Heavy fire hits three-story home in Somerville

Firefighters were battling a heavy blaze here on Thursday that gutted a three-story home and sent at least one person to a hospital.

David E. Scher in court on Wednesday.

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Would-be lawyer accused of multiple scams

He wasn’t a lawyer, but David E. Scher knew his way around a courtroom.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/29/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/greenline2-8310-8796.jpg Cities offer $75m Green Line lifeline

The troubled Green Line Extension got a big jolt of cash from local governments Thursday, just days before a key meeting of transportation officials.

State failing on granting quick hearings in DCF cases

Court officials say they cannot find enough attorneys to handle the cases within the required time frame.

Honorees James Carville and Mary Matalin accept their bound genealogies from NEHGS president and CEO Brenton Simons.

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Strategist Mary Matalin leaves the GOP. Here’s why.

The high-profile pundit emphasized her decision was not connected to Donald Trump’s being the presumptive GOP nominee.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/ryantrump.jpg Paul Ryan declines to endorse Donald Trump

Trump fired back shortly after, saying he’s ‘‘not ready to support’’ the House speaker’s agenda.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/05/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/1ce8ae43-1adc-4e59-833d-71da0fa1fa7b.jpg In one week, 4 toddlers accidentally shoot, kill selves

In a country with more than 30,000 annual gun deaths, the smallest fingers on the trigger belong to children.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/bandw.jpg Hospitals aim to stop vote on how they’re paid

Hospital executives are trying to stave off a fall ballot question that would change the way health care is financed in Mass.

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Ideas | Sarah Gailey

Dissociation is scary. Dissociation is safety.

There’s no way out of it, not really, except to learn how to remember the names for things and to keep the tears from falling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/mchale%20bird.jpg Attention Pacers fans: Kevin McHale isn’t walking through that door

Larry Bird said he “respects” his former Celtics teammate too much to hire him as head coach of the Indiana Pacers.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/528524164.jpg Red Sox earn series win in Chicago

Seven players drove in a run for Boston, with solo homers from Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, and Jackie Bradley Jr.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/FinalCheers2-427981.jpg Stage adaptation of ‘Cheers’ headed to Boston

The local engagement of the show, slated for Sept. 9-18, will launch a national tour.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/nigelbland1.jpg Steuart Pincombe serves quality sounds to thirsty listeners

Pairing Bach with beer, the cellist makes points about quality, tradition, innovation, and standards.

Cutler, Maine - 5/11/2015 Lobsterman Nick Lemieux holds a lobsters stored on his dock in Cutler, Maine, May 7, 2015. A border disputer between the United States and Canada in the region over a body of water in the Gulf of Maine near the Machias Seal Island has caused friction between Canadian and American lobsterman over who has the right to fish there. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Sweden, fearing a flood of Maine lobster, goes on the offensive

Swedish government officials have proposed banning the sale of live US lobsters in the European Union and designating them as an invasive alien species.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cmapus.jpg Harvard, MIT ranked two most prestigious colleges in the world

The Boston area might be a hot college spot in the US, but it’s also apparently home to the best institutions in the world.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/malk150-1496.jpg Want to see the newest John Malkovich movie? Too bad.

Malkovich’s movie is locked in a “state-of-the-art safe” until 2115 — and only a lucky few will be able to behold the vault.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/42904ca4-ec3e-49fe-bb82-55e679a409dd.jpg Who will be Trump’s VP pick?

A Globe analysis of more than 70 former and current elected officials yielded seven people who could join his ticket.

The Big Picture

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Big picture

Alberta wildfires

A disastrous wildfire has forced more than 80,000 residents to evacuate Fort McMurray, the biggest evacuation on record in Canada.