Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data

Microsoft wants a judge to strike down a law that allows courts to prohibit a tech company from telling customers about search warrants.

A view of 3,862-foot Jay Peak.

Hazen's Notch Association

Vt. ski resort charged with Ponzi-like scheme

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges and frozen the assets of the developers of Jay Peak.

Smh: W. Bridgewater police nab 110 drivers in 4 hours for texting

One driver was stopped and cited for texting, police said. He was then seen texting and driving in the opposite direction almost three hours later.

Sampson seeks to move new death penalty trial

Lawyers for serial killer Gary Lee Sampson have again asked a federal judge to relocate his death-penalty trial outside Boston.

// Bill Clinton vows economic recovery for all during Warwick stop

Clinton was in the Ocean State stumping for his wife ahead of the April 26 presidential primary there.

// Clinton, Sanders to debate amid election tensions

The showdown comes at a pivotal moment in their increasingly contentious fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.

// Ted Cruz once bought 100 cans of soup

The Cruzes got personal in a CNN town hall, revealing interesting snippets about themselves and their lives.

// New England Aquarium has its own octopus escape story

Don?t expect a repeat performance. The institution has developed better containment technologies.

// Don?t get too comfortable: Staples recalls chairs that tip over

The company has recalled 2,000 office chairs that tip over backwards when a person reclines.

A barre class at Flywheel Gym at the Prudential Center.

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ClassPass raises prices and local fitness buffs fume

The announcement landed Wednesday with a thud in the inboxes of Boston fitness fanatics.

// Texting at the movies? AMC getting bad reviews for idea

?You can?t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone,? the company?s CEO said. ?That?s not how they live their life.?

// February freeze could cost Ashley?s Peaches the farm

Ernest and Diane Ventura?s fifth-generation family farm won?t have much to sell this summer.

// ?The Sisterhood of the Traveling Prom Dress?

The last thing they saw Catherine Malatesta in was her prom dress. And now her friends are honoring her memory by taking turns to wear it to their prom.

Alex Speier

// Bad deals in 2014 continue to haunt Red Sox

Wednesday?s moves with Rusney Castillo and Pablo Sandoval were another reminder of a rebuilding process gone awry.

Things to Do

// Things to do in Boston this weekend

Brazilian dance, ?Jungle Book,? robot wars, and more.

// Once he hit the road to NBA, Jae Crowder never ran out of gas

Determination to succeed fueled the Celtics forward as he became the backbone of a surprising Boston team.


Boston Marathon documentary nears the finish line

?Boston,? which bills itself as the first feature-length documentary about the iconic race, released a 60-second trailer this week.

// Prouty Garden advocates sue over Children?s expansion

The proposed Children?s Hospital expansion would be built on the site of the hospital?s beloved half-acre garden.

// Chacha the chimp makes high-wire escape from Japanese zoo

Chacha, a male chimp, was on the loose nearly two hours after he disappeared from the Yagiyama Zoological Park.

Willow Smith talks about her MIT visit in Teen Vogue

The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith told the magazine that she visited the Cambridge school because she might want to attend.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Despite Trump, many Republicans seeking office in 2016

Some fear a Trump nomination could affect down-ballot races ? but some local Republicans are lining up to run for office anyway.

The Big Picture

Wild Chernobyl

What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Chernobyl, site of a nuclear disaster 30 years ago, gives us part of an answer.


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