Adams man charged in alleged ISIS-inspired terror plot

Alexander Ciccolo in 2012.

The Napanee Beaver

Alexander Ciccolo, 23, the son of a Boston police captain, was allegedly planning an attack on a university using guns and improvised explosives.

// How federal authorities closed in on terror suspect

Alexander Ciccolo ? also known as Ali Al Amriki ? had been on the radar of federal investigators for months.

Rapper 50 Cent autographs bottles of Effen Vodka for a promotional event at Billy?s Liquors in Abington last month.

50 Cent files for bankruptcy protection after losing lawsuit

The filing comes days after a jury ordered him to pay $5 million in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

Author Harper Lee in 2007.

Did Harper Lee write a third novel?

Harper Lee?s lawyer has suggested there may be the manuscript of a third novel among the writer?s secured papers.

Pope Francis rubbed his eyes during a news conference aboard the papal plane on the return trip to Rome from South America.

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Under Francis, there?s a new dogma: Papal fallibility

The pope seems utterly unabashed about admitting mistakes and confessing ignorance.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: Reliever Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Phillies won 7-2. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Jonathan Papelbon makes pitch to be traded

The All-Star closer is ready to put Philadelphia in his rearview mirror ? and still thinks about Boston.

An image provided by NASA shows Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft.

NASA spacecraft to make closest-ever pass by Pluto

For MIT professor Richard Binzel, the excitement of the moment has been building for years.

// State AG calls for delay in key permit for Wynn casino

Maura Healey wants to delay an environmental permit needed for the casino?s construction until an independent traffic study is completed.

//[1]-1456--90x90.jpg Obama commutes sentences of 46 drug offenders

The move is part of the president?s effort to address disparities in the criminal justice system.

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Rafi Properties

Slim 30-story tower proposed for tiny downtown parcel

The new glass-and-zinc residential tower would rise above the former Felt nightclub.

Hillary  Clinton soke at a campaign event in New York on Monday.

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What?s Hillary Clinton really trying to do with the economy?

While Bernie Sanders? proposals are more worker-friendly than Clinton?s, her remarks seemed crafted to lure away his supporters.

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem rang the bell at the start of a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday.

What happens next with the Greece deal?

Europe?s wealthy powers granted the country a lifeline in exchange for new budget-cutting and tax-hiking measures.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second from left, meets with foreign ministers and delegations from Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, Monday, July 13, 2015. (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP)

Iran nuclear talks inch forward without a deal

Negotiations between six world powers and Iran over nuclear arms progressed Monday but fell short of any final resolution.

The two-lane bridge, which was two-thirds of a mile long, had connected Boston?s Long Island with Quincy?s Moon Island since 1951.

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A Long Island mystery, solved

Dr. Huy Nguyen, interim head of the Boston Public Health Commission, says he made the decision to evacuate Long Island last fall.

Ground Game

// Immigration becoming key GOP issue

As 2016 approaches, immigration has become the presidential election?s definitive issue ? at least in the GOP primary.


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// Why Alex Rodriguez should be in the All-Star Game

A-Rod may be a blackguard, but so far he has delivered an outstanding performance this season.

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Fans of the US women?s soccer team cheer during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup win.

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The Big Picture

New York City celebrates US Women?s World Cup win

The US women?s soccer team was honored on the streets of New York City Friday with a ticker-tape parade.

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Central Auto owner Peter Catanese II has a broken heart

Peter Catanese shows the same commitment to his dealership, Central Auto, as he does the foundation through which he supports philanthropic causes in the name of his late son.