Official describes brutal injuries to Colleen Ritzer

The prosecution rested after a forensic pathologist testified that the attack on Ritzer was so violent that there were two potential causes of death.

// Deer hunt begins in Blue Hills Reservation

More than 80 hunters began the first of four state-sanctioned days of deer hunting Monday.

Hunters asked to be on the lookout for traces of missing Avon man

Officials are asking Blue Hills Reservation deer hunters to keep an eye out for James Robertson, who disappeared in 2014.

Student shot outside of schools area in Roxbury

The victim was rushed to a Boston area hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury, officials said.

Local fans cheer Passion Pit as they play play the Lawn on D in Boston. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Names, julian)

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

The Lawn on D will be back

The popular Lawn on D will reopen next spring, but the South Boston park’s financial future remains uncertain.

// Bond set at $1.5m for Chicago officer who fatally shot teen

Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

// Planned Parenthood shooting suspect due in court

A judge has ordered the sealing of investigatory court documents at the request of prosecutors.

People participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Minneapolis Police Department 4th precinct building in response to the shooting death of Jamar Clark by police.

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Minneapolis mayor asks protesters to end encampment

Protesters have vowed to stay until authorities meet their demands, which include the release of video of Jamar Clark’s shooting.

Harvard investigating ‘White Student Union’ Facebook page

Harvard University officials are looking into the authenticity of a Facebook group that purports to be connected to the school.

// Target site stumbles on Cyber Monday

Target Corp. struggled to handle a surge of e-commerce traffic on Cyber Monday.

Eddie Cruz (left) and his former Community Art Center teacher Robert “Bird” Bridgeman, who gave Cruz the chance to DJ at  Newtowne Court, hold photos of themselves.

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For decades, Cambridge teens documented neighborhood

The result of children of the Art Center photographing their lives is a collection of photographs documenting life in and around public housing.

//[1][1].jpg Two sisters, one teacher, and a family with love to spare

The teacher and the student had known each other in a Mattapan school. Little did they realize then they would become a family.

// Red Sox acquire outfielder Chris Young

The free agent has agreed to a multi-year deal, pending a physical.


// Xander Bogaerts is a long-term answer at short

One positive development in a dismal 2015 Red Sox season was the emergence of Bogaerts, in the field and on offense.

Broncos 30, Patriots 24 (OT)

// Rob Gronkowski out 1-2 weeks with knee strain

The Patriots tight end may only miss one game after being injured Sunday night vs. the Broncos.


// Patriots are hurting, badly, after this loss

Forget about Next Man Up. If Rob Gronkowski is lost, it’s Last Man Standing.

President Barack Obama (left) met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting held on the sidelines of the climate talks in Paris, France.

Evan Vucci/Associated Press

Obama urges world action at Paris climate summit

President Obama kicked off his day at the Paris gathering with a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Dance review

// Boston Ballet’s dazzling, dreamy ‘Nutcracker’

The production features spectacular dancing as well as live music by an orchestra that has developed into one of the most solid ensembles in the area.


// The beauty queen that China is determined to stifle

Anastasia Lin may be first activist to take the fight against dictatorship to the glittery ranks of a beauty pageant.

opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Student protesters more akin to Puritans

Like New England’s colonists, these protesters demonstrate a fundamentally illiberal, and indeed irrational, state of mind.


// Should therapists text with patients?

Mental health professionals are wrestling with the risks and rewards of constant availability in the smartphone age.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Democrats shift focus to fighting ISIS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

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

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.