Former drug lab chemist arrested, actions detailed

Annie Dookhan sprinkled real cocaine in with a non-drug substance in order to make tests turn out positive, a prosecutor said in court at Dookhan’s arraignment.

Mass. Dems, GOP file dueling complaints on coordination

The state parties filed complaints alleging coordination between the opposing campaigns and independent political groups, which is not allowed under federal law.

orioles 9, red sox 1

// Red Sox lose in rough start for Cook

Aaron Cook was pulled in the second inning as the Red Sox lost the 14th of their last 20 games, while the Orioles secured their grip on the top AL wild-card spot.

Ron Wallace, of Greene, R.I., celebrated after setting the record.

Pumpkin record broken at Topsfield Fair

The elusive one-ton barrier was shattered Friday at the Topsfield Fair, when Ron Wallace’s pumpkin tipped the scales at 2,009 pounds.

 Eric Harris, left, and Dylan Klebold, carrying a TEC-9 semi-automatic pistol, are seen in an image from a security camera in the cafeteria at Columbine High School during their shooting rampage.


saturday preview | opinion

Denver presidential debate needs question on guns

If ever a site dictated this question in a debate, it is Denver, writes Derrick Z. Jackson, as two of the worst mass shootings in the US happened in its suburbs.

Scot Lehigh

A better way to elect a president

It’s time to revisit an idea that could transform our swing-state-to-swing-state campaign into a real national election: The National Popular Vote plan.

Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate was ruled to have pulled in a game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Russell Wilson against  the Packers this week.

exclusive sunday preview | Bob Ryan

Entertainment is fun, but it’s no contest

The reaction to what happened at the end of the Packers-Seahawks game on Monday Night Football demonstrated the vast difference between Sport and Entertainment.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Ideas

Why does Fenway look so strange on Apple’s maps?

It’s not a mistake, exactly. But Apple’s new Maps app catches Fenway Park all dressed up for a rock concert, with its true identity as a ballpark hidden away.


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Kevin Garnett  posed for a photo at Boston Celtics Media Day.

Pierce, Garnett reflect on Allen’s departure

Paul Pierce said he was “very surprised” by Ray Allen’s decision to join the Heat, while Kevin Garnett said “I don’t have Ray’s number anymore.”


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Movie Review

Bruce Willis (left) is Old Joe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is his younger self in Rian Johnson’s “Looper.”

‘Looper’ messes with your head

Rian Johnson’s audacious time travel brain-twister features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hired assassin killing victims from the future and Bruce Willis as his older self.