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Bulger jury dismissed today without verdict

Jurors in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger have been dismissed for the weekend and will return Monday for a fifth day of deliberations.

A truck has broken through the guardrail on Interstate 93 North heading out of Boston and the truck’s cab is hanging over the Leverett Connector ramp, State Police said.

Boston traffic snarled after truck crash on I-93

A truck that broke through a guardrail this afternoon “had a big impact on the commute out of the city,” a Boston Fire Department spokesman said.

In a press conference today, US President Barack Obama said he has no intention of stopping the daily collection of phone records.

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Phone surveillance to continue with new oversight

President Obama said he has no intention of stopping the daily collection of phone records in an hour-long news conference.


// Adam Scott keeps PGA lead on softened course

Scott shot 68 in the second round as rain-soaked greens at Oak Hill allowed players to attack the pins.

Firefighters work at the scene of a small plane crash, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn.

Plane crashes into Conn. homes

A small plane crashed and engulfed two houses in flames, leaving the pilot and two children on the ground missing and feared dead.

“I always believed if I gave it everything I’ve got and it wasn’t meant to be, I’d have no regrets,” says the 30-year-old outfielder.

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Daniel Nava, the long shot

Nava was considered too short, too skinny, too mediocre. When the Red Sox signed him for $1, they figured they had nothing to lose and maybe he’d surprise them. Did he ever.



// Both Bulgers can soon be forgotten

Though the trial has resolved beyond doubt the enormous evil of Whitey Bulger, it should also underscore the dishonorable behavior of his brother William.


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Ryan Mallett (left) and Tim Tebow are lined up to succeed Tom Brady against the Eagles.

Ryan Mallett, Tim Tebow set to go

It’s a given that Mallett will see a good amount of time in the Patriots’ preseason opener, but Tebow said he had no idea how long he’d play, if at all.


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Amanda Seyfried as porn star Linda Lovelace in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s biopic.

‘Lovelace’ practices moral sex

Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman may have had the best of intentions, but in the end they’re exploiting Linda Lovelace, too.