Partners cuts about 100 jobs in favor of cheaper labor in India

The layoffs, which are happening over about a year, highlight the financial pressures facing the health care giant.

Said Scituate lobsterman Mike Lane: ‘[Ropeless traps are] not at all out of the realm of possibility for me. I’m intrigued by it. We’re just not anywhere close to making this happen yet on a large scale.’

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Lobstermen are skeptical about a switch to ropeless traps

Scientists say the traps would protect the endangered North Atlantic right whales.

// Mueller’s office files new charge in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors have filed a new charge against a man they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe.

A technician worked to prepare voting machines to be used in the upcoming presidential election in July 2016.

Democrats defended election integrity until they lost, Trump says

President Donald Trump is again accusing his predecessor of not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

// In a reversal, Trump backs Romney’s US Senate bid

The on-again, off-again feud between the top Republicans seems to be off, for now. The president said Romney has “my full support and endorsement!”

// Parkland offered a ‘reprieve’ for White House

The under-siege Trump administration needed a break “from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled,” said one administration official.

// Russian bots pounced in hours after Parkland massacre

The bots were focused on Robert Mueller’s investigation, but quickly changed course after last week’s shooting.

// Boston set for another bit of spring in February

Before last year, 70 degrees in February seemed almost an impossibility here in Southern New England.


Longtime Boston news anchor Christa Delcamp joins NBC10

Delcamp, who worked at WHDH-TV (Channel 7) for 14 years, is slated to join the morning news team at NBC 10 on Wednesday.

Firefighters worked amid the charred ruins of The Station nightclub in 2003.

Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in nightclub fire

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.

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‘I just want it to stop’: Women get sex toys in packages they didn’t order

First it was a bra. Then more intimate items. Amazon is making unwanted deliveries. For some, they won’t stop.

Red Sox reach deal with J.D. Martinez


// It’s love at first sight with J.D. Martinez

TheRed Sox need homers and Martinez hits homers.

Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez watches the flight of his fly ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 7-0. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


In J.D. Martinez, Red Sox put a huge piece in place

Martinez should add a lot of home runs to the lineup and a splash of excitement to the team.

Kevin Cullen

// Why it’s so hard to have that conversation about race

If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we need to have this talk.

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// US men’s hockey brimming with confidence heading into quarterfinals

The team appears to be clicking offensively as it gets set to take on the Czech Republic Tuesday night.

Elizabeth Swaney doesn’t do any tricks except for the occasional 180, and gets little to no air on each run. Her strategy can be boiled down to this: don’t fall.


How a skier with no tricks made it to the Olympics

Elizabeth Swaney’s path to PyeongChang is a master class in finessing the Olympic qualifying system.

Ryan Donato (16), of the United States, jumps to let the puck shot by James Wisniewski through for a goal during the second period of the qualification round of the men's hockey game against Slovakia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Ryan Donato follows in his dad’s footsteps

The Harvard star and Bruins prospect scored twice Tuesday to match Ted Donato’s output (4 goals) in the 1992 Games.

// Fewer wish to be privy to Hub’s chain of thrones

As Cambridge hails its new $320,000 public restroom in Central Square, across the river it’s clear that time has taken a toll on Boston’s once-vaunted City Toilets.

// Patriots players knew ‘all week’ that Malcolm Butler wouldn’t start Super Bowl, Devin McCourty says

The mystery behind Bill Belichick’s controversial decision continues.

// After outcry from Mainers, emoji group tweaks lobster design

The forthcoming lobster emoji will get two more legs to make it anatomically correct.

//[1].jpg R.I. bride nearly misses reception after getting stuck in elevator

Melissa Rodger was heading to the 18th floor of the Providence Biltmore hotel when the lift stopped.


// Peanut allergy therapy scores late-stage trial win

The idea is simple: Expose people to small, escalating doses of ingestible peanut protein over time with the goal of desensitizing them enough to prevent severe reactions.

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

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Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

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// Defendants’ rights at risk in fentanyl fears

A few incidents with first responders have triggered overly cautious policy in Massachusetts courtrooms.


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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// The virus hunter: How C.J. Peters learned how to bend the rules

A legendary scientist reflects on why he became so successful: He got out of the office — and away from bosses.


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The Big Picture

South Korea Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Olympic torch was finally lit, its flames licking the cold South Korea sky, a fitting and beautiful end to one of the greatest nights of pageantry the sports world has to offer.