‘I own you’: Prominent psychiatrist accused of sexually exploiting patients

Keith Ablow in 2006. A new lawsuit alleges that he encouraged patients to trust and rely on him, then coaxed them into humiliating sexual activities, often during treatment sessions.

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A prominent North Shore psychiatrist is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships.

Purdue’s Richard Sackler embraced plan to conceal OxyContin’s strength from doctors, sealed deposition shows

It’s believed to be the only time a Sackler family member has been questioned under oath about OxyContin’s illegal marketing and what family members knew about it.

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Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday that ‘‘Empire’’ actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career.

Duke's Zion Williamson sat on the floor following an injury caused when his shoe split during play.

Twitter users target Nike after basketball star’s shoe splits, leading to injury

Nike became a target of jabs and jokes on social media when Duke University star Zion Williamson sprained a knee midgame because one of his shoes split during play.

Ty Burr

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Globe movie critic Ty Burr has been thinking about starting his own campaign to improve the endings of some classic movies. Because, good or bad, art really needs to be crowdsourced.

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Tork found fame playing a musician of the same name on the ’60s television show “The Monkees.”

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The incident happened late Wednesday.

Opinion | Luke O’Neil

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Here is the smirking MAGA teen again, and here is the picture of his face and his face in the hat, and thanks to the lawsuit, he’ll be dragged through the political cycle anew.

FILE -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 5, 2018. After two years of aggressively overhauling education policy, DeVos must now answer to lawmakers she’s clashed with or ignored. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Opinion | Gina Scaramella

Setting the record straight on Title IX

There are many misconceptions, myths, and outright lies spreading in the debate over Title IX.

Fort Myers, Fl- Feb 18, 2019-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Postcard from Spring Training 2 of 3 Just for fun I asked the Red Sox if I could get behind the hitter in the batting cage. Surprisingly, they said yes. Red Sox infielder Tzu-Wei Lin was at bat. I crouched low behind him with a camera but not a glove. Uh, maybe I didnÕt think this through. Lin, from Taiwan looked at me like I was crazy. ÒDo not miss,Ó I said. The cage forms a picture frame around the hitter and isolates him from the fans. ThereÕs a matt covering the batters box and itÕs spongy and retains a good grip. Assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett delivers a medium speed meatball right down the middle. For a split second, Lin stands motionless, the beautiful white shiny ball with the spinning red seams heads straight for my um, midsection. But then Lin uncoils and crushes a towering shot to left center. I am relieved. Lin later said he felt much pressure. ÒWhen you walked in there I said ÔOh my God,Õ really youÕre going to take a picture from behind home plate? I was scared and Andy was too. If I swing and miss you are going to get hurt. So I tried to just hit the ball.Ó

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Inside the batting cage at Red Sox spring training

Our photographer stood behind infielder Tzu-Wei Lin for a pitch in the batting cage.


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Hayward’s right ankle sprain is not believed to be serious. R.J. Hunter was called up and will be activated if Hayward can’t go.

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Doors will open to the public next week. But the road here began back in the summer of 2016, at a fund-raiser that auto mogul Ernie Boch was holding in Norwood for his Music Drives Us charity.

Senator Susan Collins of Maine spoke to news media at Saint Anselm College in Manchester in September 2018.

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‘The Maine electorate has had it with her’: Constituents turn on Susan Collins

Lately the Maine senator is inspiring the kind of liberal animus typically directed at people named Trump.

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The state’s highways, roads, and bridges — along with the MBTA — are facing a big funding gap over the next decade, according to a report from a business group.

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Cafardo, who joined the Globe in 1989, was one of Boston’s most prominent sports reporters.

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The obituary for Jeremy Felix P. Ullmann, a married 37-year-old father, said the accident occurred on the mountain on Feb. 10.

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With hundreds of child-care businesses closing and the number of youngsters needing care rising, the city recognizes that affordable, quality care is a holy grail for many parents.

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Scientists affiliated with China’s police have used equipment made by Thermo Fisher. The company says that it’s working with US officials to figure out how its technology was being used.

Perspective | Magazine

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Forget new highways, high-tech street lights, and even gondolas. There are much easier ways to reduce our epic congestion.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is due to submit conclusions explaining his decisions to prosecute or decline filing charges to new Attorney General William Barr as early as next week.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley


As O’Malley recedes, abuse survivors steal the show in Rome

The activist groups are ubiquitous in Rome this week, holding daily news conferences and briefings, making countless media appearances.

Newton doctor who overbilled Medicare and MassHealth agrees to pay $680,000 fine

Authorities said that Hooshang Poor submitted inflated claims for care between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2017.

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A lieutenant accused of being a white supremacist who stockpiled guns and compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats will remain detained in federal custody after his arrest.

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Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson has received preliminary approval on his license application for a medical marijuana provisioning center dispensary in suburban Detroit.


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Former President Barack Obama spoke about drug laws at an event in California, and though marijuana didn’t come up, he seemed to indicate that his thinking may have shifted.


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Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is…complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Special reports

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

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Smartphone society

In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment.

Real Estate

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Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/CEOs_02-1024x576.jpg Meet the executives who will defend pharma before Congress

One’s a college dropout. One’s a self-proclaimed street fighter. And one survived a presidential tweetstorm.