Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

Mitt Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on Jan. 10.

AP/File

The former Mass. governor suddenly dropped a three-week flirtation that seemed to be gaining momentum.

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Following the chaotic scene at Quincy Center Station, the MBTA seemed to suggest the passengers overreacted.

Aaron Hernandez listened during his trial on Thursday.

Mother of victim overcome with emotion at Hernandez trial

The mother of murder victim Odin Lloyd had to leave court when graphic photos of her son’s wounds were displayed.

Two-thirds of Americans say they are more likely to vote for political candidates who campaign on fighting climate change.

Poll finds most in US back government action on climate

A majority of the public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming.

A hill on the campus of Tufts University became a sledder's paradise this week.

Dina Rudick/Globe STaff

JOANNA WEISS

Add a helmet to sledding gear

Organize hordes of helmeted kids to take over the slopes in order to encourage a safe habit.

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After periodic snowfall throughout the day, the storm is expected to intensify this evening.

Super Bowl XLIX

Alex Speier

Patriots-Seahawks a dream Super Bowl matchup for NFL

The two teams have been almost inarguably the league’s best to this point this season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/stanpats31-6947--90x90.jpg The 2014 Patriots: An Oral History

Columnist Christopher L. Gasper, Tom Brady, and other voices provide the story of this Super season for the Patriots.

Four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana blames kickers for the strict rules regarding the pregame handling of footballs.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Montana blames, praises Brady over Deflategate

Joe Montana said he thinks Tom Brady is behind the Patriots playing with underinflated footballs vs. the Colts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ernie846-6976.jpg The Patriots’ man behind the curtain

Is Ernie Adams, a little-known Bill Belichick confidant, the secret to the Patriots’ success?

Katy Perry performed at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 27, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

Super Bowl halftimes through the years

A look back at America’s biggest musical extravaganza.

Kieran Kesner

Magazine

Did the MBTA’s late-night experiment really work?

The one-year pilot program, meant to usher Boston into a new cultural era and pump up the economy, is about to wrap up.

Stanley Rosenberg and Brian A. Joyce (standing at left in first row) visited Randolph Engineering in Randolph to learn about their manufacturing process.

State senator’s lavish gift raises concerns on ethics

Designer sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.

Perspective

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/wind150-1676.jpg What really toppled Cape Wind’s plans for Nantucket Sound

With the ambitious wind project seemingly dead, take a look back at what went wrong.

Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

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Officials don’t need to have a search warrant in order to use a database that tracks the movement of millions of vehicles.

The Big Picture

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Massive snowstorm hits the Northeast

The storm blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly three-feet high in some places.

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