Sudders named health and human services chief

Governor-elect Charlie Baker picked Marylou Sudders, a veteran mental health administrator and child protection advocate.

House GOP files suit against Obama over health law

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans for spending taxpayer money on a “meritless” case.

House Speaker John Boehner spoke at a news conference Friday.

Obama ‘damaging the presidency itself,’ Boehner says

The Republican House speaker offered no hint of what steps the House might take to block Obama’s immigration plan.

Police seized a Ruger assault rifle with two banana clips loaded with 46 rounds of ammunition, a loaded Beretta semi-automatic handgun, and four containers of suspected marijuana.

Police seize guns, marijuana in Dorchester raid

Police also encountered eight pit bulls during a wild drug bust on Stanton Street.

// Report identifies missed chances with Sandy Hook shooter

The school system enabled Adam Lanza’s mother to “appease’’ him as he became more withdrawn socially, a state report said.

Karen Blau tearfully apologized to White’s family and White’s son, Jahmare.

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Woman sentenced in fatal Stoughton crash apologizes

The Sharon woman drunkenly drove into, and killed, a pregnant woman who was walking with her 11-year-old son.

Recent rape allegations against actor-comedian Bill Cosby have affected his career.


Rape allegations hurt Bill Cosby but sail past Bill Clinton

Maybe we expect more from a sitcom fantasy figure than we do from real-life politicians.

Holiday Style

// What to wear to a holiday party? 17 outfit ideas

From fancy to casual, these looks are fresh, simple, and chic.


// Time for Florida State to say goodbye to Jameis Winston

Winston seems to find trouble and disturbing allegations as easily as he does open receivers.

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// Everyone wants Paul Guzzi’s job, and its big paycheck

Many high-profile figures are hoping to become the next president of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.