Court warns on jurors’ Web use

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has called on judges to better police jurors’ use of social media to make sure they do not discuss cases online, and thus risk a mistrial.

Matthew Cavanaugh for The Globe

More college presidents hail from outside academia

Twenty percent of college presidents in the US now come from fields outside academia, a sharp increase from 13 percent just six years ago, according to a survey.

Massachusetts cuts county jails’ HIV programs

The state has eliminated more than $1 million for HIV testing and education in county jails, alarming sheriffs who fear the cuts threaten inmates’ health.

 Last month, MIT professor Amy Finkelstein became the third woman in the last five years to gain the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal, which recognizes the top US economist under 40.

Women making gains in economics, but progress is slow

Just one-third of PhD economists today are women, a percentage that has changed little since 1995, according to the American Economic Association.

Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe

Newcomer’s efforts boost Black Heritage Trail’s profile

Thanks to parks superintendent Cassius Cash, who saw Boston’s history with fresh eyes, the Black Heritage Trail and Freedom Trail have undergone a 21st century rebranding.

Annette Theriault, 74, and her daughter Toni Grande waited for an update on Margaret Theriault.

Relatives await word on injured BU student

Relatives of junior Margaret Theriault await an update after she underwent brain surgery in New Zealand, where she was injured in the van crash that killed three students.

A patient at Mass. General undergoes the controversial cancer treatment.

MGH launching test of proton beam therapy

A five-year study by Massachusetts General Hospital seeks definitive answers about costly radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

City Council can’t decide on plan for new districts

Boston city councilors are divided over two plans for redrawing the nine City Council districts, although some still hope for a compromise.

E-retailer hopes to boost Boston’s hip factor

Karmaloop, an online seller of so-called streetwear, is on a $200,000 mission to make the city as hip as the clothing it sells.


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Red Sox 12, Indians 1

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is a happy man as he accepts congratulations from David Ortiz (34) after the Sox catcher launched a seventh-inning home run.

Red Sox crush the Indians

Boston’s third straight win at home was highlighted by Will Middlebrooks’s solo homer in the third and Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s two-run blast in a six-run seventh.


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Mother’s Day peace walk recalls slain youths

Connected through loss and brought together by hope, hundreds marched through Dorchester on Sunday to defy the street violence that took their loved ones.


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Summit’s focus: Help manufacturing thrive

At MIT last week, industry executives and academics met in an effort to devise improved industrial technologies and train better prepared workers.

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Chances for Greek pact dim

Prospects grew worse for a unity coalition in Greece, with a key left-wing party balking at joining forces with those who favor the loan agreement with foreign creditors.