State OK?s Boston medical marijuana dispensary

Officials also said that they would allow a company to move forward with plans to open dispensaries in Brookline and Northampton.

// Obama authorizes up to 1,500 more troops for Iraq

President Obama is also asking Congress for more than $5 billion to help fund the fight against the Islamic State.

// Robin Williams? death ruled suicide, authorities say

An autopsy on the actor also found no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system at the time of his death.

NStar seeks 29% hike in electric rates

In requesting the increase, the utility cited limitations in natural gas pipelines that raise prices.

Supreme Court to hear new challenge to health care law

The justices will decide whether the law allows the subsidies that help millions afford their health insurance premiums.

Democrat Martha Coakle followed in the footsteps of several other Massachusetts attorneys general who tried and failed to become governor.

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Election night fallout extends beyond Baker, Coakley

There were plenty of others ? on Beacon Hill and beyond ? for whom the election had big consequences.

Kelly Olynyk drives to the hoop against Toronto?s Kyle Lowry Barry Chin/Globe Staff


Celtics? Kelly Olynyk aims to be aggressive on offense

An 18-point effort against Toronto Wednesday is an example of the big man?s new approach.

Scott Brown shook hands with a supporter after conceding the race to Senator Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire.


Scott Brown faced a mountain of media-inflated hype

A talent for hand-shaking is a fine retail skill; it takes more to be an outstanding statesman.

// At lunch with lawmakers, Obama says he?ll take ideas from all sides

A meeting between President Obama and Congressional leaders came days after Democrats were pummeled in the midterm elections.

// Man allegedly took phone of woman hit by train

Police are seeking a man who allegedly pocketed the woman?s phone after she was struck and killed by a Red Line train.