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Parents charged with manslaughter baby’s death

The South Shore couple face charges for allegedly putting opiates in a bottle used to feed their five-month-old daughter in 2011.

Ted Cruz urges House to ‘stand strong’ in health care fight

“That is the model for every other fight,” the Tea Party firebrand from Texas said at a gathering of social conservatives.

Arbitrator orders Newton to reinstate fired police chief

The arbitrator also ordered the city to pay Matthew Cummings, who was fired a year ago, back wages.

Secretary of State John Kerry aboard a helicopter after arriving for an unannounced visit in Kabu on Friday.

Kerry in Afghanistan for security talks

An Oct. 31 deadline looms for completing a security deal that would allow American troops to remain in Afghanistan.

Stevan Kirschbaum, a school bus driver and a union leader, rallied co-workers on Tuesday outside the Readville bus yard. Mayor Thomas M. Menino has called Kirschbaum a “bully.”

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Bus drivers’ union leader polarizing, popular

Mayor Thomas Menino has called Stevan Kirschbaum a “bully,” but among a large faction of bus drivers, he is often seen as a guide through bureaucracy.

// Global chemical watchdog awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons is currently overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical stockpile.

David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia would seem to have nothing in common beyond the uniform they wear, but their strong bond helped serve as the foundation for the team’s success in 2013.

Red Sox build around Ortiz, Pedroia

In the eight seasons they’ve been teammates, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia have formed a bond that goes far beyond the field.

kevin cullen

A mother, a son, a love

Marge and Bill Wright had a special mother-son bond. They died four hours apart on Saturday. They will be buried together, Bill in an urn tucked into his mother’s casket.

A recent Akamai board meeting included, clockwise from left, Jill Greenthal, executive vice chairman Paul Sagan, Pamela Craig, CEO Tom Leighton, and Naomi O. Seligman.

Shirley Leung

It’s not hard to get women on the board

Twitter has 7 men, 0 women on its board. It’s not hard to figure out, in 140 characters or less, why that’s bad for business and shareholders.



// How to fix the arbitration process

It’s time for fiscally responsible policy makers, including would-be mayors, to acknowledge that all-too-obvious reality.


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Milan Lucic received a 10-minute misconduct penalty for this scuffle with Gabriel Landeskog of the Avalanche on Thursday.

Milan Lucic loses temper in Bruins’ 2-0 loss

Lucic’s 12-minute stint in the box after fighting Gabriel Landeskog didn’t help Boston’s power line, which lost a lot of muscle for most of the third period.