Trump expands birth control opt-out for workplace insurance

The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.


// How each side can do better on the gun debate

It is fear that dominates both sides of the American debate about the millions of semi-automatic weapons in the hands of our neighbors.


// After Las Vegas, Bill Bratton?s prescription doesn?t fit in a sound bite

The former head of police departments in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles offers post-massacre observations.

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How to avoid your 15 minutes of online shame

Afraid of online haters, trolls, and bullies? Here are five strategies to protect yourself.

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// A cautionary tale about high school sexting ? from Duxbury

This well-heeled community was shocked by what?s becoming a widespread phenomenon: teenage girls being pressured to share revealing photos.

Prosecutors say Newton man was cyberstalking woman

The 24-year-old Newton man allegedly launched a horrific campaign of harassment in April 2016, when he hacked into the young woman?s online accounts and devices.

Woman allegedly kidnapped, beaten, and forced into dog cage

Four women are facing charges after they allegedly beat another woman with a golf club, burned her, cut her hair, and imprisoned her, Worcester police said.

// NH man arrested after submachine gun found hidden inside home

Danny Coutermarsh, 58, was arrested Thursday for being a felon in posession of a firearm and other dangerous weapons, authorities said.

Two arrested in shooting that hurt guards near ?Equalizer 2? set

It was unclear what prompted the gunfire at the set of the Denzel Washington movie in Roxbury or whether the victims were the intended targets.

// White Mountains fire spreads, could burn for days, fire chief says

A passerby told firefighters leaving the woods Tuesday night that a streaking meteor had crashed near the site of the fire.

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// It?s time for Boston to bring in the closer for our Amazon bid

Imagine a pitch centered around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From left to right,  Jose Rosado, Alexi Crepo and Chiki Rivera reacted as a cow who got loose in Hurricane Maria that they rounded up tries to jump out of the trailer.

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Battered by Maria, farms in Puerto Rico face long recovery

Hurricane Maria destroyed an estimated 80 percent of the value of Puerto Rico?s agricultural crops, costing the island some $780 million.

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// So much for Chris Sale?s first postseason start

Sale was going to be different from softie teammates David Price and Rick Porcello, who both spit the bit in the playoffs last year.

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// Under the circumstances, an ugly win looks pretty good

Other thoughts: Jameis Winston isn?t that good, Stephen Gostkowski is, and Danny Amendola has really stepped up.

President Donald Trump spoke as John Kelly, White House chief of staff, H.R. McMaster, national security advisor and Jim Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense listened during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

Trump talks of ?calm before the storm? at military gathering

President Trump delivered a foreboding message to reporters as he posed for photos with his senior military leaders that this might be ?the calm before the storm.?

// ?Goodbye!? AOL Instant Messenger is signing off for good

Get your final away messages ready ? AIM?s parent company has announced that its Instant Messenger service is going offline.

Ty Burr

// Harvey Weinstein and the end of the hustler?s reign

The movie mogul has been creeping on women ? that?s a tactful way to put it ? for almost three decades. So why is the king only now being chased from his throne?

Archaeologist Mark Lehner says he?s found evidence of a port next to the pyramids, which would solve one of the mysteries of how heavy stone blocks were transported. The photomontage shows current landmarks and the footprint of ancient settlements.

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Did an Egyptian canal bring stone to the Great Pyramid?

A Boston-based archaeologist has developed a theory that sheds more light on the mystery of how ancient people ? sorry, not aliens ? built the massive structures.

// Dr. Seuss museum will take down mural after authors threaten to boycott festival

Several authors said they would boycott a festival at the Massachusetts museum over a mural that, they say, promotes racial stereotypes.


// Free beer isn?t enough anymore

In a booming local economy, companies have to be creative when it comes to perks.


// ?Professor Marston? reveals what wasn?t in ?Wonder Woman?

?I?ve been trying to get my movie made for years,? said writer-director Angela Robinson.

// Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of Baltimore school

After five people were taken to the hospital complaining of upset stomachs, fire officials discovered the source of the smell: a pumpkin spice air freshener.

'Season Ticket': Our new podcast

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On the eve of a new hockey season in Boston, Kevin Paul Dupont joined Chris Gasper to talk about the outlook for the Bruins. Then, columnist Chad Finn chatted all things Celtics.


// 108 Stitches

Red Sox reporter Alex Speier writes about everything baseball with an eye for analytics and an insider?s knowledge of the game.

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// Children of priests step out of the shadows

A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

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// Protect free access to birth control

The Trump administration has drafted a rule that would dial back contraception coverage mandated in Obamacare.

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// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.


// An outbreak waiting to happen

Hepatitis A marches through San Diego?s homeless community.


// Play the crossword

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Ford, Ken Block?s Hoonigan Racing to exit World Rallycross Championship

Ken Block, Hoonigan Racing and Ford Performance won?t return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2018. Ford Performance announced Wednesday that it will exit the series following the conclusion of the 2017 championship, according to The American automaker partnered with Hoonigan ahead of the 2016 season to launch its first factory-backed rallycross campaign [?]