Friend allegedly knew Tsarnaev was bombing suspect

Azamat Tazhayakov plotted to remove evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?s dorm several days after the attacks, a prosecutor said.

Tornado warning issued for parts of Eastern Mass.

A tornado warning has been issued for an area west of Boston, the National Weather Service says.

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retirees who develop neurological problems.

Milford police prepared to leave the scene of the quarry where the body of an 18-year-old man was found.

R.I. 18-year-old found in Milford quarry

Nentor Dahn, who was at the quarry with four friends Sunday, dove in and did not resurface.

Pope Francis.

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Abuse victim calls meeting Pope Francis ?life changing?

Peter Saunders, 57, was one of six abuse victims who met with the pope Monday at the Vatican.

// Death, hazmat incident probed at Plymouth school

The wife of a school custodian said she had been notified by authorities that her husband had died.

Boston?s new fire commissioner, Joseph Finn, shook hands with Mayor Martin Walsh during the announcement on Monday.

New fire chief has ?impressive? understanding of department, Walsh says

Joseph Finn, a long-serving deputy fire chief, has been picked as the city?s new fire commissioner.

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// Seven reasons Red Sox should get Jon Lester deal done

With the lefty in the midst of his best season, finishing a deal soon makes all the sense in the world, writes Peter Abraham.


// Dawn of the Web: an oral history

How did it feel when the Internet first arrived on your desk? What does a tidal wave look like from shore?