Partners in talks to acquire South Shore Hospital

Partners HealthCare System’s move to acquire South Shore Hospital in Weymouth would reshape the competitive landscape in the region’s health care market.

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke as Martin's father Traci Martin listened after the announcement that George Zimmerman had been charged in Martin’s death.

Zimmerman faces murder charge in Martin slaying

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Mass. House budget scales back Patrick proposals

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo’s plan rejects several of Governor Patrick’s signature policy proposals and is based on a number of optimistic assumptions.

Family members of Boston College student Franco Garcia consoled each other at the Garcia family's Newton home after divers recovered a body believed to be his from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.


Family of missing BC student mourns after body is found

The parents of Franco Garcia were overwhelmed by grief after officials said a body had been found this morning in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Rob Van Sickle and Deb Gregg started making treats for their dog Pearl, who they nicknamed “Polka Dog.”

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Polka Dog Bakery is in the spotlight

Inspired by a dog they adopted, a Boston couple opened a bakery for dogs, and for six weeks starting in May, all Target stores nationwide will carry their treats.

Brandon Bass went up for a dunk in the first half against Atlanta Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Boston 88, Atlanta 86 | OT

Rondo lifts Celtics past Hawks

Rajon Rondo had a triple-double and Paul Pierce scored on a key jumper in overtime as the surging Celtics rallied to defeat the Hawks.

Nerlens Noel, who is from Everett but played this year at Tilton School in N.H., will play college basketball at powerhouse Kentucky.

Everett’s Noel commits to Kentucky

Nerlens Noel, who is from Everett and is the top high school basketball player in the country, said he would play at the University of Kentucky, which just won the NCAA championship.

The Blue Jays’ Rajai Davis slid safely into third for a triple against the Red Sox.

Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 1

Red Sox lose again

The now 1-5 Red Sox wasted a strong effort by Jon Lester, as Toronto starter Ricky Romero stifled the offense.


// practice362--90x90.jpg Bruins relying on all four lines in Cup defense

Faces have changed, but the philosophy is the same: All four lines must be rolling and in synch if the Bruins are to defend the Stanley Cup.


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Judge skeptical about motive for trial leak

The defense attorney for a defendant in the Mattapan murder trial asked that the DA’s office prove it did not give information to a Globe columnist.

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