Equipment failure may have led to diver?s death in Braintree

Firefighters worked to rescue two workers who became trapped inside a large water tank Thursday morning.


A diver inspecting a water tank died after reporting he was losing air, and a spotter tried to save him but had to be rescued by firefighters.

// Teamsters official to serve 6 months home confinement in Top Chef case

Mark Harrington is the head of the union that was accused of harassing and extorting the Top Chef television crew.


// Want Tom Brady?s Uggs?

The Patriots quarterback is giving away three pairs of his used Uggs in an unusual way. Here?s how to get a pair.


// Michael Dukakis takes tumble for a cleaner Boston

?No good deed goes unpunished!? the former governor said after taking a fall while picking up litter on his way to work.

The fire began shortly before 2 p.m.

Sudbury Fire Department

Firefighters battling 3-alarm house fire in Sudbury

No injuries were reported and everyone in the house, including pets, were safely evacuated.

// Mysterious skull found on Chatham museum grounds

Landscapers were raking leaves on the Atwood House Museum?s property when they found the skull, believed to be more than 100 years old.

Dave Epstein

// We are in store for a round of wild weather swings

New England weather is rarely dull in the winter, but even by our standards the next several days will be a roller coaster.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Is it time for Hall of Fame voters to ease up on steroids issue?

MLB is getting into the game of cherry-picking which guys are truly bad and which ones are being suspected unfairly.

Mark Wahlberg?s mother, Elma, and Jessica Kensky?s service dog, Rescue, stood center stage on the red carpet Wednesday night.

Real-life heroes mingle with movie stars at ?Patriots Day? premiere

Some of the real-life Bostonians whose stories are featured in the Boston Marathon movie attended the premiere at the Wang Theater.


// The Weekender: Dancing feet, first Impressionists, and dirty Waters

The Globe?s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

// Quincy native who ?attacked life? gets death notice for the ages

?Irishman dies from stubbornness, whiskey.? It may read like an Onion piece, but it?s the start to a cheeky ? yet poignant ? death announcement.

// Patriots claim wide receiver Michael Floyd

The receiver was cut by Arizona on Wednesday, two days after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.

// Colorful NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager dies at 65

Famous for his flashy suits and probing questions, Sager worked basketball games for TNT for nearly a quarter-century.

// Dylann Roof convicted of killing 9 church members in S.C.

A jury has convicted Dylann Roof in the racially motivated slayings of nine black church members in South Carolina.

Laura Crimaldi/Globe Staff

Boston police, FBI conduct raids targeting violent criminals

The early-morning raids marked the end of a long-running investigation into illegal gun and drug sales.

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Headmaster at Madison Park school on leave

Shawn Shackelford, the headmaster of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, on leave Thursday.

Chelsea school?s fly infestation likely caused by broken pipe

A broken sewer or drainage line was likely to blame for the flies that forced Chelsea High School to close for the remainder of the week.

// High on pot legalization, group celebrates at State House

A small group of pot enthusiasts brazenly gave away portions of the leafy drug to celebrate the change in Mass. law.

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Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die ? except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby?s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn?t accept death as the answer.

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// No retreat on funding for opioid epidemic

Now is not the time for Governor Charlie Baker to slash funding for substance abuse treatment.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

How one Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model.

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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Google's self-driving car project gets a new name

The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo, signaling its confidence that it will be able to bring robot-controlled vehicles to the masses within the next few years