Closing arguments done, Phillipos case heads to jury

An attorney for Robel Phillipos said his memory was clouded by marijuana when he spoke to federal agents.

Two schools placed on probation by Mass. education board

A Boston charter school and the state’s first virtual public school will have at least a year to show academic improvement.

The fire in the six-unit building on Kingston Street was reported Tuesday morning.

‘Tragic morning’ in Lawrence as 2 boys die in fire

A powerful fire ripped through an apartment building, killing two boys who were trapped in a third floor bedroom, officials said.

UMass student accused of writing racist messages

A student is facing charges in connection with two racist messages found written on the doors of campus dorm rooms this month.

Carly Andrulat (right) of South Windsor, Conn., enjoyed the Northeast Marble Meet with her cousin, Maggie, and mother, Annette.

Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe

Would you pay $40,000 for a marble?

For committed collectors, marbles can generate thousands, maybe tens of thousands of dollars during a single weekend at a trade show.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/ebola150-1260.jpg Why do some die of Ebola, while others survive?

It’s not clear why Ebola runs a different course in different people.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/demo150-8423.jpg Blackstone home where infants’ bodies found torn down

“The house is down right now,” and workers are “basically just putting the contents of the house into Dumpsters,” an official said.

Duxbury spent $128 million on a new high school.

KEVIN CULLEN

Teaching the wrong lesson at Duxbury High

The town spent $128 million on a new high school, but can’t afford common sense for school administrators.

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach.

Staples looking into potential credit card data breach

Staples has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

Opinion

the podium | Michelle Holmes

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/456685784.jpg US should look to West Africa for Ebola practices

The reflexive, historical impulse to treat Africans as inferior may have cost Americans in the response to Ebola.