Mother and three children found dead in West Brookfield home

The victims were suffering from ?burn type? injuries when their bodies were discovered Thursday, a law enforcement official said.

Trooper Matthew Sheehan communicated over the radio after having stopped a suspected drunk driver along Interstate 93 in 2011.

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Trooper involved in shooting has history of racist online posts

The Massachusetts State Police trooper who fired his rifle during a confrontation with bikers and ATV riders on I-93 posted racist and profane comments online.

Revenue Dept. failed to deliver timely child support payments

Union officials who represent Department of Revenue workers say the issue is greater and has disproportionally affected poor parents.

// Dow closes down more than 400 points amid tariff announcement

If President Trump carries through on his tariffs, some investors expect more down months ? or at least continued volatility.

President Trump, in remarks during a brief appearance, called on law enforcement to arrest ?drug pushers,?? said his proposed border wall will block drug smugglers, and spoke admiringly of countries that impose the death penalty on dealers.

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Trump keeps talking about opioids, but critics want action

Another day, another discussion panel at the White House focused on an epidemic that experts say needs less talking and more urgent action.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 21, 2018 White House Communications Director Hope Hicks watches as US President Donald Trump takes part in a listening session on gun violence with teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House. Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trumps longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she was resigning. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Trump is ?losing a limb? with the departure of Hope Hicks

Hicks?s happiness in her role had begun to wane after a trying few weeks in the public glare, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg is ready to dump investments in gun makers.

Shirley Leung

It?s time for fund giants to step up on gun laws

If enough companies take action, a real change is possible.

// Questions linger on how Melania Trump scored ?Einstein visa?

In 2000, the model began petitioning for the right to permanently live in the US under a program reserved for people with ??extraordinary ability.??

// So long, ?minor? and ?moderate? delays. The T is now giving time estimates

A new subway service alert projects how long the delays will last in minutes.

// Beverly man arrested for threatening Donald Trump Jr.

Daniel Frisiello faces federal charges for allegedly sending a letter containing white powder to the president?s oldest son.

// CNN?s Don Lemon says he ?misspoke? on claim about Fox News

The CNN anchor claimed on Wednesday that Fox News did not report on White House communications director Hope Hicks? resignation.

March nor'easter

Jay Harvey worked to board up the windows of his home on Ocean Street in the Brant Rock neighborhood of Marshfield on Thursday.

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Along coast, officials ?expect to lose homes during this storm?

A powerful storm is expected to lash the state?s coast into the weekend, whipping up high winds and towering waves.

Waves crashed against homes in Scituate during the Jan. 4 nor?easter. The storm on tap for Thursday into Friday could be worse than that one, officials said.

These maps show just how bad the impending nor?easter could be

Remember how bad the flooding was during the Jan. 4 storm? A nor?easter that?s arriving Thursday night could be worse.

Marshfield, MA- March 01, 2018: Derek Affsa works on boarding up the windows on his home in the Brant Rock neighborhood of Marshfield, MA on March 01, 2018. He said he installed hurricane strength windows while renovating the home but he worries about the weight of the sand mixed with the waves in the coming storm.

List of school closings for Friday

Here?s a list of some schools that have announced school closures for Friday, updated as of 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

// Coastal communities brace for storm, prepare for flooding

Officials in Scituate and other towns along the coast are urging residents to consider evacuating by Friday morning.

Dave Epstein

// Rain? Snow? Floods? Here?s what to expect from tomorrow?s storm

Snow is possible inland and at some higher elevations, but high tides and heavy rain will likely cause the most problems.

A rendering of the original concept: South Station terminus view from Summer Street for the proposed South Boston Cableway project, page 78. (Handel Architects via City of Boston) 02gondola gondola tram

Here?s what a Seaport gondola would look like

Thirteen large towers spanning the one-mile route to the Marine Industrial Park would support lines carrying 70 cable cars that can fit 10 passengers each, running every nine seconds.

// Plan for a Roxbury helipad withdrawn amid neighbors? criticism

For Roxbury residents, the main concern was the facility would provide a convenience for Suffolk Construction at the expense of the neighborhood.

Students from the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine lined the sidewalk outside the Winchester Unitarian Society Thursday.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Loved ones recall Deane Stryker had deep compassion, studded with a deft wit

Deane Stryker thrived as a volunteer in a program serving elementary school students who have endured trauma.

Steve Wynn took part in a 2016 news conference in Medford about his company?s casino development in Everett. Construction is underway on the project, known as Wynn Boston Harbor.

Steve Wynn is again accused of sexual misconduct, by a massage therapist

A former Wynn Resorts massage therapist claims in a lawsuit that Steve Wynn used his power to coerce her into sexual acts.


// Boston?s most radical TV show blew the minds of a stoned generation in 1967

When a Tufts instructor launched the trippy TV show on WGBH, it was unlike anything viewers had ever seen.

// Despite rumors, Robert Kraft is not the father of his on-again, off-again girlfriend?s baby, spokesman says

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not the father of his on-again, off-again girlfriend?s baby, who was born in the fall of 2017, a spokesperson for the team said early Thursday morning.

// Sports betting in Mass. could bring in major revenue, report finds

Wagers could generate up to $61 million in state tax revenue if lawmakers decide to make sports betting legal in Massachusetts, the Gaming Commission said.

Beginning in the early ?80s, Mr. Crimmins produced comedy shows at the Ding Ho restaurant in Cambridge.

Barry Crimmins, activist and a founder of Boston?s comedy scene, dies at 64

Mr. Crimmins, who died Wednesday, helped found and nurture Boston?s stand-up comedy scene and was also a political activist.

Modeling?s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

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// Baker and DeLeo should take the national stage on guns

Governor Charlie Baker should take a more prominent national stand on gun laws.


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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// This scientist is testing a marijuana ingredient as a way to prevent relapse

Neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd thinks cannabidiol has potential in treating addiction.


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Globe staff photos of the month, February 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.