Kerry says ‘serious gaps’ remain in Iran nuclear deal

But Germany’s foreign minister said an agreement has “never been closer” as Monday’s deadline approaches.

Residents cleared snow from roofs to reduce the danger of collapse. Rising temperatures could make the snow heavier.

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With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

Anticipated warmer temperatures and rain prompted the weather service to issue a flood watch starting Sunday.

Fish-counting’s methodology leads to controversy

As New England faces restrictions on cod fishing amid stark population reports, some question the government’s means of tallying the species.

The “porous alley” between West Canton Street and Holyoke Street in Boston’s South End helps absorb rainwater and filters it back into the ground.

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Boston unveils ‘porous alley’ to combat stormwater pollution

The South End alley absorbs rainwater, preventing sewers from overflowing and dumping pollutants into bodies of water.

President Obama greeted Astrid Silva, cited in his immigration talk Thursday night, at an appearance Friday in Las Vegas.

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Obama’s immigration move highlights risks for GOP in 2016

As a national debate unfolds on a historically divisive topic, the path for Republicans with White House ambition is treacherous.

Lee Corso reveals his pick at the site of “College GameDay” by donning the headpiece of the mascot of the school he believes will wins.


‘College GameDay’ takes The Game to another level

The presence of ESPN’s popular pregame show has Cambridge buzzing even more than usual for the Harvard-Yale game.

At 79, drug trafficker may still be in business

The criminal exploits of Marshall Dion, who is facing federal charges in Boston, read like a Hollywood script.


Live updates: MIAA football playoffs state semifinals

Globe reporters will bring live updates and scores from Saturday’s state semifinal games.