Former banker to be extradited to native Ireland

David K. Drumm.

Alan Betson/The Irish Times/file 2009

Drumm is facing 33 criminal charges in Ireland related to the 2009 collapse and government takeover of Anglo-Irish.

Lead declines in Boston-area water supply, but caution advised

The water in thousands of homes is still running through pipes that could be leaching lead into the water, officials said.

// Sanders has cast only one Senate vote so far this year

Bernie Sanders leads among senators running for president this year in recently missed votes.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Can America afford Sanders’ big plans?

Sweeping changes like single-payer health care, free college tuition, and guaranteed parental leave don’t come cheap.

Dental schools adopt strategy to combat opioid abuse

Mass. dental schools have agreed to teach a set of skills in managing pain, prescribing painkillers, and detecting substance misuse.

Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn was reportedly in a car accident on Flint Place Thursday afternoon, where police said a car hit a building.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Former mayor Ray Flynn in car accident, not injured

Former mayor Ray Flynn was in a car accident Thursday while driving near his home in South Boston, but was not injured, the city said.

Homeless shelters prepare for bitter weekend cold

The Pine Street Inn will expand capacity and outreach to bring the homeless indoors.

Stripper suspected of R.I. bank robbery arrested

Police arrested the woman as she was lying in an Attleboro motel room bed with cash possibly linked to the holdup.

“Two Dancers Entering the Stage” (c. 1877-78), by Edgar Degas. The artist sometimes portrayed “stage-door Johnnies” to whom dancers at the time were often forced, by economic necessity, to make themselves sexually available.

Katya Kallsen/Harvard University Art Museums

Sebastian Smee

The hard truths behind Misty Copeland’s Degas photos

Many view Degas’s ballet pictures as if the works were some sort of grand affirmation of their art. They’re really not.


// 5 things Dinner with Cupid’s matchmaker has learned about love

What a woman who sets up blind dates every week knows about the mysteries of compatibility.

// Where do all the single people live?

You won’t find many in wealthy suburbs, where three-car garages and one-acre zoning are de rigueur.

A rendering of the proposed Garden Garage residential tower in the West End.

BRA to revisit 44-story tower proposal for West End

The board is set to vote, again, on a controversial proposal for an apartment tower.

FILE - In this May 4, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, points out something in the stadium to his brother, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, from New York Yankees' Derek Jeter's suite during a baseball game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York. Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli's sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC's

Peyton Manning explains Eli’s sad face

Peyton Manning appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show” and had some fun at the expense of his little brother.

The silhouette of a scientist against a visualisation of gravitational waves was seen in Hanover, Germany.


Scientists detect gravitational waves, as Einstein predicted

Some scientists likened the breakthrough to the moment Galileo took up a telescope to look at the planets.

// Feds poised to split Whitey Bulger’s money among his victims

Victims were told that they must sign settlement papers by the end of this month if they want a share of $822,000 in cash.

Authorities lead a caravan of the final four occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge through the Narrows roadblock on Thunear Burns, Ore.

FBI arrests final Oregon occupiers

The FBI says 27-year-old David Fry, who delayed leaving the refuge, was apprehended about 11 a.m.


// ‘We’re all Africans’. . . Really, Meryl Streep?

The Oscar-winning actress is catching flak for a comment she made when asked about the racial makeup of the Berlin International Film Festival jury, of which she is president.

Ground Game

// How Sanders, Trump won over New Hampshire primary voters

Their resounding victories Tuesday were the results of capturing the angry, impatient mood of an electorate ready to rebuke establishment politics.

The Big Picture

Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday 2016

Historians say Mardi Gras dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of a pagan festival as a period of celebration before the penance of Lent.

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.



// MassChallenge program for entrepreneurs opening in Mexico City

The Boston-based accelerator program that gives office space and grants to emerging companies is opening its fifth location.

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.



// Vocal member of Vatican abuse panel to depart

An outspoken member of an abuse commission headed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he won’t leave unless the pope asks him to.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.