Mass. economy continues to outpace US

Better-than-expected growth will help the state likely avoid another recession, but future growth could slow, according to a new report.

Probation official placed on leave amid hiring probe

Christopher Hoffman was suspended indefinitely with pay amid questions of whether he would be indicted as part of a patronage hiring scandal.

Members of Occupy Boston walked from their encampment at Dewey Square to the Moakley Courthouse, where they staged a protest on behalf of Tarek Mehanna today.

Trial of alleged homegrown terrorist begins

Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury faces life in prison if convicted on charges of conspiring to support Al Qaeda and of lying to FBI investigators.

Airlines change terminals at Logan Airport

Amid changes in the airline industry, Logan is embarking on a massive juggling act.

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‘Puss in Boots’ soars into action

This film, which features the voice of Antonio Banderas, may not be enough to save 3-D technology, but man, does it look good.

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Elizabeth Olsen’s haunting performance in ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

The film has its gimmicky aspects but breakout star Olsen grounds the slim premise and makes it worthwhile.

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‘The Rum Diary’ goes for gonzo, but misses

This movie starring Johnny Depp as a young writer has been retroactively Hunter S. Thompson-ized. And not for the better.

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John Oliver stands up to America

The comedian takes on American politics - and John Henry’s stewardship of his Liverpool team.


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Toll of tardy bus: Pupils must play catch-up game

Boston Public Schools has a transportation crisis. Nearly two months into the school year, 25 percent of school buses are still delivering students late to class.


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Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff is shown here in 2009 before he pled guilty to charges in connection with a Ponzi scheme he ran.

Madoff happier in jail, no longer thinks of suicide

Disgraced financier Bernie Madoff told ABC’s Barbara Walters he has terrible remorse over his epic fraud, and that he’s happier in prison than he’s felt in 20 years.

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DNA of centenarians to be studied

George Eberhardt is one of 100 centenarians who will be examined using whole-genome sequencing, the deciphering of a person’s complete collection of DNA.