City Council passes travel ban to N.C.

Councilors passed the ban over a North Carolina law critics say is discriminatory against the transgender community.

// Clinton snaps: ?I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me?

A question about donations from the fossil fuel industry to her campaign unleashed a rare flash of anger from Hillary Clinton.

opinion | Michael J. Socolow

// Donald Trump is trapped in the moment

He disregards the past and promises a future that will never arrive.

// Converse has a new landlord

A German investment fund purchased the shoe-maker?s headquarters for $150 million, according to property records.

// Up to 4 inches of snow could arrive Monday night

Enjoy the spring weather now; winter may make a comeback.

// It just got harder to get into Harvard

Harvard University accepted a slim 5.2 percent of applicants to the Class of 2020 ? the lowest number ever offered admission at the college.

// T ends take-home cruisers for 15 Transit Police lieutenants

A long-standing perk ends Friday.

// GE selling stake in Polish bank for $330m

The move comes a day after GE filed to shed its capital unit?s ?too big to fail? designation with the US government.

// Economy added 215,000 jobs in March

The figures suggest that employers remain confident enough in their business prospects to add staff.

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) sits on the bench before the start of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Atlanta. Boston third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been benched by manager John Farrell after using his Instagram account during a loss to the Braves on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jon Barash)


Alex Speier

Red Sox already leading the league ? in money on the bench

The Red Sox will spend $48.1 million on non-starters at the beginning of the season, the most of any team in the American League.


// Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen kissing on the beach

Tom, Gisele, and their pitbull Lua had a little moment in Costa Rica.

Seven April fools brave ?Wasabi Roulette?

The rules are simple. Diners are served identical-looking pieces of a sushi roll. All but one piece is made of yellowtail and shiso. Hilarity ensues.

// Google and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad April Fools? prank

They went for a ?mic drop? and found the instant feedback grating on their ears.

// Shark sightings? There?s an app for that

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is rolling out an app to keep swimmers aware of nearby great whites.

// Why are Americans so afraid of vacation?

We are a nation of vacation-deprived, work-obsessed, business casual-attired zombies.

shirley leung

// US Soccer complaint brings pay equity the spotlight it deserves

This can be a game changer, not just for soccer and sports, but for little girls and grown women everywhere.

// At Bates College, student mailboxes are shutting for good

In the decades before cell phones or even dormitory room land lines, letters linked students to the outside world.

Ground Game

ground game

// Why Wisconsin?s primary matters

Tuesday?s election may matter and function more like those initial nominating contests than the more recent primaries.

The Big Picture

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

InfraRed Sox

The Globe?s Stan Grossfeld traveled to spring training at JetBlue Park in Florida to take a look at the Sox in a different light.


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Stage Review

As Maria, newcomer glows in ?The Sound of Music?

Even the river of syrup coursing through ?The Sound of Music?? can?t obscure the glow given off by Kerstin Anderson, who plays the free-spirited Maria.

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

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.


scott kirsner | innovation economy

// Making movies the ?Moneyball? way

The Boston office of Legendary Entertainment crunches ?big data? to help the film studio make key decisions, from casting to marketing.


John Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// A guide to decoding Catholic reaction to Pope Francis

Pope Francis is massively popular around the world, but somewhat divisive inside the church itself.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

In the latest issue of Design New England, a one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.