BU students killed in crash abroad

Three Boston University students studying in New Zealand were killed and five other students from the school were injured when a van they were riding in swerved off the road.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and Jerry Falwell Jr., the chancellor of Liberty University, recite the pledge of alliance at the Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va, Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Mitt Romney addresses Liberty University grads

In his speech, Romney reiterated his stance on marriage as an ‘‘enduring’’ institution that’s reserved for one man and one woman.

Mobster’s widow confirms husband gave art to ‘friend’

Robert Guarente’s widow says that she saw her husband give a painting to the man who is the latest person of interest in the Gardner Museum heist.

4 NATO troops die in Afghanistan, 4 police killed

All four troops died in southern Afghanistan, the international coalition said. A roadside bomb in the northwest also killed four Afghan policemen.

Beverly mother gets jail for permitting teenage drinking

Tiffany Clark was sentenced to six months in jail and six months of house arrest.


Food banks confront hunger at community colleges

Bunker Hill Community College opened its first food bank, becoming one of many schools to target campus hunger — an issue that has failed to make its way into a mainstream discussion.

 Steampunk often combines natural and mechanical elements, such as this beetle from the Mike Libby Insect Lab.

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Waltham and steampunk; like clockwork

Steampunk is a science-fiction fantasy subculture, an homage to fine period craftsmanship, and now an economic development program for Waltham.

Autistic jazz savant graduates from Berklee

Matt Savage gained early fame as a jazz prodigy beset by autism. On Saturday, his 20th birthday, Savage will graduate from the Berklee College of Music.

Dont’a Hightower looks, sounds like Belichick’s type of player

Hightower, the linebacker from Alabama, doesn’t hide his passion for the game, but knows that he has work to do.

The lesser-known maladies of motherhood

Was J.D. Salinger right? Are mothers all “slightly insane”? As lovely as motherhood is, most moms do suffer from a (humorous) malady or two.


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Audubon Society farm offers barnyard alternative to zoo

For more than 100 years, the Massachusetts Audubon Society has set the bar for interactive, kid-friendly animal activities.