Man’s ex-girlfriend describes killing of UNH student

The former girlfriend of a man accused of killing Elizabeth Marriott testified that “he strangled her with a rope.”

Friend ‘did not know’ Tsarnaev was Marathon bomb suspect

Dias Kadyrbayev allegedly helped remove Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s backpack from a UMass Dartmouth dorm room.

Rescue workers took a stabbing victim to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis.

‘Slender Man’ stabbings by girls called ‘unbelievable’

Two Wisconsin 12-year-old girls allegedly stabbed their friend to please a mythological creature they learned about online.

Report backs autonomy for schools in Boston

The report says the city should unshackle schools from union-contract provisions and central-office mandates.

// Obama defends releasing five detainees in prisoner swap

Republicans in Congress have criticized the agreement and complained about not having been consulted.

Derek Herber (far right) reported a scoring error at the Division 2 track meet that cost his team the championship.

Photo courtesy Derek Herber


North Attleboro coach deserves big kudos

Not all winners finish first, as the gracious Derek Herber showed in reporting a scoring error that cost his team a state title.

// Scott Brown defends stake in Florida company

Democrats and his GOP opponents are criticizing the N.H. Senate candidate for his stock deal with the obscure company.

The state plans to demolish the u-turn and toll plaza at the Allston toll booths on the Massachusetts Turnpike.


Turnpike project is heading the wrong way

The state is shortsighted in its thinking about the Allston Turnpike straightening project.

// Data recorders found in rubble of Hanscom crash

The evidence could show why the Gulfstream IV failed to take off and shattered in a fiery crash that killed seven people.

// 3-time convicted rapist charged in Arlington attack

Sexual assault specialists said the alleged crime in Arlington shows the inherent risks in releasing chronic sex offenders.