Boston officers’ OT time in court disputed

Police officers collected more than 400 hours of overtime pay over a two-year period for court appearances that were not officially requested by prosecutors, according to an analysis.

Ian Bowles recently added solar panels to his rooftop. He receives a subsidy for connecting panels to the area’s grid.

Wind, solar subsidy in Mass. set for review

Homeowners and businesses connecting solar panels and wind turbines to the region’s power grid receive a little-known subsidy, and the cost is being borne by other utility customers.

Adrian Walker

Governor Patrick can still act on Three Strikes

The long-debated Three Strikes Law passed last week, but Governor Patrick still has a chance to push for much-needed changes in its provisions.

Competitors ages 5 to 15 had to swim, bike, and run in the New England Kids Triathlon Sunday.

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Athletes as young as 5 taking on triathlons

More than 400 youngsters ages 5 to 15 paddled, pedaled, and pumped in the first ever New England Kids Triathlon hosted at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center.

Liverpool FC, one of Europe’s storied teams, will play at Fenway Park Wednesday. A Boston fan club of the team boasts more than 100 members, most of whom are Americans.


Touring European teams could boost US soccer

Many top-level European soccer clubs, in an effort to extend their fan bases in the emerging soccer market of the US, are doing so with summer tours of the country.

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Reconsidering the PSA test

Men are weighing the pros and cons of the prostate-specific antigen blood test and digital rectal exam in light of new testing guidelines for prostate cancer.

Apps abound for 2012 Games

The London games, which kick off with soccer playoffs on Wednesday, will be the first Summer Olympics of the mobile era.

// Colorado community mourns victims of shooting

President Obama visited the victims and their families in Aurora, leading the country in mourning the 12 people killed in a shooting rampage last week.

The Rev. Michel Louis told his story at The Colonnade in Boston.

Boston pastor recounts captivity in Egypt

Back home Sunday in the Boston area, the Rev. Michel Louis spoke about his religious trip to the Middle East that turned into a harrowing ordeal.


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Jon Lester tries to figure it out as J.P. Arencibia rounds third base after his three-run homer in the second.

Blue Jays crush Jon Lester, Red Sox

The lefthander gave up a career-high 11 earned runs as the Red Sox were swept by the Blue Jays and fell back to .500 and last place in the AL East.


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Scott Anderson (left) and Adam Vachon worked on leveling a part of Brighton’s Daly Field last week. A bill is being discussed to limit the field’s use at certain times to a few groups.

Simmons proposal for Brighton field draws criticism

Opposition is forming to a plan to lease state-owned Daly Field in Brighton to a group that would give preference to Simmons College and local teams.


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“You’re never going to be able to completely delete yourself, but you can reduce your profile,’’ says Abine privacy analyst Sarah Downey, shown with the Boston start-up’s chief executive, Bill Kerrigan.

The battle for your data on the Web

Boston start-up Abine Inc. is part of a crop of online privacy companies that promise to help people control their personal information on the Internet.


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Book Review

“Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus” by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy.

‘Rabid’ by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

The book unpacks our fear of rabies and explains its history. The result is a very readable, fascinating account of a terrifying disease.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

Who should start using new weight loss pills?

The approval last week of a new weight loss pill called Qsymia means that doctors will soon be able to prescribe two new drugs to help overweight people shed pounds.