Warnings issued for parts of Mass.

Forecasters issued a tropical storm warning for Nantucket and outer Cape Cod this afternoon.

Officials say fireworks ?good to go? if weather holds

A warm sun hung over Storrow Drive with no sign of storms as the final touches were made for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

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Some local streets will be closed to vehicular traffic because of the festivities on Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/photo-13053.JPG Some fans camped out in anticipation of Hatch Shell show

One man arrived at 8 p.m. and slept on his poncho to make sure he could see the Boston Pops.

In Beverly, officials are still planning Friday fireworks but have set a Saturday rain date.

Massachusetts Fourth of July events canceled, postponed

Many cities and towns in the region have changed their plans as Hurricane Arthur approaches.

People prefer electric shocks to time alone

A startling new study finds that people don?t much enjoy spending even 10 minutes alone with their thoughts.

Justin Ross Harris was scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon in Cobb County Magistrate Court for a bond and probable cause hearing.

No bond release for Georgia man charged in son?s death

Justin Ross Harris, charged with murder after his toddler son died inside of a hot SUV, will remain in jail.

Roger Ebert (front) in the screening room with TV partner Gene Siskel.

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?Life Itself? celebrates Roger Ebert

As the film critic himself would appreciate, the documentary is simply a great story.

A lifeguard spoke with beachgoers in Nags Head, N.C., on Thursday. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by Hatteras Island on Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders.

Hurricane Arthur strengthens in Atlantic

Arthur is expected to grow to a Category 2 storm before it passes near North Carolina.


Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/BeamAlex-1765.jpg John Kerry?s nightmare dream job

Kerry wanted to be secretary of state, but when he speaks, it seems that no one listens.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/swag150-7740.jpg Boston?s most coveted startup swag

There is a little bit of peacocking going on with some of the swag being flashed around Boston these days.