One dead in Manchester, N.H., hotel standoff

The standoff at the hotel, which began with a fatal gunfight between a 51-year-old man and law enforcement ended around Thursday, some 15 hours after it began, authorities said.

// Former Yale soccer coach to plead guilty in college admissions scam ? before a judge who?s a Yale graduate

When Rudolph ?Rudy? Meredith stands in a Boston courtroom Thursday, the judge looking back at him will be Mark L. Wolf ? a Yale University graduate.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 18, 2018 US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a roundtable discussion about school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the the White House in Washington, DC. - The amount is just a drop in the ocean of US federal money, but the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate $18 million in funding for the Special Olympics drew furious and extended backlash from critics on Wednesday March 27, 2019 . (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images



Betsy DeVos, Special Olympics cuts, and the effort to fail America?s children

Proposing to slash the budget by $17.6 million, knowing full well it will never pass, is little more than trolling.

Duke's Zion Williamson (1) steals the ball away from North Dakota State's Vinnie Shahid (0) during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Conn. Senator Chris Murphy wants the NCAA to pay student athletes

Murphy released the first in a series of reports Thursday morning ? the same day the Sweet 16 begins ? saying: ?Everyone is cashing in except the players.?

// Trump says FBI, Justice will review Smollett case

President Trump said the FBI and the Department of Justice will review why charges were dropped against ?Empire? actor Jussie Smollett.


// Jussie Smollett: Forever the boy who cried truth. Or wolf

The lie, whether the ?Empire? actor told one or not, will be one he wears for the rest of his life.

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// Mass. says large pot firms being reviewed

State regulators said they are investigating whether large marijuana companies are violating license limits and potentially making it harder for independent entrepreneurs to compete.

How close can pot shops be to each other in Boston? There?s some debate about that

City Hall backed two different marijuana shop applicants in the same East Boston neighborhood that are closer together than allowed under new zoning rules.

(FILES) A file picture taken on August 6, 2018 shows an aircraft of Icelandic low-cost airline WOW Air on the tarmac of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris. - Icelandic low-cost airline WOW Air, in difficult financial position, announced on March 28, 2019 that it will cease operations and cancel all flights, a decision that is expected to affect thousands of passengers. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

Officials tell WOW Air passengers not to come to Logan Airport

Authorities are telling WOW Air passengers not to come to Logan International Airport in Boston, because all of the airline?s flights have been canceled.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House, after attending St. John's Episcopal Church for morning services, Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Washington. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Mueller?s obstruction ?punt? has Washington confused

The summary of the Mueller report did not definitively address obstruction allegations against President Trump, and many in Washington don?t know what to make of that.

A proposed renovation of the Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge.

Elkus Manfredi

Plans to renovate former Middlesex courthouse may finally move forward

The developer is hoping to begin work this year on converting the towering old jail and court in East Cambridge into a modern office building.

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Globe Magazine

How all this smart technology is transforming travel

Smart technology is turning ships, hotel rooms and resorts into places where everybody ? and everything ? knows your name. Are we ready for this?

// Man charged with animal cruelty after throwing dog into dumpster in Wareham trailer park

The alleged perpetrator was staying at someone else?s trailer when he decided to put the dog out with the trash.

// Sorry, Boston: Winning $768 million Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Lottery says a single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history was sold in a Milwaukee suburb.

// Adventureman finds anything but loneliness as he completes an epic long-distance run across US

A Gloucester (UK) man finishing a cross-US run was greeted as a hero in the Massachusetts city with the same name.

The Lyft logo. MUST CREDIT: MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon.


IPOs are hot. Don?t get burned

It?s clear that many venture capitalists and entrepreneurs see a window of opportunity that may not be open for too long. If they are ready to sell, should we be buying?

Arlington, Ma., 03/06/2019, The empty store at 828 Massachusetts Avenue which once housed a massage parlor. For story on sex trafficking. Globe staff/Suzanne Kreiter

Yvonne Abraham

The sex trafficking in our neighborhoods

Can we care about trafficking without talking about Robert Kraft? Lord, let?s hope so. Because what we glimpsed in Florida is but a sliver of a gigantic, and intractable, phenomenon we should face.

3-27-19: Seattle, WA: Andrew Benintendi, right, and the Boston Red Sox held a workout at T-Mobile Park Wednesday afternoon as they prepare for Thursday's Opening Day MLB baseball game vs. the Seattle Mariners. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff).

Alex Speier

How have teams that won at least 100 games fared the next year?

The Red Sox probably won?t win 108 games again, but they are embracing the challenge of becoming the first team to repeat as World Series champs since the 2000 Yankees.


// The Red Sox are back, and for many of us, that means life is better

The distinctive beauty of baseball is that it happens every day, for six months ? and it starts today!

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Opinion | Natasha Sarin and Lawrence H. Summers

A broader tax base that closes loopholes would raise more money than plans by Ocasio-Cortez and Warren

The best way to begin raising additional revenue from highest-income tax payers is with a traditional tax reform approach of base broadening and loophole closing, improved compliance, and closing of shelters.

President Donald Trump waves after speaking with the media after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Washington. The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign

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Opinion | Alice Lloyd

Democrats? number one question, post-Mueller: What if Trump wins again?

We can sketch a basic idea of what a second Trump campaign will look like.


// How can white people ?walk the walk? against everyday racism?

Do we confront it, or uncomfortably look the other way?


// Lack of progress on distracted driving legislation is costing lives

Is this the year the Massachusetts Legislature is finally going to crack down on distracted driving?

Miss Conduct

// Advice: I had surgery and none of my friends visited me in the hospital

Do I need to ditch them and find new friends?


// PTC building is a sign of the shapes of things to come

From its distinctive elliptical appearance to a table made from a sunken ship, PTC?s Seaport building makes a statement.

// New York opioid lawsuit hits billionaire family behind OxyContin

New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind OxyContin, joining Mass., and a growing list of state and local governments alleging the drugmaker sparked the opioid crisis.

MOVIES: John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski's 1968 film 'Rosemary's Baby.' CREDIT: Paramount Pictures Published in NYT 01/19/03 - ARTS & LEISURE Section Published Caption: John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow in ''Rosemary's Baby'' (1968). (Paramount Pictures) Published in NYT 09/26/04 CONNECTICUT weekly section Published caption Mia Farrow, a resident of Bridgewater will introduce ''Rosemary's Baby'' (a scene from the 1968 movie below) on Oct. 3. (Photo by Paramount Pictures) / / / 28dvdreviews

Ty Burr

So you worry that ?Us? is too scary for you?

Try some of these other very good frightening films.


// Will Charlie Baker?s roadshow get his housing bill over the finish line?

Coming soon, to a city near you: the 2019 Baker Housing Production Tour.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is?complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

Munch Madness

Munch Madness

See which restaurants advanced to Round 4

Eight restaurants have advanced to the next round of Munch Madness. Vote your favorites through to the semi finals.

// Joanne Chang is always on the move

The Globe sits down with leaders in the city?s business community to talk about their career paths, work, and accomplishments, as well as their vision for Boston?s future. First up is Joanne Chang of Flour bakery cafes.


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You can?t own more than 3 pot shops, but these companies test the limits ? and brag about it

Sea Hunter and Acreage are testing the limits of state regulations on ownership of recreational marijuana stores.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction

Students worldwide skipped classes Friday to protest their governments? failure to act against global warming as part of the ?Fridays for Future? movement.

Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring ? or outright banning ? an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.


// After their baby died, medical bureaucrats deepened their anguish

Many people think SIDS has gone away, but thousands of babies a year die suddenly in the U.S. for unexplained reasons. James High was one of them.