Secure Communities program to be activated

Federal officials will implement the controversial fingerprint-checking program statewide on May 15, despite opposition from Governor Patrick and immigration advocacy groups.

Senator Richard Lugar spoke to supporters Tuesday in Indianapolis.

Conservatives are heard in elections in Indiana, N.C.

Senator Richard Lugar was routed by the right flank of his own Republican Party in Indiana, and North Carolina voters decided to strengthen their state’s gay marriage ban.

Al Qaeda bomber was CIA informant, officials say

US and Yemeni officials said the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an Al Qaeda airliner plot was actually working for the CIA.

After election, Kraft, Wynn abandon casino bid

The Patriots owner and casino mogul suspended plans in Foxborough after the town elected two anti-casino members to its Board of Selectmen last night.

Back Bay substation blamed for second power outage

The outage this afternoon was the result of a problem in the same substation that caused a March 13 blackout that lasted for several days.

Atlanta forward Josh Smith reacted after the Hawks tied the game in the first half.

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Atlanta 87, Boston 86

Celtics can’t hold off the Hawks

The Celtics had a lead early, but the Hawks rallied to force Game 6 on Thursday in Boston.

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Scariest question a mother can face

It can strike terror in the hearts of mothers, who are tasked with preparing dishes and meals to satisfy a range of tastes: “What’s for dinner, mom?”

Roman Totenberg, renowned violinist, teacher, dies

The distinguished violinist, a pillar of Boston’s music community for decades, died Tuesday in his Newton home. He was 101.

Starter Daniel Bard was called for the first of two balks by home plate umpire Chris Guccione during the second inning.

Royals 6, Red Sox 4

Red Sox pitchers falter in the eighth

Starter Daniel Bard walked two to start the eighth and gave way to reliever Matt Albers, who allowed a mammoth three-run home run.


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Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett, who has a 2-3 record with a 4.45 earned run average in five starts, last pitched April 29 in Chicago.

Josh Beckett ready to go Thursday for Red Sox

Beckett, who missed his start Saturday because of a sore lat muscle, is set to pitch Thursday when the Red Sox return home to face Cleveland.


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

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?