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Several are injured in Green Line derailment

An empty Green Line trolley derailed this afternoon, striking another trolley and sending the operator and a few passengers to the hospital with minor injuries, the MBTA said.

// Romney blasts Obama over Middle East policy

Mitt Romney on Monday criticized President Obama’s handling of recent turmoil in Libya and Syria, saying “hope is not a strategy.”

Another meningitis death reported as cases rise

The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak from a Framingham pharmacy has reached 105, with an eighth person reportedly dying.

// Kevin Faulk to announce retirement Tuesday

Running back Kevin Faulk spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Patriots and was an integral part of three championship teams.

Detours to begin tonight on Storrow Drive

State officials will close one side of Storrow Drive in downtown Boston overnight to make critical fixes to a crumbling tunnel.

Sinisa Hrvatin and Robert McGrath, founders of ReadCube Access.

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A plan to open up science journals

Cambridge’s Labtiva wants to apply the iTunes sales approach to often costly research.

Gerald Gabrielse (from left), John Doyle, and Dave DeMille with their equipment in Lyman Laboratory at Harvard.

Harvard-Yale team on trail of electron’s mysteries

An experiment run by Harvard and Yale researchers is designed to probe some of the same unknown territory as the Large Hadron Collider in Europe.

Adrian Walker

Tierney in battle he never saw coming

John Tierney is counting on dragging out the Democratic faithful, while Richard Tisei is pitching himself to voters tired of the status quo. There are a lot of them.

Allyn Burrows as the title character in the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Macbeth.”

Stage Review

This ‘Macbeth’ is a magical mystery tour

This iteration of the Shakespeare classic, set in the early 20th century, offers striking set design and a powerful performance by the lead actor.

After her water had broken last month and her contractions hadn’t yet begun, Melissa Turner (with baby Emma Rose) jumped at the chance to see if labor would begin on its own.

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Hospitals trying to halt rise in C-sections

As the number of cesarean sections has risen sharply, experts say that childbirth has become overly medicalized and overly expensive.


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Terry Francona introduced as Indians manager

The former Red Sox manager, introduced as Cleveland’s new skipper Monday, said he “wanted to be part of the solution” for the Indians’ recent troubles.


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Harvey Duplantis, a marine operations engineer, readied a Bluefin-9 unmanned underwater vehicle for a demonstration.

Deep sea stations could recharge underwater robots

Quincy’s Bluefin Robotics is working on recharging stations that would work at sea and allow for ocean robots to function for longer periods.

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Nobel Prize awarded for stem cell work

A British researcher and a Japanese scientist won in the physiology or medicine category for discovering ordinary cells can be reprogrammed into stem cells.