Deal with Mexico would make asylum seekers wait outside US

The Trump administration has won the support of Mexico?s incoming government for a plan to remake US border policy by requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through US courts.

yvonne abraham

// Hello friends, it?s been a while

Lie low for a few days, the doctor said, and your concussion symptoms should fade. That was four months ago. The way back has been weird, scary, but also, oddly, an education.

// Police acknowledge officer killed wrong man in wake of Alabama mall shooting

Protesters on Saturday marched through an Alabama shopping mall where police killed a black man they later acknowledged was not the triggerman in a Thanksgiving night shooting that wounded two people.

// Heavy rains and minor flooding are possible Saturday night

Soaking rain, gusty winds, and minor coastal flooding along the coast are predicted tonight.

Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of gross domestic product by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.

Key takeaways for Northeast from climate report

The Northeastern United States may see big impacts from climate change, according to a government report issued Friday.

American Airlines flight strikes bird and is forced to return to Logan

A Miami-bound jetliner struck a bird shortly after takeoff from Logan Airport on Saturday morning, and then safely returned.

Captain Brad White deployed an ocean-friendly urn into the water off the coast of Scituate. White founded New England Burials at Sea 12 years ago and has performed hundreds of burials at sea since his company's inception.

Jamie Cotten

Mourners consider new ways to scatter a loved one?s remains

The cremation trend has spawned new and creative ways to scatter ashes, from rocket-like devices to ocean cruises.

// President Trump asks Supreme Court for fast appeal of transgender military ban

In what has become an increasingly common move for the Trump administration, it asked the justices to step in before lower courts have ruled.

Tyngsborough police officer injured after being hit by suspect?s car

A Tyngsborough police officer was injured Saturday morning after the vehicle he pulled over on a traffic stop rammed into his police cruiser.

// US service member, 2 Afghan troops are killed in Afghanistan

The US military said that a service member has been killed in Afghanistan, while in a separate incident two Afghan soldiers died in a helicopter crash.

Members of the Marlborough High School boys basketball team run sprints during a 2015 practice.

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Life lessons from high school basketball tryouts

It takes strength and courage for young athletes to put themselves out there, trying to make the team.

Deion Branch at Patriots practice in 2012, two years after he returned to the team for a second tour.


Deion Branch wishes he had spent his entire career with Patriots

A Super Bowl MVP and member of two championship teams, Branch was traded to Seattle before returning to the Patriots in 2010.

Tom Brady and Josh Gordon celebrate a touchdown in the Patriots? win over the Packers on Nov. 4.


How will the Patriots respond to the NFL?s offensive explosion?

Will the Patriots have an answer for the touchdown barrage we?re seeing? Or will they bend other teams to their will again?


// Miniseries are having a moment. Here are 10 that stand out.

Some of TV?s best series the past couple of years have had a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Is there really a way to cure yourself of last night?s last-round cocktail? According to experts, unless you have a time machine, the answer is no.

Help Desk

If you unintentionally drink too much this holiday season, here are some hangover helpers

The best way to cure a hangover is to avoid it entirely. But if you did have one too many during your big night out, here?s some expert advice that might help you feel better sooner.

Michelle Obama and Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond hosted a roundtable on Obama's new book, ?Becoming.?

Michelle Obama stopped by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester Saturday

The former first lady stopped at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester for a roundtable-style event with Beverly Bond, the founder of the Black Girls Rock! movement.

This Week in Weed

// Shaleen Title: Let?s talk about legalizing and regulating all drugs, not just marijuana

A senior Cannabis Control Commission official, Title argues the benefits of legalization aren?t limited to pot.

Shatter has had the ?impurities? of the wax removed, and has a hard, glassy texture that can ?shatter.?

Marijuana menus, explained

You skimmed the online menus of marijuana products available at the state?s first two recreational shops, and you?re eager to find out what all the hype is about. Check out this breakdown of some of the products offered at these two adult-use shops.

// Merrimack Valley businesses affected by gas fires look for salvation in holiday shoppers

Small Business Saturday promotions are being held in Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, where the gas fires and explosions in September dealt merchants with a tough blow.

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file, photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the second day of the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia?s Crown Prince has begun his first tour abroad on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 since facing international pressure over the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Michael A. Cohen

In foreign policy, it?s Trump first, the United States second

Everything for President Trump is about supposed material benefits ? with his needs coming before America?s.

Dima Gavrysh/AP Photo

Alex Beam

Two-and-a-half cheers for Howard Zinn

Zinn?s ?A People?s History of the United States? is ubiquitous on curriculums, and universally hated by historians.

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O?Malley

O?Malley left out of group planning child abuse prevention summit

Pope Francis chose four committee members to organize the February meeting at the Vatican, and some observers debated the reason for Cardinal Sean O?Malley?s absence.

Special reports

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// Help was a few feet away. Why didn?t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


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The Big Picture

Aerial photos show devastation from Calif. wildfires

At least 79 people have lost their lives in California?s deadliest wildfire.