MBTA review chief resigns amid finance questions

Paul Barrett, Governor Baker’s pick to lead an MBTA review, resigned after the Globe raised questions about his financial troubles.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150220_snowremoval_027a.jpg Snow pileup hampers commuter train inspections

An inspection pit at the rail’s Pawtucket, R.I. yard has filled with snow and ice, slowing workers during a crucial time.

Michelle Carter (left) allegedly texted back-and-forth with Conrad Roy III in the minutes before Roy killed himself.

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Plainville teen charged with manslaughter in friend’s suicide

Michelle Carter, 18, allegedly texted back-and-forth with Conrad Roy III in the minutes before Roy killed himself.

Jeb Bush took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Jeb Bush gets booed at conservative conference

The boos were a stark reminder of the challenges the former Florida governor faces as he attempts to seize front-runner status.

New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider, left, deflects the puck away from Boston Bruins right wing Reilly Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Bruins 3, Devils 2

Ryan Spooner lifts Bruins past Devils in OT

Ryan Spooner scored midway through overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Friday night.

Boris Nemtsov took part in an anti-Putin protest in Moscow in 2012.

Russian opposition figure shot and killed in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister of Russia and a critic of Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed in Moscow.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hernandez150-8115.jpg Prosecutors detail Hernandez texts before murder

The texts Aaron Hernandez sent to alleged accomplice Ernest Wallace showed him appearing to issue orders to Wallace.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/e5176b38016d4f4289afd445a0462aef-014ad12706ce42458bc71c3da360d0c6-0.jpg Uber says database containing driver info was breached

A database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 Uber drivers was breached in May.

House Speaker John Boehner walked to the House floor for procedural votes.

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Congress scrambles as Homeland shutdown looms

The Senate approved a one-week extension of the budget with less than four hours before the midnight deadline and sent it to the House.


Will Boston’s crazy snowfalls make people leave?

An endless winter has everyone threatening to flee for good. Who might really go — and how it could shift the population.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_space%20saver_met.jpg Two more snowstorms expected to hit Mass.

The weekend storm, which could dump up to 6 inches in some areas, will be followed by another storm early next week.

Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

Leonard Nimoy, 83; Spock on ‘Star Trek’ became a cultural icon

Leonard Nimoy, 83, was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

photos by Frank Masi/Warner Brothers

Movie Review

‘Focus’ starts strong, then blurs

There’s a terrific popcorn movie here — a con-game romantic comedy that bubbles along on a playful high.

The Dress

The dress color? Allow a professor to explain

Our interpretations of color can play out like a game of telephone, full of miscommunication.

A fishing boat was stuck in ice near Woods Hole on Cape Cod.

Fishing boat stuck in ice near Woods Hole rescued

The boat was heading out toward Buzzards Bay when it got stuck between Pasque Island and Nashawena Island.

The Big Picture

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Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.