Bostonian who traveled abroad is first Mass. Zika case

Zika rarely causes serious illness and only one-fifth of those infected experience symptoms.

Young residents ran away and others covered their faces as a municipal worker sprayed insecticide to combat the  mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus.

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What is the Zika virus?

Never before has there been a Zika outbreak of this scale, with over a million cases in Brazil and potentially millions more in the months ahead.

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// GOP candidates look to make most of Trump?s absence

Tonight?s debate in Iowa gives the rest of the field a rare opportunity to frame the election in their own terms.

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// New poll shows Jeb Bush rising in N.H.

The Suffolk University poll shows John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio in a statistical tie.

// College students backing Clinton are frustrated with ?Bernie Bros?

College-age fans of the former first lady see overwhelming campus support for Bernie Sanders as naïve.

12 suffer minor injuries in Framingham school bus crash

Eleven children and one adult suffered minor injuries in a school bus crash Thursday afternoon.

GE cuts 59 engineering jobs in Lynn

General Electric Co. said it was eliminating the jobs of 59 engineers in Lynn, part of larger national cutbacks in its Aviation unit.

Pizza shop owner allegedly recruited ex-employee for prostitution

Michael Giakoumakis allegedly tried to recruit a 19-year-old woman to have sex with married men for money.

// Police arrest two people wounded in violent Brookline episode

Police Chief Daniel O?Leary called the incident ?a targeted crime? as he announced details Thursday.

// Australian man accused in plot to pack kangaroo with explosives

The 19-year-old suspect is accused of planning to set the animal loose on police officers.

Two bald eagles sat in a tree along the Neponset River shoreline in Milton.

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Bald eagles spotted in Milton ? and along the Charles

Are they visiting? Or here to stay?

Mike Stanton

// Former Providence mayor had a complicated love for the city

For better or worse, it lasted through Cianci?s many incarnations and endured through campaign shenanigans, blizzards, garbage strikes, parades, and grand-jury subpoenas.

Buddy Cianci spoke with reporters on June 25, 2014  after announcing that he would run again for mayor of Providence.


Vincent ?Buddy? Cianci embodied an entire theory of politics

The former Providence mayor portrayed political intrigue as part of doing the job.

With Drew Bledsoe as his quarterback, Bill Belichick (left) started 0-4 in 2000, on the way to a 5-11 season.


Bill Belichick came a long way from rocky start with Patriots

The Patriots went 5-11 in his first season, 2000, but one year later, they would win their first Super Bowl.

Beth Teitell

// What about ?Bad Hair Barbie? and ?Transfat Barbie??

Sorry Mattel, but your allegedly more realistic Barbies don?t go far enough.


Kerry Washington gets a Hasty parade through Cambridge

The ?Scandal? star was paraded through Harvard Square as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2016 Woman of the Year.

// The old folks home goes upscale and ultra-competitive

The race is heating up in Massachusetts for a share of the golden-years gold mine.

Inaugural Red Sox women?s fantasy camp is a huge hit

The three-day camp with pro instruction and intense competition was a dream come true for 48 female players.

// Photos: Tattoos help bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran to heal

?I love expressing myself,? Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran said about the many tattoos that now grace her body.

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Ground Game

// Four things to watch in the Iowa caucuses and beyond

The state?s results can yield clues on how a candidate might be able to perform in other states later on the calendar.

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// 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

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Water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Thousands of residents in Michigan have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead, including about 9,000 children.

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.


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// Incentives, used wisely, can help build state economy

They can help create the kinds of jobs we need and want in modern-day Massachusetts.



// Pope Francis meets Iranian leader to discuss Middle East

The meeting marked the first time ranian President Hassan Rouhani has visited the West since a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran last year.

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// Home Sweets Home

Interior designer Holly Joe cooks up the love in her sophisticated yet cozy family house in Westwood.