Mass. insurance regulators reject FAIR rate hike

Regulators rejected a rate hike request by the state’s home insurer of last resort, saying the FAIR Plan did not offer enough evidence to justify a 7.2 percent increase.

Policemen examine the scene of a minivan crash near Turangi, New Zealand, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Three Boston University students who were studying in New Zealand were killed Saturday when their minivan crashed. At least five other students from the university were injured in the accident, including one who was in critical condition. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, John Cowpland) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT

BU mourns three students killed in New Zealand crash

Students Daniela Lekhno, Roch Jauberty, and Austin Brashears were among 26 people traveling by minivan to Tongariro Crossing, a popular hiking site, the university said.

Mitt Romney evokes faith, family in speech

In a closely-watched commencement address at Liberty University, Romney spoke in deeply religious terms about his family, his faith, and the country.

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.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt lenders agree to restructuring

The deal wipes out $3.1 billion in debt in return for stakes in the company.

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In search of the money gene

The brave new field of genoeconomics has just two problems: Whether it will ever work, and what on earth will happen if it does.

Fearsome female foursomes of TV

Though we must say our goodbyes to the stars of “Desperate Housewives,” the tried-and-true TV formula that brought them together isn’t going anywhere.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant is located on a scenic spot in POCANTICO Hills.


Inventive dishes at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

The restaurant, 25 miles north of Manhattan, features dishes made from over 150 seasonal ingredients.

Book Review

‘Home: A Novel’ by Toni Morrison

It is a short and luminescent book, and it resembles nothing Morrison has ever written.


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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.