Tasers drive jump in State Police’s use of force

Troopers’ use of force nearly doubled in 2016, propeled by stun guns.

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Crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.

Man surrenders after standoff in Raynham

Police said shots were fired, and a town official said there were no injuries.

The transition: Obama to Trump

Elisabeth DeVos, shown last month at an event in Grand Rapids, Mich., is Donald Trump’s nominee to be education secretary.

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For many Trump cabinet picks, a steep learning curve is ahead

Donald Trump says he’s picked “the best people” for his cabinet. But many lack one thing: Expertise.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke Monday during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Boston.

Warren won’t say Trump is ‘legitimate president’

Elizabeth Warren decried President-elect Donald Trump’s negative comments about civil rights hero John Lewis.

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Congresswoman Katherine Clark is one of about two dozen members of Congress who said they would protest Donald Trump’s win.

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The coyote grabbed Skippy, a 10-month miniature poodle, Sunday night. Officers have not been able to catch the coyote and are warning residents.

Massachusetts man is killed in Vermont ski accident

Jeffrey O’Connor, 39, of Hampden veered off of the groomed path and struck a tree head first.

MBTA retirement fund needs independent review, group says

The pension fund too easily dismissed concerns over its money management, a Boston think-tank said.

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As cars evolve, gas are falling behind

With more hybrid, electric, and possibly driverless cars hitting roads in coming years, gas stations are under pressure to adapt to the needs of the industry, but can they?

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Passengers rode the Route 7 bus in Boston last week.

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Can buses be cool? Transit advocates hope so

“Buses are not the second-class citizens of the transit system. They can be awesome,” said one transportation backer.

celtics 108. hornets 98

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Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth in a victory over the Hornets.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi17mlkbreakfast01.jpg How far should state leaders go in reforming justice?

State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz castigated leaders for dragging their feet in fixing the criminal justice system.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_1673.PNG Adults present at party where man was stabbed, UMass Boston chancellor says

UMass Boston chancellor J. Keith Motley said adults were at his home early Sunday when a 20-year-old man was stabbed at a party there.


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The daunting nature of Tito Jackson’s challenge for Boston mayor has been made clear in recent days.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

There are no more Brock Osweilers left on the Patriots’ postseason schedule.

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A legitimate debate about Patriots will end soon

There will be no more free passes in the playoffs, just capable passers.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Grossfeld11-001.jpg How the Texans exposed flaws in the Patriots’ offense

Houston had its pass rushers line up inside, and they were able to get favorable 1-on-1 matchups.

Apptopia executives Eliran Sapir (left) and Jonathan Kay. The monitors display crucial company data in real time.

Open for business: companies letting workers see it all

Organizations are increasingly opening their finances, e-mails, performance data, and employee salaries for all workers to see.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Kamala_DANSINGHANI.jpg Dr. Kamala Dansinghani, who battled anorexia, dies at 44

Dr. Dansinghani was valedictorian of her Dartmouth College class and a Harvard Medical School graduate.

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Mr. Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight.


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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Stephen Crosby

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They are fulfilling their promise of broad-based economic development.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unbowed_tiled-11878.jpg As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20160923_SAMentalHealth_312.jpg The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.