FCC to allow Boston to regulate basic cable rates

Local regulation of basic cable rates will be restored after the city argued that there’s a lack of competition among local providers.

MBTA needs state aid, Davey tells lawmakers

Secretary of Transportation Richard A. Davey told a panel Monday that the MBTA would have to raise fares and cut services even more than planned without aid from a state fund.

Syrian forces fire into Lebanon, Turkey

One person was killed and others wounded as the Syrian government’s crackdown on a year-old uprising has spilled over its borders.

Facebook to buy Instagram for $1b

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he’s committed to growing the photo-sharing service independently of the social networking site he founded.

Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles threw to first after forcing out Toronto’s Kelly Johnson on the first half of a double play during the first inning Monday night.

Boston 4, Toronto 2

Red Sox rally for season’s first win

The Red Sox scored three in the ninth, and Alfredo Aceves retired the three batters he faced for the save, as Boston won after opening the season with three straight losses.

Edith Pearlman, here in her Brookline home, has published more than 250 short stories. Her latest collection is “Binocular Vision.’’


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Short stories, long career

More than 40 years after Brookline’s Edith Pearlman published her first story, she is finally being celebrated by the literary establishment.

Benny White, left, and other Civil War reenactors were on hand at the State House Monday to help mark events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Events will mark Civil War’s 150th anniversary

A state commission is sponsoring events in several locations in Massachusetts to commemorate the Civil War, which occurred 150 years ago.

Miner Allen Turner sits on his porch with his four children in Cawood, Ky.

opinion | John E. Sununu

A vendetta against coal

President Obama’s rules restricting CO2 emissions for power plants are bad news for the nearly 200,000 workers who depend directly on the coal industry.

James Carroll

A Darwinian campaign season

The Republican candidates have done society a service by forcing voters to acknowledge just how rapidly our culture is transforming.

Josh Beckett may have been smiling on Thursday, but he wasn’t when his first start on Saturday resulted in a 10-0 loss.

Tony Massarotti

Who is to blame for the Red Sox’ many failures?

Many of the names have changed, but the results remain the same. The winless Red Sox look far from contender status, and there is plenty of blame to share.


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Book Review

‘Prague Fatale’ by Philip Kerr

Kerr excels at navigating the dark corners of crime thrillers without providing much guiding light to his hero, a Berlin detective.