Suspect in Afghanistan killings identified

US Army Staff  Sergeant Robert Bales, left, during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., on Aug. 23, 2011.


The lawyer of a soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians confirmed Friday the suspect is 38-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.

Former Rutgers student convicted of hate crime

Dharun Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison for filming and broadcasting the intimate encounters of his gay roommate, who later committed suicide.

Lehigh 75, Duke 70 Lehigh Duke Basketball.JPEG-01b8a-2035--90x90.jpg Lehigh posts upset over Duke

Duke dropped its opening tournament game for only the second time in the past 16 years.

A worker paved steel plates that covered temporary power lines running near the Marriott Hotel on Huntington Avene in Boston on Friday.

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NStar won’t pay damages; more outages planned

NStar’s top official said the utility will not pay area businesses for lost business, income, or food. The utility also said it will cut power to 8,000 customers overnight.

Animal advocates hounding Romney

Members of a group called Dogs Against Romney are upset that the candidate once drove to Canada with the family’s dog in a box on his car’s roof.

Samah and Grover Norquist with daughters Grace and Giselle

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“This has been going on for too long. You have heard me before. It is by all means the end of the rope here.”

Afghan President Hamid Karzai,  on civilian deaths

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To Grammar’s House Spring cleaning for grammar rules

Grammar’s House can get a bit cluttered sometimes, often with rules that are capricious, spurious, or flat-out erroneous.


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Clergy calling for boycott of OneUnited Bank

A group of religious leaders urged customers to withdraw their funds because the bank is planning to foreclose on the nearby Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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