Ark. conducts first double execution since 2000

The state put Jack Jones and Marcel Williams to death Monday after the men exhausted their legal options.

Aaron Hernandez

Jury selection begins in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, as jury selection begins in his double murder trial.(Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Prison that housed Hernandez faces inquiry over ‘issues’

State officials said releasing Hernandez’s suicide letters could jeopardize the probe into Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley.


// 9-year-old boy struck by baseball

Eddie Quinn is scheduled to be awakened from a medically induced coma on Tuesday.

Visitors watched the sun rise from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Maine locations have become official names for several places on Mars.

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You really can’t get to this Bar Harbor from here, or anywhere

NASA has turned to colorful Maine place names to tag geological features on the Red Planet.

// Hoping for a seat on the commuter rail today? Good luck.

Officials from Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the commuter rail, say coach shortages will last until mid-May.

// State pledging needed money for UMass Boston’s ‘Big Dig’

The Baker administration will provide $78 million in its 2018 capital budget to address issues at a derelict underground garage.


// A new mandate in Wis. causes consternation for the poor

The state wants to mandate drug tests for Medicaid recipients, and the reaction is far from positive.

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She’s a mom, a business owner, and a life-changer

How one South Shore mom’s mission to improve her son’s autism treatment led to a program that now enriches the lives of hundreds of kids.

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A rendering of Millennium Partners’ proposal for a skyscraper on the Winthrop Square Garage site in downtown Boston.


Council leans toward easing of shadow law, despite critics

Mayor Walsh appears to have enough backing to get state law revised so a skyscraper can be built on Winthrop Square.

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// A wet and wild week, thanks to an oncoming (yes) nor’easter

There will be lots of rain, but there won’t be any snow.

// Bill O’Reilly says ‘the truth will come out’ about his Fox News exit

O’Reilly, appearing on his podcast, also said he’s sad and surprised that he’s off TV.



// Red Sox expect a power surge soon

The Sox are last in the majors in homers, but “I’m not worried about it,” said hitting coach Chili Davis. “They come in bunches.”


// The secrets behind the making of the NFL schedule

One of the four people involved takes us behind the scenes of the complicated process.

Patricia A. McMahon scoured through birth certificate books dating from the 1950s. The books are stored in the “dungeon,” as she calls it, in the bowels of Boston City Hall.

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What’s in a first name? A lot fewer headaches.

A generation ago, babies without official first names were surprisingly common. Now, some of them are dealing with tons of red tape.


// Obama steps back into public life, trying to avoid one word: Trump

The former president used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people — what he didn't do was mention his successor.

// State Department promotion of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago draws fire

The agency removed a promotional posting about the resort after a storm of ethics criticism.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Bjorn Lomborg

// Making dollars count in Haiti

If you had an extra dollar to spend making Haiti stronger and more resilient, where should it go?

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Summer of ‘67

// The summer that changed Boston

The nation was splintering, and Boston wasn’t immune. But something was happening here.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// WATCH: It’s the mother of all human health issues

Human climate tampering could cause nasty disruptions to the relative stability we’ve had until this point in our history.