Other bids for Amazon may put pressure on Mass.

Eye-popping incentives by some communities that are trying to woo Amazon could force Boston to sweeten its offer.

An Amazon Prime shipping box.

Nestor Ramos

Is that the best N.H. has? Insulting Boston in bid to land Amazon?

Instead of doing much to tout its own misguided plan, New Hampshire devoted an awful lot of space to trashing Boston.

Myeshia Johnson cried over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson.

Trump says he didn’t disrespect a fallen soldier. The dead man’s mother says otherwise

President Donald Trump told the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson that the soldier “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman.


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Here’s why the president’s alleged comments won’t go away as a story or as a political problem.

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‘‘He said, ‘I’m going to write you a check out of my personal account for $25,000,’ and I was just floored,’’ the father said.

Yvonne Abraham

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When a Brookline woman told her friends and family she had cancer, they mobilized, at one point raising $24,000 for her. But it turns out she made it all up.

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When Jeff Immelt had to fly, he sometimes had an empty private jet follow him — just in case the plane he rode on had mechanical issues, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Lawmakers are considering a sweeping overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system and are looking at the question of solitary confinement.

Stoughton High teacher resigns after allegations of inappropriate sexual relationship with student

The teacher, who was not identified, allegedly began a sexual relationship with a Stoughton High School student that continued after the student graduated.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bos-311_19spraypaint01_met.jpg Artist who painted controversial mural in Allston agrees to replace it

At least five people complained to the city about the image.

dave epstein

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AFP_RJ29R.jpg This weekend offers a rare chance to see an October meteor shower

This year, in this amazingly clear weather pattern, we’re going to have a great chance to check out the meteor shower without any clouds.

MCAS scores

Some schools could shift their focus to more test prep.

New tests bring worse scores for Mass. students

Students in grades 3-8 performed worse on the redesigned MCAS — often by eye-popping double-digit margins.

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A new course teaches teens the dangers of distracted driving firsthand

Teens have a hard time putting down their phones—even behind the wheel. To change this, one driving course is showing just how hazardous taking your eyes off the road can be.

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Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Boston’s traffic is becoming a tourism nightmare

Every sightseeing firm contacted by the Globe has made or is mulling changes to deal with endless rush hour.

The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper and NBA writer Gary Washburn process Gordon Hayward’s ghastly injury in the Celtics' season opener.

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Boston, MA - 10/18/2017 - (2nd quarter) Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) battles for a rebound during the second quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks in the team's home season opener at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 19Celtics-Bucks, LOID: 8.3.2508922496.


With Hayward absent, Celtics drop TD Garden opener

A night that had been set to be a celebration ended with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Boston, MA: 10-18-17: The Boston Celtics opened the home portion of their 2017-18 NBA basketball season vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden. Fans cheered when a photo of Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, who was injured Wednesday night in Cleveland was shown on the scoreboard. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Gordon Hayward’s injury puts damper on Celtics’ home opener

Most of the pregame buzz was dedicated to the guy who was not there.

Boston, MA: 10-18-17: The Boston Celtics opened the home portion of their 2017-18 NBA basketball season vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden. Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, who was injured Wednesday night in Cleveland addressed the crowd via a video before the game. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Gordon Hayward says, ‘I’m gonna be all right’ in video message

The Celtics posted the video Hayward made from his hospital bed on the TD Garden scoreboard before their home opener.

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The Celtics star faces weeks to months of recovery just to get on his feet, followed by months of rehabilitation.

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/KellyWeinsteinPaulus.jpg Why did AIDS charity auction money go to a Cambridge theater — and Harvey Weinstein’s pocket?

Harvey Weinstein reportedly arranged for $600,000 raised for charity to be sent to the American Repertory Theater, earmarked to reimburse Weinstein and fellow “Finding Neverland” investors.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/7bee41957eb04829bd49ad1a09ae7697-7bee41957eb04829bd49ad1a09ae7697-0.jpg Olympian McKayla Maroney says she was sexually abused for years

Maroney alleged that Dr. Larry Nassar molested her repeatedly beginning when she was 13 years old.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., walk to a news conference on the Republican tax and budget proposals, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Democrats turn to brawler Warren over GOP tax plan

Elizabeth Warren is focusing her trademark populist style on the next big item on the Republican to-do list in Washington: overhauling the US tax code.

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert, shown during an early rehearsal for the second edition of “Globe Live.”


Second ‘Globe Live’ set to take the stage

Among those stepping into the spotlight on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Paramount Center will be Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/16/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_Goldstein_NewLogo-2806.jpg She’s stood by her philandering man for decades. Time to stop?

She’s endured years of affairs, but worries that their adult children will think less of their father if she leaves him.


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The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

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In Trump’s world, the answer to everything is “what’s in it for me?”

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The Amazon bid

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/drone-5771.jpg Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


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The survey finds 6 in 10 doctors report abusive remarks from patients, and many get little help coping with the wounds.


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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl