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Coast Guard searches for 2 after oil platform fire

Friday’s blaze off the coast of Louisiana, which started while workers were using a torch to cut an oil line, left at least four workers critically injured and two missing.

Smoke rises following an Israeli strike in Gaza, seen from the Israel Gaza Border.

Israel launches scores of airstrikes into Gaza

Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault.

An Egyptian looks through books and school bags that were strewn along the tracks at the scene where a speeding train crashed into a bus carrying children to their kindergarten, killing at least 47, officials said.

Train hits school bus in Egypt; 49 children killed

A speeding train crashed into a bus carrying children to their kindergarten in southern Egypt on Saturday, killing at least 49, officials said.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley dictated his answers Friday  for a live webchat on

Cardinal explains archdiocese reorganization in webchat

In his first-ever live webchat on, ­Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley called his new plan to reorganize the archdiocese a strategy for rebuilding rather than downsizing.

The No. 6 jersey of fellow senior Brian Owusu was a stretch, but senior offensive lineman John Collins has been a good fit for the Harvard football team.


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John Collins, Harvard ready for 129th clash against Yale

The Harvard football team still can earn a share of the Ivy League title with a win over Yale Saturday.

A wild turkey wandered about in a Newton neighborhood. State officials say people must learn to live with the birds.

Turkeys wear out welcome in Newton

State biologists say turkeys and coyotes are here to stay, so people must learn to live with them, even close to Boston.

Joseph Kennedy III tried to blend in at orientation.

Latest link returns Kennedy name to D.C.

Marking the return of a political dynasty, the 32-year-old Joseph Kennedy III is determined to make his own mark.

Do you repeat the same wardrobe mistakes year after year?

The challenge posed by the seemingly simple act of purchasing clothing is so enormous that clinical psychologist Jennifer Baumgartner has written an entire book on the subject.