Plainville teen accused of urging friend to kill himself

Michelle Carter (left) allegedly texted back-and-forth with Conrad Roy III in the minutes before Roy killed himself.

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Michelle Carter, 18, allegedly told Conrad Roy III to “get back in” his truck when he had second thoughts.

Female lawyers challenge ‘invasive’ searches at prisons

Several lawyers said prison officials in Norfolk had asked them to show their bras to prove they had no contraband.

// Baker’s choice to review T quits amid money woes

Paul Barrett, Governor Baker’s pick to lead an MBTA review, resigned after the Globe raised questions about his financial troubles.

William B. Rogers Middle School lost nearly 200 students, a 40 percent drop, since 2012.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

5 Boston schools recommended for closing

Two schools in Hyde Park, and schools in West Roxbury, South Boston, and Jamaica Plain face the ax under the city’s plan.

// Court denies latest Tsarnaev request to move trial

The panel had rejected a request to intervene in January, but the defense made a second plea based on the jury questionnaire.

As Congress sought a way to fund the Department of Homeland Security earlier Friday, dusk fell and a midnight deadline loomed in Washington, D.C.

Homeland Security shutdown put off for now

The last-ditch vote, which took place Friday as midnight approached, capped a tense day of negotiations.


Memorable lesson was mentor’s gift

Bill generously gave me the chance to learn by my mistakes. There was no better teacher.

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida,  greeted members of the audience after his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

Conservatives boo Jeb Bush at Md. gathering

The catcalls were a stark reminder of the challenges the former Florida governor faces as he attempts to seize front-runner status.

Shelley and Andreas Senai, shown with their daughter, Juniper, and dog, Ava, worry about the loud sounds they have been hearing outside their home in Framingham. It’s the first winter they have spent there. Credit: Michele McDonald for the boston globe

Snow anxiety hitting home for many

The stricken are consumed with thoughts of ice dams, water damage, snow-burdened roofs, and getting a roofer to return a call.

// Two more snowstorms expected to hit Mass.

The weekend storm, which could dump up to 6 inches in some areas, will be followed by another storm early next week.


Will Boston’s crazy snowfalls make people leave?

An endless winter has everyone threatening to flee for good. Who might really go — and how it could shift the population.

Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

Leonard Nimoy, TV’s iconic Mr. Spock, dies at 83

Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

Elise Anderson, 29, of Chelsea, consumes a drink after work recently at Scholars American Bistro & Cocktail Lounge in Boston. Anderson said that she once worked at a company where staff members — who worked long hours — often drank wine on Friday afternoons.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

Longer work hours linked to more risky alcohol use

People who worked 49 or more hours per week were 12 percent to 13 percent more likely to begin risky alcohol use, according to a recent study.

The Dress

The dress color? Allow a professor to explain

Our interpretations of color can play out like a game of telephone, full of miscommunication.

South Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade may be buried by this winter’s onslaught of snow.

Snow may bury St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The annual fete is scheduled to step off in two weeks, but stubborn snow berms clog the traditional route.

The Big Picture

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Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.