Colo. shooting suspect makes first court appearance

James Holmes, the man accused of shooting dead 12 people in a Colorado movie theater Friday, made his first appearance in court on Monday.


James Holmes’ demeanor in the courtroom angered the relatives of some of the victims. He sat virtually motionless, his eyes drooping as the judge advised him of the severity of the case.

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Tragedy must lead to deeper cultural conversation

It might be time to talk about an entertainment culture that excels at selling violent power fantasies to people who feel powerless.

Jon Lester fell to 5-8 after Sunday’s loss.


How the Red Sox can fix Jon Lester

Lester, in the midst of his worst season, hasn’t forgotten how to pitch. He just needs the right leadership to help him succeed.

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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.

NCAA hits Penn State with unprecedented fine

The NCAA’s actions against Penn State, including a $60 million fine, could cripple the university’s football program.

Agency sued over hepatitis C outbreak

One of the 30 people believed to have contracted hepatitis C from a technician in New Hampshire is suing a Nebraska-based health staffing agency.

Man dies after police shooting in Lynn

A Lynn man was shot and killed by police after an incident in which the car the suspect was riding in rammed a police vehicle, officials said.


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Video app knows what you like

The Vodio Internet video app is a cool and clever way of finding online entertainment on an Apple iPad.

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Reconsidering the PSA prostate cancer 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.