Report: JPMorgan executives to quit

Three high-level employees, including the executive who ran the JPMorgan Chase division responsible for a $2 billion trading loss, are expected to resign this week.

Yahoo CEO to step down, reports say

Scott Thompson, who has been involved in a controversy over a computer science degree on his resume that he did not earn, will resign, according to published reports.

Agency withholds payments for Hyde Park school

The state School Building Authority has stopped reimbursing Boston for a $40 million renovation of Hyde Park High School.

Route 128 at center of manufacturing

Today, just about every product that consumers touch is likely to have been created with software developed in the area surrounding Route 128.

Between Brown, Romney, support but little chemistry

As Senator Brown’s star has risen as a moderate, and Mitt Romney has worked hard to court the GOP base in his presidential bid, their paths have diverged.

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Open-water swimmer focusing on the Olympics

Harvard graduate Alex Meyer, 23, will be the only US male in the 10-kilometer open-water swim this summer in London.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia watched his two-run home run in the seventh inning Sunday against the Indians.

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Red Sox take three of four from Indians

Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in five runs Sunday as the Red Sox trounced the Indians, 12-1, for their third straight win over Cleveland.

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Poetry Out Loud gets high schoolers excited about verse

Massachusetts is among the top five states for high-school students participating in Poetry Out Loud, a recitation contest launched nationwide in 2006.

Police and fire crews examined the scene of a minivan crash near Taupo, New Zealand, in which three Boston University students died.

Dawn rose on their adventure, then disaster hit

The promising lives of BU students Roch Jauberty, Daniela Lekhno, and Austin Brashears were cut short in an early-morning crash on their way to a popular New Zealand hiking site.


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Patton’s estate becomes part of his adopted hometown

General George S. Patton’s legacy is as stalwart in Hamilton as the Sherman tank guarding a park named for the World War II hero in the town center.


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Slacker’s guide to a great lawn

Consumer Reports suggests several ways in which homeowners can reduce their hours working in the yard, but still have an attractive lawn.

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 Tourists smoked a joint at the Grey Area cafe in Amsterdam, where a ban on foreign tourists at cannabis cafes is scheduled to take effect next January.

Netherlands bans pot for foreigners

Enforcement of a new law banning all but Dutch residents from pot coffee shops has started in southern cities in the Netherlands, and will take effect throughout the country on Jan. 1.


Even though JFK’s assassination has been exhaustively scrutinized, Robert Caro offers new details.

‘The Years of Lyndon Johnson’ by Robert A. Caro

It is the most celebrated political biography of its era. The previous three volumes have won every major literary award, and the newest serving promises to be a prize-winner as well.