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GOP presidential hopefuls look toward Iowa

Texas Governor Rick Perry has spent nine days in Iowa, and none in New Hampshire.

By Matt Viser

Republicans are pouring more resources and efforts into Iowa’s caucuses than New Hampshire’s primary.

Obama signs law to boost veterans’ health care

By Matthew Daly and Darlene Superville

The measure offers tens of thousands of military veterans access to private doctors.

US to send more than 50 specialists to combat Ebola

Priest Miguel Pajares became the first Ebola patient evacuated to Europe when he arrived in Madrid on Thursday.

By Tracy Jan

More than 50 disease specialists will help combat the outbreak in West Africa.

The World

Obama authorizes Iraq airstrikes

President Obama spoke Thursday night after a day of discussions.

By Helene Cooper, Mark Landler and Alissa J. Rubin

The US is returning to a significant role in Iraq for the first time since the last US soldier left the country at the end of 2011.

Hamas rejects Israeli disarmament proposal

Palestinian Hamas supporters gathered for a rally in Gaza City on Thursday. The rally drew about 2,000 supporters. A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas expired Friday.

By Hamza Hendawi and Maggie Michael

As the temporary cease-fire ended, a barrage of rockets were fired from Gaza.

Tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Khieu Samphan (above), former leader of Cambodia, and Nuon Chea, chief ideologue of Khmer Rouge, were convicted of systematic attacks against civilians.

By Todd Pittman and Sopheng Cheang

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea received life terms for crimes against humanity during the reign of terror in Cambodia.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman | last of a six-part series

The mission to widen the path out of poverty

By Farah Stockman

If we truly want to help poor kids, we must do a better job understanding their choices, and their options as they actually exist.


How Dan Rivera aims to reshape Lawrence

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera listened to opening remarks during the Groundwork Lawrence and Comcast Cares Day at Campagnone Common in May.

By Joanna Weiss

The city is a troubled underdog, where unemployment is high and drugs are a constant problem.


NCAA should take more steps to cut head trauma in sports

A proposed $75 million settlement of a lawsuit includes no payments for medical care.


Unpopular books flying off branch libraries’ shelves

Fosiya Ismail browsed through books at the Boston Public Library’s Dudley Branch with empty stacks nearby.

By Faiz Siddiqui

The Boston Public Library wants to dispose of up to 180,000 little-used volumes by Dec. 31.

Assault case has elite St. Paul’s examining school’s culture

News of the allegation has left students horrified and questioning its spring rite.

By Evan Allen

News of the alleged assault of a 15-year-old girl — and the tradition that underlies it — has shocked and horrified students and alumni.

For Cambodian community, Khmer verdicts strike home

Sidney Liang, who now lives in Lowell, said the guilty verdicts of two former Khmer Rouge leaders provide a chance for his homeland to move forward from its bloody past.

By Zachary T. Sampson

Cambodian-Americans greeted with some ambivalence the life sentences delivered to the last surviving Khmer Rouge senior leaders.

More Stories

MMA fighter allegedly beat wife, sicced dog on her

By Evan Allen and Clare McNeill

Adrian walker

ABCD’s Summerworks is more than a job

By Adrian Walker

Man accused of stabbing girlfriend in Dudley Square

By Travis Andersen and Laura Crimaldi

Jamestown, R.I.l

Drowning victim identified as Lowell man, 57

By Kiera Blessing


Shirley Leung

Market Basket fight hits poorest shoppers

Produce has been scarce at the Market Basket in Chelsea, which is one of the biggest grocery stores in the state.

By Shirley Leung

Offering low prices is key to the chain’s recipe for success, but so is operating in low-income communities.

Airport workers ramp up union fight

By Katie Johnston

The nearly 2,000 baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, and wheelchair attendants at Logan earn $8-$10 an hour, with no sick time or health care.

Part-time hours eliminated at some Market Basket stores

Market Basket protesters made their feelings known as potential employees attended a job fair in Andover Wednesday.

By Jack Newsham and Taryn Luna

“My part-time force has been eliminated entirely,” said Portsmouth, N.H. store manager Matthew Matson.


Joshu Sasaki, Zen master tarnished by abuse claims; at 107

Mr. Sasaki ordained dozens of Zen monks and nuns, who spread his teaching around the world. But since 2012, he has faced a tide of sex-abuse allegations.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Sasaki became one of the most influential and charismatic Zen masters in America during a 50-year career.

Billie Letts, 76; debut novel was a bestseller

Ms. Letts was in her 50s when she wrote “Where the Heart Is.’’

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Ms. Letts was a late-blooming writer whose novel soared after Oprah Winfrey endorsed it.

Best-selling author Billie Letts dies in Oklahoma

By Daniel E. Slotnik

TULSA, Okla. — Best-selling author Billie Letts has died at an Oklahoma hospital.Mr. Letts’s publicist, Arlene Johnson, said Ms. Letts died Saturday after a brief illness. She was 76.


Cardinals 5, Red Sox 2

Red Sox fall to Cardinals again

Brandon Workman was pulled in the sixth inning Thursday night.

By Peter Abraham

Brandon Workman took the loss as the Red Sox offense came up short again in St. Louis.


Patriots trying hard to pump Ryan Mallett’s value

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo sacked Ryan Mallett in the first quarter Thursday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Patriots seem on a mission to trade Mallett, but very little can be judged from quarterbacks’ preseason performance.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

Celtics didn’t have the assets to get Kevin Love

Kevin Love (42) led the Timberwolves in scoring and rebounding, but he couldn’t lead them to the playoffs in his six seasons with the team. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

By Gary Washburn

It was a long shot from the beginning, but the Celtics’ vow for “fireworks” now seems dead with Love bound for Cleveland.

More Stories


Tiger Woods struggles to a 74, trails PGA leaders by 9

By Michael Whitmer

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox’ makeover is tough on David Ortiz

By Nick Cafardo

Baseball roundup

Orioles edge Blue Jays, 2-1


Red Sox notebook:Mookie Betts sent back to Pawtucket

By Peter Abraham


Garin Cecchini looking to get back to being ‘surefire’

By Julian Benbow

Redskins 23, Patriots 6

Patriots have rocky start to preseason

By Shalise Manza Young

patriots notebook

Patriots stars missing in opener

By Shalise Manza Young

on football | ben volin

Ryan Mallett unimpressive in Patriots opener

By Ben Volin

sports media | chad finn

Patriots TV broadcast had familiar feel

By Chad Finn


BC was jumping off point for Gary Williams

By Gary Washburn

BC notebook

Steve Addazio takes ice bucket challenge

By Michael Vega

PGA Championship notebook

Rory McIlroy one shot back at PGA Championship

By Michael Whitmer


Weekly poll

Grown used to scandal, Mass. voters shrug

Former Massachusetts probation commissioner John O'Brien.

By Jim O’Sullivan

A Boston Globe poll hints at an electorate that has grown, if not cynical, at least conditioned to scandal.

Last-minute tips for the governor’s race

From left: Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman, Don Berwick, Charlie Baker, and Mark Fisher.

By Frank Phillips

With a month to go before the primary, here’s what the candidates for governor must do between now and Election Day.

Just call him Golfer in Chief

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton played golf together in 2011.

By Matt Viser

Far more than anything else he does, President Obama’s vacation will be dominated by one thing: golf.

G: Arts & Movies

With $3.5m renovation, Cape Ann Museum has a new focus

The Fresnel Lens on display at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester.

By Geoff Edgers

Director Ronda Faloon hopes that, over time, the Gloucester museum’s renovation project will help increase attendance.

Classical Notes

Denève raises the stakes for imaginative orchestral programs

By David Weininger

The French conductor Stéphane Denève on his Tanglewood programs and his future plans for promoting contemporary music.


A skewering of the Westboro Baptist Church

From left: Floyd Richardson, Bryan Daley, and Dennis Hurley costar in the musical, which features a gay romance and parodies of some classic show tunes.

By Joel Brown

“God Hates Musicals” features a star-crossed gay romance between a confused young member of the Westboro Baptist Church and a cynical TV reporter.

More Stories

Book reviews

Adjusting to new surroundings, putting to rest old ghosts

By Laura Collins-Hughes

movie review

Get swept up ‘Into the Storm’

By Ty Burr

Critic’s notebook

Restoring the magic of Friedkin’s ‘Sorcerer’

By Peter Keough

Television Review

‘The Knick’ is bloody good

By Matthew Gilbert

Scene & Heard

Pretty & Nice on hiatus after a year of highs, lows

By Maura Johnston

Noisy Neighbors

Yale, Massachusetts, ‘Pizzeria Regina George’

By Maura Johnston

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Music Review

One Direction mixes charm, pensive pop

By Maura Johnston


President Obama’s vacation not all fun and games

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘Glen Campbell’ screening is a family affair

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Denis Leary excited to play Garden with Comics

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Bobcat Goldthwait sighting in Cambridge

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Seiji Ozawa honored in Japan

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Casey Affleck in talks to join ‘Finest Hours’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Night Watch

Feed Me at the House of Blues

By Andrew Bourque