Warren rips deals with big banks

After a quiet first month, Senator Warren rebuked federal regulators for settling cases with banks.

Wellesley police spent months investigating a fatal truck-bike crash. A grand jury declined to indict the truck driver.

Cyclists say their rights are going unrecognized

In Boston’s growing cycling community, a perceived lack of criminal prosecution of motorists involved in fatal bike crashes has been a source of outrage.

Bonds, once a safe haven, may be next big risk

The 30-year bull market in bonds, with prices rising as interest rates plunged, is ending, market strategists said.

Kendall Jenkins kissed the ground after stepping off the Carnival ship Triumph at the Alabama Cruise terminal in Mobile, Alabama.

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Cruise ship docks after 5 days without power

An ocean odyssey marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors ended early Friday.

Jay Corbet of Coca-Cola can stock soft drinks but not water on campus.

Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for the Boston globe

At University of Vermont, no admission for bottled water

UVM is the first public university in New England to ban bottled water, which activists say is environmentally unfriendly from the factory to the landfill.

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Whitey-washed disinformation

Whitey Bulger needs to summon all his considerable powers of persuasion to convince anybody except the dangerously naïve that he wasn’t an informant.

This battered, bruised, and gutted team is not only surviving but winning, and their resiliency starts with their coach Doc Rivers.

Celtics won’t ‘just roll over,’ Rivers says

This battered, bruised, and gutted team is not only surviving but winning, and their resiliency starts with their coach Doc Rivers.

Hannah Swift, 11, shown with her mother, Carolyn, was discharged Thursday after spending weeks in Boston Children’s Hospital, She underwent a rare procedure after her liver failed last month.

Cape girl saved by rare liver transplant

An 11-year-old girl dying from acute liver failure was saved by an extremely rare procedure at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Some repair shop owners and consumer advocates argue that alternative parts don’t always fit correctly or match the performance of new licensed parts.

Insurers set off a fight on replacement parts

Repair shops in Mass. are considering lobbying state regulators to prevent insurers from insisting on using only used or generic parts to fix cars.


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Maeghen Reineke testified Thursday.

Nathaniel Fujita’s mother visited victim, witnesses testify

In the weeks before Lauren Astley was killed, the mother of the accused killer visited her where she worked and had an emotional conversation, according to testimony.

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South Korean troops set up barbed wire fencing during a military exercise near the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea, on Thursday.

Amid tensions, S. Korea stages military drills

South Korea flexed its military muscle, staging large military drills and disclosing a new cruise missile capable of hitting any target in North Korea.


Senators John McCain (left) and Lindsey Graham voted against the nomination despite voicing objections to the use of the filibuster against defense secretary nominees.

Republicans block Hagel from defense post

The defiant move is likely to further strain partisan tensions while preventing the White House, at least for now, from assembling its national security team.