Jurors begin deliberations in probation trial

The panel is weighing allegations against former probation chief John O?Brien and two top aides.

Thomas Farragher

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What happened at the Probation Department was the crack cocaine of patronage.

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Employees have posted signs inside and outside company headquarters in support of ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas.

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The Mashpee man arrested Tuesday apparently told police he was looking for singer Katy Perry and John F. Kennedy.

A picture taken from the southern Israeli city of Sderot showed rockets being launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel Tuesday.

Israel intercepts four rockets over Tel Aviv

The military bombed the homes of several political leaders of the militant Islamic movement Hamas overnight.

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Azamat Tazhayakov heard Dzokhar Tsarnaev talk about knowing how to make explosives out of fireworks, a federal prosecutor said.

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Three pivotal days in case against Azamat Tazhayakov

Tazhayakov, 20, is one of three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with obstructing justice. Here are key events in the case.

Evan Horowitz

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The economy has not been kind to low and middle-wage workers in recent years.

Philadelphia-based Comcast said Tuesday the employee?s behavior is unacceptable and the company is ??embarrassed?? by it.

Comcast apologizes after customer service call goes viral

In an eight-minute audio clip, an aggressive Comcast representative demanded to know why a customer wanted his service disconnected.



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?I think it represents progress and something that we shouldn?t be afraid of,? Ross said.