NRA files lawsuit over ban on assault weapons in Mass.

The Massachusetts chapter of the National Rifle Association filed a civil complaint in federal court in Boston on Monday.

Tropical Tidbits

Dave Epstein

What you can expect from the coming nor’easter

A nor’easter is on the way for late Monday night and Tuesday — but what exactly is it going to bring?

shirley leung

// Charlie Baker can’t go MIA on Trump forever

The governor was a no-show at the Boston Women’s March. At some point, the new president will force him to take a stand.

Governor Charlie Baker in his office at the State House.

Charlie Baker wasn’t at the Boston protest. Here’s why.

Governor Charlie Baker said it was not a conscious choice he made not to attend the Women’s March in Boston.

President Trump

President Donald Trump held up the executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday.

Ron Sachs /EPA

Here’s what Donald Trump did on his first day as president

The busy day seemed to put the Trump presidency on more solid footing after the wobbly performance over the weekend.

// ‘SNL’ writer suspended after tweet about Barron Trump

A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son.

‘Alternative facts’ quip from Kellyanne Conway sparks mockery

The Internet went wild after a top Trump adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said the administration was supplying the media with ‘‘alternative facts.’’

// Five things to watch on immigration

Donald Trump vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. Here are the top issues we’re watching.

This box spring contained $17.5 million in cash related to the TelexFree pyramid scheme, according to federal officials.

US Department of Justice

This box spring contained $17.5 million — in cash

A man who recently led authorities to $17.5 million in cash stuffed into a box spring appeared Monday for a hearing in Boston.

As the Patriots victory drew to a close Sunday night, a fan held up a sign for the upcoming trip to the Super Bowl in Houston. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Want to go to the Super Bowl? Get ready to pay.

Ticket prices are selling at an average of more than $5,000.


// Steelers’ defensive game plan was atrocious

Never have we seen so many wide-open receivers running down the field in a playoff game.


// It’s hard to get pumped up about a Super Bowl against . . . Atlanta

The Falcons aren’t the Packers or Cowboys, and there is little sports history between Boston and Atlanta.

// ‘I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan.’

Dennis Harrison allegedly pulled a fire alarm inside the hotel where the Steelers were staying on a dare.


// Sounding the alarm on Alarmgate

Every sentient American outside of New England, and certainly all the crack investigators in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office, know why the Patriots won.

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Monday.

So, is Donald Trump going to attend the Super Bowl?

It’s been well documented that President Donald Trump is pals with many big Patriots names, including Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and Robert Kraft.

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn answers questions at the football team's practice facility in Flowery Branch, Ga., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The Falcons will play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday Feb. 5. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Falcons coach is wary of Patriots’ attack and their aura

Dan Quinn has a Super Bowl ring (from Seattle) and knows it is important not to be intimidated.

A blank beige modern exterior hides the ornate interior of L Street Power Station in South Boston.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

You’ve seen the smokestacks. Now see inside Southie’s L Street Power Station

For decades, the glorious guts of the L Street Power Station have been hidden from view. Until now.

Cheryl Fiandaca (right, with Dawn Hayes of Milton) served as master of ceremonies for the Harvesting Hope gala and fund-raiser in Quincy this past October.


Cheryl Fiandaca leaves 7News

The investigative reporter says she enjoyed her three years at WHDH-TV.


// Sign up for Point After

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Opinion & Ideas

Charles Taylor

// Calling a lie a lie

Journalism that refuses a reasonable and obvious judgment has abandoned not journalistic ethics, but common sense.

Special reports

Brendan Lynch/Globe Staff


Tom Brady: Superfreak?

We break down, body part by body part, what science suggests the average 39-year-old human encounters, and how Brady might be defying those expectations.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

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.

Real Estate

6 kitchen island ideas for the middle of your dream kitchen

Everyone knows kitchen islands are versatile. They lend extra countertop storage space, play the role of low-key kitchen table, and serve as a perfect backdrop for buffet lines—all while often providing additional space for prepping, seating, and even home-working on school nights.