Colleges highlight risks for students heading abroad

The accident in New Zealand that killed three Boston University students has put inherent concerns about the safety of overseas students into new perspective.

Congress revisits online privacy legislation

The American love affair with online social networks is powering the push to expand and modernize digital privacy protections, particularly for teenagers.

// Thousands protest in Chicago

As world leaders assembled for a NATO summit, some demonstrators were arrested after a confrontation with police.

In this photo from Sept. 9, 2009, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing but released from his Scottish prison on compassionate grounds, is seen at Tripoli Medical Center in Tripoli, Libya.

Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing is dead

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died Sunday nearly three years after he was released from a Scottish prison to the outrage of the relatives of the bombing’s 270 victims.

Robin Gibb’s family announced in a statement that  ‘‘Robin passed away today following his long battle with  cancer and intestinal surgery,’’ Gibb’s representative  Doug Wright said.

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees dies at 62

The singer, one of the three Bee Gees whose hits helped define the disco era, died Sunday after battling cancer.

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The science behind sin

Researchers are trying to make sense of our darker impulses, and may just help save us from ourselves.

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Mail fowl

If you want to save the Postal Service from bankruptcy, consider chicken, writes Jennifer Graham.

Globe 100 | Overview

The big comeback: The Globe 100 returns to full strength

For the first time in three years, there are 100 of the state’s top-performing public companies in our annual ranking.

Nicki Minaj will perform at JAMN 94.5’s Summer Jam June 2 at Comcast Center.

Summer Arts Preview | Sortable Table

Critics’ picks: What to see this summer

Our critics highlight the summer events to check out in pop, rock, folk, country, jazz, classical, world music, theater, dance, and art.

Globe 100

No. 1 overall

Momenta: The perfect Massachusetts success story

A hit product propelled this maker of generic drugs from a money-losing operation to the top of the Globe 100 list.


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Red Sox 5, Phillies 1

Josh Beckett gave up one run on seven hits in 7 2-3 innings Sunday.

Red Sox take two of three from Phillies

Josh Beckett was sharp for a second straight start, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Mike Aviles homered as the Red Sox drew within one game of .500.

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Home-swapping vacations gaining in popularity

The practice of swapping homes with another vacationer in a desirable location is a tested way for flexible-minded travelers to find a low-cost vacation option.