Casino opponents win election in Foxborough

Casino opponents swept the town selectmen’s race on Monday in a rebuke of a plan for a billion-dollar gambling resort across from Gillette Stadium.

CIA thwarts new Al Qaeda bomb plot

Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen plotted to destroy a US-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design, US officials said.

Cystic fibrosis data triggers 55% jump in Vertex stock

Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. surged after the company released interim data on an experimental drug.

Christopher Piantedosi, 39, of Methuen, was arraigned in Woburn District Court Monday on a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of his longtime girlfriend Kristin Pulisciano at her Burlington home.

Fatal Burlington stabbing witnessed via iPad videochat

A man stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death while someone their daughter had been videochatting with witnessed the event, a prosecutor said today.

Elections could change tone of austerity in Europe

In the wake of elections in Europe that saw voters reject parties that backed government belt-tightening, the course of such austerity measures may be altered.

Jackson Horman, 5, at home in Beverly with parents Stacey Malay and Jason Horman, who count steps on their FitBit activity trackers.


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Quantified self movement grows, but what do we learn?

Thanks to an array of gadgets and apps, we can track all sorts of personal information, but what does it really tell us about ourselves?

Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks, left, hit his second home run of the game in the eighth, scoring David Ortiz, after a three-run shot in the first.

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Red Sox hit four home runs, end losing streak

Will Middlebrooks hit two of Boston’s four home runs, and Will Doubront gave the bullpen a much-needed rest, as the Red Sox stopped a five-game skid.

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The ‘entail’ entails all

“Downton Abbey’’ has made me a rock star, writes Boston estate planning attorney Leiha Macauley.

//[1]-3043--90x90.jpg Patriots’ stalwart offensive lineman Matt Light retires

After 11 years, three Super Bowl titles, four Pro Bowls, and helping to lead the Patriots renaissance, left tackle Matt Light retired Monday.


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Right from start, Celtics could do no wrong

When you make 33 of your first 49 shots, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to win the game, and that’s what the Celtics did in Game 4 against the Hawks.