Broncos 30, Patriots 24 (OT)

Broncos 30, Patriots 24 (OT)

Patriots lose Rob Gronkowski, then game, in Denver

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had to be helped from the field in the fourth quarter.

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Gronkowski’s injury overshadowed the Patriots’ overtime loss, their first of the season.

// Rob Gronkowski walking without assistance after knee injury

The Patriots tight end, who hurt his knee in the fourth quarter, didn’t need help upon leaving the X-ray room.

Tight end Scott Chandler (five catches) was targeted 11 times Sunday night, a sign of how decimated the Patriots offense is because of injuries.

Ben Volin | On football

Was Gronk’s injury a knockout blow?

For a team that’s suffered a lot of injuries this season, this was a punch to the gut.


// Patriots are hurting, badly, after this loss

Forget about Next Man Up. If Rob Gronkowski is lost, it’s Last Man Standing.

// Family prepares funeral for son killed near Fenway

Instead of winding down from celebrating their son’s 30th birthday on Friday, Jephthe Chery’s family was shopping for his casket.

// Chinese assessment of climate change depicts grim scenarios

A new report presents global warming as squeezing China from two fronts: the environmental hazards and the international response.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ arrival in South Boston sparked a recent increase in office signage.

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Office tower signs draw scrutiny from city officials

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is working on a sign policy just as a building boom could bring another round of requests.

// Posthumous books could come with a lot of dollar signs

It’s been a banner year for authors who are no longer around to celebrate their success.

// Trump drops event with black pastors after some object

Many black evangelical religious leaders invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman.

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande paid their respects at the Bataclan concert hall for the victims of the recent Paris attacks.

In Paris for climate talks, Obama honors attack victims

The American president’s motorcade went straight from Orly Airport to the famed French concert hall, the Bataclan, that the terrorists struck.

Fragment of a fourth-century codex contains a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples in which Jesus speaks of “my wife.” This is the only extant ancient text which explicitly portrays Jesus as referring to a wife.

Is ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ a revelation or hoax?

With lingering questions about its origin, a papyrus fragment that mentions the “wife” of Jesus remains a confounding mystery.

Miguel Diaz, a paramedic, checked out equipment in the morning at 109 Purchase St. in Boston.

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Boston EMS response times slow amid 911 call surge

The amount of time it takes for Boston EMTs to get to the scene of a medical emergency has climbed in recent years despite efforts to keep it down.

// Catastrophic floods remain threat 3 years after Sandy

Environmental advocates say city and state officials have failed to take sufficient action to prepare for floods.

// Old Man Winter knocking on Boston’s door

Flurries could hit the city and southern suburbs this morning, but they aren’t expected to accumulate.

Globe Santa

// Many, in various ways, keep Globe Santa going

For six decades, people and businesses in the Boston area have pitched in to help children in need.

// Protesters demand end to upcoming Blue Hills deer hunts

Hunts at the reservation, the first in the area since 1893, begin early Monday.

Jennifer Markovsky (left) and Ke’Arre Stewart were confirmed killed in the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

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Veteran, mother among those killed in Colo. shooting

A 29-year-old former Army specialist who served in Iraq and a mother from Hawaii were killed in an attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic.

// Medford mayor bids farewell after 28 years

Michael McGlynn thanked the residents who elected him to 14 terms during his final State of the City address.

Hillary Clinton spoke at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Manchester, N.H. on Sunday.

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Democrats shift focus to fighting IS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.