Alleged killer?s ex-girlfriend breaks down on stand

?I just thought he had a drinking problem,? the woman said of Edwin Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping and killing Amy Lord.

Shirley Leung

// Kraft might finally get to build a stadium in Boston

Robert Kraft and Mayor Walsh have been talking steadily about a soccer stadium for the Revolution.

// Northeastern allegedly hit by entrance exam scheme

Fifteen Chinese nationals allegedly tried to game the system using fake passports and test-taking impostors.

Talk radio host Alex Jones alerted his listeners in April to what he said was an invasion of Texas.

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Reporter?s notebook

One reporter?s search for talk show host Alex Jones

Jones made a career out of conspiracy theories, and is an integral part of understanding the Jade Helm 15 controversy.


// Boston Flower Exchange in center of development boom

Even with the lucrative development market, some shareholders don?t seem thrilled about abandoning the South End exchange.

Buses replace Blue Line service between Airport and Bowdoin

Riders were taken off an inbound train that was stuck between Bowdoin Station and Government Center Thursday morning.

US takes Cuba off terror list, paving way for normal ties

The largely symbolic step clears the way for normalizing diplomatic relations 54 years after the US severed ties to Cuba.

The Duggars greeted the 16th addition to the family in 2005, the same year Josh, the oldest son, was named in an underage sex abuse probe. TLC suspended the family?s reality show earlier this month.

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How will conservative base navigate the Duggar problem?

The conservative wing of the Republican Party has somehow misread TLC?s ?19 Kids and Counting? as aspirational.


// Amy Schumer doesn?t let anyone off the hook

The comic is rescuing the art of irony from self-satisfied snark and detachment and giving it a sharp Swiftian point.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Alex Speier

A closer look at where Eduardo Rodriguez?s debut ranks

The rookie became the first Red Sox starter in 20 years to not allow an earned run in his big league debut.

The view from the house on Allerton Hill.

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home of the week

With 85 windows, Hull home lets you enjoy the view

You don?t need a clear day to see for miles from this grand house on Allerton Hill.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// The NSA is about to stop collecting your phone records

If Congress does nothing this weekend, a lot will happen.

// Commuters get break on fines for late Tobin toll payments

For 30 days beginning Monday, people can pay the amount of tolls they owe without any late payment fines at all.

// Revelation Boston 2024 sought public funds draws fire

The development has inflamed critics and renewed questions about the committee?s commitment to a privately funded Games.

The Big Picture

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Texas flooding

Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas.