No credible threat against US at this time, Obama says

Ahead of the holiday season, the president said his administration is taking “every possible step” to keep the country safe.

// Pretty Things closes doors after raising ‘pay-to-play’ issue

Dann and Martha Paquette, owners of Pretty Things beer company, had said they were being shut out of area bars and restaurants.

//[1].jpg Four indicted in murder of man found dead in Marshfield home

Five firearms, a diamond, and other jewels and artifacts were allegedly taken from Robert McKenna’s home.

4/20/2015 - Boston, MA - Boylston Street - Soaked spectators lined a rainy, cold Boylston Street in Boston, near the finish of the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, 2015. Topic: Race coverage. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

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Boylston ranks among America’s priciest streets

A mix of iconic landmarks, pricey retail, and desirable office space make the street one of the hottest commercial real estate locations.

// E. coli tied to Costco more dangerous than Chipotle outbreak

The strain of E. Coli linked to Costco chicken salad has sickened 19 people in seven states.

// Multifamily owners in Boston hit hard by new tax bills

The higher tax bills reflect not only how much more valuable those properties have become, but also the soaring rents they command.

Rand Paul (left) and Lindsey Graham.

Ground Game

Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

// Man charged with pretending to be an attorney

David Koraca is accused of bilking at least two women out of more than $20,000 with an elaborate scheme.

// Military suspends soldiers, airmen amid hospital bombing probe

The US gunship relied on a physical description of an Afghan compound, which led it to attack the wrong target, a report found.

// More protests expected after release of Chicago police shooting video

In the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

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home of the week

Dorchester condo features parking, short walk to MBTA

This four-unit condo building in Andrew Square stands out in a neighborhood of multifamily homes.

// For decades, teens from Cambridge public housing documented the neighborhood

Using borrowed cameras and a basement darkroom they made photos of daily life that hold poignant memories today.

// DraftKings seeks to avert N.Y. shutdown at court hearing today

A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate.


// Mass. bet $1b on life sciences, but Baker is rethinking that strategy

Officials are holding up tens of millions of dollars in funding for projects aimed at boosting the booming sector in the state.

A man sat amid debris in a neighborhood heavily damaged by airstikes in the village of Deir al-Asafir on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday.


Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What to read if you want to understand Syria

These articles cut through all the complexity and help you get your head around this roiling war.

// Changing roles is just part of the preparation, Bill Belichick says

In the Patriots coach’s system, every player needs to be ready for anything and everything — a point the coach drove home Wednesday.

opinion | David Shribman

// Breaking up with Woodrow Wilson

Wilson was a naive scholar, an even more naive president, and a far more naive diplomat.

// Newborn baby discovered in New York church’s nativity scene

A custodian at the Holy Child of Jesus Church found the baby wrapped in towels lying inside the wooden manger.

The power of pie during the holidays

The most successful holiday hosts give their guests what they want. They want pie. And great-tasting pies don’t have to be pretty.


// Take care with turkey — and saving leftovers

You have to plan ahead and use good kitchen habits at every stage of cooking.

Ground Game

// For Bernie Sanders, it’s N.H. or bust

New Hampshire remains the only reason Sanders has an argument that there is a Democratic contest at all.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Denis Balibous/Reuters

Earthprints: How humans impact the landscape

Each site depicted has profoundly changed in the last 30 years.