Defamation case against Patrick to go forward

Deval Patrick is arguing that, because he was speaking as governor, he should be protected from the claims.

Keith Claffey was asked when he told the archdiocese of his abuse by a priest.

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Insurer refuses to reimburse settlements over church sex abuse

At issue: whether the church is entitled to insurance coverage for abuse it should have known was likely to occur.

// Ex-Phillips Exeter aide charged with 1973 sexual abuse

Arthur Peekel faces the first criminal charges brought as officials investigate dozens of reports of abuse at one of the nation?s top boarding schools.

// ADL leader: massacre of Armenians was ?unequivocally genocide?

It marked the strongest affirmation yet from the leading civil rights group in support of Armenian advocates.

// N.H. man arrested for allegedly shooting two police officers

Ian MacPherson, 32, of Manchester faces two counts of attempted capital murder in the shooting.

Four Mass. health insurers post operating losses

The insurers attributed the losses to rising prescription drug costs, higher use of medical services, and the Affordable Care Act.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos delivers remarks during an event announcing commitments from more than 50 companies that have pledged to hire and train veterans and military spouses in the State Dining Room at the White House May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. On the fifth anniversary of first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's military hiring initiative Joining Forces, Bezos announced a commitment by his company to hire 25,000 more military veterans in the next five years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Trump offers a preview of his authoritarian presidency

His attack on Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post hints at how he will abuse his power as president.

// Donald Trump?s spokesman sounded just like Donald Trump

In the 1970s, ?80s and ?90s, Donald Trump masqueraded as an unusually helpful and boastful advocate for himself.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans trained for the the Maine Coast Marathon by running along William J Day Blvd. in Boston at 4:40 a.m.

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City?s top policeman doesn?t walk his beat ? he runs it

His daily runs, before most anyone is awake, give Boston Police Commissioner William Evans a keen vantage point of Boston?s neighborhoods.

Astros 7, red Sox 6

// Astros slow down Steven Wright, Red Sox

The knuckleballer failed to hold 5-1 lead and Houston held the lineup under double digits for first time in five games.

// Gluten-free diet may not be good for healthy kids

Going gluten-free might not be the healthiest choice for a child who doesn?t have celiac disease, according to a new article in The Journal of Pediatrics.


//[1] He works as a custodian today at WPI. Tomorrow it becomes his alma mater.

Michael Vaudreuil fought self-doubt, and sometimes depression, but on Saturday he?ll collect his bachelor?s degree in mechanical engineering.

On the Job

// Creating visual effects that disappear

Don Libby has played a supporting role in enhancing recent films such as ?Black Mass,? ?American Hustle,? and ?Southpaw.?

Christopher Chaun Bennett makes high-end bow ties in the bedroom of his apartment.

His ties, personal and professional, make the man

What to an outsider might seem like two separate lives makes perfect sense to Christopher Chaun Bennett.

// Should colleges charge for academic credit earned from unpaid internships?

Students at several schools are beginning to allege publicly that colleges are profiting from their free labor.

This image released by ABC shows, from left, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland in a scene from

What TV shows were renewed or canceled?

A guide to what?s renewed and what?s in trouble.

FILE- In this June 28, 2013, file photo, Sanford police officer Timothy Smith holds up the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin, while testifying in the George Zimmerman trial, in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Martin is going up for auction online. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

Auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin possibly hijacked

By Friday morning, the site showed bidding had surpassed $25 million with the leading bidder using the screen name ??Racist McShootface.??

// Katherine Dunn, 70, author of bestseller ?Geek Love?

Ms. Dunn?s 1989 novel told the story of a house full of circus sideshow performers.

Ground Game


// The N.H. race that no one is talking about

There are a few reasons why this highly competitive race has flown under the radar.

The Big Picture

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Avian adventures

Photographers around the world have been documenting birds during this busy time of year migrating, building, defending and hatching.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.