Budget boosts pay for sheriffs, district attorneys

District attorneys will receive a 15 percent pay increase even as their staff prosecutors remain among the lowest-paid in the country.

Supreme Court limits birth control coverage rule

The 5-4 ruling lets family-owned firms decline to include contraceptive coverage for religious reasons.

Rivals to biotech sector sprout all over

Now that Massachusetts is the undisputed leader in biotechnology and life sciences research, it faces a new challenge: staying on top.

Study finds top male scientists tilt toward hiring men

The most prominent male faculty in the life sciences at top US research institutions are training fewer women scientists than others, a study found.

Jake Arrieta acknowledges the cheers from the Fenway crowd after allowing only one Red Sox hit in 7?
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Enemy pitcher Jake Arrieta cheered by Fenway fans

He allowed one hit in his 7 2/3 innings and got an ovation from the Fenway Park crowd in Boston?s 2-0 loss to the Cubs.

Duchess, a Poitou donkey, gave birth to a baby at Davis Farmland in Sterling. There is a naming contest for the baby.

Fanfare greets rare baby donkey

Although he has no name yet, the purebred Poitou donkey has many admirers in Sterling and beyond.

Youki Ohkami of East Boston checks his phone while he waits for the train in East Boston last November.

Bostonians all hung up over their cells

Bostonians can skip their daily coffee fix. They can do without their cars. But do not take away their mobile phones.


Atlantic City sees our folly of casinos

It?s been a tough couple of weeks for this proud, tired town, Vegas-By-The-Sea.


Book Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/carroll$james_hres.jpg ?Warburg in Rome? by James Carroll

Unfortunately, ?Warburg in Rome?? does not sustain the promise of its conception.


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Cape Wind gets $150m boost

The US government is promising to back the controversial project, a sign that the offshore wind farm will move forward.