Bishop transcript raises new questions

Newly released testimony does not reveal why Amy Bishop was released without charges 20 minutes after being arrested for murdering her brother.

Yvonne Abraham

Spinning deadly lies

Even if the prosecution’s key witness in the Mattapan shootings that left three adults and a toddler dead is telling the truth about what happened, he has trafficked in fiction.

Obama apologizes for burning of Koran

The president sent a letter of apology to Afghanistan’s president for the recent burning of the Islamic holy book at a US military base.

Three people were injured this morning after explosions and a fire ripped through a Cape-style house in Winthrop.

Three hurt in fire, explosions at Winthrop house

A man and his two adult stepdaughters were in the house during an explosion, but had gotten out by the time rescuers arrived.

Kyle T. Webster for The Boston Globe

How the French are influencing a generation of helicopter parents

After years of over-scheduling their kids, some moms and dads are taking cues from the French and backing off.

How Callista Gingrich makes her hair stay still

Callista Gingrich uses Kenra Volume Spray 25 to keep her hair in place. Beth Teitell tests it out.

 During last night’s debate, Mitt Romney accused Rick Santorum of supporting wasteful spending.

Romney attacks Santorum over earmarks

Mitt Romney, fighting to reclaim his front-runner status before Tuesday’s primaries, accused Rick Santorum of supporting wasteful spending during last night’s debate in Arizona.

‘‘While I was fighting to save the Olympics, you were fighting to save the bridge to nowhere.’’

Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum 

Globe Insiders

Globe Insider Event | March 5, 5:30 p.m.[1]--90x90.jpg ‘The Real Romney’

Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos moderates a discussion with Globe writers Scott Helman, Scot Lehigh, and Frank Phillips on the Republican presidential candidate.


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Brown supports women in combat

Senator Scott Brown urged the secretary of defense to allow women to serve in combat, saying the nation has an “obligation’’ to provide greater opportunities for female troops.


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No end to iPad clash

Proview, a debt-ridden Chinese company, is alleging that it is the rightful owner of the trademark for the name of one of Apple’s signature devices.

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On baseball

David Ortiz prepared to hit under the blue Florida sky.

Questions remain about chicken-and-beer fiasco

It was impressive to hear that David Ortiz at least spoke up, but you have to wonder, where were the rest of the players? Where was management?


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theater REVIEW

Erica Spyres, Jeremiah Kissel, Barlow Adamson, and Laura Latreille in the Lyric Stage production of “Time Stands Still.’’

‘Time Stands Still’ records toll of war

The play at the Lyric Stage Company explores the fissures in the relationship between two journalists as they settle back into their Brooklyn loft after covering the Iraq war.