Latest Nation headlines

First lady Melania Trump visits US-Mexico border amid separation crisis

First lady Melania Trump is visiting the US-Mexico border amid the crisis over migrant children separated from parents.

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by mascot

It wasn’t a foul ball this time around - it was a flying frankfurter launched by the Phillie Phanatic, and it left a fan in the stands with a black eye.

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Koko’s capacity for language and empathy opened the minds and hearts of millions.

Police in East Pittsburgh, Pa. fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home.

Archaeologists scour Woodstock 1969 concert field

The five-day dig aimed to map out the exact location of the music festival’s stage, but diggers also pulled up some artifacts that dated back to a time of peace, love, protest, and good vibes.

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.

JFK: 50 Years Later

Special section


A five-part series examining the profound impact of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Globe Investigations

Special section

// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Gay marriage in the US

Interactive Graphic

// Timeline of gay marriage in US

In the early 1970s, there were zero states banning or allowing same-sex marriage. Now it’s legal nationwide, and all bans have been overturned.


// Boston Globe Instagram photos

A live stream of Instagram posts from The Boston Globe photo department.