Two more high-ranking officials at Massachusetts State Police retire

The retirements are the latest fallout from the controversy over how police handled the arrest of a judge’s daughter.

// Another lawsuit emerges in the Aaron Hernandez legal saga

Aaron Hernandez’s daughter’s mother has filed suit against the estates of three men whom the former Patriots tight end was accused of killing.

The Boston-based home security startup SimpliSafe said Friday that it had dropped out of a discount program for members of the National Rifle Association.

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Boycott against NRA’s business partners claims a win

MetLife, Enterprise car rentals, and Boston home security startup SimpliSafe dropped NRA deals in face of criticism following Florida shooting.

// ADL warns of white paramilitary group that wants a race war

In the past two years, the group has been posting fliers on college campuses, including one here in Boston.

// DOJ alerted White House 2 weeks ago about issues in Kushner’s clearance

A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that there were ongoing issues in Jared Kushner’s security clearance.

// Trump campaign aide pleads guilty, indicating cooperation

The plea by Rick Gates is a strong indication that he is planning to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

// Manafort faces allegation over payments to European politicians

Special counsel Rober Mueller accused Paul Manafort of secretly paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine.

Eric Wu caught a 25-pound bass in the Charles River this week.

Eric and Albert Wu

All about that bass: Harvard students snag 25-pound fish in Charles River

“By the end I was kneeling on the ground, totally exhausted,” one of the brothers said of fighting to reel in the large striped bass.

State’s bankers are trying to weed out the risk

Legal uncertainty may force banks to pass on financing marijuana industry in Massachusetts.

// Joe Kennedy III bashes GOP response to school shooting

A day after Trump proposed arming some teachers, Kennedy was unequivocal in rejecting the idea.

// The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

There were some strict rules in place during the former president’s appearance at a sports analytics conference today.

2/10/2018 - South Boston, MA - Lincoln Tavern - Diners at Lincoln Tavern, shared portions of their sizable meal. Brunch is the Donald Trump of meals -- hated with a passion by some, but also beloved, and with a base that can't be denied. Many restaurants are adding Saturday brunch and Lincoln Tavern now has brunch 7 days a week. And the meals pack a caloric punch: brunch has 1/3 more calories than dinner. Topic: 14brunch. Story by Beth Teitell/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

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Welcome to brunch — the new Saturday night

In Boston, a growing number of restaurants are adding Saturday brunch, and Lincoln Tavern and Allston’s Deep Ellum now serve brunch daily. Tuesday brunch — it almost sounds obscene.

// Former Brookline officer settles racial discrimination complaint

Estifanos Zerai-Misgun will get a $180,000 settlement, and agrees to drop all grievances with the town.

Nikolas Cruz is the 19-year-old suspect charged with the shooting in Parkland, Florida. MUST CREDIT: Broward County Sheriff's Office

A closer look at the Parkland shooter’s interactions with police

The calls include 11 disturbances, two calls about missing people, and an allegation of animal abuse.

// Meet some of the teen activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

In the days since 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at a Florida high school, survivors of the shooting have become activists for stronger gun control regulations.


// The lesson of the ‘Broward Coward’

A distinctly American notion holds that real men dispatch bad men with a pull of the trigger. But this is directly at odds with how real people behave.

// Twitter purged thousands of bot accounts - and so should you

On Tuesday night, the network flushed thousands of automated accounts – more commonly known as “bots.” 

// Making his phone dumber was his smartest decision

Realizing his phone usage had gotten out of control, a Globe reporter made the decision to go on a smartphone diet — with surprising results.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9436556cq) (L-R) Tyler George, skip John Shuster, John Landsteiner and Matt Hamilton of the US celebrate after winning the gold medal in the Men's Curling Final between Sweden and USA at the Gangneung Centre, in Gangneung, during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games 2018, South Korea, 24 February 2018. Curling - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Gangneung, Korea - 24 Feb 2018



Made for Hollywood: The tale of Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal in curling

From here on out, American skip John Shuster takes his rightful place in one of the best sports narratives we know, the one that sees a man refuse to give up on what he loves, even after it tears his heart out.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9436481g) Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic celebrates during the venue ceremony after winning gold in the women's Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) final at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 24 February 2018. Snowboard - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Bongpyeong-Myeon, Korea - 24 Feb 2018


‘Snowboard Ester’ and ‘Skier Ester’ become one Olympic gold medalist

Ester Ledecka’s dream came true when she became the first woman to win a gold medal in two different sports at the Winter Games.

// From KFC, a 3-letter apology for its UK chicken crisis

The company rearranged the letters in its name in an advertisement, and if a vowel was missing, the meaning was clear.

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// I’m 64. Is it fair to ask for a seat on the T?

I expect younger folks to gladly stand up on the T when someone older comes along.


// Jennifer Lawrence admits she dropped out of middle school in ‘60 Minutes’ interview

The Oscar winner told interviewer Bill Whitaker that she struggled in school and “never felt very smart.” But when she began acting, something changed.

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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// The promise of health care for Iraq veterans

A judge’s decision linking burn pit exposure to lung disease offers a glimmer of hope for better health care coverage for veterans of Iraq.


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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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// Opinion: Psychiatric advance directives can help us help our patients

After struggling to treat a patient who was mentally ill, a Cambridge Health Alliance doctor has come around to them.

Real Estate

Native plants: New England’s tested survivors

Working with native plants is one great way to ensure the plants in your garden will not contribute to the disastrous environmental and economic effects of invasive species.


// Play the crossword

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Olympic celebrations

Capturing the moments when Olympic athletes celebrated a win or their performance at the PyeongChang Games.