US soldier kills 16 Afghan civilians, Karzai says

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said a US service member shot dead 16 civilians before dawn Sunday, and a NATO general quickly apologized.

A parish grows amid the abuse scandal

In 2002, a tight-knit parish in Hanson celebrated a new church under a cloud. After a decade of struggle, it has emerged stronger.

Big-box retailers shrinking floor space to reduce costs

Brands such as Staples, Old Navy, and Kmart are downsizing their footprints to cut costs following a long period of tepid consumer spending and steady growth in online shopping.

For Romney, saying little on Limbaugh said a lot

Mitt Romney’s response to comments Rush Limbaugh made about a Georgetown Law student struck some inside and outside his party as woefully inadequate.

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Drivers get a break as parking tickets decline

The number of parking tickets issued in Boston has dropped nearly 13 percent during the past three years, according to a Globe review of records.

Steve Wynn built casino fortune with bold designs, tenacity

Many think the casino mogul is wasting his time in Foxborough because the town is unlikely to approve a casino. But Wynn has beaten the odds in the past.

Neighbors await word on Catherine Greig

Relatives of James ‘‘Whitey’’ Bulger’s alleged victims are wondering what a change of plea from his longtime girlfriend would mean for the case against the mobster.

Duxbury resident still fighting Pilgrim

A year after Japan’s crisis, Mary Lampert remains committed to closing the nuclear plant, and her efforts have helped drag out the license renewal process for Pilgrim.

“I know people don’t necessarily believe it, but we’re not all about revenue. We look at tickets as a deterrent.”

Thomas Tinlin,  commissioner of Boston’s transportation dept.

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Education-tech ecosystem grows in Boston

A growing cluster of technology companies focused on education innovation are taking root among the region’s universities, education researchers, and textbook publishers.

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Capitals 4, Bruins 3

Bruins are caught flat-footed

The Bruins wiped out one two-goal deficit, but they couldn’t negate a second one in a 4-3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday.