Coakley alleges banks pursued ‘destructive path’

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley broke from a multistate alliance to sue five major banks, including Bank of America, over foreclosure practices.

FBI sting nabs 13 in kickback scheme

In a Mass.-based operation, the US government today charged 13 corporate executives, lawyers, and penny stock promoters with agreeing to pay illegal kickbacks.

Ex-Chelsea housing chief’s son fired from state appeals board

Matthew McLaughlin, son of the embattled former Chelsea housing chief, falsified at least one time sheet, sources say.

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Climate change and the Kiribati syndrome

By 2025, the Pacific nation of Kiribati could be uninhabitable because of rising seawater, putting the islands at the “front of the front lines’’ on climate change, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Valentine excited, awed by opportunity

Bobby Valentine appeared briefly awed by the magnitude of his new charge as he was formally introduced today as the 45th manager in Red Sox history.

Red Sox welcome Bobby Valentine

The new Red Sox manager talked about communicating with players, his personality, winning in 2012, and the possibility of Bill Buckner joining his coaching staff.

George Hamilton is starring in the Broadway touring production of the flamboyant farce “La Cage aux Folles.’’

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George Hamilton’s latest reinvention

Hamilton is the consummate tuxedo-clad gentleman: his complexion a deep-fried tan, his hair pomaded back with precision, a martini swirling flirtatiously in one hand.

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Danny Ainge, right, and Doc Rivers answered questions today about the Celtics’ plans for the new season.

Danny Ainge dismisses Rajon Rondo trade talk

The Celtics boss said he doesn’t anticipate dealing the team’s All-Star point guard. “Trade rumors are part of the world we live in,” he said.