Front page

Employer group wants end to hiked MassHealth fees

Associated Industries of Massachusetts, which represents 4,000 employers, plans to submit a bill to the Legislature this month that would end the fees right away — one year early.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Erin Schaff/The New York Times

A House (and Senate) divided: Trump facing split Congress for first time

America will get its first taste of divided government under President Trump this week when a Democratic House tries to wrest control of the political agenda from the president.

NESTOR RAMOS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Nester-24134.jpg Training students to patch up classmates’ gunshot wounds sends message: Kids, you’re on your own

In a nation unwilling to take even modest steps to prevent the next Columbine or Parkland massacre, schools have begun training students how to patch up victims of mass casualty events.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/120818WiggsBobby2.jpg For head of state’s biotech trade group, drug progress is personal

An experimental cystic fibrosis drug by Boston-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals can’t come soon enough for Robert Coughlin, president of MassBio. His son has the disease.

A pending lawsuit accuses Dartmouth College of failing to protect its female students.

Charles Krupa/Associated Press/File 2018

After sexual harassment case, what’s next for Dartmouth College?

A lawsuit alleging widespread sexual misconduct and assault by three former psychology professors shook Dartmouth last month. Now, the campus is grappling with its next steps.

The Nation

A House (and Senate) divided: Trump facing split Congress for first time

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

America will get its first taste of divided government under President Trump this week when a Democratic House tries to wrest control of the political agenda from the president.

Elizabeth Warren says she plans campaign stops in Iowa this weekend

Elizabeth Warren is slated to visit several Iowa cities this weekend.

The senator, who has not traveled to Iowa recently, is slated to visit several of the state’s major cities: Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, and Sioux City, according to The New York Times.

NASA’s spacecraft signals successful flyby of Ultima Thule

S. Alan Stern, center, New Horizons’ principal investigator, is surrounded by children at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2019. They were celebrating the moment the NASA spacecraft New Horizons encountered Ultima Thule, an object orbiting one billion miles beyond Pluto. (Matt Roth/The New York Times)

By Kenneth Chang

Thirteen years and more than 4 billion miles later, New Horizons has provided humanity’s first glimpse of a distant fragment that could be unchanged from the solar system’s earliest days.

The World

Russian baby rescued after nearly 36 hours in frozen rubble

By Jim Heintz

Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life.

A 6-pack of beer for $26? Yes, in Qatar

By Palko Karasz

Many countries have tried to regulate alcohol consumption by making drinking expensive. But Qatar added a 100 percent tax on Tuesday.

British police treating stabbing attack at Manchester train station as terrorism

By Karla Adam

On New Year’s Eve, a 25-year-old man wielding a knife attacked a couple in their 50s and a police officer at Manchester’s Victoria Station.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Your guess is as good as theirs

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 1989 West-Berliner climb on the Berlin Wall to ask for its fall. - So many momentous events have happened on November 9 in Germany's 20th century that it has become known as the country's

By Jeff Jacoby

When experts foretell the future, it’s always safest to assume they’re wrong.

Opinion | Lori Trahan

First, let’s fix the political system

By Lori Trahan

The 116th Congress needs to fix our political structure and restore faith in democracy.

Opinion | Karen E. Spilka

The Mass. state Senate prepares for an urgent 2019 agenda

Boston, MA - 12/17/18 Senate President Karen E. Spilka (cq) was interviewed about her plans for the Senate. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 18spilka Reporter: Victoria McGrane, Matt Stout

By Karen E. Spilka

As the state Senate opens its first session of the 191st General Court on Wednesday, that call to action feels more urgent than ever.

Metro

NESTOR RAMOS

Training students to patch up classmates’ gunshot wounds sends message: Kids, you’re on your own

Students released from a lockdown embraced following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

By Nestor Ramos

In a nation unwilling to take even modest steps to prevent the next Columbine or Parkland massacre, schools have begun training students how to patch up victims of mass casualty events.

Five freshman lawmakers to watch on Beacon Hill

By Matt Stout and Victoria McGrane

Beacon’s Hill incoming class of lawmakers has already sent reverberations through the Massachusetts political scene with surprising victories and, in some cases, blunt commentary.

A trip to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor brings in the new year

Boston, MA, 01/1/2019 -- Joye Williams, of Dorchester walked along the shoreline at Thompson Island. For 35 years the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands have been running a New Year's Day excursion to Thompson Island. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 02islandtrip Reporter:

By Adam Vaccaro

The Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands group launched its 40th year with an annual trip on the water.

Business & Tech

How a Mass. robot maker lost its mojo

Sawyer is a single-arm, high-performance cobot from the now-defunct Rethink.

By Hiawatha Bray

Rethink Robotics and Universal Robots faced off in the booming global market for collaborative robots, or “cobots.” Only one of them survived.

WORK SPACE

In the Instagram age, ‘food styling’ isn’t just about appetizing pictures

Monica Mariano worked on a photo shoot in Framingham. She calls herself a “messy cook,” but her presentations are tightly controlled.

By Cindy Atoji Keene

As a food stylist, Monica Mariano elevates humble ingredients to glam status.

Employer group wants end to hiked MassHealth fees

Boston, MA - November 15, 2018: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker talks with The Boston Globe in his office at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA on November 15, 2018. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Associated Industries of Massachusetts, which represents 4,000 employers, plans to submit a bill to the Legislature this month that would end the fees right away — one year early.

Obituaries

Norman Gimbel, Oscar-winning lyricist of ‘Happy Days’ theme and ‘Girl From Ipanema,’ dies at 91

By Harrison Smith

With help from Mr. Gimbel, ‘‘The Girl From Ipanema’’ went on to drive the bossa nova craze in the United States and beyond.

David Austin, who breathed life into the rose, dies at 92

Mr. Austin spent six decades obsessively pursuing his ideal of what a rose could be.

By Richard Sandomir

The self-taught horticulturist upended the rose market by creating more than 200 hybrids that were distinguished by their broad color range, ambrosial fragrances, and multiple annual blooms.

Jane Langton, who set her mystery novels in Concord and beyond, dies at 95

Ms. Langton often illustrated her mysteries and children’s books.

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Langton wrote children’s books and a series of mystery novels.

Sports

BRUINS 4, BLACKHAWKS 2

Bruins give it the old college try for a Winter Classic win

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37), center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his goal in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

By Matt Porter

In historic Notre Dame Stadium, Sean Kuraly muscled in a third-period goal to beat the Blackhawks.

Ben Volin | ON FOOTBALL

NFL continuing efforts to add minority coaches, executives

By Ben Volin

The man in charge of the NFL’s diversity program does not believe the system is broken

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON HOCKEY

In a 28-second span, Patrice Bergeron flipped the script of the Winter Classic

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - JANUARY 01: David Kampf #64 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates with the puck while being pursued by Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins in the second period during the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on January 01, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The four-time Selke Trophy winner put the Bruins in charge in the 2019 NHL Winter Classic.

Wednesday Food

At CommonWealth Kitchen, a feast of support and success

Fresh Food Generation cofounders Jackson Renshaw and Cassandria Campbell at CommonWealth Kitchen.

By Andrea Pyenson

Open since 2014, CommonWealth Kitchen has tripled in size and expanded the services it offers member companies.

Ask Amy

DNA reveals half-sibling, but Dad doesn’t want to know

By Amy Dickinson

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Six supermarket shortcuts that save time later

Take a good look at salad bars from an ingredient perspective.

By Katie Workman

Here are tips for the next time you’re in the supermarket, whether the dinner clock is ticking or you’re just paying it forward.