BostonGlobe.com Headlines - Dec. 17, 2014 December 19, 2014 Here are highlights from today's Globe: Boston still in hunt for 2024 Summer Olympics: The USOC will make a bid for the Games, and next month will choose a candidate from a field of four cities, including Boston. John Powers reports. Mass. shortfall is closer to $750m, tax group warns: Advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum said the estimate was potentially in range. Joshua Miller details the latest. Blackstone mother charged in deaths of 2 infants: The father who lived in the squalid home now also faces several serious child abuse charges. Sean P. Murphy and Martin Finucane detail the story. State deal pledges better care at Bridgewater Hospital: In the agreement, a monitoring group will be at the troubled hospital to watch how guards and clinicians treat mentally ill patients. Michael Rezendes reports. 2016 landscape shifts as Jeb Bush eyes run for president: The move by the former Florida governor could dramatically reshape the Republican primary. Noah Bierman and Matt Viser report. Governor Deval Patrick’s hits and misses: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick touts his economic record, and Shirley Leung weighs in with praise and criticism. Shirley Leung details the latest. Joel Klein’s advice for Mass. education reform: Klein was both change agent and lightning rod during his eight-plus years as chancellor of the New York City Schools. Scot Lehigh details the story.