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99 dead in southern Russia floods

Torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water on a Black Sea region overnight, setting off intense flooding, officials said.

A Libyan man showed his ink-stained finger as he flashed the sign for victory after voting at a polling station in Tripoli.

Libyans cast ballots in first parliamentary election

Today’s election marks a major step toward democracy after decades of rule by Moammar Khadafy.

Man shot in overnight Billerica home invasion

Police responded to reports of an armed home invasion at a Boston Road home around 3:50 a.m., officials said.

Boston colleges give back, but to what degree?

As tuitions rise and the economy drags, there is a desire to measure higher education’s return on investment. Two new reports give the task a try.

Serena Williams during Saturday’s Wimbledon match.


Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon title

Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title, and 14th major championship, by beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 Saturday.

Carl Crawford.

Christopher L. Gasper

Carl Crawford stands by allegation of racial slur

We are forced to contemplate the same old tired story of African-American ballplayers and Boston after a fan directed a racial comment toward Crawford during a Double A game.

// Ray Allen leaving Celtics to sign with Heat

The Big Three era is officially a memory because Allen is headed to South Beach.

Suns mascot Ray danced between innings Monday at west-facing Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, where fans shielded their eyes from the sun. Delays are occasionally called for the safety of hitters.

The Roads to Summer

In Pittsfield, baseball tradition takes fans way back

The site of baseball games for 120 years, Wahconah Park offers an experience far from the luxury boxes of Fenway Park.


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Yankees 10, Red Sox 8

Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked off after striking out in the ninth inning Friday night at Fenway Park.

Red Sox pitching belted by Yankees

After a terrible start by Josh Beckett, the bulllpen faltered, and the Sox lost their fourth straight. They now trail the first-place Yankees by 8½ games.