Records shed light on Warren’s minority status

A second law school, the University of Pennsylvania, has touted Elizabeth Warren as a minority faculty member in an official school publication.

Man restrained after trying to open plane’s cabin door

A flight from Portland to Philadelphia was diverted to Logan after passengers restrained a man behaving erratically.

Law enforcement agents searched the home of alleged Connecticut mobster Robert Gentile in Manchester, Conn.

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Search of Conn. home may be tied to Gardner heist

Officials are digging in the yard of an alleged mobster who federal officials say has information about the Gardner Museum art theft.

Judge: Prosecutors can appeal Sampson death penalty ruling

A federal judge says prosecutors can appeal his decision to order a second hearing on whether serial killer Gary Lee Sampson should be executed.

Discovery undermines idea of 2012 doomsday prediction

A BU-led expedition has revealed the oldest Mayan calendar yet found, in addition to new evidence that Mayans did not have a finite calendar.

One of the discoveries -- a calendar that extends about 7,000 years -- undermines the pop-culture notion that the Mayans thought the world would end in 2012.

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A Mayan calendar that extends about 7,000 years was found, undermining the notion that the Mayans thought the world would end in 2012.

AP Photo/National Geographic, Tyrone Turner

The BU-led excavation turned up the oldest evidence of the Mayan civilization's mastery of astronomy.

AP Photo/National Geographic, Tyrone Turner

The discoveries were made in a massive complex of ruins called Xultun in northeast Guatemala.

AP Photo/National Geographic, Tyrone Turner

Researchers made the discoveries in a cave dating back more than 1,100 years.

Brit Marling (with Christopher Denham) plays the mastermind of a cult in “Sound of My Voice.’’

Movie Review

‘Sound of My Voice’ a brilliant sci-fi thriller

A schoolteacher (Christopher Denham) named Peter and his girlfriend (Nicole Vicius) join a cult with the intent to expose its leader as a fraud.

Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in


‘Dark Shadows’ a bloody good time

In this big-screen revamp of the late-’60s Gothic soap opera, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp recapture the show’s doomy vibe with blissful comic precision.

What’s on TV tonight: Critic’s corner for Thursday, May 10

Sarah Rodman’s notes on Thursday’s TV offerings including “Parks and Recreation” at 9:30 p.m. on Channel 7.


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Patrick orders ban on school bake sales overturned

Governor Patrick directed public health officials to exclude fund-raising events from new rules banning the sale of sugary food and drinks at schools.