knew both shared what he knows about the two players shadowed by suspicion, but no proof, of PED use.


// Scientists unearth bacteria from stomach of 5,300-year-old iceman

Researchers reported in Science that they have reconstructed the entire genome of a species of bacteria that lived in the stomach of the iceman Ötzi.


The perils of online dating when you?re over 40

There?s something unseemly about trawling for kindred spirits in a virtual sea of singles ? especially if you?re a guy.

Letter from the publisher

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Ground Game

ground game

// Will anger trump electability in the primaries?

With about a month to go before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, there is an emerging political dynamic in both sides.

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

 Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan, Feb. 25. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Thomas Peter/Reuters

The Big picture

The year 2015 in pictures: Animals

A selection of some of the best animal images from photographers around the world.

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.



// Sports gear taking the high-tech route

New Balance offers smartwatch at CES and Under Armour teams with IBM.



// Woman at heart of Vatileaks 2.0 sees herself as martyr for reform

Francesca Chaouqui believes she?s been a target since being named to a reform panel independent of the Vatican bureaucracy.