Three killed, suspect arrested after Colo. shooting

A man was taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado following a shooting.

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The suspect was taken into custody after engaging in gun battles during an hours-long standoff with authorities, officials said.

Two charged in ‘vicious’ North Reading attack

Two men are facing felony charges after allegedly beating an auto repair shop’s owner and employees with a hammer and crowbar.

// Boston police investigating alleged Okafor confrontation

The Philadelphia 76ers rookie was involved in an incident outside the Storyville Nightclub in the Boston early Thursday morning.

// To cheers, Downtown Crossing tree illuminated

Santa Claus led the crowd in a 10-second countdown at 6 p.m. before the massive pine tree was illuminated above the Macy’s entrance.

Jimmy Fund cannister stolen from Norwood store

On Friday, the man who stole the donations turned himself in.

// Local shoppers hit stores around Boston on Black Friday

After the frenzy that followed store openings, local retailers were taking a breather during the mid-morning lull.

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5 tips to getting the perfect cup of coffee

We asked Boston’s Gracenote Coffee founder and director Patrick Barter for his five tips on how to turn a cup of joe into something extraordinary.

Bike initiatives on a roll north of Boston

Somerville leads the regional pack on bike-friendly accommodations, and is planning more.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Baby, it’s cold outside . . . what better time to stuff the stocking of that special someone with a treat to curl up with and enjoy.

Jephthe Cherry was shot by a stray bullet near Who's On First? on Yawkey Way.

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Fenway shooting victim’s ambitions extended to family, friends

Friends said Jephthe Chery, killed in a shooting outside Fenway Park, pushed everyone to follow his ambitious lead.

Demonstrators march during a protest intending to disrupt Black Friday shopping in reaction to the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois, November 27, 2015. McDonald, 17, was fatally shot by Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, in October 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles

Three arrests made during protests over teen’s shooting

Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district on Black Friday.

Celtics 111, Wizards 78

// Jared Sullinger, Celtics feast on Wizards

Jared Sullinger (18 points, 15 rebounds in 24 points) was one of six Celtics to score in double digits Friday.

Movie review

// ‘Rocky’ franchise gets new life with ‘Creed’

The movie manages to work on two levels, tending equally to nostalgists and a younger crowd.

Former Governor Michael Dukakis helped his neighbors, Lilac and Isabella Nguyen, get the donated turkey carcasses into a freezer.

Readers leave turkey carcasses at Dukakis home

Michael Dukakis said he had received 20 turkey carcasses after a Globe story about his habit of collecting them after Thanksgiving.

Don’t bring an uninvited pet to a holiday function.


17 holiday blunders (and how to avoid them)

From picking the wrong line at the store to overspending, it’s easy to self-destruct during the holidays.

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) celebrate after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Denver. The Broncos won 29-10 to improve to 7-0. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)


Denver secondary will test Patriots’ passing game

Receiver Brandon LaFell listed three Broncos defensive backs playing at a Pro Bowl level this season.

Boston11/27/15- The Boston Bruins vs the New York Rangers. Bruins Matt Beleskey celebrates David Krejci's unassisted game winning goal in the 3rd period, with the Bruins winning 4-3. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

On Hockey | Fluto Shinzawa

Bergeron, Krejci front and center in Bruins’ win

The centers had their fingerprints all over the team’s victory over the Rangers.

// How to navigate today’s wide world of youth sports

Sorry football mom or soccer dad, but your child might rather play Ultimate Frisbee.

// Jameis Winston’s accuser tells her story in documentary

The documentary aired on CNN in the same week that a former Florida State official detailed favorable treatment of football players.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

//[1] Donate to Globe Santa

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.