Antifraud effort on food stamps hurts poor, advocates say

The state is accused of cutting off thousands of deserving residents.

Marty Walsh

After lost bet, Mayor Walsh wins column for a day

Shirley Leung has given up the best real estate in the city to a wannabe writer named Marty Walsh.

Arthur Canter, 67, of Mattapoisett, is among those enrolled in the groundbreaking drug trial.

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Researchers seek to short-circuit Alzheimer’s

A landmark study is the first medical trial to test whether a drug can prevent the disease in people who are at risk.

Woman indicted on charges of cheating One Fund Boston

Joanna Leigh was charged with fraudulently receiving almost $40,000 on the assertion that she suffered a traumatic brain injury.

// Germanwings copilot hid illness from employers, officials say

Andreas Lubitz had been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.

Remnants of the Airbus A320, which crashed on Tuesday killing all 150 on board, were found near Seyne-les-Alpes.

Tragedy renews worries over crew mental health

The Germanwings crash is raising questions about whether the aviation industry is doing enough to screen for mental illness.

This rare clubmoss is one of many unusual plants found in the challenging alpine environments in New England. (Elizabeth Farnsworth)

New England’s plants face significant threat

A report found 22 percent of all native plant species in New England are now either extinct, rare, or declining.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

A medical examiner’s testimony gave jurors a searing description of the death of Krystle Campbell, 29.



Image of Krystle Campbell will stay with Tsarnaev jurors

A medical examiner depicted Campbell’s final moments laying on Boylston Street, her body ripped apart.

“I was using what everybody was using at the time,” said David Ortiz, on his use of supplements during the 2003 season.

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Haunted by failed drug test, David Ortiz opens up

The stigma threatens to play keep-away with the Red Sox slugger’s dream of reaching baseball’s Hall of Fame.

An animated series of commercials has been developed around the feisty Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia.

Banks tap pro athletes to promote their brands

The modern pitchmen for Massachusetts banks are party boy Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and retired Bruins standout Ray Bourque.

With just one season of “Downton Abbey” left, there are many questions still to be answered for the cast of the hit PBS series.


A very proper ending for the lords and ladies of ‘Downton’

Teacups around the world were heard dropping to the ground and shattering with the news that PBS’s “Downton Abbey” would end after the sixth season.

Edwin Schlossberg wanted the visitor experience at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate to be immersive rather than passive. // photo by Stephen Wilkes

Behind the Kennedy Institute experience with Edwin Schlossberg

The story behind the software, the programs, the tablets, and Ted Kennedy’s vision for his institute.


The real audience at N.H. town hall meetings

The tradition may seem quaint, but this hallmark of first-in-the-nation presidential campaigns has morphed into political theater for interest groups.

Members of the Yemeni security forces and tribal gunmen, both loyal to the Huthi movement, brandished their weapons during a gathering Thursday in Sanaa to show support the Shiite Huthi militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the country.

Evan Horowitz

What happened, and what’s next in the Yemen conflict

The country has been engulfed by war, threatening the balance of power in the region and imperiling a key US ally in the fight against terrorism.

Ben Affleck testifies before Congress, mentions Batman

Affleck said a special hello to Sen. Patrick Leahy, who had a cameo role in “The Dark Knight Rises.”

The vote marks a rare achievement for House Speaker John Boehner and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who negotiated the compromise.

House approves Medicare payment measure

The bill would terminate a faulty Medicare payment system and spare doctors and patients the annual threat of severe cuts.

Nantucket saw its population jump 2.7 percent last year, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

Nantucket is fastest growing county in Mass.

The state’s smallest county saw its population jump 2.7 percent last year, new data from the US Census Bureau shows.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 12: Tsarnaev’s texts and other digital data

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Boston 2024, or The Raven Returns

John Fish and other organizers failed to provide adequate answers as to how they’ll achieve the Olympics without taxpayer money.

The Big Picture

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Mascots bring the spirit

With the NCAA Tournament underway, the mascots are out in force to bring good luck to their teams.