Former Probation chief O’Brien, 2 others indicted

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said today that the indictments of John J. O’Brien and two former top deputies, Elizabeth V. Tavares and William H. Burke III, are “just one step’’ in the ongoing investigation of a hiring scandal that involved top officials, including Senate President Therese Murray and former House speaker Sal DiMasi.

Dartmouth president tapped to lead World Bank

President Obama has named Jim Yong Kim, a physician by training and a leading figure in global health and development circles, to head the agency.

Former Lawrence school superintendent sentenced to jail

Wilfredo Laboy, who was found guilty on five charges of embezzlement and one charge of possession of alcohol on school property, will serve 90 days in jail.

President Barack Obama answers a reporter's question about the death of Trayvon Martin, Friday, March 23, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/ Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama: Fla. teen’s shooting should be probed

The case, which has rallied civil rights activists, involves an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla.

Bobby Valentine chatted with ESPN analyst Orel Hershiser before Thursday’s game.


Valentine blasts Girardi after tie game

The Yankees-Red Sox exhibition ended after nine innings when Girardi said he ran out of pitchers. But Valentine didn’t buy it.

Not so sleepy, Portland, Maine, is known for a buzzing dining scene, and notables include Fore Street and its lobster.


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4 budget vacation ideas in New England

Spring is the best in New England for finding travel bargains, and these destinations offer hefty deals.

NEWS ANALYSIS State hampered by reliance on an unsavory witness

It was a prosecutor’s nightmare: a morally reprehensible key witness and a possible misstep by police, which resulted in the implosion of the Mattapan murders trial.

Brian McGrory A mystery on the side

Did the lone holdout juror in the Mattapan trial plan to hold up the verdicts before deliberations even began?

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Sharks 2, Bruins 1 

Bruins upended by Sharks

The Bruins were outplayed by a hungry Sharks team, and their lead over the Senators shrank to just three points.

Syracuse celebrated after Wisconsin’s last-second shot went awry.

Syracuse 64, Wisconsin 63 

Syracuse takes Wisconsin’s best shot, advances

The Badgers fought Syracuse hard, but could not convert a final-second opportunity to knock off the top-seeded team.