Vertex drugs raise hopes for cystic fibrosis patients

The results of a clinical trial showed significant improvement in lung function for patients suffering from the disease.

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3-D mammograms detect more breast cancers, study says

Three-dimensional screening is likely to be more routine over the next few years.

State panel refuses to abandon formula for charter schools

The decision means that efforts to double charter school enrollment in cities such as Worcester and Somerville will stop.

Angelo Cambria  of Walpole made a bet at the Plainridge Racecourse earlier this year.

Court?s approval of casino vote a blow to Plainville track

The state?s high court set the stage for a referendum campaign, but in the meantime, construction of a slot parlor will continue.

Four loggerhead sea turtles were released in Virginia this weekend.

Connie Merigo/New England Aquarium

Aquarium workers release loggerhead sea turtles

New England Aquarium biologists released the last of a group of sea turtles that were stranded on Cape Cod beaches in the fall.

// Questions arise over who was driving car in Back Bay crash

A 26-year-old woman was arrested but released without being charged in the weekend crash in the Back Bay that killed a young couple.

// Partners, Coakley file agreement on expansion

The agreement allows Partners to buy South Shore Hospital and at least two other hospitals, but restricts further growth.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Shaheen releases eight years of tax returns

Senator Jeanne Shaheen?s newly released tax returns show she and her husband earned $505,000 last year.

After opting out of his contractLeBron James has another ?decision? to make. AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File


The LeBron James scenarios are intriguing

If James does intend to leave Miami, it will be fascinating to see where he lands in his next NBA stop.


PAUL MCMORROW | Commentary

// Harbor Garage height feud misses the real debate

The battle lines in the fight with Don Chiofaro shouldn?t form over an arbitrary, inviolable height limit.


// The Boston Globe Book Club

Pick up ?Cascade? by Maryanne O?Hara ? your must-read book of the summer ? this Saturday at a special kick-off event in Boston.