Maine lawmakers say they?ve reached budget deal

The budget agreement could end the partial government shutdown in Maine.

// 5-year-old girl dies after fall from window in Brookline

The girl fell from a fourth-floor window, police said. The window had a screen, which was found near her.

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At UMass Boston, hires come with political connections

Amid an unprecedented financial crisis, the University of Massachusetts Boston has hired at least seven people with connections to state government and politics.

// New Jersey solves budget impasse

Lawmakers announced a deal during a hastily called news conference Monday night.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was wildly unpopular even before he was caught relaxing on the beach with family Sunday ? one of the very same beaches he?d ordered closed to the public as part of government shutdown just days earlier.

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Nestor Ramos

Here?s how not to lead: Look at Chris Christie and Paul LePage

How do you turn a day at the beach into an extinction-level event for a political career?

// North Korea tests another missile, despite international pressure

North Korea on Tuesday launched yet another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, South Korean officials said.

// Fox Sports fires Jamie Horowitz amid sexual harassment claims

?Everyone at FOX Sports. . . should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times,? the president of Fox Sports said in an e-mail.

// The ?gig economy? benefits some more than others, research shows

Side hustles are the new norm. Here?s how much they really pay.

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// Are those economic storm clouds on the horizon?

The forecast might depend on how far Trump pushes his ?America first? policies.

// As many as 60,500 honeybees killed in Rehoboth

Beekeepers are trying to determine the cause of the apparent contamination.

Taxi injures cab drivers at Logan Airport in ?tragic accident?

Ten people were injured when a taxi jumped a curb and hit a group of drivers, in an incident that officials said did not appear to be intentional.

// Long hours and a busy waiting area are common for cab drivers

Many cab drivers work long hours ? in some cases 16-hour shifts ? and Logan Airport has been increasingly busy in recent years.

// Kennebunkport loves the Bush family, and the feeling is mutual

Despite the frailties of age, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush seem to be everywhere in Kennebunkport this summer.

Fourth of July

// Marijuana do?s and don?ts for the Fourth of July

If you?re bringing pot to the pot-luck in Mass., make sure it doesn?t weigh more than an ounce (a little more than 28 grams).

// Expect sunny skies and pleasant temperatures for the Fourth of July

Daytime temperatures around Boston will reach the low 80s, with a light wind and lots of sun, forecasters said.

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Chad Finn

It?s hard to see things getting better here for David Price

The lefty is finding his way on the mound, but remains lost when it comes to dealing with the pressures of Boston.

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Mookie Betts to start in All-Star Game

With Mike Trout injured, Betts may take over center field July 11 in Miami.

Portuguese Man of War jellyfish have been found washed up on Seagull Beach in Yarmouth. Beachgoers have been warned to avoid them.

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If you?re on the beach and see this creature, stay far, far away

Officials have received several reports of Portuguese Man-of-Wars ? venomous, jellyfish-like creatures ? washing up on shore.

// Gordon Hayward isn?t in a hurry to choose his next team

The All-Star forward will wait until at least Tuesday before deciding on his new NBA home.


// NBA?s offseason action stealing the limelight

The offseason and free-agency period have been more compelling, unpredictable, and full of nail-biting drama than the league?s predictable postseason.

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// Welcome back: Spider-Man comes home

It?s a reboot, and a good one, for everyone?s favorite web master.


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// How George Washington?s teeth became an American legend

His teeth were crafted from gold leaf, lead plates, hippopotamus ivory, and the teeth of cows, horses, and, likely, his slaves.