Caterpillars of winter moths threaten region’s trees, again

A winter moth caterpillar munched on an oak leaf at the Arnold Arboretum, though all types of trees have been under seige this year.

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The caterpillars will fill their appetites with just about any kind of tree.

Barry Clifford in Brewster with the anchor of the pirate ship Whydah.


Did Cape Cod treasure hunter find Captain Kidd’s loot?

The man once called the “Pirate Prince’’ may have have done it again.

// ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s cash set to go to victims

Authorities are poised to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from the convicted South Boston criminal boss.

// Salaries of top-paid Mass. CEOs dwarf average workers

The 10 most handsomely paid CEOs earned a total of $191 million in the last fiscal year.

James White has a chance to seize the “Shane Vereen” role in New England’s offense.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File 2014

ben volin | on football

Patriots have number of position battles to sort out

Let’s take a look at the Patriots’ six key competitions during organized team activities over the next three weeks.

// Season opener ‘not the same’ without Brady, Roethlisberger says

The Steelers’ quarterback acknowledged things will be different if his Patriots counterpart’s suspension is upheld.

// Southern California triplets all accepted to MIT

Their grandfather taught at MIT, but all three say they decided to attend the school independent of his connection.

Hundreds of taxi drivers paraded down Lincoln Street while honking their horns in protest near Uber headquarters in Boston last year.

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Lacking permit, Uber, Lyft drivers face $500 city fines

Ride-sharing companies operate in a legal gray area because their drivers have not been licensed as taxi or livery drivers.

//[1]-8692.jpg City audit blasts Boston Public Library for handling of objects

The library where two valuable pieces of artwork disappeared haphazardly stores some of its most valuable items, an audit found.

Jose Maria Marin, a top FIFA official, is one of nine of the soccer governing body’s officials indicted on corruption charges by the US Justice Department.

Marcus Brandt/EPA/File 2013

Seven soccer officials arrested in US corruption probe

Swiss federal prosecutors also opened criminal proceedings related to FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

2 men injured in Marshfield propane tank explosion

A propane tank ruptured and exploded at a filling station, catapulting over a four-lane highway.

// Defendant’s illness delays testimony in Amy Lord case

Testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Edwin Alemany was postponed Wednesday for one day.

Mass. single-family home sales drop in April

Winter weather may have been a factor in the state’s tightening single-family home market, tracking groups said.

// A ride, a gunshot, and a child’s ordeal in Dorchester

The 7-year-old’s shooting was captured on a private video surveillance camera and obtained by the Globe.

The Big Picture

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Texas flooding

Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas.