Gunman kills 12, including officer, at bar in Calif., police say

People comforted each other as they sat near the scene in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on ?college night.?

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Witnesses said a tall man wearing all black first shot a person working the door, then opened fire ? seemingly at random ? at the people inside. The killer was identified as a 28-year-old former Marine.

// Photos from California shooting scene

Witnesses described a chaotic scene inside a Southern California bar as a gunman opened fire and panicked patrons smashed windows to get out.

// Somerville Hospital apologizes after death of woman outside

The parent company of Somerville Hospital apologized days after a Globe Magazine article about Laura Levis, who was suffering from an asthma attack but couldn?t get into the facility. She later died.


// With Sessions gone, rule of law hangs in the balance

When it comes to deterring the president, the posture of Senate Republicans will prove important.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 18, 2017 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives to testify as as Matthew G. Whitaker (R), Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions smiles during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. - US attorney general Jeff Sessions said he is resigning at Trump's request on November 7, 2018. Matthew G. Whitaker will be the new Acting Attorney General. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Marijuana Moment

Where Jeff Sessions? temporary replacement stands on marijuana

Cannabis policy observers were scrambling Wednesday to determine how Jeff Sessions? departure would affect the marijuana legalization movement.

As President Donald Trump watches, a White House aide takes the microphone from CNN's Jim Acosta, during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CNN?s Jim Acosta is denied access to White House after tense exchange with Trump

After Jim Acosta questioned President Trump during a Wednesday afternoon press conference, the CNN reporter said he was barred from the White House.

// A lesson for the Democratic Party: Pragmatism wins

Democratic stategists were poring through election data as they tried to glean lessons from the results, with an eye on the next round of voting in two years.

Jeneé Osterheldt

// Election marked a hopeful, tiny step against American political racism

It?s becoming clear that America is ready to fight the racism that caused the resignation of Kiah Morris, Vermont?s only black woman lawmaker.

Ground Game

// Election shows that political realignment continues

Many of the results were complicated. But there were clues on where we stand in American politics after two years of President Trump.

Talking Points AM/Larry Edelman

// It?s going to get cheaper to gas up the car ? and here?s why

The US crude oil market just entered bear market territory, marking a 20 percent decline since its most recent peak.



How to deal with property management companies ? the good ones and the bad

A quick search on review sites yields scathing reviews of some property management companies, accused of everything from not making repairs to ignoring mice infestations to refusing to return security deposits. So what do you do?

Chesto Means Business

// Seaplanes could soon be the quickest way to get between Boston and NYC

Forget about that heliport, Boston. Seaplanes could soon be your quickest ticket to Manhattan.

// Magnified laser from Earth could attract alien attention, MIT researcher says

No, it isn?t a pitch for a sci fi movie. Humans could, in principle, fashion a laser and a telescope into a sort of beacon on Earth capable of showing aliens that we are in fact here.

// Fresh off a massive victory, Baker is awash in political capital. So how does he use it?

With voters sending Governor Charlie Baker back to Beacon Hill with an unofficial 34-point victory, he?ll have oodles of political capital. How exactly will he spend it?

// Harvard Medical School receives record $200 million gift

The donation, from Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik, will support research into fundamental questions about human illness and health.

// Nathan Carman penned letter with ?religious references? to captain who rescued him at sea

The Vermont man, suspected of killing his wealthy grandfather and mother in a scheme to collect an inheritance, wrote the ?curious letter? to the person who rescued him after his boat sank in 2016.

// In defeat, ballot question raises awareness of nurse stress, burnout

Both sides said they were open to sitting down and talking about workforce issues, but evidence of a rift was still fresh Wednesday.

// Here are the highlights from Bill Belichick being mic?d up for Patriots-Packers

A heated exchange with a referee, congratulations to James White and Tom Brady, compliments to Aaron Rodgers, and more.


// Bill Belichick?s decision on Malcolm Butler appears prescient now

Malcolm Butler has been the worst cornerback in the NFL, statistically speaking, with the Tennessee Titans this season.

Papa Gino?s on Needham Street in Newton is among those that were closed this week.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe


A food critic eats at Papa Gino?s for the first time

Papa Gino?s has filed for Chapter 11, closed dozens of shops, and laid off more than 1,000 people. Globe food critic Devra First wants to figure something out: How is the food? Is this a loss?

// Arlington police warn residents amid string of 11 home break-ins

Of the recent home invasions, seven happened in the first week of November, each one at a different home in the area just north and northeast of Menotomy Rocks Park.

Bristol, RI - 1/30/2018 - Ginsburg answers audience questions. United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (cq) speaks during a

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

The court says the justice fell in her office Wednesday evening and went to a hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight.

Woman injured in shooting on Callender Street

A woman was shot on Callender Street in Dorchester Thursday morning and rushed to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Boston police said.

// Traffic snarled after truck hits roof of I-93 tunnel

A tractor-trailer slammed into the roof of the southbound I-93 tunnel in Boston, damaging at least two other vehicles and forcing the closure of two lanes during the morning commute.

Woman was allegedly raped by Uber driver after birthday celebration

The driver hired to take the woman home from downtown Boston after her birthday celebration allegedly raped her in the back seat of his car.

Opinion & Ideas


// How the GOP stole the ?Kavanaugh effect? from the Democrats

The ?Kavanaugh effect? helped Republicans and hurt Democrats.

Special reports

// Inside our ?secret courts?

In these private hearings, who you are ? and who you know ? may be just as important as right and wrong. Read the Spotlight report.


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