Panel advises against routine prostate test

A government panel recommended against the PSA blood test, concluding the harm outweighed its benefits.

Historian Thomas H. O'Connor in 2002.

Thomas H. O’Connor, ‘dean’ of Boston’s historians, dies at 89

O’Connor, a fixture for more than six decades on the Boston College faculty, died Sunday in his Milton home.

State allows pharmacies to offer more vaccines

A new policy grants pharmacists the authority to administer 10 adult vaccines in addition to the annual flu shot they already can give.

Loophole in state law protects some drunk drivers

Attorney General Martha Coakley and state legislators are seeking to tighten Melanie’s Law to prevent lax treatment of admittedly drunk drivers whose cases are continued.

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi.

Ex-Rutgers student gets 30 days in jail in webcam case

Dharun Ravi was convicted of intimidation after filming his roommate kissing a man days before the teen committed suicide.

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo, left to right, are now in their fifth season together in Boston.

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Bob Ryan | Celtics vs. 76ers, 7 p.m.

Celtics finding success on borrowed time

It’s Year 5 of the three-year plan for the Big Three. So don’t be greedy. Just be thankful the Celtics are still so competitive.


What makes a great commuter rail conductor?

Frank Teague gets his passengers to look up from their reading, notice the people around them, and laugh.

Memorable guest stars on “House” included Elle Fanning (with star Hugh Laurie).


On ‘House,’ patients were a virtue

When the show ends Monday night, people will praise star Hugh Laurie. But the unsung heroes of “House” are often the actors who play patients.

Jennifer Graham

Mail fowl

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


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Book Review

In “Engines of Change” Paul Ingrassia takes a look at iconic cars.

‘Engines of Change’ by Paul Ingrassia

In this new book, Ingrassia traces the history of some iconic cars and how those models reflected shifts in politics, culture, and technology.

Health and wellness

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Increased risks of sleepwalking

A recent survey showed that nearly one-third of 19,000 American adults said they’d been caught sleepwalking at some point in their lives.

Globe 100

From Sunday’s Globe | Globe 100

Left to right: Monalisa Smith of Mothers for Justice and Equality, David Hunter of REBIScan, Hugh Herr of iWalk, and David Cancel of HubSpot.

The most innovative people in Massachusetts

These 12 pioneering individuals embody the creativity and ambition that distinguish our state.