DeLeo denies trading favors for probation jobs

House Speaker Robert DeLeo called the allegations made by federal prosecutors ?inaccurate and inflammatory.?

National Geographic photos not child porn, court rules

The photos allegedly kept by a sex offender did not constitute a ?lewd exhibition,? the state?s high court ruled.

Name tags were affixed to the dorm room door of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Andrew Dwinells.

Tsarnaev talked of 9/11 as conspiracy, roommate says

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?s roommate is testifying in the obstruction-of-justice trial of Azamat Tazhayakov.

Bar owner charged with misleading police after beating

Police were investigating the beating of a man who was found lying on the sidewalk outside the Brighton bar in May.

Shirley Leung

// Hotel near Fenway Park a nod to rock club past

The Verb hotel, a $10 million overhaul of the HoJo on Boylston Street, pays homage to the local rock club scene of the ?70s and ?80s.

Center Tyler Zeller (left) and guard Marcus Thornton.

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Celtics get Zeller, Thornton, pick in three-team trade

The Celtics acquired center Tyler Zeller and guard Marcus Thornton in a deal that could help Cleveland land LeBron James.

On soccer

// Brazil loss was a shocker of epic proportions

The 7-1 loss to Germany was the most astounding result in the annals of the World Cup tournament and a sporting shocker for the ages.

Harry Potter update brings talk of fresh wizardry

A 1,500-word short story posted on author J.K. Rowling?s fan website updates the lives of several major ?Harry Potter? characters.

Brazil?s loss to Germany took its toll on shop worker Santo, who put on the colors of his home country.


So this is what the World Cup buzz is about

After ridiculing soccer, Dan Shaughnessy gave it one more chance with the owners, workers, and patrons of J & K Auto Body in Brighton.


// Re-inventing the wheel: Why not? Many do

The Australian patent office has ? quietly ? revoked a patent it granted, in the year 2001, for the wheel.