MBTA review chief resigns amid finance questions

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

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

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Plainville teen charged with manslaughter in friend’s suicide

Michelle Carter, 18, allegedly texted back-and-forth with Conrad Roy III in the minutes before Roy killed himself.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015, file photo, Anthony Khoury, head of Middle East and Africa expansions for Uber, demonstrates the mobile application at a press event to celebrate the official launch of the car-hailing service in Cairo. Uber passengers can now earn one Starwood rewards point for each dollar they spend on a ride in a car found through the Uber app, the San Francisco-based company said Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)

Uber says database containing driver info was breached

A database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 Uber drivers was breached in May.

Jeb Bush took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Jeb Bush gets booed at conservative conference

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

Boris Nemtsov took part in an anti-Putin protest in Moscow in 2012.

Russian opposition figure shot and killed in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister of Russia and a critic of Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed in Moscow.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hernandez150-8115.jpg Prosecutors detail Hernandez texts before murder

The texts Aaron Hernandez sent to alleged accomplice Ernest Wallace showed him appearing to issue orders to Wallace.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_lastdayatsuffolkdowns_sports501.jpg Deal reached that could bring racing back to Suffolk Downs

“Several steps” are needed before racing can return, said the president of an organization that represents owners and trainers.

House Speaker John Boehner walked to the House floor for procedural votes.

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Congress scrambles as Homeland shutdown looms

The Senate approved a one-week extension of the budget with less than four hours before the midnight deadline and sent it to the House.


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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_space%20saver_met.jpg 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.

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

Leonard Nimoy, 83; Spock on ‘Star Trek’ became a cultural icon

Leonard Nimoy, 83, was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

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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.

A fishing boat was stuck in ice near Woods Hole on Cape Cod.

Fishing boat stuck in ice near Woods Hole rescued

The boat was heading out toward Buzzards Bay when it got stuck between Pasque Island and Nashawena Island.

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.