Warren agrees to TV debate with Brown

Elizabeth Warren said she will participate in four televised debates with Scott Brown and has already agreed to one in Springfield and one on WBZ-TV in Boston.

UMass, others join Obama’s financial aid effort

The universities agreed to make student financial aid award letters more transparent in an effort to contain college costs.

An architectural rendering of the proposed gambling resort at Suffolk Downs.

Suffolk casino plan calls for $1b ‘urban oasis’

The 163-acre site would include a hotel, restaurants, casino gambling space, entertainment venues, a spa — and the racetrack.

Cambridge mourns 16-year-old, search for killer continues

The makeshift memorial to Charlene Holmes now covers most of the sidewalk in front of the three-story house where she was fatally shot Sunday night.

This still image from an Oct. 18, 2011, video shows Abu Yahya al-Libi, Al Qaeda's second-in-command.

Al Qaeda’s No. 2 killed by US drone

The death of Abu Yahya al-Libi in Pakistan is a significant blow to the terror network.

exclusive wednesday preview | food

10 things every cook should know

Chef Michael Leviton of Lumiere and Area Four offers easy advice to improve your cooking.

Easy steps toward becoming a better cook

Chef and restaurateur Michael Leviton offers four practical cooking tips for home cooks out of his restaurant, Lumiere in Newton.

The planet Venus was seen as a black dot as it transited across the sun over Hong Kong in this 2004 photo.

Overcast skies make spotting Venus transit unlikely

Clouds above Boston will likely obscure the rare event in which the planet Venus crosses the face of the sun this evening.

Kristopher Campbell, 13, of Longmeadow, who plays on two teams, displayed his collection of colorful lacrosse gear.

‘Lax bros’ take lacrosse style beyond the field

Young lacrosse enthusiasts have cultivated a “chill” lifestyle, with its own slang and “lettuce” haircuts, to pair with the high-energy field sport.

Opinion | Mass. Health Care Debate

Hospitals need to coordinate better

Health care providers treat coordination like a four-letter word, writes Mike Coyne, CEO of Verisk Health. That needs to change.


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Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard walked to the dugout after getting pulled after hitting Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays during his worst outing of the season Sunday.

Daniel Bard sent to Triple A Pawtucket

The Red Sox have optioned the struggling No. 5 starter. If Daisuke Matsuzaka does well in Pawtucket tonight, it is likely he will take Bard’s spot in the rotation.


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Aaron Deveau, 18, listened to prosecutor Ashlee Logan during his trial in Haverhill District Court May 29.

Haverhill teen says he doesn’t remember texting before crash

Aaron Deveau’s attorney said the teen should be acquitted because prosecutors couldn’t prove he was holding a phone at the moment of a fatal 2011 crash.


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