Egypt authorizes use of deadly force

After 525 people were killed in clashes between police and protesters, Egypt authorized the use of deadly force to protect police and key institutions.

US President Barack Obama made a statement about Egypt today in Chilmark, Massachusetts.

Obama cancels joint exercises with Egyptian military

President Obama canceled a joint military exercise with Egypt, but stopped short of cutting off $1.5 billion in US aid to the country.

Sergeant Sean Murphy left State Police Headquarters after facing a disciplinary hearing for his role in releasing capture photos of accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsaranev to the media in July.

Trooper who released photos of accused bomber back on patrol

State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy, who released photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture, has been assigned to the Athol barracks.

Before he left the field with a knee injury Wednesday, Tom Brady participated in a joint workout with the Buccaneers.

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Tom Brady’s injury is Patriots’ latest misfortune

After Wednesday’s knee-injury scare, Brady had better sit out the final three preseason games, just to make sure he’s healthy and ready for September.

Jason Wolfe fired by WEEI

Wolfe oversaw both the station’s rise into one of America’s most successful sports talkers and also its recent fade in the Boston market.

Aaron Hernandez was arrested in June and has remained in jail without bail since.

Inside the double life of Aaron Hernandez

Family turmoil and rough associates marked the football player’s life growing up in Bristol, Conn.

Words on gays cost bishop post at Dartmouth

A prominent African bishop’s deanship was rescinded because of controversy over his views on homosexuality.



// Obama has an opening with Iran

Obama now has the opportunity to open talks with Iran for the first time in 34 years. He has the right instinct — diplomacy first before thinking about war with Iran.


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Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3

Dustin Pedroia reacted after a called third strike

Blue Jays win over Red Sox in 10

Mike Napoli hit a home run to tie the game, but the new life was only temporary. Toronto scored in the bottom of the 10th to win.


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State Senator Karen Spilka admits she didn’t oppose the IT tax in a recent bill.

Lawmaker moves to repeal software tax

Democratic state Senator Karen Spilka, running for Congress, has filed a bill to repeal the software services tax that caught many in the tech sector off guard.


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Book Review

‘The Realm of Last Chances’ by Steve Yarbrough

In “The Realm of Last Chances,” Yarbrough takes a calm, somewhat relaxed attitude toward his characters’ decay.