Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union

Shutdown pressure on President Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address.

Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Talking Points AM/Larry Edelman

The shutdown’s risk to the economy is real

There will be significant consequences for businesses and investors.

// US service members killed in Syria blast, military says

The US military says that American service members were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria.

// Representative Seth Moulton to speak in N.H., restarting buzz he may run for president

The Salem Democrat will travel to New Hampshire in two weeks, sources familiar with the planning told the Globe.

Mass. state payroll climbs to $7.2 billion in 2018

The number of state workers earning six figures also grew by about 14 percent.

// State financial watchdog to step down

Thomas Shack III, the independent overseer of more than $60 billion in state spending and assets, will be replaced as comptroller by North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor.

OxyContin pills.

Five things you should know about the Mass. suit targeting OxyContin maker

Here are five takeaways from reporting on Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker accused of misleading doctors and patients about the addictive painkiller.

// Rite Aid agrees to pay $177,000 to settle allegations of improper opioid dispensing

Attorney General Maura Healey accused the drugstore chain of accepting cash payments for controlled substances in violation of regulations.

// Jesuits release list of priests credibly accused of abuse, including 22 with Mass. ties

All but five of the priests with Massachusetts ties on the list are deceased, and among the living are some former clergy who were publicly accused of misconduct.

Bolton Fire Department

Three-alarm fire damages house on Bolton family farm; dog killed

Justin Schultz said the farm had been in his family for generations and vowed to rebuild.

// Brockton party bus company raid nets three arrests; fentanyl and cocaine seized

Brockton and State Police, as well as a regional task force, swooped into Tex Era (Party Bus) Rental, LLC on Elliot Street late Tuesday afternoon.

French fries and pizza are some of the fast food items for the reception for the Clemson Tigers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Monday.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh


Two men dished up meals in D.C. this week. One fed furloughed workers. The other is the president

President Trump wasted no time congratulating himself for serving up fast food at the White House during the shutdown, but this D.C. chef is quietly making sure furloughed workers don’t go without.

Christopher Muther

// The backlash to the Gillette ad is exactly why it’s needed

Do you know who isn’t taking to Twitter to complain about the Gillette ad? Those of us who have been bullied, beat up, and sexually victimized. When I watched it, I saw myself.

// For the first time, Massachusetts cellphone users can text 911

The connection between text messaging and 911 had a “soft rollout” last month but is now fully functioning statewide, according to the State 911 Department.

Foxborough, MA - 1/13/2018 - Tom Brady congratulated after scoring Patriots third touchdown on pass to Dorsett during the second quarter. The New England Patriots host the Los Angeles Chargers during the divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Jim Davis/Globe Staff


Tom Brady and the Patriots as scrappy underdogs? Give me a break

Nobody ever said the Patriots suck, but Brady’s charge played well locally as the easily slighted Patriot Nation rises with gusto to defend the GOAT and his teammates.


America in black and white

In time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sage Stossel envisions a contemplation of the country’s greater and lesser Kings.


// Walsh’s agenda: Housing and jobs, but on his terms

By focusing on housing and things the city can and should be allowed to do on its own, Marty Walsh shows the seriousness of his intent.

// Say hello to Remy, Harvard’s cat-in-residence

Popular with students and faculty alike, an orange tabby from Cambridge who prowls Harvard’s campus has become a mini-celebrity with a devoted online fan base.


// Facing new competition, Netflix bulks up for an arms race — by raising fees

Streaming services are in a costly war for original programming, and subscribers will have to pay.

// Turkish prosecutors seek an international arrest warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

“Anyone who speaks out against [the Turkish president] is a target. I am definitely a target,” Kanter wrote in an opinion piece for the Washington Post.

special report

They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

On Thursday, the Globe will release a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

Dining Out

// This is what an Irish pub should look like circa 2019

The James in Needham serves modern food and a good old-fashioned welcome.


// What to expect from the Chiefs defense, and how the Patriots should attack it

The Chiefs are stingy at home, play a multitude of complex coverage schemes, and have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

Boston Globe Archive

Globe Magazine

The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

The Big Picture

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year’s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America’s most popular sport.


// Court Sense

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Real Estate

What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse.


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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will work together to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles


// Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Mass. AG Maura Healey filed a revised complaint Tuesday with new details about Purdue’s promotion of OxyContin.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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