Felicity Huffman among 13 parents pleading guilty in admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman left the Boston federal courthouse last week. ?My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and . . . I have betrayed her,? Huffman said in a statement.

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The Hollywood actress is the biggest name to agree to a plea deal in ?Operation Varsity Blues,? according to a document filed Monday in federal court in Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse04collegescandal3.jpg Read Felicity Huffman?s statement on pleading guilty in college admissions scandal

?I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions,? the actress said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/b65fdf3baabf49a4aabe9438ca5f0840-b65fdf3baabf49a4aabe9438ca5f0840-0.jpg Stanford expels student linked to college bribery case

Stanford University has expelled a student who lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to the college admission bribery scandal.

Friendly?s has been a New England fixture for more than 70 years.

Friendly?s closes 23 more locations in the Northeast, including in Massachusetts

The CEO said in a letter to franchisees that the locations are in ?geographic areas that have changed dramatically.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/klima_08mattapan_20190407_006-9774.jpg Mattapan man is charged in connection with woman?s killing

Anthony Davis is not currently charged with Eleanor Maloney?s death, but faces a number of gun charges.

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A man who prosecutors say was inspired by the Islamic State group plotted to ram a stolen U-Haul truck into as many pedestrians as possible at National Harbor outside Washington.

Secret Service director Randolph

Secret Service director to leave his position, White House says

Secret Service director Randolph ?Tex? Alles will leave the Trump administration, according to Sarah Sanders.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_1FH3HG.jpg Judge blocks Trump?s asylum policy, but delays enforcement

A US judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration?s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases, but the order won?t immediately go into effect.

Students and staff held a remembrance Monday for 19-year-old Maximillian Carbone in the lobby of Wentworth?s Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Science.

At Wentworth, there?s shock and grief over a student?s death

Sophomore Maximillian Carbone?s body was found Sunday at the bottom of a rocky incline in Mission Hill. He was last seen early Saturday.

Opinion | Nancy Gertner

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee121118Rollins3MET.jpg DA Rollins is on the right path in criminal justice reform

Rachael Rollins deserves praise, not criticism, for her proposed guidelines for prosecution, which parallel programs in jurisdictions across the country that have had positive effects.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_07shooting15_MET.jpg What?s it all about? A primer on the spat between DA Rollins and Baker administration

Rachael Rollins and Governor Charlie Baker?s team have sparred over the Suffolk DA?s policy memo outlining her approach to fixing longstanding inequities in the criminal justice system.

3 American service members and a US contractor are killed in Afghan bombing

The four Americans were killed on Monday near the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul.

The Threshold Singers choir sat at the bedside of a dying patient and sang to him. Pictured, from left to right: Richard Friday, Patty Fraser, and Fran Hunt.

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Bedside choir carries with it the ancient comfort of a profound peace

The Threshold Singers, an unusual choral group based in Littleton, has performed at the bedside of the dying hundreds of times.

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is one of a number of Cuban players who made risky escapes from the island nation to be able to play in the majors.

Trump administration bars major league teams from signing Cuban players

Major League Baseball had reached an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation just months ago, meaning players no longer had to defect from the island to play in the majors.

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia flies out to right field in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


Dustin Pedroia will be a game-day decision for home opener

After completing a three-game rehab assignment with Greenville, Pedroia said, ?Everything went perfect.?

Boston-04/045/19 Fenway Park was undergoing last minute preparations for the Boston Red Sox opening game on Tuesday, April 9th. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)


After slow start, Red Sox? return to Fenway should have a nice ring to it

They went 3-8 on the road, but they did not became a bad team overnight, and Tuesday will be a reminder of that.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff


How New York got congestion pricing, and why Boston should be next

It took 12 years for New York to pass a congestion pricing plan. Boston shouldn?t wait that long.

Globe Staff; Globe file photos; Adobe


Gaming Commission should give Elaine Wynn and casino CEO Maddox the boot

As a condition for Wynn Resorts? gaming license, CEO Matt Maddax has to go, and Elaine Wynn should be forced to reduce her stock ownership.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 15, 2019, William Barr, then US Attorney General nominee, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. - Two weeks after he cleared President Donald Trump in the Russia meddling investigation, Attorney General Bill Barr faces mounting pressure to show the full evidence behind his decision. Allegations this week that the US Justice chief played down serious evidence of illegal obstruction by Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report are fueling demands that he release the entire, unexpurgated document to Congress.

Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Opinion | Michael A. Cohen

Barr?s tactic with the Mueller report: spin and delay

William Barr?s summary of the Mueller report ? and his delay in delivering it to Gongress ? is clearly meant to favor the president.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/suttonTease-2761.jpg Introducing the double-downers

In 2019, there?s no shame in having no shame.

Opinion | Randall Kennedy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/07CambridgeNword02a[1].jpg When ?the n-word? meets public education

The recent use of the racial slur has transformed an effort of racial enlightenment into a racially discriminatory act of political repression.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_busses2_met.jpg School lessons: Money alone isn?t the solution

As much as the educational establishment wants a money-only approach, the experiences in Lawrence, in Boston, and in New York City shows that money alone isn?t the answer.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Chris Evans speaks onstage during Marvel Studios'


Here?s why Chris Evans was meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill

?Guess the cat?s outta the bag,? Evans tweeted Saturday morning.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/klima_xxdiscounts_20190401_003.jpg The growing debate over senior discounts

For a frugal tribe of bargain-hunting seniors, scarfing up the potpourri of newly available discounts can take some of the sting out of a milestone birthday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Untitled%20(2).jpg Watch this drone video of a right whale twirling and enjoying the waters off Cape Cod

A man got up early Sunday morning to capture footage of the sunrise off Provincetown. But he ended up filming something even more breathtaking instead.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AdobeStock_45666491.jpeg The joys of ordering off menu

As a kid, I became a vegetarian. And with my mom?s help and support, I was able to eat just about anywhere ? even McDonald?s.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/fe4362b827164d9abc21824d85b05e53-fe4362b827164d9abc21824d85b05e53-0.jpg In Massachusetts, people of color are the first to get arrested for marijuana ? and the last to be licensed

So far, only five economic empowerment applicants have submitted applications to the commission, and none have opened for business.

Andrew Dreyfus on his father?s career path, the challenges facing health care, and more

Globe reporter Janelle Nanos 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.

Special reports

The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach?s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

Munch Madness

Munch Madness | Final

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/munch.jpg And the Munch Madness winner is . . .

Beloved Boston bakery Flour takes the cake over Sarma to clinch Munch Madness 2019.

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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Ground-Game-White-House-90px-4490.jpg Ground Game

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, March 2019

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a fire in the Fens, the beginning of spring, Ice Castles in New Hampshire, and the annual citywide youth Spelling Bee.

Spring House Hunt

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-13078.jpg Bidding wars: Should home buyers add an ?escalation clause??

If you want to start an argument in a group of real estate agents, bring up escalation clauses.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/B45A3739-1-1024x576.jpg Michigan wins STAT Madness vote with possible therapy for tinnitus

About 15% of Americans experience some form of tinnitus, sometimes called ringing in the ears, and it?s disabling for about 2 million people.