For Markey, a tale of two homes

Representative Edward J. Markey said his home “is and always will be in Malden,” but he has a grander house, triple the size, in Chevy Chase, Md.

// Family awarded $63 million in Motrin case

A Plymouth-area girl nearly died in 2003 and was left legally blind after taking Children’s Motrin.

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// Olympian charged with murder

Oscar Pistorius, known as the “Blade Runner” for his high-tech artificial legs, was charged with the murder of his model girlfriend in South Africa.

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines and be based in Fort Worth, but US Airways CEO Doug Parker will run it.

American, US Airways merger would create world’s biggest airline

In the $11 billion deal, the combined carrier will be called American Airlines.

H.J. Heinz Co. says it agreed to be acquired by an investment group that includes billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a deal valued at $28 billion

Buffett part of group to buy Heinz in $23b deal

An investment group that includes Warren Buffett will buy the ketchup company in what Heinz says would be the largest deal ever in the food industry.

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Vine offers an easy entry into social video apps

It takes six seconds to shoot a video using the marvelous new smartphone app.

Piles of snow blocking parts of Perrin Street forced people into the roadway Wednesday, a situation seen in other parts of the city, too.

Snow makes for stormy relations on Boston streets

Motorists and pedestrians are sharing space uneasily on the city’s snow-narrowed streets after the weekend storm.

James “Whitey” Bulger is charged with participating in 19 killings.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s lawyer says mobster was never informant

James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyer remains determined to prove that a former federal prosecutor promised him immunity for all of his crimes, including murder.

The spotlight on the Penn State sex abuse scandal, perpetrated by Jerry Sandusky (above, in October), may have served to help other victims come forward.

As attitudes change, more report sexual abuse at schools

Recent reports of abuse in the Boston area reflect a growing awareness and fading stigma surrounding the crimes.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Warren urges vote on consumer protection nominee

Senator Elizabeth Warren called for Republican lawmakers to vote on confirmation of the appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


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Lexus, Porsche, Lincoln, and Toyota owners reported the fewest problems. Above, the Lexus IS 300h.

Vehicles more dependable than ever, study says

Lexus, Porsche, Lincoln and Toyota owners reported the fewest problems, while Jeep, Mitsubishi, Dodge and Land Rover owners had the most.