BostonGlobe.com Headlines - Jan. 8, 2015 January 08, 2015 Here are highlights from today's Globe. Baker is bracing to face a budgetary baptism of fire: The new governor will have to prove his bipartisan chops negotiating likely funding reductions with a Democratic legislature. Joshua Miller reports. Baker’s mother can’t share in gubernatorial victory: Suspended in the cruel in-between of Alzheimer’s disease, Charlie Baker’s mother no longer knows him at all. Yvonne Abraham details the story. Boston may learn its Olympics fate on Thursday: The other candidates are Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington for what would be the first US host since 1996. John Powers details the latest. Northeastern researchers discover new antibiotic in a Maine soil sample: Experts said the soil sample, harvested from a meadow in Maine, could be a powerful tool in the race against “superbugs.” Carolyn Y. Johnson reports. Cape Wind’s future called into question: After two utilities terminated their contracts to buy power from the project, it was unclear whether it would move forward. David Abel details the latest. Longtime aide to Deval Patrick had his trust — and back: She was one of the most powerful people on Beacon Hill. But you’ve never heard of her, and that’s how Michele Mansilla likes it. Yvonne Abraham details the story. Winners, losers under Charlie Baker’s administration: Baker’s ascendancy to the governor’s office will have ripple effects for a wide range of sectors. Jon Chesto details the latest. Julian Edelman a tough receiver to keep down: Taking questions for the first since it was announced that he suffered a concussion, Edelman dodged injury inquiries. Michael Whitmer reports.