Female lawyers challenge ‘invasive’ searches at prisons

Several lawyers said prison officials in Norfolk had asked them to show their bras to prove they had no contraband.

Canton police

Youth hockey team, staff escape roof collapse at rink in Canton

The roof on a Canton ice skating rink collapsed this morning during a youth hockey team’s practice, but no one was injured, police said.

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

Plainville teen accused of urging friend to kill himself

Michelle Carter, 18, allegedly told Conrad Roy III to “get back in” his truck when he had second thoughts.

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

William B. Rogers Middle School lost nearly 200 students, a 40 percent drop, since 2012.

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5 Boston schools recommended for closing

Two schools in Hyde Park, and schools in West Roxbury, South Boston, and Jamaica Plain face the ax under the city’s plan.

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The panel had rejected a request to intervene in January, but the defense made a second plea based on the jury questionnaire.

As Congress sought a way to fund the Department of Homeland Security earlier Friday, dusk fell and a midnight deadline loomed in Washington, D.C.

Homeland Security shutdown put off for now

The last-ditch vote, which took place Friday as midnight approached, capped a tense day of negotiations.

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

Avery Bradley (left) and Isaiah Thomas celebrated the Celtics’ win Friday night.

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Revamped Celtics are growing by the day

As roster stability sets in, Brad Stevens can build the team’s offensive and defensive identities.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_space%20saver_met.jpg Another snowstorm expected Sunday, forecasters say

Forecasters said the storm could bring 3 to 6 inches of snow to the Boston area, starting Sunday afternoon.


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.

Shelley and Andreas Senai, shown with their daughter, Juniper, and dog, Ava, worry about the loud sounds they have been hearing outside their home in Framingham. It’s the first winter they have spent there. Credit: Michele McDonald for the boston globe

Snow anxiety hitting home for many

The stricken are consumed with thoughts of ice dams, water damage, snow-burdened roofs, and getting a roofer to return a call.

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

Leonard Nimoy, TV’s iconic Mr. Spock, dies at 83

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

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

MLB commissioner responds to David Ortiz’s complaints

Rob Manfred does not foresee severe disciplinary actions this season on pace-of-play rules.

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.