Storm blows in

Flooding hits coastal areas as nor?easter batters Mass.

Powerful winds, rain, and some snow moved into Mass. Friday as part of a weather system that has prompted voluntary evacuations and sandbagging downtown.

// Minute-by-minute updates on today?s major storm

A powerful storm is bringing high winds and towering waves to the coast and likely causing power outages across the region.

Map: Power outages in Massachusetts

Power outages are affecting residents around the state as the storm takes down power lines.

Water crashed over Seaport Blvd.

John Tlumacki/ Globe staff

David Epstein

Just how bad is this nor?easter going to get?

It?s important to remember in large nor?easters like this one, the coast takes the brunt of the storm.

// Check out the highest wind gusts so far from around the state

Here?s a look a the highest recorded wind gusts so far in your area.

// Woman 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.

A steel worker took a sample at the blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany.

Trump, seeking tariffs, says ?trade wars are good?

?Trade wars are good, and easy to win,? President Trump tweeted Friday morning.

// President Trump fires back at comedian Alec Baldwin

President Trump isn?t pleased with Alec Baldwin?s latest comment that impersonating the president is ?agony.?

// Two dead in fatal shooting at Central Michigan University

Neither victim was a student at the university, and police believe the shooting ??started from a domestic situation,?? the university said.

// Aly Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

The Needham native says both organizations ?knew or should have known?? about the abusive patterns of Larry Nassar.

// 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.


// Luke Bryan concert at Fenway rescheduled for July 6

The country star is just the latest name to be added to a packed summer concert series at Fenway Park.


// The truth about noncompetes and Massachusetts politics

A compromise to ease employment restrictions is in the works on Beacon Hill, but it doesn?t go far enough.

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

Shirley Leung

On gun reform, what Washington can?t do, Corporate America can

Corporate America is starting to take a stand on gun control, and now it?s time for more Boston money managers to say something, do something.

// 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.??

Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development secretary, during a memorial service for the Rev. Billy Graham at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, Feb. 28, 2018. Carson is attempting to cancel a $31,000 order for a customized hardwood dining room table, chairs, sideboard and hutch for his work office and claiming that he did not know about the expense. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

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Renée Graham

Trump?s Cabinet: Gilded with taxpayer gold

At least we finally know what Ben Carson has been up to: Shopping!

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// With lawsuit, Bill Weld proves he?s as quirky as ever

Weld and two others filed a suit against Governor Charlie Baker seeking to overturn the winner-take-all system governing the Electoral College vote for presidential elections.

// 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.

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.


// 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.

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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// Limit on Mass. prison visits is unfair punishment

Limiting prison visits can hurt family relationships, and inmates? shot at a better life post-prison.


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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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// How a society gala was used to sell young-blood transfusions to seniors

A Florida symposium provided a rare window into how promoters market scientifically dubious elixirs to seniors.


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, February 2018

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