Mass. Pike project in Allston to cost $1 billion or more

The plan to alter the route of the Massachusetts Turnpike through the Allston stretch could reshape the neighborhood. Above: The highway makes a pronounced curve to avoid the site of a former rail yard.

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The latest price tag for the mammoth highway plan: $1 billion or more.

// Boston is No. 2 in ranking for new Amazon headquarters

Ours is the second-most-likely city, behind Dallas, to land Amazon?s hotly-pursued ?second headquarters,? according to a new analysis.

// 4th person shot dead in possible Tampa serial spree

Police say Ronald Felton had been walking across the street to meet someone when the gunman came up behind him and fired.

// Chelsea police make a terminally ill toddler?s dream come true

A terminally ill Chelsea 2-year-old wanted to meet a real police officer. Chelsea?s force went above and beyond.

// Former Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr dies at 99

Hall of Famer and former Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr died Monday in Junction City, Ore., the Red Sox announced on Tuesday morning. He was 99.

// Report: Tom Sizemore was booted from movie set for assaulting girl, 11

Sizemore is the latest Hollywood figure accused of sexual assault.

// Simmons College to name school for late journalist Gwen Ifill

The college announced the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities in honor of Ifill, who graduated from there with a communications degree in 1977.

// Blood pressure of 130 is the new ?high?

The change will sharply increase the number of adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they will address the deadly condition sooner.

// This sleek, faceless robot from Boston Dynamics is frankly terrifying

The latest iteration of the SpotMini is somewhere between a robot dog and mechanical cheetah.

// Cheating accusations spell trouble for prominent Scrabble player

The Scrabble world is a small one, so it was easily rocked after one of the most prominent players was banned from competitive play for three years.

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BU professor?s Yelp post deleted, denounced by dean

A Yelp review critical of a Cambridge restaurant and its staff posted by a Boston University professor sparked a backlash and was denounced by a school dean.

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// Putting politics aside in the name of chicken

Devra First tried the famed original Chick-fil-A sandwich for the first time, with a side of mixed feelings.

// Hopkinton police to anyone making a fake license plate: try harder

A driver used marker and cardboard to craft a poorly made fake tag, resulting in a traffic stop.

John Oliver signs off for the season with these three warnings about Trump

John Oliver took a hard line against President Trump on Sunday, warning viewers to see through the president?s way of handling controversy.

// Kyrie Irving has played with a face mask before. It went pretty well.

In 19 masked games during the 2012-13 season, Irving shot 47.5 percent from the floor, 39.8 percent from 3-point range, and averaged 24.5 points per game.

Sessions says he doesn't recall Carter Page telling him about plan for Russia visit

Jeff Sessions says he doesn?t recall a conversation with an ex-Trump aide who says he told Sessions he was visiting Russia.

What?s behind the gains of interior America? Oil, gas, and the fracking boom have played a part, but not the only part.

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Why your mental map of the US economy is probably wrong

The US heartland has had the strongest income growth since the 1980s. Yes, you read that right.

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// A court will get to decide if this former Fidelity employee is really a whistle-blower

A jury began deliberations Monday in a three-week-long trial that is the latest twist in Jackie Lawson?s legal odyssey.


// Roy Moore?s defenders compare him to St. Joseph . . .

. . . but Joseph was not a lech. He was a good, decent man. He was, in fact, a saint.

// Roy Moore ?should step aside,? Paul Ryan says

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore ?credible.?

// Judicial nominee who never tried a case is married to a Trump lawyer

The White House did not respond to questions about whether the administration sees a potential conflict of interest.

// President Trump made 1,628 false or misleading claims in 298 days

Trump?s most repeated claim, uttered 60 times, was some variation of the statement that the Affordable Care Act is dying and ?essentially dead.?

// Berklee president promises change after abuse report

At a packed campus-wide forum, the Berklee College of Music?s president apologized and pledged a faster and more transparent system for dealing with sexual misconduct.

// In ?reset year,? GE plans to cut jobs, slash dividends

The industrial conglomerate announced a number of big changes Monday, including a dividend cut. CEO John Flannery called 2018 ?a reset year.?

// AG hints that a special counsel could look into Clinton Foundation

Jeff Sessions? statement might be seen by some as inappropriately bending to political pressure.

// Trump Jr. acknowledges contacting WikiLeaks during campaign

Donald Trump Jr. released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and the website.

// Most Greek groups at Tufts violated rules, and the school isn?t happy

Two fraternities have closed, the university banned another for a decade, and several others are on probation or have been suspended.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin joins host Chris Gasper to break down the Patriots? resounding victory over the Denver Broncos Sunday.

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An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


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San Francisco?s campaign is the result of a citywide alliance to cobble together funding and coordinate care.


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